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#Noel Dempsey

# noel-dempsey - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Man gets 14 months in prison for stealing 'hot pants' delivery from truck

Noel Dempsey was seen on CCTV robbing a truck and driving off.

# noel-dempsey - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Noel Dempsey: 'Everyday I regret the horrendous decisions we made in government' Fianna Fáil This post contains images

Noel Dempsey: 'Everyday I regret the horrendous decisions we made in government'

The former Fianna Fáil minister gave a wide-ranging interview to RTÉ Radio 1 today.

# noel-dempsey - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

WATCH: Brian Cowen explains THAT infamous bailout denial Shaking Heads This post contains videos

WATCH: Brian Cowen explains THAT infamous bailout denial

The shaking heads of Dermot Ahern and Noel Dempsey became synonymous with the bailout in 2010.

# noel-dempsey - Friday 22 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel Dempsey was looking very well on the news last night... Body Swap

Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel Dempsey was looking very well on the news last night...

A bit different from when we last saw him, though.

# noel-dempsey - Saturday 16 November, 2013

€10 million State energy campaign had no impact – ESRI

Then Minister for communications, marine and natural resources Noel Dempsey promised it would be a “sea change”, but the nation’s top think-tank says the Power of One campaign changed nothing.

# noel-dempsey - Sunday 18 August, 2013

The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002

Figures from the Department of the Environment show a fall in plastic bag usage and therefore the amount of tax taken in recent years.

# noel-dempsey - Friday 21 June, 2013

We'll know in three months if Ireland's getting a postcode system

Pat Rabbitte says he’s committed to postcodes and a final decision will be made “no later than the third quarter” of 2013.

# noel-dempsey - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy

We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.

# noel-dempsey - Sunday 19 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your Fix tonight: Labour picks its president; the cost of a second Greek bailout; the former government minister and the social network; The Boss looses his Big Man; and the dog who loves a riot.

Former government minister uses LinkedIn to find jobs

Noel Dempsey has found work advising local authorities since leaving government.

# noel-dempsey - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen

Fianna Fáil backbenchers aren’t happy about how the cabinet crisis was managed – and the knives could still be out.

Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full

The full text of Brian Cowen’s full statement to the Dáil, announcing his restructured cabinet and the date of the election.

Cabinet reshuffle expected as sixth minister quits

Batt O’Keeffe joins Mary Harney, Noel Dempsy, Dermot Ahern and Tony Killeen in announcing his departure from the cabinet.

Don't bother with reshuffle, call an election - opposition

The opposition parties say the latest developments around the cabinet table are a sign an election should be called.

# noel-dempsey - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Dempsey says Ireland's snow response 'better than Europe'

The Transport Minister tells the Dáil he thinks Ireland’s local authorities handled the big freeze better than others.

Lenihan expected to support Cowen ahead of vote

Brian Cowen has said that he is “absolutely convinced” that he will win today’s confidence vote, which his Minister for Finance is widely expected to support.

# noel-dempsey - Saturday 18 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: more ‘secret’ bank bonuses, the return of the cold snap, and growing threats of war in Korea.

# noel-dempsey - Friday 17 December, 2010

Noel Dempsey announces retirement at next election

The Meath West TD and current transport minister will bow out of politics at the next general election.

# noel-dempsey - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

FF TD Galway office vandalised

Noel Treacy’s Galway constituency office has been vandalised.

# noel-dempsey - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# noel-dempsey - Friday 19 November, 2010

In pictures: the building of Dublin's new €609m Terminal 2 Dublin Airport This post contains images

In pictures: the building of Dublin's new €609m Terminal 2

Our gallery following the new, 15-million-passenger facility from the first building blocks to the official opening.

# noel-dempsey - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

No takers for unused electronic voting machines

The government admits there’s been no bidders to buy the 7,000 machines from the aborted e-voting scheme.

# noel-dempsey - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

“It’s well known that the Taoiseach suffers from congestion sometimes”

Fianna Fáil ministers rally around the ‘hoarse’ and ‘congested’ Taoiseach after his controversial Morning Ireland interview.

# noel-dempsey - Wednesday 1 September, 2010

THE M50 MOTORWAY UPGRADE has officially been completed. The project cost €950m and took over four years to finish. The final N3 interchange section was opened to traffic at 5.30 this evening. Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey said it was a marvellous day for Ireland. His department said the upgrade reduced journey times by up to 50%.

# noel-dempsey - Friday 13 August, 2010

A FIANNA FÁIL councillor has launched a significant attack on transport minister Noel Dempsey over the €100,000 cost of a flight he took on the government jet while his driver followed him in his car.

Cllr Shane Cassells, a member of Navan Town Council and Meath County Council and a constituency colleague of Dempsey’s, said people struggling to make mortgage repayments on the back of increased interest rates could not support the government’s expensive ‘antics’.

He told the Meath Chronicle:

Last week was dominated by news of false mobile phone invoices from Ivor Callely and Noel Dempsey flying to Donegal on the government jet. But, for most people, the only news that was of concern was the fact that their mortgage cost was going to increase by over €1,000 a year.

These people then look at the paper and see Callely pocketing money he was never entitled to and the Department of Transport claiming the cost of a flight on the government jet for Noel Dempsey was €13,000 and not €100,000.

Who cares what it cost? It was still too much! This really is about as far removed from reality as it gets for most ordinary people.

He also said that Fianna Fáil’s grassroots membership was demoralised by the perception of the government’s high-flying lifestyle.

Speaking to a meeting of the party’s youth branch in Queen’s University Belfast earlier this week, Dempsey has conceded that he was “wrong” to have taken the flight but stopped short of apologising for the expenses of his travel.

The Queen’s student newspaper The Gown said that with the “wonderful benefit of hindsight”, Dempsey admitted he should have considered alternative methods of travelling from Dublin to Donegal to make an address at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties.

# noel-dempsey - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

TRANSPORT MINISTER Noel Dempsey has insisted that the Dublin-Navan rail link will still be finished by 2016 – despite the project not being listed as a priority in yesterday’s capital spending plan.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio 1′s lunchtime news, Dempsey gave a “cast iron guarantee” that the project would be completed on time, saying the Railway Order – the equivalent of planning permission – would be submitted early next year.

The transport minister had come under criticism for the perceived shelving of the line, as Navan – which has not been served by passenger trains since 1963 – lies within his own constituency.

The link was not earmarked as priority project in yesterday’s €39bn capital spending programme, and was conspicuous by its absence in the list of projects which were put forward for immediate completion.

But the minister says that the money is there to complete the project, of which the first phase – the completion of the line to Clonsilla in North Dublin – is almost finished.

Earlier, Fine Gael attacked the government’s decision to cut €1bn in spending from the plan, claiming it was merely an easy way for the Government to save a third of the €3bn it needs to cut in December’s Budget.