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# Éamon Ó Cuív

Last month
May 2023
# Pensions
Govt TDs push to ensure auto-enrolment isn’t a 'Trojan Horse' for cutting state pension
The government previously said the state pension would remain stable by increasing the rate of PRSI paid by workers.
This year
# safety deposit boxes
New Bill aims to unlock 'treasure trove' of memorabilia held in old safe deposit boxes
Under the Bill, any items of historical interest that were unclaimed would be displayed in the National Museum of Ireland.
Last year
# Eamon De Valera
Ó Cuív donates gun owned by Éamon de Valera to museum
The revolver was gifted to de Valera in June 1919.
All time
# Galway
Government accused of 'dividing' Ireland's west coast islands over whether or not to reopen as part of Covid-19 road map
The Cabinet is expected to decide this week whether the islands are to re-open on 29 June.
# Coalition
Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government
Ó Cuív said he “seriously” fears for the future of Fianna Fáil.
# joining up
A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív
The Galway West deputy said the coalition is also being presented as a response to the Covid-19 crisis when this is not the case.
# Numbers Game
Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens
The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.
# Voting Rights
Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country
The changes won’t be in place before the May election date
# merge
'Proud' and 'Disgusted': Fianna Fáil and SDLP 'partnership' creates mixed feelings within the party
Leaders of Fianna Fáil and the SDLP failed to rule out a future merger of the parties.
# Cost of Living
Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin
The majority of requests from clerical officers, who are on the lower end of the civil service pay scale.
# 12 more months
Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change'
The Galway West TD said he was surprised to hear Micheál Martin had signed up to another 12 months of the confidence and supply deal.
# Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin to decide Eamon Ó Cuív's fate today for launching candidate without permission
Senator Mark Daly has already been sacked from a number of roles for his part.
# sorcha mcanespy
FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections
There was confusion within the party last night as Councillor Sorcha McAnespy was announced at an event in Tyrone.
# new candidates
Eamon Ó Cuiv goes rogue to announce candidate for NI elections without party backing
The candidate, Councillor Sorcha McAnespy, was announced at an event in Tyrone tonight.
# Seamus McGrane
'It's disgusting': Éamon Ó Cuív criticised for writing letter to IRA leader's solicitor during trial
Seamus McGrane was today sentenced to 11 years in prison.
# Eamon De Valera
Dev's grandson says RTÉ's portrayal of him in Rebellion was 'an embarrassment'
Éamon Ó Cuív says it was “entirely false”.
# Quartered
Dublin could be about to get a brand new 1916 Quarter
They say it will help in rejuvenation.
# After Micheál
Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely
Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…
# a way of life gone
'We'll depopulate - and very, very quickly the island will be gone'
The people of Inis Meáin are campaigning hard to get a second teacher for their primary school – but so far their protests are falling on deaf ears.
# pr gimmick
'Grotesque and appalling': War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
Éamon Ó Cuív has accused the government’s senior party of lying about protecting rural Ireland.
# protection of life
Pro-life TDs try to find out how many 'live birth' abortions were carried out in Ireland
But Leo Varadkar says no.
# complex issue
Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment
Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.
# not going quietly
Micheál Martin comes out swinging against Averil Power... and she's swung back
It’s on.
# internal wranglings
Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?
Analysis: Is the Celtic Tiger party ready to return to power?
# My achy breaky heart
Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart
The party’s internal woes continue today.
# Going menthol
Willie O'Dea thinks Fianna Fáil TDs should stay off the airwaves
The former minister was referring to growing internal problems in Fianna Fáil.
# Talk to Timmy
Why is this TD so incredibly upbeat about Fianna Fáil?
Timmy Dooley spoke to about sexy heaves, grand ideas and stagnant poll numbers today.
# civil war politics
'I find it a bit disloyal': A Labour minister is NOT happy with Simon Coveney
A Labour minister has taken a dim view of the latest round of coalition speculation.
# exceptional needs payments
Government funds to pay for funerals halved since 2011
A review of the guidelines for Exceptional Needs Payments was carried out in 2012.
# Fianna Fáil
The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin's authority
Analysis: Defiance of the party leader is now a common occurrence in Fianna Fáil and it’s not good in the long run for the former Cabinet minister.
# Letter
Ó Cuív defends asking for a man convicted of manslaughter to be moved to an open prison
The man he made representations on behalf of was a drug dealer who killed an associate and stored the body in a freezer.
# Coalition
Would Fianna Fáil go into coalition with Sinn Féin? It'll be up to the members, says Ó Cuív
The parties’ recent success at the local elections has created more talk of a possible future coalition in the Dáil.
# No focal
'A disaster and an insult': Government slammed for having no Irish-speaking minister
Richard Bruton’s lack of Irish annoyed the opposition at Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.
# A Dáil Afternoon
Tánaiste admits Tallaght Hospital is understaffed
However, Eamon Gilmore says the situation continues to improve with the number of patients on trolleys declining.
# Fianna Fáil
'We just don't seem to be going anywhere': Ó Cuív worried by FF's 'becalmed' poll status
The veteran Fianna Fáil deputy has denied that his concern about the party’s stagnation in the polls is a criticism of the leadership, but said some members may not share his level of ambition.
# Colm Keaveney
Keaveney: Mistakes were made but Micheál Martin has apologised for them
Colm Keaveney tells why he is now a member of Fianna Fáil and why he didn’t run for Europe.
# Cowen talks
Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years labelled 'cocky and arrogant'
The former taoiseach has given an interview to TG4 which is due to air next week.
# Election 2016
Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate
But the Fianna Fáíl TD and grandson of the party’s founder cautioned against going into coalition with Fine Gael after the next election as one former colleague of his suggested this week.
# Abortion
Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by
# Farmers
FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue
Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has said that farmers are now paying up to €80 for a bale of silage and have been “dramatically let down.”