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#Dara Calleary

# dara-calleary - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

'We'll let the DPP decide': Former Minister Dara Calleary not expecting personal charges from Golfgate
# Clifden Dinner
# Clifden Dinner

'We'll let the DPP decide': Former Minister Dara Calleary not expecting personal charges from Golfgate

Feb 16th 2021, 10:08 AM 16,881 Views 29 Comments

Calleary said he absolutely regrets and apologises for having attended the controversial dinner.

# dara-calleary - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister
# Third Time Lucky
# Third Time Lucky

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:13 PM 46,119 Views 48 Comments

Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.

# dara-calleary - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Taoiseach tells farmers that a new Agriculture Minister will be appointed next week
# IFA
# IFA

Taoiseach tells farmers that a new Agriculture Minister will be appointed next week

Aug 25th 2020, 11:07 AM 19,900 Views 51 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association said a new minister is crucial to represent farmers’ interests in the context of Brexit.

# dara-calleary - Monday 24 August, 2020

'Ireland rocked by coronavirus scandal': How the Golfgate controversy made international news
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

'Ireland rocked by coronavirus scandal': How the Golfgate controversy made international news

Aug 24th 2020, 2:10 PM 69,912 Views 56 Comments

The story made headlines news in the UK, the US, France and Germany.

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy
# Fianna Fallout
# Fianna Fallout

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 10:22 AM 42,999 Views 68 Comments

Calleary resigned from Cabinet last Friday over his attendance at a golfing dinner in Galway.

# dara-calleary - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'

Aug 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 79,243 Views 135 Comments

Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”

# dara-calleary - Friday 21 August, 2020

Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy
# Omnishambles
# Omnishambles

Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:30 PM 169,466 Views 395 Comments

The resignation of Dara Calleary this morning began a day of chaos and confusion for the government.

'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event
# Liveline
# Liveline

'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event

Aug 21st 2020, 3:50 PM 37,931 Views 115 Comments

RTÉ’s Liveline received calls from members of the public expressing anger and disappointment over the event.

Green leader Eamon Ryan says he hopes scandal 'will not impact the good work happening' in government
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Green leader Eamon Ryan says he hopes scandal 'will not impact the good work happening' in government

Aug 21st 2020, 2:39 PM 33,826 Views 125 Comments

Ryan said this afternoon the event was a “clear breach of the Covid-19 regulations”.

'Serious lapse of judgement': Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer resigns as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad
# Golf Event
# Golf Event

'Serious lapse of judgement': Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer resigns as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad

Aug 21st 2020, 10:12 AM 53,339 Views 118 Comments

Buttimer was one of the attendees at the Oireachtas Golf Society event.

Galway Cathaoirleach says golf event smacks of 'one rule for them and another for us'
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Galway Cathaoirleach says golf event smacks of 'one rule for them and another for us'

Aug 21st 2020, 7:31 AM 68,602 Views 101 Comments

Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary was among those at a golf function with over 80 attendees at a hotel on Wednesday night

# dara-calleary - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Agriculture Minister apologises after attending golf function with over 80 attendees
# Dara Calleary
# Dara Calleary

Agriculture Minister apologises after attending golf function with over 80 attendees

Updated Aug 20th 2020, 11:01 PM 86,203 Views 400 Comments

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan and Senator Jerry Buttimer were also in attendance at the event.

# dara-calleary - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Jul 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,992 Views 20 Comments

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

# dara-calleary - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 6:03 PM 73,717 Views 98 Comments

Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.

# dara-calleary - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Jul 2nd 2020, 12:44 PM 48,330 Views 112 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

# dara-calleary - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers
# Into The West
# Into The West

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

Jul 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 28,657 Views 48 Comments

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.

# dara-calleary - Monday 29 June, 2020

'There will be disappointments': Martin responds to perceived 'snub' of deputy leader in Cabinet selection
# Dara Calleary
# Dara Calleary

'There will be disappointments': Martin responds to perceived 'snub' of deputy leader in Cabinet selection

Jun 29th 2020, 6:34 PM 23,249 Views 36 Comments

Dara Calleary said that it was a setback not to be asked to head up a Department, but added that he is going to “get back on the horse”.

Dara Calleary says Cromwellian anger reflects what he's heard after ministerial snub
# To Hell Or To Connacht
# To Hell Or To Connacht

Dara Calleary says Cromwellian anger reflects what he's heard after ministerial snub

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 2:05 PM 78,195 Views 129 Comments

The Western People newspaper says the Cabinet decisions amount to: “To Hell or to Connacht “.

# dara-calleary - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil
# Pain Clinic
# Pain Clinic

'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil

Dec 12th 2019, 2:30 PM 9,598 Views 10 Comments

The issue was raised by TD Dara Calleary in the Dail today.

# dara-calleary - Monday 21 October, 2019

Martin accepts Chambers' explanation of voting for TD who was outside Dáil chamber
# Votegate
# Votegate

Martin accepts Chambers' explanation of voting for TD who was outside Dáil chamber

Updated Oct 21st 2019, 2:55 PM 49,000 Views 139 Comments

The party’s Brexit spokesperson will not face any sanction.

# dara-calleary - Sunday 20 October, 2019

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes

Updated Oct 20th 2019, 1:20 PM 33,935 Views 100 Comments

Michéal Martin said he spoke with the deputies this morning who both agreed to cooperate fully with the Ceann Comhairle’s inquiry.

# dara-calleary - Thursday 31 January, 2019

FF says Leo isn't RTE's Ingrid Miley and shouldn't act as a 'commentator' on the nurses' strike
# Work Stoppage
# Work Stoppage

FF says Leo isn't RTE's Ingrid Miley and shouldn't act as a 'commentator' on the nurses' strike

Jan 31st 2019, 3:11 PM 29,946 Views 66 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s deputy leader Dara Calleary said there “is no sense of leadership” from the Taoiseach.

# dara-calleary - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Oct 4th 2018, 1:05 PM 10,861 Views 62 Comments

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

# dara-calleary - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'A national scandal': Almost one million on health waiting lists in first half of year
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'A national scandal': Almost one million on health waiting lists in first half of year

Aug 8th 2018, 7:30 AM 12,316 Views 65 Comments

There were 997,258 patient appointments outstanding in the first half of the year.

# dara-calleary - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

May 10th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,617 Views 58 Comments

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

# dara-calleary - Friday 4 May, 2018

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

May 4th 2018, 6:33 PM 24,571 Views 12 Comments

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

# dara-calleary - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game
# Who Blinks First?
# Who Blinks First?

'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game

Nov 26th 2017, 1:46 PM 43,481 Views 114 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty has said she heard a roar from Fianna Fáil TDs.

# dara-calleary - Friday 6 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'
# No Giveaway
# No Giveaway

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Oct 6th 2017, 2:56 PM 14,343 Views 56 Comments

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

# dara-calleary - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Thanks for calling Katherine' - Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga
# I Didn't Know
# I Didn't Know

'Thanks for calling Katherine' - Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga

Feb 12th 2017, 12:57 PM 53,073 Views 166 Comments

The Minister insists she had no knowledge of Tusla’s involvement in the Maurice McCabe saga before last Thursday’s Prime Time broadcast.

# dara-calleary - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken
# Make Or Break
# Make Or Break

'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken

Jan 25th 2017, 1:16 PM 14,185 Views 101 Comments

Bus Eireann workers have said industrial action remains on the cards.

# dara-calleary - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Construction halted on Mayo power plant due to lack of funds
# Power Out
# Power Out

Construction halted on Mayo power plant due to lack of funds

Jul 23rd 2016, 10:46 AM 19,033 Views 32 Comments

The biomass processing plant at Killala was only first given the greenlight in June 2015.

# dara-calleary - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

The Fianna Fáil surge: How this new TD upset the odds in Enda's backyard
# How The West Was Won
# How The West Was Won

The Fianna Fáil surge: How this new TD upset the odds in Enda's backyard

Mar 16th 2016, 6:01 AM 16,966 Views 26 Comments

Lisa Chambers told us how she took a second seat for Fianna Fáil in Mayo and what she thinks of a coalition with Fine Gael.

# dara-calleary - Sunday 28 February, 2016

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'
# A Weekend In Mayo
# A Weekend In Mayo

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'

Feb 28th 2016, 11:00 PM 23,624 Views 81 Comments

The recovery that happened wasn’t the one Fine Gael had in mind.

# dara-calleary - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely
# After Micheál
# After Micheál

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 33,674 Views 113 Comments

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

# dara-calleary - Monday 17 August, 2015

Is Renua just ripping off Fianna Fáil's policies?
# Fia-nua Fáil
# Fia-nua Fáil

Is Renua just ripping off Fianna Fáil's policies?

Aug 17th 2015, 4:00 PM 11,104 Views 45 Comments

The party launched another reform proposal today.

# dara-calleary - Friday 24 April, 2015

Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?
# Internal Wranglings
# Internal Wranglings

Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?

Apr 24th 2015, 1:00 PM 14,442 Views 89 Comments

Analysis: Is the Celtic Tiger party ready to return to power?

# dara-calleary - Thursday 23 April, 2015

A Minister for Dublin and scrapping water charges - How the country might change under Fianna Fáil
# Return To Power
# Return To Power

A Minister for Dublin and scrapping water charges - How the country might change under Fianna Fáil

Apr 23rd 2015, 2:15 PM 12,185 Views 83 Comments

The party’s members will be voting on policy ideas at the Ard Fheis this weekend.

# dara-calleary - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

'If things are so successful, why are people still leaving the country?'
# Goodbye Ireland
# Goodbye Ireland

'If things are so successful, why are people still leaving the country?'

Mar 10th 2015, 4:25 PM 17,199 Views 102 Comments

Richard Bruton has come under fire as he claims “substantial progress” on jobs.

# dara-calleary - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland
# Entrepreneurship
# Entrepreneurship

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland

Jan 18th 2015, 5:00 PM 10,260 Views 43 Comments

Dara Calleary wants more encouragement for Ireland’s young entrepreneurs.

# dara-calleary - Friday 16 January, 2015

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?

Jan 16th 2015, 12:30 PM 11,896 Views 72 Comments

We asked the party’s jobs spokesperson Dara Calleary.

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