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#David Cullinane

# david-cullinane - Friday 29 November, 2019

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

# david-cullinane - Thursday 28 November, 2019

'A mess from start to finish': PAC says someone must be held responsible for Oireachtas printer controversy

The overall cost of the project is €1.8 million, the committee heard today.

# david-cullinane - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued

The purchase of the printer is due to be discussed by the Public Accounts Committee later this week.

# david-cullinane - Friday 1 November, 2019

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'

A HSE official has said the situation in Waterford cannot be defended.

# david-cullinane - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Dáil: New bill to prevent radio and television stations from blacklisting other media outlets

Last month, Communicorp effectively banned journalists from The Currency appearing on the group’s stations.

# david-cullinane - Thursday 16 May, 2019

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs PAC

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

# david-cullinane - Friday 3 May, 2019

Varadkar regrets if tone on Waterford mortuary was taken up the wrong way

Last week concerns were raised about dead bodies being left on trolleys in the corridors of the mortuary.

# david-cullinane - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March

The minister described it as one of the most significant changes ‘in a generation’.

# david-cullinane - Friday 30 November, 2018

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme

How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.

# david-cullinane - Friday 27 July, 2018

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for

Willing to strike up a conversation about Irish unity? Sinn Féin want to hear from you.

# david-cullinane - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'It's not good enough': Committee says better oversight of how RTÉ spends taxpayers' money is needed

It called on RTÉ to sign up to new service-level agreement to ensure there is transparency in how it spends the licence fee money.

# david-cullinane - Friday 27 October, 2017

HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly

Tony O’Brien was told by one committee member that he is pre-empting the work of the inquiry.

# david-cullinane - Saturday 14 January, 2017

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Thousands march in Waterford for 24/7 cath lab and decry 'paltry' offer of mobile unit

Protesters say their campaign continues despite the government’s plan.

# david-cullinane - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Sinn Féin TDs won't be getting any pay increase

Even if they’re given one they will refuse it, the party says.

# david-cullinane - Friday 8 July, 2016

FactCheck: Did Fianna Fáil REALLY get union support for their zero hour contracts plan?

FactCheck steps in to resolve a row in the Dáil this week, and answer a reader’s request.

# david-cullinane - Sunday 5 June, 2016

"It's a bear pit" - 100 days in, our newest TDs talk the hours, income, and oddities that come with Dáil life

There are a huge amount of first-time TDs in the 32nd Dáil. Here’s how they’ve been finding life in their new home.

# david-cullinane - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are continuing their efforts to form a minority government.

# david-cullinane - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations

Can you sense a general election coming on?

# david-cullinane - Monday 29 December, 2014

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'

Sinn Féin has hit out at Government for allowing the Water Services Bill to be signed into law.

# david-cullinane - Monday 22 December, 2014

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill Irish Water This post contains videos

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill

Earlier, proceedings were suspended twice in less than an hour – after a row over claims that senators were coming from the Dáil bar to vote on the Bill last week.

# david-cullinane - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

# david-cullinane - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Waterford 'won't recover' unless it's made the South East's economic hub

Despite receiving more IDA visits than surrounding counties, it is not considered the area’s economic capital.

# david-cullinane - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

"You were the minister"- Richard Bruton accused of ignoring Waterford job warnings back in 1996

The current Enterprise Minister held the same role back 18 years ago.

# david-cullinane - Sunday 8 June, 2014

# david-cullinane - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Rabbitte set to face questions on 'shelving' of UK wind export plan

The plan would see up to 1,000 turbines constructed in Ireland but negotiations on this with the UK appear to have stalled.

# david-cullinane - Friday 7 February, 2014

‘A fundamentally dishonest motion’: Sinn Féin rejects move to give TDs free vote on abortion

The party’s Ard Fheis is under way in Wexford with delegates voting down a motion to allow members to vote with their conscience on the issue of abortion.

# david-cullinane - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Senator admits his two-day week 'gives the impression the Seanad is full of dossers'

Earlier, the Taoiseach promised that senators will get more work once legislation to give all third-level graduates a vote in Seanad elections is passed. The upper house is sitting for just a day-and-a-half this week.

# david-cullinane - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Broadband, tourism and a stronger airport - revitalising the South-east

An Oireachtas committee has outlined a number of proposals to revitalise the area of Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary and Wexford.

# david-cullinane - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Sinn Féin: How could we as Republicans stand over the Seanad in its current form?

The party is calling for a Yes vote in the 4 October referendum as it launched its campaign today.

# david-cullinane - Thursday 3 May, 2012

VIDEO: Alan Shatter has a laughing fit... in the Seanad Giggles This post contains videos

VIDEO: Alan Shatter has a laughing fit... in the Seanad

What’s got the justice minister so amused? Apparently it’s the plethora of acronyms contained in his own speech…