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#Marc MacSharry

# marc-macsharry - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'
# Resignation
# Resignation

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'

Sep 16th 2021, 11:34 AM 34,390 Views 35 Comments

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said his resignation was not a ‘a vanity project’.

# marc-macsharry - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
# Vaccine Side Deals
# Vaccine Side Deals

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal

Mar 4th 2021, 5:44 PM 25,222 Views 100 Comments

The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.

# marc-macsharry - Thursday 5 November, 2020

MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him

Nov 5th 2020, 1:23 PM 17,825 Views 27 Comments

MacSharry says FF has lost sight of its principes.

# marc-macsharry - Friday 31 July, 2020

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets
# Backlash
# Backlash

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets

Jul 31st 2020, 2:50 PM 18,028 Views 36 Comments

MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.

# marc-macsharry - Thursday 30 July, 2020

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets
# Public Service
# Public Service

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets

Jul 30th 2020, 11:51 AM 76,577 Views 98 Comments

High-ranking civil servants have called for the comments to be withdrawn.

# marc-macsharry - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Council told to 'cop on' over plans to reduce outdoor seating for pubs and restaurants
# Social Distancing
# Social Distancing

Council told to 'cop on' over plans to reduce outdoor seating for pubs and restaurants

May 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 53,214 Views 53 Comments

Dublin City Council says it is reviewing rules in relation to outdoor seating due to social distancing guidelines.

# marc-macsharry - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

‘This is like a war - Irish sport and the Irish economy will need a Marshall Plan’
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

‘This is like a war - Irish sport and the Irish economy will need a Marshall Plan’

Mar 31st 2020, 5:48 PM 3,920 Views 1 Comment

Fianna Fáil sports spokesperson warns that it could be months before we see top-level sport again in Ireland.

# marc-macsharry - Friday 11 May, 2018

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting

May 11th 2018, 12:08 PM 62,883 Views 74 Comments

Vicky Phelan accused the former Director General of the HSE of ‘throwing his toys out of the pram’.

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

May 11th 2018, 10:50 AM 62,991 Views 71 Comments

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

# marc-macsharry - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna

May 10th 2018, 11:45 AM 105,201 Views 91 Comments

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.

# marc-macsharry - Saturday 10 February, 2018

How well do you know your Dáil rows?
# Wigs On The Green
# Wigs On The Green

How well do you know your Dáil rows?

Feb 10th 2018, 8:30 PM 18,377 Views 17 Comments

TDs aren’t above screaming blue murder at each other from time to time.

# marc-macsharry - Sunday 13 September, 2015

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Sep 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 20,439 Views 68 Comments

Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?

# marc-macsharry - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Joan Burton to banking inquiry - "We would have let Anglo fail"
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Joan Burton to banking inquiry - "We would have let Anglo fail"

Jul 23rd 2015, 3:09 PM 28,250 Views 117 Comments

Labour’s current leader and former leader were in front of the banking inquiry this afternoon.

# marc-macsharry - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'

Jun 24th 2015, 4:25 PM 25,073 Views 37 Comments

A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.

# marc-macsharry - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

There was an almighty row over Phil Hogan and Irish Water in the Seanad today
# Seanadigans
# Seanadigans

There was an almighty row over Phil Hogan and Irish Water in the Seanad today

Nov 5th 2014, 3:30 PM 23,838 Views 112 Comments

The upper house was suspended three times this afternoon. Here’s what happened….

# marc-macsharry - Monday 21 July, 2014

'Any money is too much': Banking inquiry will be as 'cost-efficient as possible'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

'Any money is too much': Banking inquiry will be as 'cost-efficient as possible'

Jul 21st 2014, 2:30 PM 3,948 Views 11 Comments

Members of the inquiry will be discussing the issue at their meeting on Wednesday but chairperson Ciarán Lynch said any cost figures out there are merely speculative.

# marc-macsharry - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

'Good cop/bad cop' claims lead to call for banking inquiry to 'remove cloak of secrecy'
# Internal Strife
# Internal Strife

'Good cop/bad cop' claims lead to call for banking inquiry to 'remove cloak of secrecy'

Jul 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 3,954 Views 16 Comments

Claims and counter-claims have led to a split among members of the inquiry and a call for the investigation into the banking collapse to move into public session.

# marc-macsharry - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it

Jun 15th 2014, 11:55 AM 14,362 Views 84 Comments

The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.

# marc-macsharry - Friday 13 June, 2014

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private

Jun 13th 2014, 5:44 PM 4,922 Views 32 Comments

After a week of Hitler references, ‘hysterical’ senators, and ‘making a balls of it’ the first meeting of the Oireachtas Committee set up the examine the banking crisis takes place next week.

Susan O'Keeffe would have got a better reaction 'if she said she was hungover'
# Scapegoat
# Scapegoat

Susan O'Keeffe would have got a better reaction 'if she said she was hungover'

Jun 13th 2014, 12:42 PM 18,045 Views 33 Comments

The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.

# marc-macsharry - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry
# Angry Scenes
# Angry Scenes

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry

Jun 12th 2014, 12:30 PM 12,497 Views 93 Comments

The coalition has restored its majority on the inquiry by adding two more senators – causing uproar in Leinster House.

# marc-macsharry - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jun 11th 2014, 10:42 PM 17,308 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Aer Lingus strikes, GSOC bugging and Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.

Attempts to kick Fianna Fáil senator off banking inquiry fall flat
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Attempts to kick Fianna Fáil senator off banking inquiry fall flat

Jun 11th 2014, 8:17 PM 10,393 Views 32 Comments

A Fine Gael senator had accused Marc MacSharry of having a conflict of interest.

# marc-macsharry - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

With all this politics what hope does the banking inquiry have of finding out anything?
# Analysis
# Analysis

With all this politics what hope does the banking inquiry have of finding out anything?

Jun 10th 2014, 2:23 PM 3,248 Views 19 Comments

The government messed up in not ensuring it had a majority on the inquiry in the first place, but now its attempts to reverse this threaten to undermine the whole process of finding out what happened to the Irish banking system.

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry
# Row
# Row

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry

Jun 10th 2014, 12:29 PM 4,613 Views 33 Comments

The first meeting of the special Oireachtas Committee was due to get underway tomorrow but has now been postponed indefinitely amid a row over the number of government members on the inquiry.

# marc-macsharry - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess
# Not A Great Start
# Not A Great Start

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

Jun 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,576 Views 41 Comments

With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.

# marc-macsharry - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Banking inquiry 'rocked' after lengthy row over senator's 'conflict of interest'
# Seanad-igans
# Seanad-igans

Banking inquiry 'rocked' after lengthy row over senator's 'conflict of interest'

Jun 5th 2014, 10:00 PM 21,086 Views 79 Comments

Angry scenes in the upper house after a claim that a senator has a conflict of interest, preventing him from serving on the banking inquiry, is later withdrawn.

# marc-macsharry - Sunday 6 October, 2013

‘Fannies’, ‘prats’ and ‘clowns’: 10 bizarre moments from the 24th Seanad
# Oireachtas Retorts
# Oireachtas Retorts

‘Fannies’, ‘prats’ and ‘clowns’: 10 bizarre moments from the 24th Seanad

Oct 6th 2013, 8:30 AM 8,842 Views 44 Comments

From the Justice Minister’s laughing fit, to Jim Walsh’s controversial comments on abortion. Say what you like about the chamber’s effectiveness; so far the current crop of senators have been anything but boring.

# marc-macsharry - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Senator who signed recall petition defends missing recalled Seanad debate
# Summer Holiday
# Summer Holiday

Senator who signed recall petition defends missing recalled Seanad debate

Aug 21st 2013, 10:09 AM 8,391 Views 112 Comments

The Fianna Fáil health spokesperson spoke today from Portugal about why he missed the debate on organ donation legislation.

# marc-macsharry - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Seanad votes No on annulling transplant legislation
# Seand Recall
# Seand Recall

Seanad votes No on annulling transplant legislation

Aug 20th 2013, 2:27 PM 5,800 Views 32 Comments

The chairman of the Seanad used his casting vote to break a 22-22 tie on a vote that would have annulled a statutory instrument on organ transplantation.

# marc-macsharry - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Here are the 15 senators who opposed the abortion legislation
# Abortion Vote
# Abortion Vote

Here are the 15 senators who opposed the abortion legislation

Jul 16th 2013, 5:27 PM 10,794 Views 55 Comments

There was opposition from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and independent senators as the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill passed second stage in the upper house today.

# marc-macsharry - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

VIDEO: What happens when you call Enda a 'clown' in the Seanad?
# Clowning Around
# Clowning Around

VIDEO: What happens when you call Enda a 'clown' in the Seanad?

Jun 11th 2013, 5:39 PM 19,494 Views 184 Comments

This.

# marc-macsharry - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,596 Views 91 Comments

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by TheJournal.ie.

# marc-macsharry - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

# marc-macsharry - Monday 31 January, 2011

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled

Jan 31st 2011, 4:53 PM 3,194 Views 0 Comments

Micheál Martin unveils a team of 21 new spokespersons – including some unfamiliar faces from outside the Dáil.

The new Fianna Fáil front bench in full
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

The new Fianna Fáil front bench in full

Jan 31st 2011, 3:42 PM 2,140 Views 0 Comments

The 21 names – including two councillors, and 14 without any cabinet experience – who form Fianna Fáil’s new front bench.