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#Seán Fleming

# sean-fleming - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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.

# sean-fleming - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

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.

# 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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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 This post contains videos

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.

# sean-fleming - Friday 12 June, 2015

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

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'

“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

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 This post contains videos

Dáil suspended after another MASSIVE row

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# sean-fleming - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Dáil suspended – twice – as opposition criticises time to debate pay cuts

Opposition TDs also demanded to know why almost three-quarters of their proposed amendments were ruled out of order.

# sean-fleming - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close

While 328 grants have still to be processed by SUSI, an additional 1,938 students remain in limbo as the result of ongoing disputes over documentation.

# sean-fleming - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Revised Budget figures presented to Dáil – including Croke Park 2 cuts

Opposition parties say Brendan Howlin shouldn’t have compiled Budget figures assuming that Croke Park 2 would be accepted.

# sean-fleming - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Opposition TDs abandon committee over Budget’s Croke Park 2 figures Walkout This post contains videos

Opposition TDs abandon committee over Budget’s Croke Park 2 figures

TDs from Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the independent ranks say Budget figures should not assume the passage of Croke Park 2.

# sean-fleming - Friday 19 April, 2013

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghaíl will introduce a bill which would formally give female TDs some time off if they fall pregnant.

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