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#Marc MacSharry

# marc-macsharry - Friday 11 May, 2018

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting CervicalCheck This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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?

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 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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

# marc-macsharry - Saturday 8 June, 2013

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

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# marc-macsharry - Monday 31 January, 2011

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled Fianna Fáil This post contains images

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled

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

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