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#Seán Fleming

# sean-fleming - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Thousands of people who registered to vote may not be able to if election is held before 15 February
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Thousands of people who registered to vote may not be able to if election is held before 15 February

Jan 14th 2020, 7:53 AM 19,615 Views 33 Comments

It has emerged that the updated register will not become valid until after Valentine’s Day.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Student grants: Barring orders will no longer be accepted as proof that parents are separated
# SUSI
# SUSI

Student grants: Barring orders will no longer be accepted as proof that parents are separated

Dec 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 23,249 Views 14 Comments

Barring orders were included on a list of acceptable documentation students could use to prove their parents were separated.

# sean-fleming - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear
# Cost Overruns
# Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,074 Views 25 Comments

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff
# Wages
# Wages

'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 8:17 PM 34,316 Views 47 Comments

The average wage an agency worker is paid is nearly €140,000.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits

Jun 13th 2019, 5:01 PM 12,971 Views 42 Comments

TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Calls for naming and shaming of tax defaulters who do not pay their settlements
# Death And Taxes
# Death And Taxes

Calls for naming and shaming of tax defaulters who do not pay their settlements

Dec 6th 2018, 6:20 AM 18,483 Views 39 Comments

From 2016 to May 2018, Revenue received a total of 9,721 ‘good citizen reports’ about suspected tax evasion.

# sean-fleming - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money
# Buying Vs Rent
# Buying Vs Rent

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Dec 5th 2018, 9:10 PM 10,695 Views 23 Comments

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

'It's our job to question everyone': PAC says probe into president's spending was 'legitimate'
# Follow The Money
# Follow The Money

'It's our job to question everyone': PAC says probe into president's spending was 'legitimate'

Dec 5th 2018, 6:33 PM 8,092 Views 29 Comments

The committee got into hot water before the presidential election when it decided to review the spending of the Office of the President of Ireland.

# sean-fleming - Saturday 29 September, 2018

New report shows that 83 of Ireland's wealthiest people pay lower rate of income tax than average worker
# High Worth Individuals
# High Worth Individuals

New report shows that 83 of Ireland's wealthiest people pay lower rate of income tax than average worker

Sep 29th 2018, 8:32 AM 25,471 Views 66 Comments

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee said people would be “shocked” by the report.

# sean-fleming - Sunday 2 September, 2018

TD says people are 'scamming' the Cycle to Work scheme and selling bikes for profit
# Thieves On Wheels
# Thieves On Wheels

TD says people are 'scamming' the Cycle to Work scheme and selling bikes for profit

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:31 AM 38,134 Views 101 Comments

Seán Fleming TD says there must be more oversight of the scheme.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Apple and Google to be asked to appear before the PAC to explain their tax affairs
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Apple and Google to be asked to appear before the PAC to explain their tax affairs

Nov 9th 2017, 11:55 AM 8,064 Views 29 Comments

Google, Apple, JP Morgan, City Bank, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer will be invited to appear before a government committee.

# sean-fleming - Saturday 24 June, 2017

New junior minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan 'may well have to resign'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

New junior minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan 'may well have to resign'

Jun 24th 2017, 2:46 PM 20,113 Views 33 Comments

He said some of the revelations to come out of An Garda Síochána “are appalling”.

# sean-fleming - Friday 26 May, 2017

University presidents showed 'arrogance' when questioned about financial misconduct, claims TD
# Misleading Information
# Misleading Information

University presidents showed 'arrogance' when questioned about financial misconduct, claims TD

May 26th 2017, 10:56 AM 17,865 Views 29 Comments

An RTÉ Investigates show aired last night which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'We can't have every minister firing out statements willy-nilly': John Halligan asked to clarify criticism of PAC
# KNUCKLES RAPPED
# KNUCKLES RAPPED

'We can't have every minister firing out statements willy-nilly': John Halligan asked to clarify criticism of PAC

Apr 13th 2017, 6:23 PM 18,435 Views 49 Comments

The Independent Alliance TD is believed to have taken issue with the line of questioning targeted at WIT.

# sean-fleming - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow
# Shot Down
# Shot Down

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow

Apr 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 33,657 Views 87 Comments

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 30 March, 2017

'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?

Mar 30th 2017, 9:43 AM 26,900 Views 64 Comments

The PAC report into Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book sale was being debated last night.

# sean-fleming - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Less than half of this year's tax defaulters have paid up in full
# Revenue
# Revenue

Less than half of this year's tax defaulters have paid up in full

Nov 20th 2016, 7:10 AM 17,977 Views 17 Comments

Minister Michael Noonan has indicated that publication notices in future will indicate the payment status in relation to published tax settlements.

# sean-fleming - Sunday 3 July, 2016

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system
# Constitutional Issues
# Constitutional Issues

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system

Jul 3rd 2016, 3:15 PM 13,002 Views 58 Comments

The junior minister was discussing proposed legislation to do with fatal foetal abnormalities.

# sean-fleming - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers

Mar 13th 2016, 2:46 PM 35,842 Views 100 Comments

A Sinn Féin TD has called for an independent commission to be set up to see what should replace the utility.

# sean-fleming - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Is this the most boring constituency in Ireland?
# Snore
# Snore

Is this the most boring constituency in Ireland?

Feb 16th 2016, 8:30 PM 45,655 Views 61 Comments

Just six candidates are running in three-seat Laois where many believe the result is a foregone conclusion.

# sean-fleming - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

WATCH: With the Dáil chamber nearly empty, Pearse Doherty lets rip
# Not Holding Back
# Not Holding Back

WATCH: With the Dáil chamber nearly empty, Pearse Doherty lets rip

Oct 13th 2015, 8:10 PM 28,488 Views 128 Comments

There was some criticism of the lack of government presence in the Dáil as the opposition parties responded to the Budget.

# sean-fleming - Friday 12 June, 2015

Joan needs new computers for the water grant... €630k more
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Joan needs new computers for the water grant... €630k more

Jun 12th 2015, 6:08 AM 17,031 Views 93 Comments

Giving out money doesn’t come cheap.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'
# Siteserv Review
# Siteserv Review

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'

May 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 42,002 Views 103 Comments

“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”

# sean-fleming - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe

May 6th 2015, 9:32 PM 18,568 Views 98 Comments

A Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to be established has been defeated by the government.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Dáil suspended after another MASSIVE row
# Ventriloquist Dummy
# Ventriloquist Dummy

Dáil suspended after another MASSIVE row

Apr 30th 2015, 3:49 PM 39,706 Views 78 Comments

Those are five minutes we’ll never get back.

# sean-fleming - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water
# Appointments
# Appointments

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water

Nov 26th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,260 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Taoiseach denies misleading the Dáil over Irish Water bonus claims
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Taoiseach denies misleading the Dáil over Irish Water bonus claims

Oct 16th 2014, 4:58 PM 27,463 Views 176 Comments

Sean Fleming says the Taoiseach has “serious questions” to answer.

# sean-fleming - Friday 10 October, 2014

Micheál's leadership "a non issue" say Fianna Fáil's three wise men
# People Like Him
# People Like Him

Micheál's leadership "a non issue" say Fianna Fáil's three wise men

Oct 10th 2014, 3:20 PM 5,779 Views 16 Comments

The party had some Budget plans to reveal today, but — inevitably — they were also faced with a raft of questions on this week’s rotten poll showing.

# sean-fleming - Friday 13 June, 2014

HSE buys three Harley-Davidson motorcycles for €66k
# HSE ANGELS
# HSE ANGELS

HSE buys three Harley-Davidson motorcycles for €66k

Jun 13th 2014, 10:19 AM 38,954 Views 153 Comments

The motorbikes only do 5,200 kilometres per year and are used for rapid responses to accidents.

# sean-fleming - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets - they have to
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets - they have to

Apr 13th 2014, 12:45 PM 8,148 Views 42 Comments

The Public Expenditure Minister also said that there could be room in Budget 2015 for tax cuts.

# sean-fleming - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Flannery to quit philanthropy body, accused of ‘metaphorically giving two fingers’ to PAC
# To Be Frank
# To Be Frank

Flannery to quit philanthropy body, accused of ‘metaphorically giving two fingers’ to PAC

Mar 11th 2014, 4:05 PM 12,906 Views 55 Comments

The former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab board member is also facing calls to come before the Public Accounts Committee.

# sean-fleming - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government'
# Unparliamentary
# Unparliamentary

VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government'

Mar 5th 2014, 12:29 PM 13,121 Views 25 Comments

It’s been x-rated stuff in the chamber this week…

# sean-fleming - Thursday 13 February, 2014

HSE accused of producing new information on live TV 'for dramatic effect'
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

HSE accused of producing new information on live TV 'for dramatic effect'

Feb 13th 2014, 12:09 PM 7,365 Views 6 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming asked that the PAC receive new information the HSE has uncovered prior to officials appearing before TDs on the public spending watchdog.

# sean-fleming - Friday 24 January, 2014

TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly

Jan 24th 2014, 1:46 PM 6,511 Views 62 Comments

Even if the Public Accounts Committee is able to hear from the whistleblowers it is not clear whether this will happen in public or private session.

# sean-fleming - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

HSE will report on hospital executive pay breaches 'in a couple of days'
# Hospital Exec Pay
# Hospital Exec Pay

HSE will report on hospital executive pay breaches 'in a couple of days'

Nov 19th 2013, 7:07 PM 5,719 Views 17 Comments

The deadline for hospitals to respond to a HSE request for details on their compliance with pay rules was 6pm this evening.

# sean-fleming - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Ministers admit property tax letter confusion, but insist no one has to pay until 2014
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Ministers admit property tax letter confusion, but insist no one has to pay until 2014

Nov 3rd 2013, 1:05 PM 18,323 Views 88 Comments

Meanwhile, the Revenue Commissioners chairman is to be invited before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Fianna Fáil: Sinn Féin's budget would cut pay for teachers, gardaí and nurses
# Budget Wars
# Budget Wars

Fianna Fáil: Sinn Féin's budget would cut pay for teachers, gardaí and nurses

Oct 10th 2013, 3:45 PM 7,424 Views 89 Comments

But Sinn Féin says that Fianna Fáil’s budget proposals are not costed.

FF wants to raise USC on incomes over €100k and increase the price of cigarettes and wine
# Pre-budget Submission
# Pre-budget Submission

FF wants to raise USC on incomes over €100k and increase the price of cigarettes and wine

Oct 10th 2013, 1:06 PM 6,894 Views 135 Comments

The party has launched it’s pre-Budget submission today calling for an overall adjustment of €2.4 billion which is evenly split between tax rises and spending cuts.

# sean-fleming - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Freedom of Information bill criticised - because Irish Water isn't included
# Legislation
# Legislation

Freedom of Information bill criticised - because Irish Water isn't included

Aug 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,180 Views 60 Comments

Seán Fleming TD said that the legislation has ‘severe limits’ and that Irish Water should be included under it.

# sean-fleming - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,560 Views 91 Comments

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by TheJournal.ie.

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