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# Seán Fleming

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World Ploughing Championships coming to Laois after Russia stripped of hosting duties
The event was due to be held last month in St Peterburg, Russia, but this was cancelled due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Proposal for new 30% tax band 'still on the table', but minister says it would be 'challenging'
Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath said he will engage with the Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe on the issue.
'Not the view' of ministers that cost of living can be solved by switching suppliers - Taoiseach
Minister Seán Fleming said people should ‘shop around’ rather than complaining.
Junior minister tells people to tackle high cost of living by switching suppliers
“It takes effort to shop and switch, and if people make an effort they can save a lot of money,” Seán Fleming told RTÉ’s Drivetime.
All time
Thousands of people who registered to vote may not be able to if election is held before 15 February
It has emerged that the updated register will not become valid until after Valentine’s Day.
Student grants: Barring orders will no longer be accepted as proof that parents are separated
Barring orders were included on a list of acceptable documentation students could use to prove their parents were separated.
Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear
The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.
'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff
The average wage an agency worker is paid is nearly €140,000.
Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits
TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.
Calls for naming and shaming of tax defaulters who do not pay their settlements
From 2016 to May 2018, Revenue received a total of 9,721 ‘good citizen reports’ about suspected tax evasion.
State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money
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'
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.
New report shows that 83 of Ireland's wealthiest people pay lower rate of income tax than average worker
The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee said people would be “shocked” by the report.
TD says people are 'scamming' the Cycle to Work scheme and selling bikes for profit
Seán Fleming TD says there must be more oversight of the scheme.
Apple and Google to be asked to appear before the PAC to explain their tax affairs
Google, Apple, JP Morgan, City Bank, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer will be invited to appear before a government committee.
New junior minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan 'may well have to resign'
He said some of the revelations to come out of An Garda Síochána “are appalling”.
University presidents showed 'arrogance' when questioned about financial misconduct, claims TD
An RTÉ Investigates show aired last night which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.
'We can't have every minister firing out statements willy-nilly': John Halligan asked to clarify criticism of PAC
The Independent Alliance TD is believed to have taken issue with the line of questioning targeted at WIT.
Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow
Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.
'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?
The PAC report into Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book sale was being debated last night.
Less than half of this year's tax defaulters have paid up in full
Minister Michael Noonan has indicated that publication notices in future will indicate the payment status in relation to published tax settlements.
"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system
The junior minister was discussing proposed legislation to do with fatal foetal abnormalities.
Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers
A Sinn Féin TD has called for an independent commission to be set up to see what should replace the utility.
Is this the most boring constituency in Ireland?
Just six candidates are running in three-seat Laois where many believe the result is a foregone conclusion.
WATCH: With the Dáil chamber nearly empty, Pearse Doherty lets rip
There was some criticism of the lack of government presence in the Dáil as the opposition parties responded to the Budget.
Joan needs new computers for the water grant... €630k more
Giving out money doesn’t come cheap.
'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'
“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”
Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe
A Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to be established has been defeated by the government.
Dáil suspended after another MASSIVE row
Those are five minutes we’ll never get back.
Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water
The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.
Taoiseach denies misleading the Dáil over Irish Water bonus claims
Sean Fleming says the Taoiseach has “serious questions” to answer.
Micheál's leadership "a non issue" say Fianna Fáil's three wise men
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.
HSE buys three Harley-Davidson motorcycles for €66k
The motorbikes only do 5,200 kilometres per year and are used for rapid responses to accidents.
Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets - they have to
The Public Expenditure Minister also said that there could be room in Budget 2015 for tax cuts.
Flannery to quit philanthropy body, accused of ‘metaphorically giving two fingers’ to PAC
The former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab board member is also facing calls to come before the Public Accounts Committee.
VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government'
It’s been x-rated stuff in the chamber this week…
HSE accused of producing new information on live TV 'for dramatic effect'
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.
TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly
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.
HSE will report on hospital executive pay breaches 'in a couple of days'
The deadline for hospitals to respond to a HSE request for details on their compliance with pay rules was 6pm this evening.
Ministers admit property tax letter confusion, but insist no one has to pay until 2014
Meanwhile, the Revenue Commissioners chairman is to be invited before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.