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#Séan Ó Fearghaíl

# sean-o-fearghail - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment

In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 30 May, 2019

The colossal plane-leasing sector says it's still hurting from Ireland's tax-haven status in Brazil

Brazilian tax officials blacklisted the Republic more than two years ago.

# sean-o-fearghail - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Tributes paid to off-duty garda after 'tragic' death off Wexford Coast

Ceann Comhairle Séan Ó Fearghaíl paid tribute to Garda David Hearne.

# sean-o-fearghail - Friday 21 July, 2017

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege

The announcement comes following comments made by TD Paul Murphy about garda testimonies during the Jobstown trial.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee

The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.

# sean-o-fearghail - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Dáil report shows 'pixie hats and turtleneck jumpers' unacceptable dress for foreign parliaments

The Dáil Committee on Procedure is set to discuss the matter of a Dáil dress code in private session this evening.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 19 January, 2017

By a whisker!: After 51-51 tie, Ceann Comhairle votes with government to defeat Anti-Evictions Bill

Sean Ó Fearghaíl voted with the government despite being elected as a Fianna Fáil TD.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot

The 32nd Dáil has completed its first act in electing a new chairperson.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 3 March, 2016

A bigger and buoyant Fianna Fáil was 'back in business' at Leinster House today

They haven’t gone away, you know.

# sean-o-fearghail - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Averil Power gets new office after Fianna Fáil tell her to make way for new TD

The independent senator was asked to leave her office in Leinster House just hours after her resignation from the party.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 23 June, 2014

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group

The party has said that many ECR policies “directly contradict core principles of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

'Two weeks of backslapping is really over the top and it's quite unprecedented'

The government has admitted that legislation is not ready to come before the house as the Dáil again spends several hours this week debating the government’s priorities for the year ahead.

# sean-o-fearghail - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

'The elephant in the room': Government's Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition

It’s no surprise that the opposition doesn’t think the government has done enough Dáil reform, but TDs think that even some changes that have been introduced aren’t working.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest' ESB

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'

Businesses and households are facing the possibility of power cuts next month if the ESB workers proceed with strike action on 16 December.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Central Bank assessing issues at 100 credit unions

Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil today that there are twenty credit unions that have reported regulatory reserves below the minimum requirement.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'It's certainly not a catwalk': 'Reservoir TDs' unite for Yes vote in Court referendum

It’s about as sexy as a referendum to establish a new court can possibly get.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Govt to ask for 900-year-old manuscript back from Oxford University

The Annals of Inisfallen – written in 1092 – have been on display in the Bodleian Library.

# sean-o-fearghail - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000

A statutory nine-person body is to replace the boards of the National Library and National Museum and Jimmy Deenihan says that it will be more efficient and streamlined.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 1 July, 2013

'A slur on the women of Ireland': Shatter slams abortion bill opponents

Meanwhile it appears the majority of Fianna Fáil TDs will oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill as a marathon Dáil debate continues.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 24 June, 2013

Pro-life TDs and Senators to host cross-party meeting ahead of abortion vote

A number of TDs and Senators have organised a cross-party meeting for colleagues tomorrow evening, billing it as “one of the last occasions to discuss one of the most important decisions of your political life with like-minded colleagues”.

# sean-o-fearghail - 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

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle

The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Mick Wallace: No Dáil censure ahead of possible committee investigation

The whips of the five main Dáil groupings agree not to table motions of censure ahead of potential committee hearings.

Party whips to discuss possible all-party Wallace condemnation

The weekly meeting of the five Dáil whips will discuss a motion potentially censuring Mick Wallace over his tax affairs.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 11 June, 2012

Fianna Fáil whip joins calls for Wallace to resign amid reports of censure

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has said that Wallace should resign and that his party would support a motion of censure of the indepenent TD which is reportedly now being considered by the government.

# sean-o-fearghail - Friday 8 June, 2012

TDs to Wallace: ‘Pay up using whatever resources you have’

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáíl wants Oireachtas committees to hold prompt investigations into Wallace’s tax affairs.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Fianna Fáil won't comment as Ó Cuív weighs up future in party

The former Fianna Fáil deputy leader will indicate whether or not he will remain in the party his grandfather founded later today.

# sean-o-fearghail - Friday 20 January, 2012

Gilmore accused of hypocrisy over 'green jersey' remarks

Eamon Gilmore’s call for support from opposition parties drew the ire of the Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin yesterday.

# sean-o-fearghail - Friday 4 November, 2011

Closure of Vatican embassy comes under fire from Catholic groups

The move has been condemned as part of the government’s “attack on Catholic culture”.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Fianna Fáil not supporting any presidential candidate

The move puts the presidential hopes of Dana and David Norris in some doubt.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 12 September, 2011

FF blocks members from one-off Norris support

The party’s chief whip, Sean O Fearghail, said that there is no room for Fianna Fáil TDs and senators to back individual candidates without full party support.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 9 May, 2011

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day

TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Labour criticise today’s proceedings, with one TD saying MEPs are like “a lighthouse in a bog”.

# sean-o-fearghail - Sunday 30 January, 2011

O'Dea likely to be returned to front bench

Micheál Martin looks set to bring Limerick TD Willie O’Dea back to the front bench ahead of the general election.