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#Derek Keating

# derek-keating - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Revenue and gardaí need to clamp down hard on the owners of rickshaws before it's too late

Some rickshaw owners in the capital are bringing in €15,000 a week in untaxed income, and organised crime is beginning to take note writes Derek Keating.

# derek-keating - Sunday 26 April, 2015

# derek-keating - Friday 14 February, 2014

TD calls public meeting that opposes social housing that he voted for

Derek Keating was a county councillor when the social housing was agreed upon, but says that he didn’t understand the implications of the plan before he was a TD.

# derek-keating - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

TD: Watching neknominations clip was "one of the most disturbing experiences of my life"

Derek Keating asked for an ‘emergency intervention’ to crack down on the social media craze. He was told that would be “simply impossible”.

# derek-keating - Thursday 30 January, 2014

# derek-keating - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week

A private members’ motion by independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan is likely to provoke some interesting debate in the Dáil next Tuesday and Wednesday.

# derek-keating - Saturday 26 October, 2013

FG TD slams Technical Group for facilitating debate on Ming's Cannabis Bill

But one independent TD said we should not be afraid of “mature debate” on a bill that proposes the legalise and regulate the sale of cannabis in Ireland.

# derek-keating - Monday 14 October, 2013

FG TD who was told not to help with communion insists he's 'very much pro-life'

Derek Keating has been told not to fulfil his duties as a minister of the Eucharist at St Mary’s Parish in Lucan in the wake of his support for the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill last July.

# derek-keating - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Fine Gael TD: Pro-life protestors were banging on my home window

Dublin Mid-West TD Derek Keating said that he recognised some of the crowd and has passed their names onto Gardaí.

Poll: Have abortion protests gone too far? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have abortion protests gone too far?

Two abortion protests are making the news today ahead of the Dáil vote on abortion legislation tomorrow. Are they crossing the line with their tactics?

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# derek-keating - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

Frances Fitzgerald says both the Gardaí and the HSE are investigating the footage broadcast on Prime Time last night.

# derek-keating - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Gardaí investigate if TD assistant removed ‘thousands’ of newspapers from shops

The assistant is alleged to have removed the newspapers from shops in Lucan after the paper ran a negative story about Fine Gael TD Derek Keating.

# derek-keating - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Are Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin to merge and become... Fianna Féin?

A Fine Gael TD, Derek Keating, made the suggestion today. But what do Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil think?

# derek-keating - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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Pics: TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk

Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, and unprecedented.

# derek-keating - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog

CEO of SUSI, Jacinta Stewart said over 66,000 applications were received by the online system.

# derek-keating - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Phoenix Park: Call for 'airport-style' security checks at some concerts

Fine Gael TD Derek Keating has said that certain concerts should have security checks carried out that are akin to those which take place at airports.

# derek-keating - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

TD backs calls for smoking ban in children's playgrounds

Fine Gael’s Derek Keating said children should be protected from adults’ “irresponsible” behaviour.

# derek-keating - Friday 4 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

We hope you’re looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend. But first, here’s nine things you should know by 9am today.

# derek-keating - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Shatter: Garda fears over station closures are "alarmist and irresponsible"

The justice minister tells the Garda Representative Association that suggestions about crime levels rising are “damaging”.

# derek-keating - Monday 30 January, 2012

Cabinet to discuss protection for whistleblowers

The issue of whistleblowers, which is contained in the Programme for Government, has been highlighted in recent weeks following the dismissal of Louise Bayliss.

# derek-keating - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Grangegorman whistleblower Louise Bayliss reinstated by Irish Advocacy Network

Louise Bayliss, who publicised the plight of patients who were to be kept in a locked unit for Christmas, has got her job back.

# derek-keating - Sunday 22 January, 2012

TDs raise concerns over Grangegorman whistleblower's dismissal

Louise Bayliss was dismissed from her job weeks after she highlighted the plight of patients at St Brendan’s Hospital over Christmas.

# derek-keating - Monday 14 November, 2011

Dáil Aid: TDs and Senators record a song for charity

The Oireachtas members recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water (complete with solos) at the weekend. Will you be tempted to buy a copy?

# derek-keating - Saturday 26 February, 2011

No-one elected in Dublin Mid West in first count

While Labour’s Joanna Tuffy is in the lead after the first count in Dublin Mid West, no candidate reached the quota required.