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#Peadar Tóibín

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party

The TD was suspended from the party for six months because he voted against the abortion legislation in the Dáil.

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Tóibín says he only learned he had lost Culture Committee chairmanship when he read it online

Last week, Tóibín was suspended from the party for six months.

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation

Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation

The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passed by 102 votes to 12.

# peadar-toibin - Monday 24 September, 2018

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published Exclusive

Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

# peadar-toibin - Friday 13 July, 2018

Clontarf Hospital lost 26% of its staff in just two years Exclusive

Clontarf Hospital lost 41 staff between 2016 and 2017.

# peadar-toibin - Monday 25 June, 2018

Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election

He also confirmed that he won’t be resigning from the party.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Peadar Tóibín: 'One child’s life is more important than my job, and every TD's job'

The Sinn Féin TD said he will oppose such proposals in the Dáil.

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run

McDonald says her first campaign as leader is not practice for a general election.

Each side playing the blame game as fallout from the Prime Time debate no-show rolls over The Show Must Go On This post contains videos

Each side playing the blame game as fallout from the Prime Time debate no-show rolls over

Cora Sherlock has denied pulling out of last night’s Prime Time debate.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'

The Sinn Féin leader said party members that vote against party policy in the Dáil will face consequences.

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Scientology-linked group's 'drug treatment centre' won't be subject to inspections

An opposition TD says he’ll bring in legislation to cover such centres himself unless the government takes action.

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Fresh harassment and bullying allegations have emerged at the National Museum

Minister Josepha Madigan’s response to the allegations was labelled “very unsatisfactory” in the Dáil.

# peadar-toibin - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

# peadar-toibin - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Saunas and high vitamin doses: The discredited Scientology-backed drug rehab programme slated for Meath

There have been a number of protests against Scientology’s presence in Ireland.

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Locals turn out in numbers to protest proposed drug rehab centre in Co Meath

The new Narconon centre in the rural village of Ballivor has been linked with the Church of Scientology.

# peadar-toibin - Saturday 18 November, 2017

No free vote for Sinn Féin TDs and senators on abortion

The party voted to reaffirm their position to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Sinn Féin TD says people need 'Minister Joe Duffy' to get action on harassment and bullying claims

“Why, in 2017, must women use the front pages of newspapers to achieve justice and a workplace free of harassment and bullying?”

# peadar-toibin - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Some western counties have nearly twice as many gardaí on the streets as those in Leinster - but why?

The spread of gardaí around the country displays a clear imbalance according to new figures.

# peadar-toibin - Monday 18 September, 2017

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

# peadar-toibin - Monday 4 September, 2017

Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE

Navan emergency department was just one of many experiencing serious staff shortages as a result of the strikes this evening.

# peadar-toibin - Friday 25 August, 2017

'My mother doesn't sleep': No operation in sight for woman who has already waited two years for surgery

Catherina Tobin says she is being discriminated against by the government because she’s a public patient without health insurance.

# peadar-toibin - Sunday 25 June, 2017

In Navan, Co Meath, there are more vacant properties than there are people on the housing waiting list

Whole swathes of the Flower Hill neighbourhood in Navan currently stand derelict.

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade

Since the introduction of penalty points Ireland’s male drivers have received the lion’s share of fixed charge notices for road infractions.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Ranked - the counties where you're most likely to have received penalty points

Some counties with the worst road fatality records in Ireland incur the least penalty points in the country.

# peadar-toibin - Saturday 22 April, 2017

A prolonged culture of bullying and stress: What's going on at the National Museum of Ireland?

There are concerns that staff’s complaints aren’t being dealt with comprehensively after the National Museum got an easy pass at committee last week.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'

In an unusual event, senators on the committee said that they were uncomfortable with their Chair’s line of questioning.

# peadar-toibin - Monday 23 January, 2017

Open library or open longer? Rural plan criticised for launching in library soon to have staffless hours

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín says human connectivity will be replaced by automation with staffless hours.

# peadar-toibin - Friday 4 November, 2016

Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library

The library is due to be built in Mary Robinson’s family home in Ballina.

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 20 October, 2016

FactCheck: Is it really "illegal" for the government to negotiate with the UK before Brexit?

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty made an extraordinary claim on Tonight With Vincent Browne this week. Was she right?

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Government challenge over Moore Street battlefield site likely to be paid for out of centenary commemoration fund

Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys announced where the funds would come from last week in a committee.

# peadar-toibin - 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.

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

FactCheck: Is Sinn Féin right about how many gardaí Dublin's inner city has lost?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at a claim made repeatedly by Sinn Féin.

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems

The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.

# peadar-toibin - Friday 23 October, 2015

Sinn Féin TD defends sarcastic tweets about 'getting instructions from Army Council'

The Meath West deputy said he was “lampooning” other politicians’ criticism of his party.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'You can't stand with your finger in the dam': Bruton gives his 2c on TTIP

This is what the Jobs Minister had to say about a EU-US free-trade deal today.

# peadar-toibin - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Should workers get paid bereavement leave? Grief This post contains a poll

Should workers get paid bereavement leave?

There is no legal entitlement to it at present.

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%

The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Sinn Féin TD accuses RTÉ of bias in its reporting of Maíria Cahill story

Peadar Tóibín was interviewed on Morning Ireland after tweeting his dissatisfaction at how the show was covering the story.

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