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# michael-fitzmaurice - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'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.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

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.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Sunday 11 March, 2018

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.

# 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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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…

# michael-fitzmaurice - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'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.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'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.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# 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

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

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 This post contains videos

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.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Monday 30 March, 2015

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

… 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

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

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'

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'

*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 This post contains a poll

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…

# michael-fitzmaurice - Thursday 15 January, 2015

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…

# michael-fitzmaurice - 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.

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…

# michael-fitzmaurice - Thursday 8 January, 2015

'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.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance

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'

Ross and fellow independent Michael Fitzmaurice will be joining forces.

# michael-fitzmaurice - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

'The established parties are snobby' - Independent TD

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

# michael-fitzmaurice - Monday 5 January, 2015

'Heads need to be knocked together' to lift two year boil water notice in Galway

Could temporary water treatment facilities be the solution?

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