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#Niall Collins

# niall-collins - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'
# Debate
# Debate

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'

Oct 27th 2020, 3:15 PM 29,892 Views 68 Comments

Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.

# niall-collins - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Scheme offering employers €3,000 to take on apprentices extended into next year
# Re-training
# Re-training

Scheme offering employers €3,000 to take on apprentices extended into next year

Oct 15th 2020, 6:45 AM 16,554 Views 6 Comments

Minister Simon Harris is due to announce 10,000 places for upskilling today.

# niall-collins - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'
# Schools
# Schools

Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 1:32 PM 56,713 Views 98 Comments

Donnelly joined junior minister Niall Collins who earlier rejected suggestions that schools could close for an extended period.

# niall-collins - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign
# Dirty Tricks
# Dirty Tricks

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign

Dec 21st 2019, 6:30 AM 13,810 Views 86 Comments

He also accused Fine Gael of ‘targeting’ Fianna Fáil members.

# niall-collins - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Why was there such a big fuss over 'Votegate' and what happens next?
# Democracy
# Democracy

Why was there such a big fuss over 'Votegate' and what happens next?

Oct 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,582 Views 49 Comments

There have been calls for a review of the voting system, but some TDs have said deputies simply need to follow the rules.

# niall-collins - Sunday 20 October, 2019

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes

Updated Oct 20th 2019, 1:20 PM 33,927 Views 99 Comments

Michéal Martin said he spoke with the deputies this morning who both agreed to cooperate fully with the Ceann Comhairle’s inquiry.

# niall-collins - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent
# Timmy Dooley
# Timmy Dooley

Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent

Updated Oct 19th 2019, 4:26 PM 54,122 Views 118 Comments

Clare TD Timmy Dooley said a fellow party member cast a number of votes for him while he was absent from the Dáil chamber on Thursday.

# niall-collins - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays
# Safety
# Safety

Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays

Jun 13th 2019, 6:10 AM 29,024 Views 36 Comments

The Health and Safety Funfair Amendment Bill looks to further regulate funfairs.

# niall-collins - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF
# Trade Rules
# Trade Rules

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:39 PM 21,615 Views 159 Comments

Government is likely to lose vote over legislation that would prohibit the purchase of goods or services produced in all settlements deemed illegal.

# niall-collins - Sunday 28 October, 2018

'We're okay thanks': Fianna Fáil TDs pour cold water on Casey's plan to join party
# Next Moves
# Next Moves

'We're okay thanks': Fianna Fáil TDs pour cold water on Casey's plan to join party

Updated Oct 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 65,314 Views 144 Comments

Casey said he would be “joining Fianna Fáil” and that he intended to run in Donegal.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I don't see it going anywhere': Fianna Fáil TD dismisses prospect of Éamon Ó Cúiv running for president
# Presidential
# Presidential

'I don't see it going anywhere': Fianna Fáil TD dismisses prospect of Éamon Ó Cúiv running for president

Jul 31st 2018, 10:13 AM 13,626 Views 34 Comments

A letter sent to councillors across the country calling for support for Ó Cúiv to be the next president of Ireland.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'
# Occupied Territories Bill
# Occupied Territories Bill

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:52 PM 17,947 Views 188 Comments

The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.

# niall-collins - Saturday 24 February, 2018

How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers
# Construction
# Construction

How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers

Feb 24th 2018, 10:30 AM 14,839 Views 74 Comments

Ireland 2040 has big plans – but will we have enough construction workers to deliver government pledges.

# niall-collins - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'
# Changing Tack
# Changing Tack

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

Dec 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 19,767 Views 94 Comments

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

# niall-collins - Friday 16 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

Jun 16th 2017, 1:15 PM 51,512 Views 81 Comments

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# niall-collins - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Ireland's corporate watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage
# Apply Within
# Apply Within

Ireland's corporate watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage

Feb 16th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,247 Views 0 Comments

There has been a 25% reduction in the number of staff at the ODCE in the past six years.

# niall-collins - Friday 8 July, 2016

FactCheck: Did Fianna Fáil REALLY get union support for their zero hour contracts plan?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Fianna Fáil REALLY get union support for their zero hour contracts plan?

Jul 8th 2016, 9:50 PM 25,151 Views 61 Comments

FactCheck steps in to resolve a row in the Dáil this week, and answer a reader’s request.

# niall-collins - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night
# Not Your Mother
# Not Your Mother

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night

Jul 6th 2016, 9:28 AM 57,726 Views 98 Comments

“I did not come in here to do what your mother should have done and put manners on you.”

# niall-collins - Monday 9 May, 2016

It's two weeks on the minister's desk but we're still waiting for the garda whistleblower report
# O'Higgins Report
# O'Higgins Report

It's two weeks on the minister's desk but we're still waiting for the garda whistleblower report

May 9th 2016, 6:30 PM 14,992 Views 109 Comments

The government says the Attorney General is examining its contents first.

# niall-collins - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government

Apr 7th 2016, 11:10 AM 26,703 Views 104 Comments

There are likely to be objections from a number of Fianna Fáil TDs to the proposal from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# niall-collins - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Fianna Fáil TD would have 'no problem' doing a deal with Fine Gael*
# The Grand Coalition
# The Grand Coalition

Fianna Fáil TD would have 'no problem' doing a deal with Fine Gael*

Feb 10th 2016, 6:03 PM 12,463 Views 100 Comments

* But only if it’s the largest party, according to justice spokesperson Niall Collins.

# niall-collins - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping
# Crime
# Crime

Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping

Jan 20th 2016, 12:30 PM 12,276 Views 36 Comments

The party’s crime policy includes increasing the Garda force to 15,000.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

You could hear this TD's ringing endorsement of Enda all over Leinster House
# The Ringer
# The Ringer

You could hear this TD's ringing endorsement of Enda all over Leinster House

Sep 22nd 2015, 6:49 PM 22,546 Views 115 Comments

“YOU YOU YOU! THE CHEEK OF YOU TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH!”

# niall-collins - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely
# After Micheál
# After Micheál

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 33,592 Views 113 Comments

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

# niall-collins - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations

Aug 11th 2015, 7:00 AM 25,031 Views 193 Comments

Can you sense a general election coming on?

# niall-collins - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants
# Pulse Backlog
# Pulse Backlog

'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants

Jul 22nd 2015, 11:35 AM 15,791 Views 52 Comments

Many relate to non-payment of fines.

# niall-collins - Monday 22 June, 2015

For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions
# Nothing Changes
# Nothing Changes

For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions

Jun 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 16,901 Views 38 Comments

Questions about the garda investigation into the tribunal’s findings have not disclosed much information since 2012.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Disaster for Fianna Fáil as prominent Yes Equality campaigner quits
# Bad Day At The Office
# Bad Day At The Office

Disaster for Fianna Fáil as prominent Yes Equality campaigner quits

May 26th 2015, 1:00 PM 44,863 Views 111 Comments

Meanwhile, Senator Averil Power said she was “laughed at and made feel like an eejit” for suggesting colleagues campaign for a Yes vote.

# niall-collins - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president
# No Country For Young Men
# No Country For Young Men

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

May 24th 2015, 8:00 AM 28,279 Views 67 Comments

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# niall-collins - Monday 18 May, 2015

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ
# Feeling Left Out
# Feeling Left Out

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ

May 18th 2015, 11:33 AM 19,175 Views 175 Comments

The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.

# niall-collins - Monday 4 May, 2015

TD says garda helicopter causing 'noise pollution' in Dublin at night
# Keep It Down
# Keep It Down

TD says garda helicopter causing 'noise pollution' in Dublin at night

May 4th 2015, 7:30 AM 31,095 Views 80 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said gardaí operate a noise reduction policy during night hours.

# niall-collins - Thursday 16 April, 2015

'Some people have a romantic, bleary-eyed view of cannabis ... They're wrong'
# Minister For Drugs
# Minister For Drugs

'Some people have a romantic, bleary-eyed view of cannabis ... They're wrong'

Apr 16th 2015, 2:37 PM 15,432 Views 103 Comments

Here’s how Fianna Fáil thinks we can deal with the ‘scourge’ of drugs.

# niall-collins - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart
# My Achy Breaky Heart
# My Achy Breaky Heart

Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart

Apr 2nd 2015, 3:05 PM 11,151 Views 67 Comments

The party’s internal woes continue today.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year
# Say Please
# Say Please

The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year

Mar 31st 2015, 4:32 PM 12,665 Views 48 Comments

… and the gardaí turned most of them down. And no one seems to know why.

# niall-collins - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

More than 700 tourists were mugged last year
# No Míle Fáilte
# No Míle Fáilte

More than 700 tourists were mugged last year

Mar 25th 2015, 5:35 PM 13,756 Views 63 Comments

Niall Collins asked Frances Fitzgerald to take a walk with him in Dublin city centre to see how common crime is.

# niall-collins - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Election 2015? Fianna Fáil is selecting general election candidates next week
# Moving Fast
# Moving Fast

Election 2015? Fianna Fáil is selecting general election candidates next week

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:11 PM 5,438 Views 90 Comments

The Soldiers of Destiny aren’t hanging around…

# niall-collins - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Gardaí currently have 113,500 arrests waiting to be carried out
# Long Arm Of The Law
# Long Arm Of The Law

Gardaí currently have 113,500 arrests waiting to be carried out

Nov 19th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,418 Views 26 Comments

The Justice Minister says she accepts that this is unacceptable but adds that most are for minor offences.

# niall-collins - Monday 17 November, 2014

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Nov 17th 2014, 3:00 PM 6,609 Views 25 Comments

Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.

# niall-collins - Monday 3 November, 2014

You'll soon need a licence if you want to be a private investigator
# Private Eyes
# Private Eyes

You'll soon need a licence if you want to be a private investigator

Nov 3rd 2014, 3:35 PM 9,883 Views 13 Comments

Plans to license the PI industry are being formulated by Data Protection Minister Dara Murphy.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly
# Ice Bucket Challenge
# Ice Bucket Challenge

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly

Aug 26th 2014, 10:53 AM 20,316 Views 20 Comments

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

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