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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 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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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':

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’

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

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

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...

“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'

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

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

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'

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'

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

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 Exclusive

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

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’

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

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

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

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'

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

Pics: TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk

Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, and unprecedented.

# maureen-osullivan - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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