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#Michael McNamara

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction

McNamara has served no time off the road as the case has been under appeal.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Driving ban 'would be exceptionally disastrous' for former TD Michael McNamara

He is allowed remain on the road pending his appeal hearing.

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

'My eyes were burning off my head': Former TD was pepper sprayed after 'refusing arrest', court hears

Former Labour deputy Michael McNamara disputed garda evidence in court today.

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Former Labour TD appears in court charged with dangerous driving and obstructing a Garda

Michael McNamara is contesting all charges.

# michael-mcnamara - Sunday 6 March, 2016

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats

High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Government kicks out one of its own TDs after blazing Dáil row Suspension This post contains videos

Government kicks out one of its own TDs after blazing Dáil row

Michael McNamara was suspended from the house just before lunchtime.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Rebel TD rejoins Labour despite these tweets

Michael McNamara has been critical of the government over the summer but has now rejoined the Labour parliamentary party.

# michael-mcnamara - Monday 6 July, 2015

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.

# michael-mcnamara - Friday 29 May, 2015

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day

Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Labour TD to lose Dáil office after voting against Aer Lingus sale

Michael McNamara is set to lose the Labour whip after saying he cannot support the proposed sale of Aer Lingus to IAG.

Fianna Fáil tries to delay Aer Lingus vote amid growing fears of job losses

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

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

This TD WILL be expelled if he votes against Labour tomorrow

Michael McNamara is said to be undecided on whether he will support the proposed sale of the state’s stake in Aer Lingus.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 30 April, 2015

This TD voted against Labour... but he's staying in the party

Michael McNamara won’t lose the party whip.

# michael-mcnamara - Monday 9 March, 2015

'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies

Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Labour TD who 'disappeared' for vote to establish Irish Water will not be sanctioned

Michael McNamara has admitted he refused to vote for the establishment of the controversial new semi-state company.

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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Older man's street cover of Say Something is the only way to start your day

It’s too early for onion chopping, surely.

# michael-mcnamara - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money

This is due to the scale of anti-fraud measures that must be developed.

# michael-mcnamara - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?

No? One Labour TD believes that more should be done to commemorate Redmond, an East Clare MP who died in World War I.

# michael-mcnamara - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers

Plus – how many PCs were sold around the world so far this year?

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Confusion as Labour TD votes against government

Michael McNamara voted against the government but the party said it was a ‘genuine mistake’.

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí

The Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said that there was nothing in the Garda Code, the Discipline Regulations or the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 which would prevent gardaí from availing of the service.

# michael-mcnamara - Friday 5 April, 2013

'Fair-weather friend' Childers criticised by Labour TDs over resignation

The MEP’s decision to resign from the parliamentary party was met with disappointment and criticism from her Labour colleagues today.

Labour denies Gilmore seeking to shore up support among TDs and senators

A suggestion that the Tánaiste has been seeking support for his leadership from the parliamentary party has been denied by Labour and a number of its TDs though many did not return calls today.

# michael-mcnamara - Monday 1 April, 2013

Department of Health 'doesn't have the money' to turn blue for Autism day

James Reilly says it would be too expensive to light his Department’s HQ blue tomorrow to mark Autism Awareness Day.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

McNamara: Cardinal's Christmas message "misrepresented" abortion legislation issue

Labour TD Michael McNamara said that Cardinal Brady misrepresented the legal position within which the Oireachtas is required to legislate.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Clare TD's fury at Fianna Fáil proposal for Limerick "land grab"

The Dáil voted down a proposal from Niall Collins to include some border areas of Co Clare under a new Limerick council.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe

TD for Clare Michael McNamara was speaking about ACTA at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

# michael-mcnamara - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Greek MPs, Irish jobs, German cable ties, and all the other news from the week in handy numerical format…

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room

Business in the Dáil was held up to vote on ordering Michael McNamara to leave – even though he already had.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Hundreds gather at Dáil for protest against small school cuts

Demonstrators believe planned staffing cuts will lead to large class size increases – and fear some schools could close down altogether.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Nobody home: FF benches empty for discussion on FF bill

Fianna Fáil’s private bill on Political Donations is defeated – as a Labour TD asks where the party has disappeared to…

# michael-mcnamara - Monday 9 May, 2011

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day

TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Labour criticise today’s proceedings, with one TD saying MEPs are like “a lighthouse in a bog”.

# michael-mcnamara - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Hour Fix: 1.30am

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.