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#Pat Deering

# pat-deering - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Some serious shade was thrown as the Dáil welcomed a new TD today Dáil Bantz This post contains videos

Some serious shade was thrown as the Dáil welcomed a new TD today

They just couldn’t help themselves…

# pat-deering - Monday 29 December, 2014

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to? Backbench Mischief This post contains videos

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?

Backbench TD Eoghan Murphy explained all to TheJournal.ie earlier this month…

# pat-deering - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration

One of Enda Kenny’s own backbenchers has said the Taoiseach’s comments, linking construction of overhead pylons to emigration of young people, are “unfortunate”.

# pat-deering - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

"One cannot have instability": Taoiseach rules out loosening the party whip

Fine Gael backbenchers quizzed the Taoiseach on political reform in the Dáil last night.

# pat-deering - Monday 2 September, 2013

Labour TD says protect social welfare, but FG TD says spending is not sustainable

Two government backbenchers have outlined vastly different approaches to Budget 2014 in columns for TheJournal.ie in the last 24 hours.

# pat-deering - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Column: 'It is essential that we push ahead with the €3.1bn budget cut'

Fine Gael TD Pat Deering believes that current social welfare spending is unsustainable and has urged the government to pursue a €3.1 billion budget cut in order to remove the “shackles of the Troika”.

# pat-deering - Monday 15 October, 2012

Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government

The Department of Public Expenditure says it’s checked with the Troika – and there’s no worries about the reported savings.

Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park

The eight TDs argue in today’s Irish Examiner that “protecting core pay” does not equate to supporting incremental pay increases and allowances for high earners.