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#Catherine Murphy

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Noonan announces review into Siteserv deal as more FOI documents emerge

The Department of Finance questioned whether shareholders should have received €5 million.

Enda: The government has 'nothing to hide' about Siteserv deal

Yesterday Enda Kenny said the C&AG had the power to carry out an investigation, but it turns out he doesn’t.

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it? Explainer This post contains videos

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it?

Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.

More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information Following The Money This post contains videos

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Here are the HEAVILY redacted documents that raise questions about IBRC's sale of Siteserv

The documents were released to independent TD Catherine Murphy under Freedom of Information.

Spending watchdog to examine IBRC sale of Siteserv... and more FOIs to be released

Earlier, Alan Dukes denied any impropriety in the sale of Siteserv to the Denis O’Brien company.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The curious case of an 'obsessive' TD, the state losing millions, and a Denis O'Brien company

Catherine Murphy wants a full inquiry into deals made by IBRC.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Why did the Dáil vote against a European debt conference?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

# catherine-murphy - Friday 23 January, 2015

'There's nothing to be afraid of': Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today...

The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Shane Ross: I want something completely and utterly new, Stephen Donnelly doesn't

The high profile Wicklow TD is bowing out of talks to join the Independent alliance.

# catherine-murphy - Monday 15 December, 2014

Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election? Explainer This post contains videos

Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election?

There’s lots of talk but little action so far. Here’s what we know…

# catherine-murphy - Friday 12 December, 2014

Irish Water: No rules were broken when GMC Sierra won metering contract

TD Catherine Murphy has raised the issue in the Dáil on numerous occasions.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Here's how much money local authorities have given to Irish Water

The running of water services is being transferred from councils to Irish Water.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

One Irish county has way more roads than all the others. Guess which one?

Perhaps predictably, it’s Ireland’s biggest county.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Could Revenue go after unpaid water charges? You'll find out next week

Taoiseach Enda Kenny would not explicitly rule out Revenue pursuing unpaid water charges as he repeatedly stated that all will be revealed next week.

# catherine-murphy - Saturday 1 November, 2014

These TDs and Senators are refusing to pay water charges. Here's why...

“The level of non-cooperation and non-engagement with Irish Water shows that the Government should just give up now.”

# catherine-murphy - Friday 24 October, 2014

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

# catherine-murphy - Monday 13 October, 2014

New census questions are this week's first cut-back casualty

Budget tightening means that the 2016 census will have no public consultation beforehand (although this has sprung from measures taken last year and the year before).

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today

The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.

# catherine-murphy - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Left-wing independent TDs meet today, but here's why a new party isn't happening soon

Left-wing independent TDs meet today, but here's why a new party isn't happening soon

The ‘is there going to be a new political party?’ story rumbles on…

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party

Speculation has been mounting that left wing independent TDs are about to form a political party.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

'We are on the cusp of a government without Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael'

Lucinda Creighton has said that the window of opportunity for a new political movement is closing.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 17 July, 2014

TDs stand for Gaza as Deaf community makes Dáil history

There was an unexpected, wildcard move from Gerry Adams, and the Tánaiste did a bit of waving.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 5 June, 2014

TD calls for Tuam mass grave to be declared a crime scene

Catherine Murphy was among those to call for a full public inquiry into the situation.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

There's a lot of talk, but a new political party is not imminent. Here's why...

There’s talk, and a lot of it, about a new political party being set up in Ireland but the reality is that any such development remains a way off yet.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

'You can turn off the tap' - Enda Kenny's advice on conserving water

Gerry Adams said water charges indicated how “far removed” the government is from the general public.

# catherine-murphy - Friday 2 May, 2014

David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid

Hall, a former member of Fianna Fáil, launched his bid for the Dáil seat in Dublin West in the capital today.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis

The government was accused of demonstrating “arrogance beyond belief” as only three members of the coalition attended the discussion.

# catherine-murphy - Monday 21 April, 2014

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'

Legislation means Independent TDs must list themselves as ‘non-party’ or else leave a blank space.

# catherine-murphy - Friday 18 April, 2014

There will be no change to the 'ludicrous situation' where absent TDs means unanswered questions Political Reform This post contains videos

There will be no change to the 'ludicrous situation' where absent TDs means unanswered questions

TDs have complained that there is a false impression being created that politicians are not at work because they are absent from the Dáil chamber.

# catherine-murphy - Sunday 30 March, 2014

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'

A new alliance of TDs, calling itself Independents’ Network , gathered in Dublin today to give advice and support to non-party candidates running in the local elections in May.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow

The main focus is on networking candidates and providing support and advice for people running in the 23 May elections.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month Exclusive

Amid much talk of a new political party, a press conference will be held later this month where further details of the loose alliance of independent TDs will be revealed.

# catherine-murphy - Friday 21 February, 2014

TDs will provide 'support system' for election candidates - but insist they're not a party

Six independent TDs, including former Labour minister Roisin Shortall, are among those working together to provide a support system for independent candidates in the local elections.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 20 February, 2014

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go

The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.