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#Niall Collins

# niall-collins - Sunday 28 October, 2018

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

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

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'

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

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'

“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

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

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 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 This post contains videos

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

“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

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

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*

* 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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# niall-collins - Monday 18 May, 2015

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

The party’s internal woes continue today.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year

… 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

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

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

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?

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# niall-collins - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin's authority

Analysis: Defiance of the party leader is now a common occurrence in Fianna Fáil and it’s not good in the long run for the former Cabinet minister.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint

Pádraig Mac Loclainn said that GSOC had to delay investigating a complaint made by the family of Seamus Doherty due to a lack of cooperation from gardaí in Donegal.

# niall-collins - Sunday 22 June, 2014

"It's common sense, you don't interfere with the judiciary"

Government and opposition TDs agree that the judiciary should be free of political influence.

# niall-collins - Friday 20 June, 2014

Niall Collins admits that asking a judge not to jail a drug dealer was 'a mistake'

Meanwhile, his party leader Micheál Martin says that the Limerick TD’s position IS tenable.

How Niall Collins did nothing wrong, but did himself no favours

Analysis: Niall Collins should not have got involved in the case of a man convicted of serious drug offences – for his own sake.

# niall-collins - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Micheál Martin: TDs shouldn't involve themselves in criminal proceedings

The Fianna Fáil leader has been reacting to the controversy surrounding his justice spokesperson today.

Niall Collins sent letter to judge to inform him of the suicide of children's mother

The mother of a convicted man’s four children died earlier this year.

Fianna Fáil won't comment on one of its TDs asking a judge not to jail a drug dealer

The party’s justice spokesperson Niall Collins is in the spotlight this morning.

# niall-collins - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Shatter resignation a lesson for government to "listen to dissenting voices"

Fianna Fáil is now for calling for a road map to “restore this situation to normality”.

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