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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
# Dáil Bantz

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

May 26th 2015, 5:25 PM 18,093 Views 22 Comments

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
# Backbench Mischief

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

Dec 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,803 Views 16 Comments

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
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

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

Jan 7th 2014, 1:33 PM 13,696 Views 108 Comments

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
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

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

Oct 9th 2013, 9:07 AM 4,572 Views 83 Comments

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
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

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

Sep 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 3,960 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 1st 2013, 12:00 PM 18 Views 124 Comments

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
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government

Oct 15th 2012, 1:46 PM 5,230 Views 26 Comments

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
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park

Oct 15th 2012, 8:21 AM 5,244 Views 43 Comments

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.