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# david-cullinane - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,543 Views 108 Comments

Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.

# david-cullinane - Thursday 11 March, 2021

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 4:30 PM 55,684 Views 75 Comments

Earlier the health minister said that over a seven-day period last week, the company revised down deliveries “at the very last minute, three times”.

# david-cullinane - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
# Vaccine Side Deals
# Vaccine Side Deals

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal

Mar 4th 2021, 5:44 PM 25,210 Views 100 Comments

The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.

# david-cullinane - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'
# Non-covid Care
# Non-covid Care

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

Jul 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,645 Views 35 Comments

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

# david-cullinane - Friday 3 April, 2020

'Anomalies have arisen': Donohoe admits 'gap' in wage subsidy scheme for low paid workers
# Wages
# Wages

'Anomalies have arisen': Donohoe admits 'gap' in wage subsidy scheme for low paid workers

Apr 3rd 2020, 5:38 PM 65,676 Views 49 Comments

Sinn Féin says workers are being penalised in some cases.

# david-cullinane - Monday 10 February, 2020

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil
# David Cullinane
# David Cullinane

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 8:28 PM 178,556 Views 413 Comments

A video being shared on social media shows David Cullinane making the statement in an address to supporters.

# david-cullinane - Friday 29 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 29th 2019, 12:55 PM 22,900 Views 84 Comments

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
# Printer-gate
# Printer-gate

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

Nov 28th 2019, 12:08 PM 17,550 Views 94 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 9:20 PM 41,810 Views 126 Comments

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'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

Nov 1st 2019, 3:11 PM 39,405 Views 78 Comments

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
# Blacklist
# Blacklist

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

Oct 15th 2019, 6:10 AM 18,158 Views 16 Comments

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
# PAC

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

May 16th 2019, 7:56 PM 16,375 Views 39 Comments

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
# Strange Story
# Strange Story

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

May 3rd 2019, 5:48 PM 20,207 Views 87 Comments

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
# Insecure Work
# Insecure Work

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

Dec 12th 2018, 10:38 PM 21,575 Views 40 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

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

Nov 30th 2018, 12:24 AM 60,614 Views 99 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

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

Jul 27th 2018, 1:15 PM 18,005 Views 92 Comments

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
# Licence Fee
# Licence Fee

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

Mar 28th 2018, 6:41 PM 16,078 Views 45 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

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

Oct 27th 2017, 6:20 AM 7,160 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 14th 2017, 3:13 PM 12,692 Views 38 Comments

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
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

Sinn Féin TDs won't be getting any pay increase

Oct 20th 2016, 5:00 PM 12,308 Views 85 Comments

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
# Factcheck

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

Jul 8th 2016, 9:50 PM 25,158 Views 61 Comments

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
# Finding Their Feet
# Finding Their Feet

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

Jun 5th 2016, 8:30 AM 17,923 Views 16 Comments

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
# THE NEVERENDING STORY
# THE NEVERENDING STORY

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

Mar 30th 2016, 10:55 PM 69,212 Views 162 Comments

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
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations

Aug 11th 2015, 7:00 AM 25,059 Views 193 Comments

Can you sense a general election coming on?

# david-cullinane - Monday 29 December, 2014

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law
# Water Services Bill
# Water Services Bill

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

Dec 29th 2014, 12:16 PM 23,637 Views 185 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,179 Views 45 Comments

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
# Irish Water

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

Dec 22nd 2014, 11:00 PM 58,166 Views 220 Comments

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?
# Close Call
# Close Call

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

Dec 16th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,052 Views 123 Comments

“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
# More To Do
# More To Do

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

Nov 23rd 2014, 4:54 PM 15,876 Views 41 Comments

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
# Flashback
# Flashback

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

Jun 10th 2014, 5:12 PM 9,759 Views 19 Comments

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

# david-cullinane - Sunday 8 June, 2014

"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals
# Disagreement
# Disagreement

"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals

Jun 8th 2014, 1:32 PM 21,992 Views 199 Comments

Fine Gael described the plans as a “fairytale”.

# david-cullinane - Sunday 9 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 9th 2014, 2:49 PM 12,029 Views 105 Comments

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
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

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

Feb 7th 2014, 9:11 PM 12,229 Views 67 Comments

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'
# What Reform?
# What Reform?

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

Feb 4th 2014, 6:42 PM 12,389 Views 40 Comments

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
# Sunny South East
# Sunny South East

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

Sep 17th 2013, 6:00 AM 6,970 Views 40 Comments

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?
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

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

Sep 3rd 2013, 1:00 PM 6,240 Views 102 Comments

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
# Giggles

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

May 3rd 2012, 11:41 AM 5,485 Views 14 Comments

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