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# Malcolm Byrne

This month
March 2023
Opinion: The argument for more ministers? Just look at Roderic O'Gorman's workload
This argument isn’t about jobs for the boys and girls, writes Fianna Fáil Senator Malcolm Byrne.
Last year
# Tornado
Government called on to extend support scheme to Wexford communities hit by suspected tornado
A local councillor said the suspected tornado was like a scene from ‘Twister’ or ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
# digital banking
Revolut takes 'first steps' toward offering loans and bank accounts to Irish users
The digital challenger bank is increasing its offering to Irish customers as Ulster Bank and KBC Bank move to exit the market.
All time
# Frances Haugen
Oireachtas to invite Facebook whistleblower to appear before committee
Francis Haugen has made a number of blistering claims since going public earlier this month.
# Human Rights
Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.
# seanad elections
Timmy Dooley among three outgoing Fianna Fáil TDs to secure Seanad nominations
All three lost their Dáil seats during this month’s general election.
# Six of the best
Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year
The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.
# No Confidence
'He's had his time': Here's what the Dáil's new TDs have to say about Eoghan Murphy
Two will vote no confidence in the minister while the two new Fianna Fáil TDs will abstain.
# marriage ref effect
Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so
Fianna Fáil also wants politics to be a mandatory school subject.
# over troubled waters
Protest over Kilkenny bridge grows from 'a dozen to hundreds of people'
This morning gardaí cordoned off the roads to escort machinery into the site.
# Race for the Áras
Norris campaign wins first council backing - but question marks over legitimacy
David Norris secures the nomination of Fingal County Council to run for the Presidency; he needs three more to run.