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# John Deasy

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# Retirement
John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election
Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.
# intimidation claims
Taoiseach says he intends to deal with claims of bullying in Waterford Fine Gael
The claims come amid the fallout from a no-confidence motion in the party’s TD John Deasy.
# Waterford
Local Fine Gael members pass motion of no confidence in party TD John Deasy
The motion was passed by local members of the party last night.
# Children's Hospital
Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees
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.
# The things they said
How Peter Charleton found the fact among the rumour, gossip, lies and deceit
An analysis of how Peter Charleton came to believe some more than others.
# Charleton
Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told
The comment was made by a barrister for An Garda Síochána.
# Diaspora
FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?
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?
# Illegal Immigrants
This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US
John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
# all in favour
Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...
There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.
# Dáil Debate
The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism
The Cabinet signed off on new terms last evening after criticism in the Dáil.
# Sexual Abuse
TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case
The whistleblower alleges the manager “fabricated” information about her.
# Deputy Principle
"There's very little principle in Irish politics" - Fine Gael TD
John Deasy also reckons Enda Kenny would be “dragged out of the place, kicking and screaming”.
# Foster Care
'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'
Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.
# Foster Care
HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"
The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.
HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities
The foster child, who cannot speak, lived at the foster home in the southeast for 20 years between 1989 and 2009.
# siteserv review
'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'
“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”
# Enda's world
Enda: I don’t live in a world where people only tell you nice things
The Taoiseach has hit back at claims there is an atmosphere of non-criticism in Fine Gael.
# publicity seeker
Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way
He’s faced accusations of self-promotion and self-interest, but the independent TD has hit back in an interview with
# Keep your friends close...
One of Enda Kenny's biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion
John Deasy is the new vice chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.
# Analysis
How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader?
The latest poll puts Kenny as the most unpopular of the four main party leaders. So is his position safe?
# Irish Water
These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for
The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney
Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family
The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.
# McNulty-gate
FG TD thinks McNulty appointment is 'stroke politics at its worst'... and he's not the only one
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has sought to play down the John McNulty controversy today.
# Awkward
'People are becoming disgusted with the way Fine Gael is being run,' says... Fine Gael TD
John Deasy has launched a scathing attack on his party, the Taoiseach and the current Cabinet.
# Rehab
PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins
The Public Accounts Committee will now seek talks with another Dáil committee overs its efforts to compel the former Rehab CEOs.
# Flashback
"You were the minister"- Richard Bruton accused of ignoring Waterford job warnings back in 1996
The current Enterprise Minister held the same role back 18 years ago.
# Gardagate
Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year
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.
# Election 2014
Dáil's youngest TD now favourite to run for Fine Gael in European elections
Simon Harris could now be one of the party’s three candidates in Ireland South.
# Election 2014
Fine Gael's European election strategy is putting off some potential Fine Gael candidates
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.
Shane Ross insists: 'I'm not looking for or hiding from publicity'
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.
# points scoring
More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”
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.
# Penalty Points
TD claims that evidence from garda whistleblower was 'debunked'
The PAC says it will not give Sergeant Maurice McCabe a copy of his evidence, as he requested.
# behind closed doors
PAC will keep audio of garda whistleblower hearing - but no transcript
Member of the Public Accounts Committee queried what record will be kept of their private meeting with a serving Garda sergeant later today.
# Penalty Points
'The facts as I know them': 11 things we learned from Martin Callinan's evidence to the PAC
The Garda Commissioner spent five hours giving evidence to TDs on the Public Accounts Committee today. Here’s what he told them…
# crc
‘A twisted web’: Credit cards, foreign trips and 5 other things we learned from the CRC hearings
The Public Accounts Committee has uncovered new details about payments and other expenditure at the Central Remedial Clinic.
NAMA to attend Public Accounts Committee tomorrow over leak allegations
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.
# crc
Video: Former CRC chief got €200k lump-sum payment from charity fund
The HSE’s director of human resources, Barry O’Brien, said that the executive “had no knowledge on that” arrangement.
# Seanad referendum
Taoiseach clashes with Fine Gael TD over Seanad referendum campaign
Enda Kenny and John Deasy, who have clashed before, did so again at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting last night.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Taoiseach have taken part in a TV debate?
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?
'A farce': TDs at odds over claims government sought to undermine McGuinness
The Public Accounts Committee met for over three hours to discuss matters arising out of the controversy surrounding its chairman John McGuinness today.