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#Paul Connaughton

# paul-connaughton - 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…

# paul-connaughton - Friday 13 June, 2014

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call

John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.

# paul-connaughton - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Here is the surprise choice for Fine Gael's new chairman

Charlie Flanagan’s elevation to Cabinet creates a vacancy within Fine Gael that has been filled this evening.

# paul-connaughton - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery are 'absolutely expected' to attend PAC next week

The Public Accounts Committee has discussed the latest developments at the Rehab Group, including the retirement of its CEO Angela Kerins, this morning.

# paul-connaughton - Saturday 12 October, 2013

'The most vulnerable people in our society': Dáil hears medical card horror stories

Problems facing some chronically ill people who cannot access discretionary medical cards were raised in the Dáil this week. Here are just some of the stories placed on the Dáil record.

# paul-connaughton - 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.

# paul-connaughton - 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.

# paul-connaughton - Friday 26 November, 2010

AS COUNTING CONTINUES in Donegal South West, there are other electoral developments around the country. Fine Gael’s Ulick Burke has followed the lead of his constituency colleague Paul Connaughton by saying he won’t contest the next general election, while NUI senator Joe O’Toole says he too will bow out next time round. Ivana Bacik, meanwhile, is rumoured to be ran by Labour as a running mate to Eamon Gilmore in the hotly-contested Dún Laoghaire Dáil constituency.

# paul-connaughton - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

FINE GAEL TD for Galway East, Paul Connaughton, has announced he will be stepping down from politics at the next general election. The 66-year-old has represented the constituency since 1981 and served as a junior minister at the Department of Agriculture under Garret Fitzgerald’s government from 1982 to 1987.