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# eamon-o-cuiv - Friday 13 January, 2012

State won't face septic tank fines in February despite government claims

The government has rejected claims that it has misled the Dáil and the public over fines for failure to comply with EU regulations on septic tanks.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Hogan says Fianna Fáil is frightening rural Ireland over septic tank charges

The proposed septic tank registration charge is causing controversy in rural Ireland which believes the measure is unfairly targeted at it.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

RTÉ says it cannot disclose Fr Reynolds settlement details

Fianna Fáil has called on the broadcaster to release details of the settlement but RTÉ says it is bound by a confidentiality agreement requested by the priest’s lawyers.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

ESB announces new chief executive - with pay above €250k cap

Pat O’Doherty, the energy provider’s international operations director, will succeed Padraig McManus – on a salary of €318,000.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Rabbitte orders review of fracking in response to concerns

The possibility that hydraulic drilling could be carried out in the northwest has raised concern among environmental activists, residents, and politicians.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Fianna Fáil not supporting any presidential candidate

The move puts the presidential hopes of Dana and David Norris in some doubt.

Fianna Fáil prepares for divisive meeting on Áras tactics

Micheál Martin will today face further calls to allow TDs and Senators vote for whichever candidates they see fit.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Monday 19 September, 2011

Ó Cuív dismisses rumour of potential split in Fianna Fáil

FF’s Deputy Leader says discussion of a potential breakaway party, based on comments given to TV3, is mere “spin”.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know before 9am: Man in court over Roscommon stabbing, eateries lose millions in food waste, and the latest institution to ban men with red hair…

# eamon-o-cuiv - Friday 16 September, 2011

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The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know including: The latest Eurozone debt crisis talks with one special guest, another eventful day in the presidential race and meet the latest YouTube sensations.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Ó Muircheartaigh 'really considering' bid as FF members want candidate

The party wants to run a candidate according to a survey of TDs and senators. Meanwhile Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh is mulling a possible run.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Éamon Ó Cuív appointed FF's deputy leader as Martin shuffles frontbench Fianna Fáil This post contains a poll

Éamon Ó Cuív appointed FF's deputy leader as Martin shuffles frontbench

Fianna Fáil’s third reshuffle in seven months also sees Michael McGrath promoted to the position of finance spokesman.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Ó Cuív booted out of Dáil over Gaeltacht questions row

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett tells former minister Éamon Ó Cuív to leave the Dáil for showing disrespect to the chair.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Ó Cuív unable to donate severance pay to Fianna Fáil

The former government minister Éamon Ó Cuív was unable to donate his ministerial severance pay package to the party who could “badly do with it at present”.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks

Just 71 days after appointing his new shadow cabinet, Micheál Martin changes ranks – with just three TDs retaining briefs.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

One-parent family allowances to be cut next month

The state benefits paid to parents bringing up their children will be cut from April 27, recipients are told.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Ó Cuív’s final act as defence minister: saving the Irish-speaking battalion in his own constituency

Éamon Ó Cuív says he has ordered his department to safeguard the Irish-speaking battalion based in his constituency.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West

The 60,647 votes in Galway West have been counted, counted, and counted again – and elected five TDs this morning.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected

A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Sunday 27 February, 2011

FIANNA FÁIL’S CANDIDATE in Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has been elected on the eighth count.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Friday 11 February, 2011

On the hustings: A week in pictures on the Election 2011 campaign trail In Pics This post contains images

On the hustings: A week in pictures on the Election 2011 campaign trail

They came, they put on boxing gloves, they aim to conquer – brings you some of the offguard, and possibly posed, moments of GE11.

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments

The new party leader tells his former cabinet colleagues that if they stay on as TDs, they’ll forego their €88k payout.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Monday 7 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Monday

The highs and lows of today’s campaign trail: The manifestos of the three biggest political parties are unveiled, Dylan Haskins is caught between a rock and a hard place, and Éamon Ó Cuiv is all tuckered out.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Last-minute rubberstamping of Public Service Cards scheme "a costly political stunt"

Irish civil rights group criticises Eamon O Cuiv issuing of ‘ID cards’ on last day in office.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Tuesday 1 February, 2011

Save the date: General Election 2011 is on February 25

Eamon O Cuiv confirms Friday polling day after dissolution of Dail signed off by President Mary McAleese

30th Dáil to be dissolved today: a timeline

The last Taoiseach and party leader speeches of this Dáil will be held this afternoon, before Cowen heads to the Park to request the Dáil’s dissolution.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Monday 31 January, 2011

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Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled

Micheál Martin unveils a team of 21 new spokespersons – including some unfamiliar faces from outside the Dáil.

The new Fianna Fáil front bench in full

The 21 names – including two councillors, and 14 without any cabinet experience – who form Fianna Fáil’s new front bench.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Micheal Martin elected Fianna Fáil leader

The Cork TD beats opposition from Éamon Ó Cuív, Brian Lenihan and Mary Hanafin to become the eighth party leader.

Fianna Fáil leadership ballot: Who supports whom?

Our full list of the Fianna Fáil TDs, and who they’ve said they’re backing in this afternoon’s FF leadership ballot.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Sunday 23 January, 2011

Greens' ministerial briefs assigned to Ó Cuív and Carey

Éamon Ó Cuív and Pat Carey will take three briefs each for the final weeks of the current government.

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Poll: Who gets your vote for the FF leadership?

Martin, Lenihan, Ó Cuív or Hanafin – if you were a Fianna Fáil TD, which would you be opting for?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Four in the running in the FF leadership, Aer Lingus staff stay grounded, and how young Gardaí are sleeping on floors.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Saturday 22 January, 2011

Four senior FF figures declare leadership intentions

Micheal Martin, Brian Lenihan, Éamon Ó Cuív and Mary Hanafin will all be candidates in Fianna Fáil’s leadership election.

Fianna Fáil leadership: who's next?

Paddy Power’s already got his market open – and there’s only one horse running.

Seven days on, Ó Cuív refuses to back Cowen

Friday, January 14: Brian Cowen has Éamon Ó Cuív’s full support as Fianna Fáil leader. Friday, January 21: No comment.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The heave that keeps on heaving, three dead in Tipperary crash, and how the internet is almost full…

# eamon-o-cuiv - Friday 14 January, 2011

Éamon Ó Cuív admits Fianna Fáil leadership ambitions

The Social Protection minister, and grandson of party founder Éamon de Valera, says he’d like to lead the party.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Budget 2011: Child benefit, social welfare cuts come before Dáil

Minister Ó Cuív defends leaving pension payments untouched while cutting child and disability support.

# eamon-o-cuiv - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Jobless numbers continue to fall slightly

The number of people signing on in November was down by 4,200 on the month before, though up on November 2009.