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# michael-fitzmaurice - Monday 1 March, 2021

'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures

Mar 1st 2021, 12:26 PM 23,165 Views 47 Comments

Unions have also asked the bank to halt the decision.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal
# Farmers Fight Back
# Farmers Fight Back

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal

Jul 10th 2019, 3:12 PM 44,838 Views 144 Comments

There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate
# Aras18
# Aras18

Michael Fitzmaurice urges fellow independent TDs to join together to nominate a presidential candidate

Aug 21st 2018, 9:36 AM 8,952 Views 44 Comments

The independent TD told Morning Ireland it was the duty of independents to support someone who wants to contest the election.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Sunday 11 March, 2018

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

Mar 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 20,667 Views 50 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs
# Ireland 2040
# Ireland 2040

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs

Feb 14th 2018, 1:48 PM 16,142 Views 61 Comments

A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
# Interview
# Interview

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Jan 7th 2018, 9:55 PM 53,716 Views 93 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

# michael-fitzmaurice - Friday 22 December, 2017

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem
# Turf War
# Turf War

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem

Dec 22nd 2017, 11:05 AM 12,300 Views 69 Comments

The strategy includes plans to start restoration work on a number of bogs across the country.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'Desperately unfair': Bank of Ireland accused of leaving elderly behind as 100 branches go cash free
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

'Desperately unfair': Bank of Ireland accused of leaving elderly behind as 100 branches go cash free

Jun 13th 2017, 5:45 PM 37,996 Views 87 Comments

Ulster Bank has plans to have five cashless locations by the end of this month.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Friday 14 April, 2017

'A huge shock': Workers at Roscommon cigar factory facing redundancy
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

'A huge shock': Workers at Roscommon cigar factory facing redundancy

Apr 14th 2017, 8:00 AM 30,409 Views 40 Comments

Local TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he is “dismayed” at the news.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'This is a farce': Anger as TD 'left in the dark over refugee centre'
# What's Going On?
# What's Going On?

'This is a farce': Anger as TD 'left in the dark over refugee centre'

Jan 7th 2017, 5:01 PM 37,879 Views 201 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he hopes the refugees have been well-screened.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'A victory for people power': Roscommon/Westmeath border to remain untouched
# Border Control
# Border Control

'A victory for people power': Roscommon/Westmeath border to remain untouched

Nov 24th 2016, 8:12 PM 13,295 Views 24 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he was concerned any change could disrupt his constituent’s lives.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Friday 14 October, 2016

Boil water notice lifted in Roscommon after 2.5 years
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Boil water notice lifted in Roscommon after 2.5 years

Oct 14th 2016, 2:30 PM 7,361 Views 23 Comments

The notice was put in place in March 2014 after cryptosporidium was detected in the water supply.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'No child should be left on the side of the road': Rural TDs row over school buses
# Wheels Of Government
# Wheels Of Government

'No child should be left on the side of the road': Rural TDs row over school buses

Aug 27th 2016, 7:15 AM 12,466 Views 23 Comments

John Halligan said all children that are eligible are getting a seat on their local school bus.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs
# Resolution
# Resolution

Good news for turf cutters: New laws will allow them to work on protected bogs

Jul 30th 2016, 7:15 AM 14,043 Views 28 Comments

Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys published legislation during the week to de-designate 46 National Heritage Areas (NHAs) in Ireland.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 9 July, 2016

RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon
# How Bizarre
# How Bizarre

RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon

Jul 9th 2016, 3:11 PM 39,695 Views 29 Comments

Saturday with Claire Byrne signed off for the season with a massive Oireachtas sing-song. Some were a little better than others…

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'

Jun 25th 2016, 8:15 AM 26,209 Views 90 Comments

As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'They'd rather see a patient have their leg amputated than pay for a machine to save it'
# Artassist Controversy
# Artassist Controversy

'They'd rather see a patient have their leg amputated than pay for a machine to save it'

Jun 23rd 2016, 6:45 AM 18,609 Views 26 Comments

TD Michael Fitzmaurice says a patient can’t get the device he needs to save his leg from being amputated.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance
# Opposition
# Opposition

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance

May 18th 2016, 9:09 PM 30,286 Views 49 Comments

He said he is now planning to join a new technical group in opposition.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Leo: Social Protection not a demotion but "may well be a sideways move"
# First Days
# First Days

Leo: Social Protection not a demotion but "may well be a sideways move"

May 7th 2016, 2:46 PM 37,444 Views 104 Comments

The new Minister for Social Protection came under some early opposition criticism today.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Friday 6 May, 2016

It was turf, bogs and roads that threatened Enda Kenny right to the end
# Small Things
# Small Things

It was turf, bogs and roads that threatened Enda Kenny right to the end

May 6th 2016, 6:00 PM 21,396 Views 72 Comments

It was down to the wire today as negotiations with the independents went past the deadline.

Enda is confident he can satisfy Independent TDs' concerns and secure a government today
# Day Of Reckoning
# Day Of Reckoning

Enda is confident he can satisfy Independent TDs' concerns and secure a government today

May 6th 2016, 8:40 AM 9,209 Views 88 Comments

A fourth vote for Taoiseach is scheduled for Dáil Éireann at midday.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

EU to Ireland: We're not stopping you from dredging
# Flooding
# Flooding

EU to Ireland: We're not stopping you from dredging

Jan 5th 2016, 1:58 PM 25,203 Views 62 Comments

The European Commission has said any suggestion EU environmental rules are to blame for the recent severe flooding is “completely without foundation”.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Friday 20 November, 2015

Here's exactly what the IFA's top official was being paid before he resigned
# Nice Little Earner
# Nice Little Earner

Here's exactly what the IFA's top official was being paid before he resigned

Nov 20th 2015, 11:01 PM 51,934 Views 114 Comments

The group’s president has admitted the sum was “not sustainable and unacceptable”.

These lads really want you to know they're independent
# Ballot Papers
# Ballot Papers

These lads really want you to know they're independent

Nov 20th 2015, 1:58 PM 9,398 Views 21 Comments

The Independent Alliance is seeking to change the description of independent candidates on ballot papers.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 10 October, 2015

"You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD
# What I've Learned
# What I've Learned

"You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD

Oct 10th 2015, 8:45 AM 9,295 Views 16 Comments

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?

# michael-fitzmaurice - Thursday 16 July, 2015

This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they've gone on holidays
# Dáil Over
# Dáil Over

This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they've gone on holidays

Jul 16th 2015, 9:15 PM 14,605 Views 38 Comments

The Dáil has risen until 22 September. Thank God, says you…

# michael-fitzmaurice - Monday 29 June, 2015

The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan
# Rule Breakers
# Rule Breakers

The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan

Jun 29th 2015, 12:31 PM 29,990 Views 66 Comments

Things got a bit awkward for Shane Ross and co on the Leinster House plinth this morning.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Monday 30 March, 2015

Shane Ross won't be specific but wants to 'look after women'...
# Independent Alliance
# Independent Alliance

Shane Ross won't be specific but wants to 'look after women'...

Mar 30th 2015, 11:48 AM 10,668 Views 56 Comments

… and do loads of other stuff, like revive rural Ireland.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Shane Ross (and others) will FINALLY launch the party that's not a party next month
# It's Finally Happening (maybe)
# It's Finally Happening (maybe)

Shane Ross (and others) will FINALLY launch the party that's not a party next month

Mar 21st 2015, 7:30 AM 12,584 Views 42 Comments

They’re calling it an ‘alliance of independents’.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Richard Bruton had to hand over an expensive watch he got in Saudi Arabia
# (Not) Wearing My Rolex
# (Not) Wearing My Rolex

Richard Bruton had to hand over an expensive watch he got in Saudi Arabia

Mar 12th 2015, 6:21 PM 23,610 Views 31 Comments

The disclosure is in the latest Register of Members’ Interests.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Monday 2 March, 2015

'Enda Kenny's seat isn't safe, an independent could take it'
# Endapendent
# Endapendent

'Enda Kenny's seat isn't safe, an independent could take it'

Mar 2nd 2015, 5:30 PM 14,446 Views 66 Comments

A new group in Mayo is looking for “a real alternative” to established political parties.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Explained: Why the new nickname for Shane Ross is 'Fidel'
# Havana Good Time
# Havana Good Time

Explained: Why the new nickname for Shane Ross is 'Fidel'

Feb 17th 2015, 3:45 PM 10,864 Views 20 Comments

*Although we think Finian McGrath was joking…

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 17 January, 2015

How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras?
# Calm Down Calm Down
# Calm Down Calm Down

How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras?

Jan 17th 2015, 12:00 PM 8,879 Views 38 Comments

This recently-elected TD thinks it might be a good idea…

# michael-fitzmaurice - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Who's going to lead the Independent Alliance... and can it survive?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Who's going to lead the Independent Alliance... and can it survive?

Jan 15th 2015, 9:00 AM 6,131 Views 34 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# michael-fitzmaurice - 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 33,775 Views 50 Comments

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

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice
# Delivery Date
# Delivery Date

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice

Jan 14th 2015, 2:30 PM 9,226 Views 40 Comments

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

# michael-fitzmaurice - Thursday 8 January, 2015

'Shane Ross isn't THAT right-wing': Christy Burke's u-turn on new Independent Alliance
# Go Team
# Go Team

'Shane Ross isn't THAT right-wing': Christy Burke's u-turn on new Independent Alliance

Jan 8th 2015, 1:10 PM 13,737 Views 26 Comments

Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering joining the new group and running in the next General Election.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance
# Switcheroo
# Switcheroo

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance

Jan 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,215 Views 72 Comments

Martin Conway could be the new alliance of independent TDs’ latest recruit.

Shane Ross says his new alliance will 'absolutely uproot politics in this country'
# Independent Revolution
# Independent Revolution

Shane Ross says his new alliance will 'absolutely uproot politics in this country'

Jan 7th 2015, 7:53 AM 27,333 Views 150 Comments

Ross and fellow independent Michael Fitzmaurice will be joining forces.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

'The established parties are snobby' - Independent TD
# Fiiiiight
# Fiiiiight

'The established parties are snobby' - Independent TD

Jan 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 9,973 Views 23 Comments

There has been much talk of a changing political landscape in recent days.

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