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# michael fitzmaurice

Last year
# turf wars
Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice’s motion calls on the Dáil to recognise that turf is a fuel many people are dependent on.
All time
# Shuttered
'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures
Unions have also asked the bank to halt the decision.
# farmers fight back
'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal
There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.
# Aras18
Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate
The independent TD told Morning Ireland it was the duty of independents to support someone who wants to contest the election.
# rural ireland
No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.
# ireland 2040
'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs
A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan.
# Interview
'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance
# Turf War
'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem
The strategy includes plans to start restoration work on a number of bogs across the country.
# Not happy
'Desperately unfair': Bank of Ireland accused of leaving elderly behind as 100 branches go cash free
Ulster Bank has plans to have five cashless locations by the end of this month.
# Job Losses
'A huge shock': Workers at Roscommon cigar factory facing redundancy
Local TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he is “dismayed” at the news.
# What's going on?
'This is a farce': Anger as TD 'left in the dark over refugee centre'
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he hopes the refugees have been well-screened.
# Border Control
'A victory for people power': Roscommon/Westmeath border to remain untouched
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he was concerned any change could disrupt his constituent’s lives.
# Irish Water
Boil water notice lifted in Roscommon after 2.5 years
The notice was put in place in March 2014 after cryptosporidium was detected in the water supply.
# wheels of government
'No child should be left on the side of the road': Rural TDs row over school buses
John Halligan said all children that are eligible are getting a seat on their local school bus.
# resolution
Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs
Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys published legislation during the week to de-designate 46 National Heritage Areas (NHAs) in Ireland.
# how bizarre
RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon
Saturday with Claire Byrne signed off for the season with a massive Oireachtas sing-song. Some were a little better than others…
# so long farewell
'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'
As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.
# artassist controversy
'They'd rather see a patient have their leg amputated than pay for a machine to save it'
TD Michael Fitzmaurice says a patient can’t get the device he needs to save his leg from being amputated.
# Opposition
Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance
He said he is now planning to join a new technical group in opposition.
# first days
Leo: Social Protection not a demotion but "may well be a sideways move"
The new Minister for Social Protection came under some early opposition criticism today.
# Small things
It was turf, bogs and roads that threatened Enda Kenny right to the end
It was down to the wire today as negotiations with the independents went past the deadline.
# Day of Reckoning
Enda is confident he can satisfy Independent TDs' concerns and secure a government today
A fourth vote for Taoiseach is scheduled for Dáil Éireann at midday.
# Flooding
EU to Ireland: We're not stopping you from dredging
The European Commission has said any suggestion EU environmental rules are to blame for the recent severe flooding is “completely without foundation”.
# nice little earner
Here's exactly what the IFA's top official was being paid before he resigned
The group’s president has admitted the sum was “not sustainable and unacceptable”.
# Ballot papers
These lads really want you to know they're independent
The Independent Alliance is seeking to change the description of independent candidates on ballot papers.
# What I've Learned
"You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD
It’s a year since the man once known as the ‘new Ming’ won his seat. How has he found his first 12 months as a TD?
# Dáil over
This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they've gone on holidays
The Dáil has risen until 22 September. Thank God, says you…
# Rule breakers
The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan
Things got a bit awkward for Shane Ross and co on the Leinster House plinth this morning.
# Independent alliance
Shane Ross won't be specific but wants to 'look after women'...
… and do loads of other stuff, like revive rural Ireland.
# It's finally happening (maybe)
Shane Ross (and others) will FINALLY launch the party that's not a party next month
They’re calling it an ‘alliance of independents’.
# (Not) wearing my rolex
Richard Bruton had to hand over an expensive watch he got in Saudi Arabia
The disclosure is in the latest Register of Members’ Interests.
# endapendent
'Enda Kenny's seat isn't safe, an independent could take it'
A new group in Mayo is looking for “a real alternative” to established political parties.
# Havana Good time
Explained: Why the new nickname for Shane Ross is 'Fidel'
*Although we think Finian McGrath was joking…
# calm down calm down
How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras?
This recently-elected TD thinks it might be a good idea…
# State of the Nation
Who's going to lead the Independent Alliance... and can it survive?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Not interested
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.
# delivery date
It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice
The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…
# go team
'Shane Ross isn't THAT right-wing': Christy Burke's u-turn on new Independent Alliance
Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering joining the new group and running in the next General Election.
# Switcheroo
This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance
Martin Conway could be the new alliance of independent TDs’ latest recruit.
# Independent Revolution
Shane Ross says his new alliance will 'absolutely uproot politics in this country'
Ross and fellow independent Michael Fitzmaurice will be joining forces.