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#Brendan Smith

# brendan-smith - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)
# On The Campaign Trail
# On The Campaign Trail

In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)

May 14th 2019, 8:30 PM 16,178 Views 29 Comments

At a Midlands North-West hustings today, six candidates spoke about business in rural areas.

# brendan-smith - Sunday 8 October, 2017

No one has taken up the offer of free CCTV cameras from the government
# Crime Prevention
# Crime Prevention

No one has taken up the offer of free CCTV cameras from the government

Oct 8th 2017, 8:45 AM 70,476 Views 67 Comments

To boost crime prevention, the Partnership of Government commits to supporting investment in CCTV at key locations along the road network and in urban centres.

# brendan-smith - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Foster's accusations that Ireland is poaching investors "absolutely incorrect"
# Brexit
# Brexit

Foster's accusations that Ireland is poaching investors "absolutely incorrect"

Oct 29th 2016, 6:07 PM 18,941 Views 108 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has responded to Foster’s comments regarding the Irish government’s trade policies and activities.

# brendan-smith - Thursday 3 March, 2016

A bigger and buoyant Fianna Fáil was 'back in business' at Leinster House today
# They're Back
# They're Back

A bigger and buoyant Fianna Fáil was 'back in business' at Leinster House today

Mar 3rd 2016, 3:41 PM 18,190 Views 78 Comments

They haven’t gone away, you know.

# brendan-smith - Friday 24 October, 2014

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

Oct 24th 2014, 4:48 PM 6,343 Views 148 Comments

Fianna Fáil are pushing for a Dáil vote on the issue.

# brendan-smith - Monday 23 June, 2014

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group
# Doing A 180
# Doing A 180

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group

Jun 23rd 2014, 3:42 PM 13,044 Views 77 Comments

The party has said that many ECR policies “directly contradict core principles of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.

# brendan-smith - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Children can't get surgery because of Ukraine crisis, the Irish government is being asked to help
# Life Saving Surgery
# Life Saving Surgery

Children can't get surgery because of Ukraine crisis, the Irish government is being asked to help

Apr 16th 2014, 4:51 PM 9,741 Views 52 Comments

One in four children diagnosed with ‘Chernobyl Heart’ will die before the age of 6.

# brendan-smith - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Did former Justice ministers know about the garda recordings? We asked…
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Did former Justice ministers know about the garda recordings? We asked…

Mar 27th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,045 Views 70 Comments

The last Justice Minister before Shatter said he was ‘not aware’ the garda recordings were taking place.

# brendan-smith - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,560 Views 91 Comments

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by TheJournal.ie.

# brendan-smith - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Ireland’s overseas development funding continues to drop, remains below UN target
# Aid Funding
# Aid Funding

Ireland’s overseas development funding continues to drop, remains below UN target

May 11th 2013, 9:45 AM 4,219 Views 50 Comments

Ireland gave 0.47 per cent of its GDP in development assistance in 2012, well below the UN target of 0.7 per cent.

# brendan-smith - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Former junior ministers share €64,000 severance payout for 2012
# Severance
# Severance

Former junior ministers share €64,000 severance payout for 2012

Jan 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,475 Views 47 Comments

Former Labour minister Willie Penrose, and Fianna Fáil duo Dara Calleary and Billy Kelleher, received severance last year.

# brendan-smith - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle
# Shufflin'
# Shufflin'

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle

Jul 12th 2012, 6:48 PM 6,410 Views 54 Comments

The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.

# brendan-smith - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Department to examine rehiring of retired primary school teachers
# Education
# Education

Department to examine rehiring of retired primary school teachers

May 23rd 2012, 10:14 PM 6,921 Views 42 Comments

Several retired teachers who were recently rehired by primary schools were taken on for more than 50 days.

# brendan-smith - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Fianna Fáil calls on Coillte CEO to take pay cut
# Coillte
# Coillte

Fianna Fáil calls on Coillte CEO to take pay cut

Nov 27th 2011, 4:32 PM 2,925 Views 30 Comments

The call comes as pressure grows for David Gunning to cut his near €300,000 annual salary at the forestry body.

# brendan-smith - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Ó Cuív unable to donate severance pay to Fianna Fáil
# Donation
# Donation

Ó Cuív unable to donate severance pay to Fianna Fáil

May 12th 2011, 3:12 PM 2,149 Views 0 Comments

The former government minister Éamon Ó Cuív was unable to donate his ministerial severance pay package to the party who could “badly do with it at present”.

# brendan-smith - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks

Apr 12th 2011, 12:11 PM 1,799 Views 6 Comments

Just 71 days after appointing his new shadow cabinet, Micheál Martin changes ranks – with just three TDs retaining briefs.

# brendan-smith - Friday 11 February, 2011

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments

Feb 11th 2011, 9:53 AM 1,460 Views 0 Comments

The new party leader tells his former cabinet colleagues that if they stay on as TDs, they’ll forego their €88k payout.

# brendan-smith - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

Feb 8th 2011, 4:56 PM 839 Views 0 Comments

Ireland has “altered its voting position” to allow GM foods to be sold within the state; Enda Kenny admits that his public sector reform proposals would mean borrowing €1billion; and die-hard homeopaths are given an intriguing offer.

Ireland to bring GM crops onto home market
# GM Food
# GM Food

Ireland to bring GM crops onto home market

Feb 8th 2011, 3:03 PM 5,754 Views 16 Comments

Outgoing Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith says Ireland has “altered its voting position” and is now backing EU proposals to authorise the sale and use of genetically-modified maize and cotton.

# brendan-smith - Friday 5 November, 2010

Let them eat free cheese: Agriculture minister’s Christmas gift to poor
# Free Cheese
# Free Cheese

Let them eat free cheese: Agriculture minister’s Christmas gift to poor

Nov 5th 2010, 4:49 PM 2,493 Views 0 Comments

The government will buy Irish cheese with European money and make it available to those in greatest need.