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#Colm Keaveney

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'That was the time for Denis O'Brien to emerge from the shadows, but he didn't'
# High Court
# High Court

'That was the time for Denis O'Brien to emerge from the shadows, but he didn't'

Mar 14th 2018, 7:03 PM 18,456 Views 0 Comments

A second day of submissions saw the defence of Declan Ganley outlined in the context of Denis O’Brien’s suit against Red Flag Consulting.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Former TD comes centre stage in attempt by Denis O'Brien to name Declan Ganley in court action
# Colm Keaveney
# Colm Keaveney

Former TD comes centre stage in attempt by Denis O'Brien to name Declan Ganley in court action

Mar 13th 2018, 7:04 PM 30,865 Views 0 Comments

Details of texts sent and received, and an affidavit filed in favour of Denis O’Brien, by Galway politician Colm Keaveney were detailed in the High Court today.

# colm-keaveney - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Ex-Labour senator claims he was told to come up with 'list of women' for state boards
# Jobs For The Girls
# Jobs For The Girls

Ex-Labour senator claims he was told to come up with 'list of women' for state boards

Jan 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 18,192 Views 37 Comments

James Heffernan’s claims come in the wake of the controversy over David Begg’s appointment as chair of the Pensions Authority.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date

Dec 31st 2015, 10:05 AM 9,726 Views 29 Comments

That works out at an average of €7,000 per property per year.

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Watch an 'incredibly embarrassed' TD lash his former Labour colleagues
# Dáil Row
# Dáil Row

Watch an 'incredibly embarrassed' TD lash his former Labour colleagues

Oct 14th 2015, 9:15 PM 31,923 Views 33 Comments

Colm Keaveney didn’t hold back in the Dáil this evening.

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Nurses threaten strike action as Galway mental health staff refuse to work over safety concerns
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

Nurses threaten strike action as Galway mental health staff refuse to work over safety concerns

Oct 7th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,412 Views 28 Comments

The INMO’s announcement comes on foot of an incident at the mental health unit of University Hospital Galway on Friday.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Labour TD accused of 'appalling duplicity' over stance on lone parent cuts
# Bad Decision
# Bad Decision

Labour TD accused of 'appalling duplicity' over stance on lone parent cuts

Jul 9th 2015, 2:55 PM 17,956 Views 74 Comments

Emmet Stagg said an “unintended consequence” of new rules will see thousands of people lose money.

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president
# No Country For Young Men
# No Country For Young Men

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

May 24th 2015, 8:00 AM 28,306 Views 67 Comments

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 14 December, 2014

'Elderly, disabled Aras Attracta resident was hit with a stick'
# Abuse
# Abuse

'Elderly, disabled Aras Attracta resident was hit with a stick'

Dec 14th 2014, 7:55 PM 25,378 Views 50 Comments

The HSE says it has no record of a complaint.

# colm-keaveney - Monday 24 November, 2014

Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food
# Health
# Health

Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food

Nov 24th 2014, 9:21 PM 29,793 Views 72 Comments

However, the meeting has been dismissed as a “publicity stunt”.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Labour TD who 'disappeared' for vote to establish Irish Water will not be sanctioned
# AWOL
# AWOL

Labour TD who 'disappeared' for vote to establish Irish Water will not be sanctioned

Oct 21st 2014, 9:00 PM 18,632 Views 39 Comments

Michael McNamara has admitted he refused to vote for the establishment of the controversial new semi-state company.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Why were 75% of unexplained deaths in mental health services not reported correctly?
# Causes
# Causes

Why were 75% of unexplained deaths in mental health services not reported correctly?

Sep 30th 2014, 6:50 AM 3,334 Views 4 Comments

A previous report found that 25% of deaths had not been reported correctly.

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 28 September, 2014

The death of a Galway man in Germany: His family's search for answers
# Matthew Fitzpatrick
# Matthew Fitzpatrick

The death of a Galway man in Germany: His family's search for answers

Sep 28th 2014, 5:00 PM 29,616 Views 0 Comments

Matthew Fitzpatrick died in “exceptionally suspicious circumstances.” So what has the government done to help re-open the case?

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Minister denies resource issue in area where 13 patients have died by suicide
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Minister denies resource issue in area where 13 patients have died by suicide

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:25 PM 18,222 Views 43 Comments

Nine psychiatrists have withdrawn confidence in the clinical management of the mental health service in the Carlow-Kilkenny-South Tipperary.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Nearly every FOI request about the liquidation of Anglo has been refused
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

Nearly every FOI request about the liquidation of Anglo has been refused

Jun 19th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,371 Views 33 Comments

Eleven out of 12 Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Finance about the liquidation of IBRC have been refused. The other was withdrawn.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Psychiatric patient dies in HSE care - Minister says services are 'being delivered safely'
# Review
# Review

Psychiatric patient dies in HSE care - Minister says services are 'being delivered safely'

May 22nd 2014, 8:16 PM 14,541 Views 25 Comments

Kathleen Lynch was responding to allegations from Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney, who yesterday expressed alarm at the “rapid deterioration” of services at University Hospital Galway.

# colm-keaveney - Monday 31 March, 2014

15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment

Mar 31st 2014, 10:22 AM 10,453 Views 83 Comments

Altogether, 1639 children waited for more than a year for their initial assessment of speech and language problems.

# colm-keaveney - Friday 7 February, 2014

Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk
# Early Intervention
# Early Intervention

Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk

Feb 7th 2014, 7:26 PM 9,226 Views 35 Comments

Figures released this week reveal there are eleven HSE areas that have no early intervention teams at all.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care
# Health Care
# Health Care

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care

Dec 10th 2013, 8:50 PM 9,392 Views 12 Comments

A number of staff have been suspended at the facility following allegations of abuse.

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Dec 8th 2013, 7:59 PM 15,378 Views 3 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…

“Colm Keaveney would join Hezbollah if he thought it would advance his career” – Rabbitte
# Burn
# Burn

“Colm Keaveney would join Hezbollah if he thought it would advance his career” – Rabbitte

Dec 8th 2013, 7:57 PM 29,511 Views 148 Comments

Ouch.

Bold boys and great lights: The week in quotes
# Say What?
# Say What?

Bold boys and great lights: The week in quotes

Dec 8th 2013, 7:00 PM 6,274 Views 1 Comment

“In terms of my personal view, I would have no issue living next to a pylon.”

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

'I was certainly surprised': Kitt says local radio station told him Keaveney was joining FF
# Galway East
# Galway East

'I was certainly surprised': Kitt says local radio station told him Keaveney was joining FF

Dec 4th 2013, 9:41 AM 6,781 Views 24 Comments

Michael Kitt, the Galway East TD, learned that Colm Keaveney was his new constituency colleague via Galway Bay FM, he said this morning.

Keaveney: Mistakes were made but Micheál Martin has apologised for them
# Colm Keaveney
# Colm Keaveney

Keaveney: Mistakes were made but Micheál Martin has apologised for them

Dec 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,459 Views 79 Comments

Colm Keaveney tells TheJournal.ie why he is now a member of Fianna Fáil and why he didn’t run for Europe.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Keaveney: Fianna Fáil is a party that has learned from the mistakes of the past
# Colm Keaveney
# Colm Keaveney

Keaveney: Fianna Fáil is a party that has learned from the mistakes of the past

Dec 3rd 2013, 11:21 PM 16,174 Views 183 Comments

The former Labour chairman has been unanimously accepted into the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Dec 3rd 2013, 4:52 PM 8,306 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch
# Pleased
# Pleased

‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch

Dec 3rd 2013, 12:45 PM 11,122 Views 41 Comments

“We will struggle,” dead-panned one minister today.

‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil
# Awkward
# Awkward

‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil

Dec 3rd 2013, 11:26 AM 16,174 Views 61 Comments

“This rampant corruption of many of Fianna Fáil’s members and public representatives is part of the philosophy of tolerance that existed within that party,” Keaveney told the Dáil in June 2012.

Confirmed: Former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney joining Fianna Fáil
# Colm Keaveney
# Colm Keaveney

Confirmed: Former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney joining Fianna Fáil

Dec 3rd 2013, 10:05 AM 10,193 Views 127 Comments

The surprise move by the former chairman of the Labour Party will see him join Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary ranks in the Dáil. He will not run for Europe next year as had been expected.

# colm-keaveney - Saturday 16 November, 2013

'Having a record helps': Marian Harkin hopes experience will help retain Euro seat
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'Having a record helps': Marian Harkin hopes experience will help retain Euro seat

Nov 16th 2013, 8:30 AM 4,327 Views 10 Comments

The former TD is the sitting MEP for ‘Ireland North-West’ but will compete in vastly expanded ‘Midlands-North-West’ constituency next year.

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services

Nov 13th 2013, 9:30 PM 6,588 Views 33 Comments

The Minister for Health was speaking in the Dáil today where he defended the decision to lower medical card income limits.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues'
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues'

Oct 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 8,346 Views 58 Comments

O’Grady said the people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones the party fights to protect.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Government doesn't expect to lose any TDs over the Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Government doesn't expect to lose any TDs over the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 10:32 AM 2,747 Views 18 Comments

Two Labour TDs voted against the party on the Budget last year and the year before.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 10 October, 2013

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee
# Dáil Scenes
# Dáil Scenes

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee

Oct 10th 2013, 4:05 PM 6,691 Views 23 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher stuck-up for former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney in the Dáil this morning.

# colm-keaveney - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'

Oct 5th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,078 Views 7 Comments

Phil Hogan believes candidates will need at least €100,000 if they want to be elected to the European Parliament next year.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Colm Keaveney is considering running in next year's European elections
# European Elections
# European Elections

Colm Keaveney is considering running in next year's European elections

Aug 27th 2013, 8:30 PM 4,404 Views 13 Comments

The newly-independent TD faces an uphill task to retain his Dáil seat at the next general election so is now considering running for Europe but he’s not made a decision yet, he insists.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

No sign of Fine Gael rebels and Labour TDs teaming up for speaking rights
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

No sign of Fine Gael rebels and Labour TDs teaming up for speaking rights

Aug 13th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,273 Views 20 Comments

One member of the technical group said that he would be “disappointed” if Fine Gael rebels thought he would join them in a new political party.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group
# Technical Group
# Technical Group

TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group

Aug 6th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,727 Views 34 Comments

Attempts are being made to form a new Technical Group in the Dáil but reports of a new political party have been dismissed by several TDs who were said to be involved in talks.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 25 July, 2013

'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance
# Throw Your Hands Up At Me
# Throw Your Hands Up At Me

'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance

Jul 25th 2013, 10:25 AM 7,400 Views 45 Comments

Independent TD Colm Keaveney says that the Labour Party benefits from €250,000 in allowances due to TDs who have lost the party whip.

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour

Jul 24th 2013, 6:41 PM 9,970 Views 49 Comments

The former junior health minister says she is “semi-detached” from the party.

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