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#Maureen O'Sullivan

# maureen-osullivan - Thursday 7 September, 2017

14-year-old girl scout's fall from helicopter 'unlikely' to have caused her death, inquest hears
# Aoife Winterlich
# Aoife Winterlich

14-year-old girl scout's fall from helicopter 'unlikely' to have caused her death, inquest hears

Sep 7th 2017, 8:46 PM 34,236 Views 0 Comments

Aoife Winterlich died after being swept out to sea at Hook Head lighthouse in December 2015.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

O'Sullivan 'stands over' support for man arrested on explosives charges before Prince Charles visit
# Court Letter
# Court Letter

O'Sullivan 'stands over' support for man arrested on explosives charges before Prince Charles visit

Dec 7th 2016, 1:47 PM 16,231 Views 44 Comments

Donal O’Coisdealbha was jailed for five and a half years yesterday after pleading guilty to IRA membership.

# maureen-osullivan - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing

Jun 21st 2016, 3:09 PM 16,831 Views 121 Comments

Ireland is one of only three countries that allows hare coursing. Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan wants it to end.

# maureen-osullivan - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot
# Meet The New Boss
# Meet The New Boss

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot

Mar 10th 2016, 1:17 PM 36,007 Views 76 Comments

The 32nd Dáil has completed its first act in electing a new chairperson.

# maureen-osullivan - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

A TD who nearly lost her seat is going for one of the most important jobs in the Dáil
# Speaker Of Of The Dáil
# Speaker Of Of The Dáil

A TD who nearly lost her seat is going for one of the most important jobs in the Dáil

Mar 8th 2016, 6:48 PM 30,482 Views 44 Comments

Maureen O’Sullivan has said that the position is “not a gift from the ruling parties”.

# maureen-osullivan - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Incredible - Maureen O'Sullivan has come back from the dead to take the final seat in Dublin Central
# From The Jaws Of Defeat
# From The Jaws Of Defeat

Incredible - Maureen O'Sullivan has come back from the dead to take the final seat in Dublin Central

Feb 27th 2016, 11:59 PM 22,998 Views 28 Comments

The independent TD has retained her seat with a last-gasp charge at the 11th count.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

'People are doing extremely well without any income': Call for mini-CAB to tackle smaller drug dealers
# Mini-CAB
# Mini-CAB

'People are doing extremely well without any income': Call for mini-CAB to tackle smaller drug dealers

Feb 10th 2016, 6:07 AM 22,441 Views 50 Comments

The past seven days have seen two high-profile gangland murders.

# maureen-osullivan - Friday 18 December, 2015

Independent TD defends attempt to post bail for man accused of involvement in plot to bomb Prince Charles visit
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Independent TD defends attempt to post bail for man accused of involvement in plot to bomb Prince Charles visit

Dec 18th 2015, 11:43 AM 17,153 Views 0 Comments

Maureen O’Sullivan says the issue is about human rights.

# maureen-osullivan - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Enda Kenny isn't out of the woods yet over Fennelly
# Feeling Confident?
# Feeling Confident?

Enda Kenny isn't out of the woods yet over Fennelly

Sep 20th 2015, 7:50 PM 21,147 Views 145 Comments

The Taoiseach will face a motion of no confidence this week.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Questions raised over Irish swim coach accused of abuse who's spent 20 years in US
# Green Card
# Green Card

Questions raised over Irish swim coach accused of abuse who's spent 20 years in US

Aug 5th 2015, 3:32 PM 19,080 Views 0 Comments

Maureen O’Sullivan TD wants to know how George Gibney has been allowed stay there.

# maureen-osullivan - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':
# Owning The Road
# Owning The Road

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':

Jan 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 12,728 Views 47 Comments

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

# maureen-osullivan - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’
# So There
# So There

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’

Jan 15th 2015, 1:04 PM 8,974 Views 86 Comments

There was a lot of finger-wagging and eye-rolling at Leaders’ Questions today.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Shane Ross: I want something completely and utterly new, Stephen Donnelly doesn't
# Not Interested
# Not Interested

Shane Ross: I want something completely and utterly new, Stephen Donnelly doesn't

Jan 14th 2015, 4:12 PM 33,774 Views 50 Comments

The high profile Wicklow TD is bowing out of talks to join the Independent alliance.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Republican councillor supported by TDs has jail sentence for graffiti overturned
# Activism
# Activism

Republican councillor supported by TDs has jail sentence for graffiti overturned

Jan 7th 2015, 5:04 PM 9,335 Views 73 Comments

Gary Donnelly had been sentenced to six months in jail for daubing an anti-internment slogan on Derry’s walls.

# maureen-osullivan - Saturday 1 November, 2014

These TDs and Senators are refusing to pay water charges. Here's why...
# N To The O
# N To The O

These TDs and Senators are refusing to pay water charges. Here's why...

Nov 1st 2014, 12:00 PM 30,738 Views 51 Comments

“The level of non-cooperation and non-engagement with Irish Water shows that the Government should just give up now.”

# maureen-osullivan - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months'
# Street Dealing
# Street Dealing

Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months'

Oct 5th 2014, 7:00 AM 13,062 Views 40 Comments

There are concerns over the growing quantity of these drugs being illegally sold.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

'Left high and dry': TDs call for Deaf advocacy service to be re-opened
# Funding Cuts
# Funding Cuts

'Left high and dry': TDs call for Deaf advocacy service to be re-opened

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:50 PM 5,629 Views 16 Comments

Some 5,000 people have been affected by the closure of the Irish Deaf Society’s National Advocacy Service.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

"You've some neck" - Martin calls for Kenny to admit he 'fired' Callinan
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

"You've some neck" - Martin calls for Kenny to admit he 'fired' Callinan

Jun 11th 2014, 12:47 PM 12,336 Views 58 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said it was “very serious” that junior minister Alex White agreed that the Taoiseach forced the former Garda Commissioner to quit.

# maureen-osullivan - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

May 13th 2014, 1:38 PM 17,788 Views 119 Comments

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

# maureen-osullivan - Sunday 30 March, 2014

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'
# Independents Network
# Independents Network

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'

Mar 30th 2014, 2:40 PM 10,558 Views 44 Comments

A new alliance of TDs, calling itself Independents’ Network , gathered in Dublin today to give advice and support to non-party candidates running in the local elections in May.

# maureen-osullivan - Friday 28 March, 2014

Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform
# Friday Sitting
# Friday Sitting

Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform

Mar 28th 2014, 11:53 AM 10,575 Views 35 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month
# Independent Network
# Independent Network

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month

Mar 5th 2014, 8:58 AM 5,495 Views 18 Comments

Amid much talk of a new political party, a press conference will be held later this month where further details of the loose alliance of independent TDs will be revealed.

# maureen-osullivan - Friday 21 February, 2014

TDs will provide 'support system' for election candidates - but insist they're not a party
# Independent Network
# Independent Network

TDs will provide 'support system' for election candidates - but insist they're not a party

Feb 21st 2014, 6:15 AM 5,525 Views 9 Comments

Six independent TDs, including former Labour minister Roisin Shortall, are among those working together to provide a support system for independent candidates in the local elections.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Iranians look upon the closure of the Irish embassy as a slight’
# Embassy Closures
# Embassy Closures

‘Iranians look upon the closure of the Irish embassy as a slight’

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 12,778 Views 38 Comments

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan said while she was in Iran, the Irish embassy closure was brought up repeatedly in meetings.

# maureen-osullivan - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

TDs head to Iran to discuss trade, human rights and the nuclear programme
# On A Mission
# On A Mission

TDs head to Iran to discuss trade, human rights and the nuclear programme

Jan 7th 2014, 10:26 AM 5,883 Views 43 Comments

A delegation from the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee are departing for Tehran later this week.

# maureen-osullivan - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

Nov 26th 2013, 12:55 PM 13,771 Views 80 Comments

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# maureen-osullivan - Saturday 31 August, 2013

'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions
# Technical Group
# Technical Group

'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions

Aug 31st 2013, 8:15 AM 11,906 Views 55 Comments

Seamus Healy and Stephen Donnelly will represent the Technical Group at Leaders’ Question in the next Dáil term but Luke Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace are not happy about this.

# maureen-osullivan - Friday 23 August, 2013

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'

Aug 23rd 2013, 5:32 PM 11,470 Views 55 Comments

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

# maureen-osullivan - Monday 10 June, 2013

FF leader stands by McGuinness as Kenny brands him 'damaging' to politics
# John McGuinness
# John McGuinness

FF leader stands by McGuinness as Kenny brands him 'damaging' to politics

Jun 10th 2013, 5:48 PM 11,402 Views 78 Comments

Enda Kenny says it’s up to Fianna Fáil to decide on John McGuinness’s future – and Micheal Martin has offered full support. above reproach’.”

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'

Jun 10th 2013, 3:40 PM 7,032 Views 25 Comments

But the independent TD and several of his colleagues want the upper house reformed and hopes to get support from Labour and Fine Gael TDs this week.

Video: Spending watchdog chair 'should resign' over spouse travel remarks
# Wags
# Wags

Video: Spending watchdog chair 'should resign' over spouse travel remarks

Jun 10th 2013, 12:24 PM 5,987 Views 56 Comments

Independent TD Finian McGrath says John McGuinness should resign as pressure mounts over the Public Accounts Committee chairman’s comments this morning.

# maureen-osullivan - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

May 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 16,408 Views 206 Comments

Responding to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.

# maureen-osullivan - Monday 25 March, 2013

Irish Wildlife Trust calls on public to help change animal welfare bill
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Irish Wildlife Trust calls on public to help change animal welfare bill

Mar 25th 2013, 8:33 PM 10,831 Views 188 Comments

TDs Maureen O’Sullivan and Clare Daly plan to propose the removal of exemptions for fox hunting and hare coursing.

# maureen-osullivan - Sunday 27 January, 2013

It's official: copyright on the National Anthem has ended
# Amhrán Na BhFiann
# Amhrán Na BhFiann

It's official: copyright on the National Anthem has ended

Jan 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 17,874 Views 71 Comments

The government says it will bring in new legislation if necessary to stop people from messing around with Amhrán na bhFiann.

# maureen-osullivan - Saturday 1 December, 2012

LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting
# Convention
# Convention

LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting

Dec 1st 2012, 1:58 PM 3,557 Views 13 Comments

The 100-member body, two-thirds of which is drawn from the general public, is meeting in Dublin Castle this afternoon.

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Pics: TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk
# Fashion
# Fashion

Pics: TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk

Nov 28th 2012, 9:20 AM 8,178 Views 31 Comments

Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, and unprecedented.

# maureen-osullivan - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

Oct 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,196 Views 22 Comments

The government has committed to abolishing the upper house but where do the parties stand on whether it should stay or go? We asked them and here is what they told us…

# maureen-osullivan - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Calls for an end to "inherently cruel" hare coursing
# Coursing
# Coursing

Calls for an end to "inherently cruel" hare coursing

May 9th 2012, 1:00 PM 4,184 Views 161 Comments

Animal campaigners say that details from the National Parks and Wildlife Service show that the practice is “unacceptable”.

# maureen-osullivan - Monday 7 May, 2012

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours
# School Tours
# School Tours

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours

May 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,413 Views 23 Comments

Asked about tours of greyhound stadia, the minister said betting activities were “not appropriate” for children.

# maureen-osullivan - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Poll: Should the words 'fianna fáil' be dropped from the national anthem?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the words 'fianna fáil' be dropped from the national anthem?

Feb 5th 2012, 1:08 PM 7,744 Views 153 Comments

Michael Noonan says the party was founded after the anthem was translated – but should we stop singing the words anyway?

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