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#Frank Feighan

# frank-feighan - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
# Cannabis Risk Alliance

Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign

Jul 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,145 Views 0 Comments
  • The Cannabis Risk Alliance told Frank Feighan last year that there should be "full transparency" around lobbyists and advocates, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • However, a loophole in lobbying laws mean the group's communications with the Government do not themselves have to be recorded.
  • Activists have questioned why the group had access to Feighan when those advocating for a different approach have found access more difficult.

# frank-feighan - Friday 4 March, 2022

Drugs minister begins prep for Citizens' Assembly in 2023 'after clarification from Taoiseach's office'
# Frank Feighan
# Frank Feighan

Drugs minister begins prep for Citizens' Assembly in 2023 'after clarification from Taoiseach's office'

Mar 4th 2022, 7:27 PM 11,867 Views 10 Comments

Minister of State Frank Feighan confirmed to The Journal last week that the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs would not take place this year.

# frank-feighan - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning
# Addiction
# Addiction

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:43 AM 7,537 Views 6 Comments

Senators are due to debate the issue today amid much criticism over this week’s developments.

# frank-feighan - Monday 21 February, 2022

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed

Updated Feb 21st 2022, 9:30 PM 45,474 Views 27 Comments

The delay until 2023 will cost lives, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said.

# frank-feighan - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Nurse to be appointed to National Oversight Committee on Drugs after row over membership
# Addiction
# Addiction

Nurse to be appointed to National Oversight Committee on Drugs after row over membership

Feb 19th 2022, 1:00 PM 13,614 Views 0 Comments

A nursing group specialising in addiction was removed from the committee in December.

# frank-feighan - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will
# The War On Drugs
# The War On Drugs

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will

Jan 22nd 2022, 9:00 AM 24,082 Views 50 Comments

The independent senator says successive governments have failed to truly address the issue of drug use in Ireland.

# frank-feighan - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee
# Drugs
# Drugs

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee

Jan 19th 2022, 11:05 AM 26,616 Views 47 Comments

However, Frank Feighan was criticised during the Oireachtas committee for his approach to drug policy.

# frank-feighan - Friday 14 January, 2022

Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee
# Addiction
# Addiction

Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee

Jan 14th 2022, 5:48 PM 18,245 Views 8 Comments

Drugs minister Frank Feighan has invited the IntNSA to meet with him

# frank-feighan - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Call for more funding to tackle 'tsunami' of crack cocaine addictions in Tallaght
# Dublin
# Dublin

Call for more funding to tackle 'tsunami' of crack cocaine addictions in Tallaght

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 PM 22,166 Views 26 Comments

Two Tallaght support groups warned that they may have to shut their crack cocaine services down from New Year’s Eve.

# frank-feighan - Monday 8 November, 2021

Junior health minister Frank Feighan tests positive for Covid-19
# Frank Feighan
# Frank Feighan

Junior health minister Frank Feighan tests positive for Covid-19

Nov 8th 2021, 6:50 PM 23,213 Views 26 Comments

Minister Frank Feighan experienced mild symptoms of Covid-19 yesterday.

# frank-feighan - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Poll: Should drug testing facilities be available at music festivals?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should drug testing facilities be available at music festivals?

Dec 29th 2020, 10:50 AM 31,087 Views 51 Comments

Drug testing could be up and running for music festivals next summer (if they are able to take place).

Drug testing at music festivals will be ready to be rolled out by summer 2021
# Drug Testing
# Drug Testing

Drug testing at music festivals will be ready to be rolled out by summer 2021

Dec 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,330 Views 56 Comments

Junior Minister Frank Feighan says a working group has looked at the issues of drug testing and amnesty bins.

# frank-feighan - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'My comments were clumsy': Drugs minister sorry for RTÉ cocaine comments
# Apology
# Apology

'My comments were clumsy': Drugs minister sorry for RTÉ cocaine comments

Jul 8th 2020, 9:18 PM 78,010 Views 57 Comments

Frank Feighan had said people in RTÉ were ‘snorting cocaine all over the place’.

# frank-feighan - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Poll: Should there be a permanent WWI memorial in Dublin city?
# The Hauntings Soldier
# The Hauntings Soldier

Poll: Should there be a permanent WWI memorial in Dublin city?

Nov 25th 2018, 10:15 AM 36,564 Views 127 Comments

The Hauntings Soldier, a temporary installation in Stephen’s Green Park, was vandalised with red paint last week.

Call for permanent war memorial in Dublin city as Hauntings Soldier is removed
# Stephen's Green
# Stephen's Green

Call for permanent war memorial in Dublin city as Hauntings Soldier is removed

Nov 25th 2018, 6:00 AM 18,091 Views 32 Comments

The World War I sculpture, which was on temporary display in Stephen’s Green, was vandalised last week.

# frank-feighan - Thursday 8 November, 2018

As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy
# Frank Feighan
# Frank Feighan

As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy

Nov 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 41,478 Views 174 Comments

It’s time to stop airbrushing the Irish soldiers who died in World War I out of our history, writes Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan.

# frank-feighan - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Vacant Seanad seat should be filled by someone with a unionist background, says senator
# Vacancy
# Vacancy

Vacant Seanad seat should be filled by someone with a unionist background, says senator

Feb 14th 2018, 3:57 PM 16,823 Views 112 Comments

Leo Varadkar previously said he would like to see people from both nationalist and unionist communities take seats.

# frank-feighan - Monday 31 July, 2017

Roscommon GAA fans who were wrongly clamped at train station to receive full refund
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Roscommon GAA fans who were wrongly clamped at train station to receive full refund

Jul 31st 2017, 4:09 PM 45,838 Views 36 Comments

Five cars were wrongly clamped over the weekend.

# frank-feighan - Friday 21 July, 2017

HSE boss defends the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital
# SERVICE CUTS
# SERVICE CUTS

HSE boss defends the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital

Jul 21st 2017, 6:45 AM 10,905 Views 21 Comments

The downgrading of the hospital and the closure of the emergency department polarised the community back in 2011.

# frank-feighan - Monday 6 March, 2017

"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael
# To Be Frank
# To Be Frank

"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael

Mar 6th 2017, 11:52 AM 13,339 Views 38 Comments

Feighan had chosen to not contest last year’s general election after spending nine years in Dáil Éireann.

# frank-feighan - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Frank Feighan wants the European Medicines Agency to move from Canary Wharf to Leitrim
# Carrick-on-Shannon
# Carrick-on-Shannon

Frank Feighan wants the European Medicines Agency to move from Canary Wharf to Leitrim

Aug 21st 2016, 6:45 AM 16,882 Views 37 Comments

Earlier this month the Department of Health confirmed that they are preparing for a bid to bring the EMA to Ireland.

# frank-feighan - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Is it now time for Ireland to consider rejoining the Commonwealth?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Is it now time for Ireland to consider rejoining the Commonwealth?

Jun 21st 2016, 7:07 PM 2,870 Views 206 Comments

Senator Frank Feighan says rejoining the Commonwealth will promote Ireland’s values to a global audience.

# frank-feighan - Monday 28 September, 2015

Ming seeks compensation from Fine Gael TD over Irish Times interview
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Ming seeks compensation from Fine Gael TD over Irish Times interview

Sep 28th 2015, 5:26 PM 23,710 Views 0 Comments

Luke Ming Flanagan has taken legal action against former constituency rival Frank Feighan.

# frank-feighan - Monday 27 July, 2015

'You will get a bullet before long you gay b*****d' - TD reports sinister death threat to gardaí
# Death Threat
# Death Threat

'You will get a bullet before long you gay b*****d' - TD reports sinister death threat to gardaí

Jul 27th 2015, 1:51 PM 37,190 Views 86 Comments

The letter was hand delivered to Frank Feighan’s Boyle constituency office.

# frank-feighan - Monday 13 July, 2015

Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael
# Time To Go
# Time To Go

Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael

Jul 13th 2015, 8:14 PM 14,537 Views 98 Comments

He came under fire for backing the closure of the emergency department at Roscommon Hospital.

# frank-feighan - Friday 20 February, 2015

Why are Northern Irish footballers declaring for the Republic? A TD wants to open talks
# It's Good To Talk
From The42
# It's Good To Talk

Why are Northern Irish footballers declaring for the Republic? A TD wants to open talks

Feb 20th 2015, 4:39 PM 27,341 Views 166 Comments

Trend of players declaring for the Republic deserves careful consideration, writes Frank Feighan TD.

# frank-feighan - Monday 29 September, 2014

Elbowed by-election candidate won't accept Frank Feighan's 'half-hearted apology'
# Rumble In Roscommon
# Rumble In Roscommon

Elbowed by-election candidate won't accept Frank Feighan's 'half-hearted apology'

Sep 29th 2014, 9:35 AM 9,759 Views 64 Comments

“I got a couple of elbows fairly forcibly – about four I think into the back and I was pulled back by another Fine Gael person who I don’t know.”

# frank-feighan - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Official complaint made to gardaí over Frank Feighan elbow scuffle
# Allegation
# Allegation

Official complaint made to gardaí over Frank Feighan elbow scuffle

Sep 28th 2014, 12:25 PM 24,020 Views 126 Comments

Gardaí say they are investigating an alleged minor assault in Roscommon Town.

# frank-feighan - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Fine Gael TD "regrets" scuffle with by-election candidate
# Garda Probe
# Garda Probe

Fine Gael TD "regrets" scuffle with by-election candidate

Sep 27th 2014, 10:49 PM 46,003 Views 188 Comments

John McDermott said he will be referring the incident to gardaí.

# frank-feighan - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs
# Pact-men
# Pact-men

Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs

Aug 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,594 Views 36 Comments

Labour minister Alan Kelly thinks it’s a good idea but some of his party colleagues disagree.

# frank-feighan - Friday 4 April, 2014

Two TDs had a go at each other on Twitter today... mainly over a local swimming pool
# Fight Fight Fight
# Fight Fight Fight

Two TDs had a go at each other on Twitter today... mainly over a local swimming pool

Apr 4th 2014, 10:04 PM 24,579 Views 42 Comments

Can’t we all just get along….

# frank-feighan - 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 10,600 Views 35 Comments

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

# frank-feighan - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse

Mar 18th 2014, 6:11 PM 9,468 Views 43 Comments

Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.

# frank-feighan - Monday 12 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Monday

Aug 12th 2013, 10:07 PM 21,012 Views 19 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Ryanair to sue Channel 4 Dispatches, Aer Arann strike and testicle-eating fish.

Frank Feighan: My personal finances won't affect my political career
# Debt
# Debt

Frank Feighan: My personal finances won't affect my political career

Aug 12th 2013, 3:36 PM 8,272 Views 52 Comments

The Roscommon deputy is being pursued by Danske Bank for borrowings understood to be in the high six-figure range.

# frank-feighan - Monday 5 November, 2012

Poll: should we mark Poppy Day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: should we mark Poppy Day?

Nov 5th 2012, 10:14 AM 17,091 Views 268 Comments

A Fine Gael TD will become the first politician since 1996 to wear the emblem in the Dáil.

# frank-feighan - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote
# Roscommon Hospital
# Roscommon Hospital

Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote

Jul 7th 2011, 4:00 PM 1,768 Views 23 Comments

Naughten loses whip for voting against his party on the hospital cuts, while Frank Feighan faces the wrath of constituents for voting ‘Yes’.

# frank-feighan - Saturday 22 January, 2011

TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page
# GE11
# GE11

TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page

Jan 22nd 2011, 12:28 PM 1,720 Views 0 Comments

Frank Feighan is pictured with a campaign poster on the front of today’s Times – forcing him to deny breaching litter laws.