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#John Deasy

# john-deasy - Friday 23 August, 2019

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election
# Retirement
# Retirement

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election

Aug 23rd 2019, 10:47 AM 31,278 Views 44 Comments

Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.

# john-deasy - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Taoiseach says he intends to deal with claims of bullying in Waterford Fine Gael
# Intimidation Claims
# Intimidation Claims

Taoiseach says he intends to deal with claims of bullying in Waterford Fine Gael

Jun 26th 2019, 12:32 PM 15,347 Views 19 Comments

The claims come amid the fallout from a no-confidence motion in the party’s TD John Deasy.

# john-deasy - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Local Fine Gael members pass motion of no confidence in party TD John Deasy
# Waterford
# Waterford

Local Fine Gael members pass motion of no confidence in party TD John Deasy

Jun 25th 2019, 11:30 AM 27,800 Views 32 Comments

The motion was passed by local members of the party last night.

# john-deasy - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees

Feb 21st 2019, 12:22 PM 14,170 Views 20 Comments

Calls have been made by a number of committees for Watt to appear before them to outline DEPR’s role in the children’s hospital project.

# john-deasy - Thursday 11 October, 2018

How Peter Charleton found the fact among the rumour, gossip, lies and deceit
# The Things They Said
# The Things They Said

How Peter Charleton found the fact among the rumour, gossip, lies and deceit

Oct 11th 2018, 6:01 PM 17,606 Views 13 Comments

An analysis of how Peter Charleton came to believe some more than others.

# john-deasy - Friday 29 June, 2018

Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told
# Charleton
# Charleton

Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told

Jun 29th 2018, 3:52 PM 14,209 Views 0 Comments

The comment was made by a barrister for An Garda Síochána.

# john-deasy - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?

Aug 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 29,834 Views 48 Comments

The oft-quoted figure of 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in the US has been disputed recently. Is it really much, much lower than that?

# john-deasy - Saturday 1 July, 2017

This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US
# Illegal Immigrants
# Illegal Immigrants

This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US

Jul 1st 2017, 12:07 PM 18,490 Views 0 Comments

John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

# john-deasy - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...
# All In Favour
# All In Favour

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...

Mar 9th 2017, 2:35 PM 9,440 Views 11 Comments

There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.

The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism

Mar 9th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,187 Views 27 Comments

The Cabinet signed off on new terms last evening after criticism in the Dáil.

# john-deasy - Thursday 3 November, 2016

TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case

Nov 3rd 2016, 10:52 AM 18,480 Views 23 Comments

The whistleblower alleges the manager “fabricated” information about her.

# john-deasy - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

"There's very little principle in Irish politics" - Fine Gael TD
# Deputy Principle
# Deputy Principle

"There's very little principle in Irish politics" - Fine Gael TD

Oct 5th 2016, 1:38 PM 15,799 Views 73 Comments

John Deasy also reckons Enda Kenny would be “dragged out of the place, kicking and screaming”.

# john-deasy - Friday 29 January, 2016

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'

Jan 29th 2016, 11:07 PM 36,174 Views 43 Comments

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.

# john-deasy - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"

Jan 27th 2016, 12:13 PM 16,895 Views 0 Comments

The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.

# john-deasy - Sunday 24 January, 2016

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities
# HSE
# HSE

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities

Jan 24th 2016, 8:16 PM 22,588 Views 19 Comments

The foster child, who cannot speak, lived at the foster home in the southeast for 20 years between 1989 and 2009.

# john-deasy - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'
# Siteserv Review
# Siteserv Review

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'

May 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 42,018 Views 103 Comments

“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”

# john-deasy - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Enda: I don’t live in a world where people only tell you nice things
# Enda's World
# Enda's World

Enda: I don’t live in a world where people only tell you nice things

Dec 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 12,052 Views 84 Comments

The Taoiseach has hit back at claims there is an atmosphere of non-criticism in Fine Gael.

# john-deasy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way
# Publicity Seeker
# Publicity Seeker

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way

Dec 24th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,690 Views 32 Comments

He’s faced accusations of self-promotion and self-interest, but the independent TD has hit back in an interview with TheJournal.ie

# john-deasy - Thursday 11 December, 2014

One of Enda Kenny's biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion
# Keep Your Friends Close...
# Keep Your Friends Close...

One of Enda Kenny's biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion

Dec 11th 2014, 10:40 AM 11,831 Views 49 Comments

John Deasy is the new vice chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

# john-deasy - Thursday 4 December, 2014

How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader?
# Analysis
# Analysis

How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader?

Dec 4th 2014, 2:30 PM 13,255 Views 76 Comments

The latest poll puts Kenny as the most unpopular of the four main party leaders. So is his position safe?

# john-deasy - Thursday 23 October, 2014

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:02 AM 12,000 Views 45 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

# john-deasy - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family
# PAC
# PAC

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family

Oct 2nd 2014, 6:40 PM 21,647 Views 23 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.

# john-deasy - Friday 26 September, 2014

FG TD thinks McNulty appointment is 'stroke politics at its worst'... and he's not the only one
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

FG TD thinks McNulty appointment is 'stroke politics at its worst'... and he's not the only one

Sep 26th 2014, 5:20 PM 15,615 Views 67 Comments

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has sought to play down the John McNulty controversy today.

# john-deasy - Thursday 25 September, 2014

'People are becoming disgusted with the way Fine Gael is being run,' says... Fine Gael TD
# Awkward
# Awkward

'People are becoming disgusted with the way Fine Gael is being run,' says... Fine Gael TD

Sep 25th 2014, 4:25 PM 22,063 Views 77 Comments

John Deasy has launched a scathing attack on his party, the Taoiseach and the current Cabinet.

# john-deasy - Thursday 19 June, 2014

PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins
# Rehab
# Rehab

PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins

Jun 19th 2014, 5:30 PM 7,060 Views 35 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee will now seek talks with another Dáil committee overs its efforts to compel the former Rehab CEOs.

# john-deasy - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

"You were the minister"- Richard Bruton accused of ignoring Waterford job warnings back in 1996
# Flashback
# Flashback

"You were the minister"- Richard Bruton accused of ignoring Waterford job warnings back in 1996

Jun 10th 2014, 5:12 PM 9,759 Views 19 Comments

The current Enterprise Minister held the same role back 18 years ago.

# john-deasy - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:39 AM 4,123 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, the Public Accounts Committee has agreed to seek all relevant information about the procurement of recording equipment by both the gardaí and the Irish Prison Service.

# john-deasy - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Dáil's youngest TD now favourite to run for Fine Gael in European elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Dáil's youngest TD now favourite to run for Fine Gael in European elections

Feb 13th 2014, 10:03 AM 9,861 Views 48 Comments

Simon Harris could now be one of the party’s three candidates in Ireland South.

# john-deasy - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Fine Gael's European election strategy is putting off some potential Fine Gael candidates
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Fine Gael's European election strategy is putting off some potential Fine Gael candidates

Feb 11th 2014, 9:30 AM 6,022 Views 27 Comments

The biggest party in the country is looking for a candidate to run in Ireland South after the surprise decision by former IFA president John Bryan not to seek the nomination.

# john-deasy - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Shane Ross insists: 'I'm not looking for or hiding from publicity'
# PAC
# PAC

Shane Ross insists: 'I'm not looking for or hiding from publicity'

Feb 9th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,037 Views 43 Comments

The independent TD now appears determined to force the issue of giving a garda whistleblower a transcript of his evidence to a vote at a PAC meeting next week.

# john-deasy - Thursday 6 February, 2014

More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”
# Points Scoring
# Points Scoring

More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”

Feb 6th 2014, 4:55 PM 15,312 Views 65 Comments

Two PAC members have formally requested that the PAC again consider the issue of releasing a transcript of garda whistleblower’s testimony. Ross was today accused of being more interested in “getting on the six o’clock news” than pursuing the truth.

TD claims that evidence from garda whistleblower was 'debunked'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TD claims that evidence from garda whistleblower was 'debunked'

Feb 6th 2014, 12:21 PM 7,805 Views 22 Comments

The PAC says it will not give Sergeant Maurice McCabe a copy of his evidence, as he requested.

# john-deasy - Thursday 30 January, 2014

PAC will keep audio of garda whistleblower hearing - but no transcript
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

PAC will keep audio of garda whistleblower hearing - but no transcript

Jan 30th 2014, 10:55 AM 4,661 Views 21 Comments

Member of the Public Accounts Committee queried what record will be kept of their private meeting with a serving Garda sergeant later today.

# john-deasy - Thursday 23 January, 2014

'The facts as I know them': 11 things we learned from Martin Callinan's evidence to the PAC
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

'The facts as I know them': 11 things we learned from Martin Callinan's evidence to the PAC

Jan 23rd 2014, 4:45 PM 17,647 Views 133 Comments

The Garda Commissioner spent five hours giving evidence to TDs on the Public Accounts Committee today. Here’s what he told them…

# john-deasy - Thursday 16 January, 2014

‘A twisted web’: Credit cards, foreign trips and 5 other things we learned from the CRC hearings
# Crc
# Crc

‘A twisted web’: Credit cards, foreign trips and 5 other things we learned from the CRC hearings

Jan 16th 2014, 10:49 PM 31,343 Views 141 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has uncovered new details about payments and other expenditure at the Central Remedial Clinic.

# john-deasy - Thursday 19 December, 2013

NAMA to attend Public Accounts Committee tomorrow over leak allegations
# NAMA
# NAMA

NAMA to attend Public Accounts Committee tomorrow over leak allegations

Dec 19th 2013, 12:50 PM 5,086 Views 27 Comments

Committee members have expressed concern about the possibility that the allegations that have been raised in recent days would not be dealt with in some way before Christmas and New Year.

# john-deasy - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Video: Former CRC chief got €200k lump-sum payment from charity fund
# Crc
# Crc

Video: Former CRC chief got €200k lump-sum payment from charity fund

Dec 11th 2013, 2:34 PM 13,651 Views 116 Comments

The HSE’s director of human resources, Barry O’Brien, said that the executive “had no knowledge on that” arrangement.

# john-deasy - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Taoiseach clashes with Fine Gael TD over Seanad referendum campaign
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Taoiseach clashes with Fine Gael TD over Seanad referendum campaign

Oct 10th 2013, 10:32 AM 6,990 Views 36 Comments

Enda Kenny and John Deasy, who have clashed before, did so again at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting last night.

# john-deasy - Monday 7 October, 2013

Poll: Should the Taoiseach have taken part in a TV debate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Taoiseach have taken part in a TV debate?

Oct 7th 2013, 9:18 AM 11,781 Views 109 Comments

The Fine Gael leader is being criticised from within his own party for not debating Micheál Martin. Do you think a TV appearance last week would have made any difference?

# john-deasy - Thursday 13 June, 2013

'A farce': TDs at odds over claims government sought to undermine McGuinness
# PAC
# PAC

'A farce': TDs at odds over claims government sought to undermine McGuinness

Jun 13th 2013, 2:10 PM 6,340 Views 44 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee met for over three hours to discuss matters arising out of the controversy surrounding its chairman John McGuinness today.

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