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#Robert Dowds

# robert-dowds - Monday 21 September, 2015

Yet another Labour TD is stepping down at the next election

Robert Dowds is not running in Dublin Mid-West next time out.

# robert-dowds - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'

A leaflet for Gerry Kelly contains census figures showing more Catholics than Protestants in North Belfast.

# robert-dowds - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

A Labour TD crashed his car into the barrier at Leinster House

Robert Dowds got a slight cut to his hand but is otherwise okay.

# robert-dowds - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

# robert-dowds - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

# robert-dowds - 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.

# robert-dowds - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.

# robert-dowds - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

PAC hasn’t got all the information it wanted about Rehab… or Frank Flannery

Flannery has told the PAC in a letter that he is willing to cooperate with its inquiry into the Rehab Group by, in the first instance, providing written information.

# robert-dowds - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Ireland's drinking problem goes beyond Arthur's Day - An Taoiseach

Ireland's drinking problem goes beyond Arthur's Day - An Taoiseach

The Taoiseach was asked today if he supported a boycott of Arthur’s Day, but said that Ireland’s relationship with alcohol goes beyond one day.

# robert-dowds - Friday 14 June, 2013

Labour TD's bill would give public access to private land

The Dáil will today debate a bill from Robert Dowds, identifying privately-owned property to be used as recreational land.

# robert-dowds - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Noonan: US Senate is "misleading" the world on Ireland's tax rate

The finance minister says the supposed ’2 per cent’ tax rate wrongly implies that Apple’s global profits are all taxable here.

# robert-dowds - Sunday 14 April, 2013

'There's no point in pretending that this is a Labour Govt' - Labour TD

Robert Dowds made the statement when calling for those who had lost the whip to rejoin the fold.

# robert-dowds - Friday 5 April, 2013

'Fair-weather friend' Childers criticised by Labour TDs over resignation

The MEP’s decision to resign from the parliamentary party was met with disappointment and criticism from her Labour colleagues today.

Labour denies Gilmore seeking to shore up support among TDs and senators

A suggestion that the Tánaiste has been seeking support for his leadership from the parliamentary party has been denied by Labour and a number of its TDs though many did not return calls today.

# robert-dowds - Monday 8 October, 2012

Government backbenchers split over possible cuts to private school subsidy

Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy wants to keep the €96 million subvention, but Labour’s Robert Dowds insists it must go.

# robert-dowds - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Ministers to keep €3,500 laundry allowance, Government confirms

Michael Noonan said he had no plans to remove the perk, which can be claimed as a tax refund by ministers who stay in hotels.

# robert-dowds - Saturday 26 February, 2011

No-one elected in Dublin Mid West in first count

While Labour’s Joanna Tuffy is in the lead after the first count in Dublin Mid West, no candidate reached the quota required.