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# 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.

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's how the new Gaeltacht minister got on answering a question as Gaeilge

Dúirt Joe McHugh nach bhuil sé muiníneach sa teanga go fóill.

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Taoiseach insists water for children will be free

Enda Kenny also confirmed that the water charges will not exceed €240 per year.

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Fine Gael and Labour are 'austerity junkies' failing to attract investment - Pearse Doherty

Sinn Féín has called on the government to access more funding from the European Investment Bank to stimulate job creation.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín said the current system was unacceptable. Minister Howlin told the Dáil a HIQA review would lead to a ‘refined and improved’ service.

# peadar-toibin - Friday 7 February, 2014

‘A fundamentally dishonest motion’: Sinn Féin rejects move to give TDs free vote on abortion

The party’s Ard Fheis is under way in Wexford with delegates voting down a motion to allow members to vote with their conscience on the issue of abortion.

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Six months after suspension, Tóibín's back as Sinn Féin spokesperson

The announcement comes a day before the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is due to start.

# peadar-toibin - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Creighton: I did not approach Peadar Tóibín about Reform conference

The TD said today that she did not make any approach to Tóibín, despite what he is alleged to have said on radio last week.

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Peadar Tóibín returning to Sinn Féin after six-month suspension

The Meath West deputy expects to be back in the party by the end of the month.

# peadar-toibin - Monday 13 January, 2014

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.

# peadar-toibin - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Large scale 'day of action' planned as local groups form National Hospital Campaign

Hospital action groups from around the country are coming together to plan an ongoing national campaign.

# peadar-toibin - Friday 10 January, 2014

SF 'rebel' Tóibín confident he'll be back in the party fold by February

The Meath deputy was expelled last summer after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Peadar Tóibín: Fianna Fáil approached me, but I want to rejoin Sinn Féin

The Meath West TD is suspended from Sinn Féin after voting against the abortion bill but he insists he wants to rejoin the party in January.

# peadar-toibin - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State's history

The Companies Bill 2013 is nearly 1,200 pages and proposes to overhaul the way company law operates in Ireland. But in what way? TheJournal.ie takes a look…

# peadar-toibin - Thursday 21 November, 2013

10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retained

The Navan zinc and lead mine, which is the largest Zinc mine in Europe, has been in operation since 1977.

# peadar-toibin - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Sinn Féin's 'prodigal son' won't return to the party until next year

Peadar Tóibín has been suspended from the party since he voted against the abortion bill in the summer.

# peadar-toibin - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton is unlikely to be chosen as a Fine Gael candidate again

Meanwhile Peadar Tóibín’s suspension from Sinn Féin for six months means he is banned from attending all party events.

# peadar-toibin - Friday 12 July, 2013

Catch-up: The things you should know about final Dáil abortion vote

A ministerial rebellion and a new minister within hours; anger at criminalisation of and lack of advocacy for women; the Dáil bar can stay open until 5am.

Peadar Toibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months

TD for Meath West has been censured for his vote against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

# peadar-toibin - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Four Fine Gael rebels will lose committee memberships... and their offices

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin has said that Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill is a “serious breach of party rules”.

Tóibín: Abortion bill has not received sufficient debate

The Sinn Féin TD was the only member of his party to vote against the bill tonight in the Dáil.

# peadar-toibin - Monday 24 June, 2013

Peadar Tóibín expects 'robust consequences' when he votes against abortion bill

The Sinn Féin TD has reiterated that he will vote against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill when it goes through the Dáil later this week.