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#John Deasy

# john-deasy - Thursday 21 February, 2019

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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 11 October, 2018

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.

# john-deasy - Friday 29 June, 2018

Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told

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?

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

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...

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

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

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

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'

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"

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 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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 14 May, 2015

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

“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

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 This post contains videos

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 TheJournal.ie

# john-deasy - Thursday 11 December, 2014

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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 4 December, 2014

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?

# john-deasy - Thursday 23 October, 2014

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

# john-deasy - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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

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.

# john-deasy - Friday 26 September, 2014

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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 25 September, 2014

'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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 19 June, 2014

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.

# john-deasy - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

"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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 13 February, 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.

# john-deasy - Tuesday 11 February, 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.

# john-deasy - Sunday 9 February, 2014

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

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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 6 February, 2014

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.

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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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.

# john-deasy - Thursday 23 January, 2014

'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…

# john-deasy - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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

# john-deasy - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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.

# john-deasy - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

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

# john-deasy - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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.

# john-deasy - Monday 7 October, 2013

Poll: Should the Taoiseach have taken part in a TV debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# john-deasy - Thursday 13 June, 2013

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

'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.

# john-deasy - Saturday 2 March, 2013

8 things we learned from TDs' declarations of interests for 2012

How many deputies own property abroad? And where do those who keep their eyes on Ireland’s finances invest themselves?

# john-deasy - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

# john-deasy - Friday 3 February, 2012

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

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