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# Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

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# Social Media
Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland
Meath couple Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis spoke of death threats they received on the Late Late show on Friday.
# the aras
'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president
Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.
# veteran td
Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin to step down at end of Dáil term
Gerry Adams paid tribute to the “tireless representative” this evening.
# Your Say
Poll: Who do you think should be the next leader of Sinn Féin?
Party leader Gerry Adams has said that a firm date is set for him to step down as leader.
# Meet the new boss
Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot
The 32nd Dáil has completed its first act in electing a new chairperson.
"Dried-out husks don't set out to murder people" - Burton
The Tanaiste’s comments were made in reaction to former Attorney General Michael McDowell saying the decision was made to let the IRA exist to avoid dissidents filling the void.
# protection of life
Pro-life TDs try to find out how many 'live birth' abortions were carried out in Ireland
But Leo Varadkar says no.
# Cavan
Garda Jerry McCabe killer under guard in hospital after wife's stabbing
Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has expressed sympathy to the family.
# State of the Parties
How much more damage can the Maíria Cahill controversy inflict on Sinn Féin?
Analysis: Two opinion polls over the weekend will not make great reading for Gerry Adams’s party.
# mairia cahill
Ó Caoláin: 'If it did happen, then that is an outrage'
Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said it wasn’t good enough for Sinn Féin to take a step back from the Mairia Cahill scandal.
# home births
29 women still without midwives after withdrawal of midwife's insurance
Some of these women may now be forced to have their babies in hospital, rather than at home.
# horror stories
Dáil hears of woman with spinal and brain cancer who lost medical card
The story was one of many outlined as part of a Sinn Féin motion this evening.
# Gerry Adams
VIDEOS: Sinn Féin senior figures stand by their leader - and look ahead
Mary Lou McDonald also called on the Irish government to enhance its engagement in the ongoing peace process.
# Whistleblowers
'Do the honourable thing': Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe
Micheál Martin said today’s Garda Inspectorate report into penalty points ‘vindicated’ whistleblowers.
# Under Pressure
Sinn Féin for next government coalition? Not likely, say FF and FG pols
Second part of TV3 exploration also hears Sinn Féin politicians questioned about IRA criminality.
# Symphysiotomy
Minister does not want legal firms to benefit from symphysiotomy settlement
Any money should go to the women themselves, James Reilly told the Dáil today.
# Disability Services
HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget
The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.
# protection of life
Some amendments "superfluous" and could cause problems for doctors - Reilly
The sub-committee on health has been discussing a series of amendments to the abortion bill aimed at “underlining urgency”.
# Childcare
Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary
Frances Fitzgerald says both the Gardaí and the HSE are investigating the footage broadcast on Prime Time last night.
# Leaders' Questions
Gilmore won't say whether Government will legislate for public pay cuts
The Tánaiste calls for ‘calm, reasoned reflection’ after the Croke Park 2 pay proposals were struck down by public workers.
# Property Tax
Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax
In response to queries from this week, most TDs who have opposed the tax have said they will comply with it but at least seven said they will not pay even though it puts their Dáil seat at risk.
# Petition
'Appalling', 'ghastly' and 'brutal' - doctors describe symphysiotomy ordeal
Medical professionals from around the world have come out in support in Ireland’s symphysiotomy survivors. Here’s what they had to say.
# Symphysiotomy
Survivors of Symphysiotomy group to present petition ahead of Dáil decision
Government is due to decide later this month on whether the statute of limitations should be set aside for survivors seeking legal recourse.
# Meath East
Labour 'caught on the back foot' by FG on Meath East by-election date has learned that Labour didn’t plan to pick its Meath East candidate for another fortnight – after the new deadline.
# Meath East
McEntee's daughter set to be confirmed as Fine Gael candidate in Meath East
Helen McEntee is “virtually certain” to be the Fine Gael candidate in Meath East ahead of the party’s nomination convention in Kells this evening.
# Hospitals
Documents show ministers announced hospital works before HSE Board knew
The opposition lashes out as RTÉ’s This Week obtains documents showing upgrades in Kilkenny and Wexford were fast-tracked.
# Health Service
Criticism for HSE's 2013 service plan as health unions to be briefed
Unions representing health service workers will be briefed on the HSE’s national service plan announced yesterday as political reaction was less than positive towards the plan.
# Mental Health
Calls for new pressure on government after diversion of mental health funds
Sinn Féin criticises news that some mental health funding was diverted towards covering up for other health spending.
# Abortion
Suicide issue will be addressed in X case law as pro-life groups slam FG
The Taoiseach has confirmed that the government will address the issue of the threat of suicide in legislating for the X Case ruling as pro-life groups reacted angrily to today’s announcement.
# Expert Group
Sinn Féin brand leak of expert group report on abortion "disgraceful"
The parties health spokesperson, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, called for its immediate release in light of the leak.
# savita
Opposition calls for Taoiseach to meet with Savita's husband
The death of Savita Halappanavar was raised again at Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.
# Abortion
LIVE: Dáil debates motion demanding legislation for the X Case
Sinn Féin’s motion also demands the immediate publication of the report of the Expert Group into the A, B and C ruling.
# Primary Care
Reilly won't be forced to give more details on primary care criteria
The Ceann Comhairle says James Reilly has fulfilled his Dáil obligations to answer questions from Sinn Féin.
# Primary Care
Reilly to give Dáil explanation over primary care centres today
The Ceann Comhairle has permitted a ‘private notice question’ to be tabled by Sinn Féin for discussion later this afternoon.
# Referendum
Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin welcome the wording, but SF says it wants to consult legal advisors before giving the referendum full approval.
# No Confidence
Opposition parties to force Dáil vote of no confidence in James Reilly
Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin hope to force the hands of Labour backbenchers who are frustrated at the latest round of health cuts.
# Health
Sinn Féin: patients and taxpayers are being 'ripped off'
Further talks with IPHA about branded medicines are “imminent” but patients are still paying over the odds for generic medicines.
# Leaders' Questions
IMF recommendations 'not something government has to follow' - Tánaiste
Eamon Gilmore was responding to the International Monetary Fund’s statement on completion of its annual review of Ireland’s affairs.
# James Reilly
Reilly under fire for 'unanswered questions' after Dáil statement
Fianna Fáil has challenged the health minister to place his share of the debt settlement into a separate bank account.
# Leaders' Questions
Fiery exchanges in last Dáil debates before Fiscal Compact referendum
One TD is ordered to leave the chamber as Eamon Gilmore and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin exchange fire during Leaders’ Questions.