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#Fergus O'Dowd

# fergus-odowd - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school

Feb 7th 2021, 6:45 AM 51,834 Views 18 Comments

Labour TD Ged Nash told the Daíl this week that the planned move was a “ridiculous, wrong-headed decision [that] needs to be overturned”.

# fergus-odowd - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Independent TD Catherine Connolly elected Leas-Cheann Comhairle in shock defeat for Government
# GIVE THEM A LEAS
# GIVE THEM A LEAS

Independent TD Catherine Connolly elected Leas-Cheann Comhairle in shock defeat for Government

Updated Jul 23rd 2020, 6:10 PM 63,554 Views 88 Comments

Connolly defeated Government-backed Fergus O’Dowd 77 votes to 74.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job
# New Job
# New Job

Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job

Jul 1st 2020, 5:26 PM 20,825 Views 16 Comments

The Louth TD said he is delighted to be nominated.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy
# It's On
# It's On

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Jan 8th 2020, 1:47 PM 18,103 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Uefa bailout FAI's only remaining hope, says Chair of Oireachtas Sport Committee
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

Uefa bailout FAI's only remaining hope, says Chair of Oireachtas Sport Committee

Dec 18th 2019, 5:05 PM 14,654 Views 28 Comments

The football body are in a mess, and they can’t rely on the State to bail them out.

# fergus-odowd - Monday 30 September, 2019

'This smacks of the old FAI' - Former chief executive calls for transparency in Delaney deal
# Full Disclosure
From The42
# Full Disclosure

'This smacks of the old FAI' - Former chief executive calls for transparency in Delaney deal

Sep 30th 2019, 11:26 AM 8,243 Views 9 Comments

Fran Rooney says questions need to be answered in relation to John Delaney’s departure over the weekend.

Details of payout to John Delaney must be disclosed by FAI, says Oireachtas Sports Committee chairman
# John Delaney
# John Delaney

Details of payout to John Delaney must be disclosed by FAI, says Oireachtas Sports Committee chairman

Sep 30th 2019, 11:16 AM 16,926 Views 46 Comments

Delaney’s resignation was announced by the FAI at 11.15pm on Saturday night.

# fergus-odowd - Monday 29 July, 2019

Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd says Maria Bailey should not stand for the party in the next election
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd says Maria Bailey should not stand for the party in the next election

Jul 29th 2019, 2:09 PM 24,726 Views 88 Comments

The Louth TD said people were concerned about Bailey’s abandoned case against the Dean Hotel.

# fergus-odowd - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign
# Fall-out
From The42
# Fall-out

Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign

Apr 16th 2019, 12:45 PM 4,137 Views 16 Comments

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd believes a ‘full forensic audit’ of the association’s finances is necessary.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD
# Cherry Orchard
# Cherry Orchard

Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD

Nov 7th 2018, 3:46 PM 29,872 Views 46 Comments

The HSE is yet to contact the family featured in the programme, says Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd.

# fergus-odowd - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
# Ticket Problems
# Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Aug 17th 2017, 2:20 PM 22,676 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

# fergus-odowd - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis?
# Double Down
# Double Down

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis?

Jan 15th 2017, 10:11 AM 23,201 Views 150 Comments

A report in today’s Sunday Business Post suggests that a Fine Gael motion on such a tax is unlikely to be challenged by Fianna Fáil.

# fergus-odowd - Monday 28 September, 2015

A Fine Gael TD is being challenged by his own brother
# Brothers Up In Arms
# Brothers Up In Arms

A Fine Gael TD is being challenged by his own brother

Sep 28th 2015, 10:55 AM 13,552 Views 28 Comments

Michael O’Dowd is running for Renua against his brother, former minister Fergus O’Dowd.

# fergus-odowd - Friday 10 July, 2015

Did Fine Gael shaft women in Louth last night?
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

Did Fine Gael shaft women in Louth last night?

Jul 10th 2015, 3:44 PM 20,177 Views 59 Comments

The party insisted today it was “strongly committed” to increasing the number of female TDs in the next Dáil.

# fergus-odowd - Friday 26 June, 2015

This Fine Gael TD WILL contest the next election after all
# U-turn
# U-turn

This Fine Gael TD WILL contest the next election after all

Jun 26th 2015, 9:47 AM 13,864 Views 42 Comments

His change of heart is thought to have come on foot of conversations with senior party figures including the Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier this week.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Why is this Fine Gael TD NOT running for re-election?
# He's Out
# He's Out

Why is this Fine Gael TD NOT running for re-election?

Jun 17th 2015, 3:25 PM 24,243 Views 43 Comments

Peter Fitzpatrick has told party members in Louth he will not be seeking their nomination.

# fergus-odowd - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Fine Gael hopeful told to 'get the queers to vote for you'
# Abuse
# Abuse

Fine Gael hopeful told to 'get the queers to vote for you'

Jun 4th 2015, 9:36 AM 40,021 Views 88 Comments

Councillor Sharon Tolan received the anonymous message yesterday morning.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The people behind the new 'east coast' tourism drive left Louth off their map

The people behind the new 'east coast' tourism drive left Louth off their map

Apr 15th 2015, 3:01 PM 23,746 Views 42 Comments

A Louth TD was unhappy at the county being left off the map for ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Former minister who set up Irish Water says 'forces' at work to privatise company
# Concerns
# Concerns

Former minister who set up Irish Water says 'forces' at work to privatise company

Dec 10th 2014, 11:45 AM 21,563 Views 107 Comments

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

# fergus-odowd - Thursday 23 October, 2014

The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go
# Stay Or Go?
# Stay Or Go?

The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:15 PM 20,329 Views 151 Comments

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said he wants to ensure that water charges are ‘affordable’.

# fergus-odowd - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Here's what Irish Water say they'll do with your PPS number
# Allowances
# Allowances

Here's what Irish Water say they'll do with your PPS number

Oct 7th 2014, 8:44 PM 67,392 Views 246 Comments

Want to keep your 30,000 litre allowance? Irish Water will need to keep your PPS number indefinitely.

Irish Water: 'It's simply not a bonus culture'
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Irish Water: 'It's simply not a bonus culture'

Oct 7th 2014, 11:41 AM 11,765 Views 102 Comments

Performance-related awards are not bonuses, an Irish Water spokesperson has said.

Fergus O'Dowd just got Paxman-ed on Morning Ireland
# Who Said No?
# Who Said No?

Fergus O'Dowd just got Paxman-ed on Morning Ireland

Oct 7th 2014, 9:29 AM 20,288 Views 56 Comments

The former junior minister launched a fierce attack on the Government in a newspaper this morning, saying Irish Water had become an “unmitigated disaster”.

State of the Nation: Sacked minister's blistering parting shot over "failed" Irish Water
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Sacked minister's blistering parting shot over "failed" Irish Water

Oct 7th 2014, 8:11 AM 10,938 Views 43 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

'Left high and dry': TDs call for Deaf advocacy service to be re-opened
# Funding Cuts
# Funding Cuts

'Left high and dry': TDs call for Deaf advocacy service to be re-opened

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:50 PM 5,628 Views 16 Comments

Some 5,000 people have been affected by the closure of the Irish Deaf Society’s National Advocacy Service.

# fergus-odowd - Thursday 12 June, 2014

People warned that tall trees may cause 'distress' to neighbours
# Pro Light
# Pro Light

People warned that tall trees may cause 'distress' to neighbours

Jun 12th 2014, 5:43 PM 19,976 Views 35 Comments

Terence Flanagan said that planning laws needed to be updated to include tree height.

# fergus-odowd - Monday 21 April, 2014

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'

Apr 21st 2014, 9:15 AM 11,584 Views 38 Comments

Legislation means Independent TDs must list themselves as ‘non-party’ or else leave a blank space.

# fergus-odowd - Friday 28 March, 2014

Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform
# Friday Sitting
# Friday Sitting

Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform

Mar 28th 2014, 11:53 AM 10,574 Views 35 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.

# fergus-odowd - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated

Mar 23rd 2014, 3:39 PM 13,900 Views 57 Comments

Fergus O’Dowd said he stood over his comments that “the whistleblowers did a fantastic job”.

# fergus-odowd - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Mandatory treatment for sex offenders "not a realistic option"
# Prison
# Prison

Mandatory treatment for sex offenders "not a realistic option"

Mar 11th 2014, 9:58 PM 8,091 Views 39 Comments

Minister O’Dowd confirmed this evening that participation in these programmes must be voluntary.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

"This government is shrouding itself in secrecy," - Fianna Fáil hit out at Irish Water controversy
# More Water
# More Water

"This government is shrouding itself in secrecy," - Fianna Fáil hit out at Irish Water controversy

Jan 15th 2014, 10:19 PM 6,031 Views 48 Comments

The Oireachtas heard a lot more about Irish Water today, with the Dáil and Public Accounts Committee both sitting into the evening.

# fergus-odowd - Sunday 12 January, 2014

"You can't create Irish Water out of thin air" - O'Dowd
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

"You can't create Irish Water out of thin air" - O'Dowd

Jan 12th 2014, 2:57 PM 36,421 Views 108 Comments

Fergus O’Dowd said that the €50 million spend at Irish Water will be scrutinised, but was forced to defend the agency’s exemption from Freedom of Information requests.

# fergus-odowd - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Watch: Ming Flanagan challenges Minister to drink glass of 'glorified piss' (water)
# Ming's Challenge
# Ming's Challenge

Watch: Ming Flanagan challenges Minister to drink glass of 'glorified piss' (water)

Dec 19th 2013, 12:12 PM 57,821 Views 384 Comments

The independent TD could be in trouble with Dáil authorities after an outburst in the chamber this morning.

# fergus-odowd - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Absent TDs and unanswered questions leave Micheál Martin criticising Dáil reforms
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

Absent TDs and unanswered questions leave Micheál Martin criticising Dáil reforms

Dec 7th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,884 Views 23 Comments

Changes to the question time have been criticised but the government chief whip has defended the new format following near-farcical scenes in the chamber on Thursday.

# fergus-odowd - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate

Nov 26th 2013, 10:04 PM 7,470 Views 36 Comments

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd was the highest profile Government representative present as they were asked to request a debt writedown by Independent TDs

# fergus-odowd - Saturday 2 November, 2013

New restrictions prompt calls for water project in Laois to be fast-tracked
# Garryhinch
# Garryhinch

New restrictions prompt calls for water project in Laois to be fast-tracked

Nov 2nd 2013, 7:59 PM 11,407 Views 56 Comments

The Garryhinch Water Project has been long mooted as an alternative and sustainable water supply for the Greater Dublin area.

# fergus-odowd - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland
# Local Government
# Local Government

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland

Oct 31st 2013, 7:30 AM 8,603 Views 35 Comments

The European Council report says that Ireland has improved, but needs to devolve more power to local authorities.

# fergus-odowd - Sunday 27 October, 2013

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague
# Catherine Murphy
# Catherine Murphy

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague

Oct 27th 2013, 1:17 PM 7,116 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd defends James Reilly’s handling of Health – and despite reports of €1 billion of total cuts, says some areas are improving.

# fergus-odowd - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive
# Exploration
# Exploration

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive

Sep 15th 2013, 8:25 AM 5,945 Views 21 Comments

Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.

# fergus-odowd - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth
# Exploration
# Exploration

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth

Jun 4th 2013, 8:36 PM 12,900 Views 72 Comments

Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,

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