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#Lucinda Creighton

# lucinda-creighton - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working

Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.

# lucinda-creighton - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party

Donohoe replaced Lucinda Creighton as Minister of State for EU Affairs.

# lucinda-creighton - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Lucinda Creighton to come face-to-face with Enda Kenny in Brussels today

It is likely to be the pair’s first meeting since the former junior minister was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party in July.

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Fine Gael councillor throws her support behind Lucinda Creighton

Councillor Edie Wynne takes a different view of the former Minister of State than her constituency colleague, Paddy McCartan, who said Creighton should resign from the party earlier this week.

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 7 October, 2013

'He probably should have done it': Kenny's TV debate refusal divides politicians

While Minister Pat Rabbitte said it was his view that Enda Kenny should have debated abolition, Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan insisted that the Taoiseach engaged “up and down the country”.

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

"Reform Alliance wants to undermine Taoiseach" - Brian Walsh

On hearing the news that his former Fine Gael party colleagues would vote against the abolition of the Seanad, Brian Walsh was less than complimentary.

The Reform Alliance is calling for a No vote in the Seanad referendum

Lucinda Creighton said it would be “irresponsible of us not to advocate a position on it” in an interview this morning.

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'

Eoghan Murphy and Regina Doherty have welcomed the surprise move to give rebel Fine Gael TDs speaking rights.

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

Creighton: A lot of Fine Gael members will campaign for me at the next election

The Dublin South East TD is definitely running at the next election and believes many Fine Gael members in her constituency will support her. Here’s what else she told…

# lucinda-creighton - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

'Exiled' party members granted speaking rights in Dáil

The TDs were informed about the Ceann Comhairle’s decision tonight, just hours before the Dáil returns from recess.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 16 September, 2013

Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil

The government has no plans to allow the expelled Fine Gael rebels, now known as the Reform Alliance, speaking rights in the Dáil.

# lucinda-creighton - Saturday 14 September, 2013

"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance

Direct election of the Ceann Comhairle, automatic addition to the electoral register and Attorney General certification for guillotined bills top the agenda for the Fine Gael rebels.

Poll: Do you think the Reform Alliance should become a party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Reform Alliance should become a party?

What do you think? Should the Fine Gael rebels set up a new political party?

# lucinda-creighton - Friday 13 September, 2013

Creighton: 'I don't have any anti-Enda sentiment, I just want to get on with the job'

The newly-formed Reform Alliance of Fine Gael members that lost the party whip hopes to come up with some new ideas, something Creighton says is “sorely lacking”.

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance

Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.

'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists

Paul Kehoe has said it’s not nice to have to expel the five TDs and two Senators over the abortion vote but insisted that “politics is no kind of Cinderella game”.

# lucinda-creighton - Friday 6 September, 2013

Who wants to be Lucinda Creighton’s parliamentary assistant?

Lucinda Creighton is on the look out for a new assistant. Do you have what it takes? Step on down.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 26 August, 2013

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

The government chief whip has told that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

# lucinda-creighton - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

# lucinda-creighton - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Michaella McCollum Connolly, the controversial Republican parade and the 14 people rescued at sea.

Creighton “not involved” in talks on new political party

The Fine Gael ‘rebels’ who were expelled from the parliamentary party are in talks about getting speaking rights – but will they form a new party?

# lucinda-creighton - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: Lucinda Creighton and Tom Barry – the story of two political Irelands

Two Fine Gael TDs were in the spotlight this week but for completely different reasons, writes Gary Murphy, who says we need to decide what type of politics we want.

# lucinda-creighton - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the Killarney explosion, Belfast riots and Dáil bar drinking,

"I'm not opposed to gay rights" and 9 other quotes from Lucinda Creighton

The former European Affairs Minister gave a wide-ranging interview to Marian Finucane on RTÉ Radio this morning. Here’s what she had to say…

Dirty Dancing in the Dáil: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Late night Dáil party nearly ends in abortion and a cartographer worries that Lucinda Creighton may disappear right off the map.

Poll: Should Fine Gael allow rebel TDs to run in the next election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fine Gael allow rebel TDs to run in the next election?

There is uncertainty over whether or not Lucinda Creighton and other TDs who voted against the abortion bill will be allowed to run as candidates. Do you think they should?

Aaron McKenna: We need more Lucinda Creightons – politicians who actually believe in something

Lucinda Creighton isn’t perfect and she may have embarked on a Quixotic adventure in relation to abortion – you can decide for yourself about that. But one thing nobody can deny is that we need more politicians like her, writes Aaron McKenna.

Lucinda Creighton is unlikely to be chosen as a Fine Gael candidate again

Meanwhile Peadar Tóibín’s suspension from Sinn Féin for six months means he is banned from attending all party events.

# lucinda-creighton - Friday 12 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Lucinda Creighton, drownings and a train crash in Paris.

Now you see her...Creighton disappears from Fine Gael website

Former Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton has had her page on the Fine Gael website deleted as the party moves on.

Catch-up: The things you should know about final Dáil abortion vote

A ministerial rebellion and a new minister within hours; anger at criminalisation of and lack of advocacy for women; the Dáil bar can stay open until 5am.

Taoiseach asked me to resign: Lucinda Creighton

Former Minister of State for European Affairs says that Enda Kenny asked her for resignation after her Níl vote – so she handed it over.

# lucinda-creighton - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Paschal Donohoe the favourite to replace Lucinda as European Affairs Minister

The Dublin Central TD is the clear favourite to replace Lucinda Creighton in her junior ministry after she lost the party whip tonight.

Creighton: I believe I made the correct decision

The Government Chief Whip has confirmed that the vote on amendment 56 will lose Creighton her junior ministry.

Lucinda Creighton says term limit on abortions "the minimum we can offer"

The Minister of State for European Affairs was backed by several TDs in the call for a gestational term limit on abortion in Ireland.

Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he's "hopeful" of a final vote today

TDs will be back in the Dáil to discuss the Protection of Life Bill at 5pm, with the session to be adjourned by midnight if not concluded before then.

The abortion debate - what happens next?

The Dáil sat until 5am debating proposed amendments to the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill and will begin again at 4pm.

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Explainer: What exactly are Ireland's politicians voting on tonight?

The Dáil debate on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 has just kicked off.