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#Robert Dowds

# robert-dowds - Monday 21 September, 2015

Yet another Labour TD is stepping down at the next election
# Over And Out
# Over And Out

Yet another Labour TD is stepping down at the next election

Sep 21st 2015, 1:17 PM 11,860 Views 64 Comments

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'
# Criticism
# Criticism

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'

May 2nd 2015, 7:15 AM 18,534 Views 197 Comments

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
# Bit Of A Commotion
# Bit Of A Commotion

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

Oct 7th 2014, 1:21 PM 13,458 Views 35 Comments

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
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

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

Aug 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,568 Views 214 Comments

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

# robert-dowds - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Rebel Labour TDs warn of "rip off" over Dublin's property tax being spent in rural areas
# City Slickers
# City Slickers

Rebel Labour TDs warn of "rip off" over Dublin's property tax being spent in rural areas

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:17 AM 8,056 Views 58 Comments

And Pat Rabbitte shares their concerns.

# robert-dowds - Friday 13 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 13th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,177 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

Jun 12th 2014, 4:50 PM 9,742 Views 28 Comments

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
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

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

Mar 12th 2014, 10:40 PM 8,187 Views 32 Comments

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

Sep 24th 2013, 5:49 PM 12,276 Views 97 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

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

Jun 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,657 Views 56 Comments

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
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

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

May 23rd 2013, 4:36 PM 7,282 Views 41 Comments

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
# Labour
# Labour

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

Apr 14th 2013, 5:30 PM 9,340 Views 73 Comments

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
# Nessa Childers
# Nessa Childers

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

Apr 5th 2013, 9:08 PM 11,715 Views 79 Comments

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
# Labour
# Labour

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

Apr 5th 2013, 5:31 PM 10,258 Views 117 Comments

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
# Private Schools
# Private Schools

Government backbenchers split over possible cuts to private school subsidy

Oct 8th 2012, 7:43 PM 8,105 Views 75 Comments

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
# Political Perks
# Political Perks

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

Jan 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,649 Views 51 Comments

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
# Dublin Mid West
# Dublin Mid West

No-one elected in Dublin Mid West in first count

Feb 26th 2011, 3:17 PM 717 Views 0 Comments

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