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#Stephen Donnelly

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 16 June, 2014

Having made a 'complete and utter balls of it', what hope now for the banking inquiry?

Analysis: Before it’s even started the public perception of the banking inquiry has been badly damaged.

Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry?

Is it better in or out?

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met earlier this afternoon.

Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it

The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.

Poll: Is the banking inquiry now irreparably damaged? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the banking inquiry now irreparably damaged?

A tough week for the inquiry has been made tougher after Stephen Donnelly decided to quit. Is it game over?

Here's how much your county manager earned between 2008 and 2011

The county manager position is now known as the Chief Executive.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Stephen Donnelly says he might quit the banking inquiry

“Events of this week are certainly making me rethink whether or not I want to spend the next year-and-a-half in a basement.”

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 8 May, 2014

These Fine Gael TDs will serve on banking inquiry - but no decision on second Labour member

A motion formally establishing the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system is due to be debated in the Dáil next week.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 5 May, 2014

What Constitutional ban has the Opposition 'neutered to the point of comedy'?

Deputies Pearse Doherty and Stephen Donnelly have argued that a section of the Irish Constitution needs to be changed.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 2 May, 2014

David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid

Hall, a former member of Fianna Fáil, launched his bid for the Dáil seat in Dublin West in the capital today.

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 11 April, 2014

Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly

Mick Wallace added: “People are afraid of the money and power of Denis O’Brien, he’s worth billions … His influence to shape the news is too great.”

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

The government has sold thousands of mortgage owners 'down the river' - Donnelly

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly accused the government of failing to take the welfare of “tens of thousands of men, women and children” into account when selling mortgage loans to US hedge funds.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Enda Kenny: 'Of course' Flannery and Kerins should appear before the PAC

The Taoiseach added that he believed charities should not pay their CEOs to lobby the government.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 9 March, 2014

"The whole thing really started before Marie died..": Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran on his Wicklow council bid

The partner of Marie Fleming, whose court battle ignited a national campaign on right-to-die issues, is running in the the local elections this May.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation Exclusive

Tom Curran has asked a group of barristers to draft legislation on the issue, and says the initial work could be completed by the start of next month.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

IBRC mortgage holders will still be protected under new deal

Concerns had been expressed about the sale of these mortgages leaving families vulnerable but bidders have agreed to sign up to the Central Bank’s code of conduct.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 21 February, 2014

TDs will provide 'support system' for election candidates - but insist they're not a party

Six independent TDs, including former Labour minister Roisin Shortall, are among those working together to provide a support system for independent candidates in the local elections.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

This TD claims his bill could save thousands of jobs - and create thousands more

Stephen Donnelly wants to amend the Companies Act to facilitate an easier examinership process.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

"I'm not going to sit here and get upset every day." - Ceann Comhairle threatens to resign

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett isn’t feeling respected in the Dáil.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Tánaiste to address 'the real scandal' at St Vincent's

Indepedent TD Stephen Donnelly raised concerns during Leaders’ Questions that the hospital is struggling after the closure of the emergency department at Loughlinstown.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 6 January, 2014

Creighton and Timmins insist Reform Alliance conference not prelude to political party

“We’re doing what it says on the tin,” Lucinda Creighton has insisted as the 25 January conference fuels talk that a new political party is on the way.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 5 January, 2014

‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month

The alliance consists of five Fine Gael TDs and two senators, most of whom lost the party whip over their vote against abortion legislation last July.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 12 December, 2013

'It ain't so': Stephen Donnelly dismisses suggestion that he will join Fianna Fáil

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore made the accusation today during Leaders’ Questions in response to a question on budget cuts.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Motion to 'burn the bondholders' defeated in Dáil vote

The motion was defeated by 77 votes to 40 in the Dáil this evening with Sinn Fein and Independents supporting it and Fine Gael and Labour in opposition.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Government backtracks on FOI Bill amendment on charges FOI

Government backtracks on FOI Bill amendment on charges

Minister Brendan Howlin announced this evening that as a result of “confusion and misinterpretation” of the intention of the amendment, it is to be withdrawn.

"Experts aren't always right" - Taoiseach defends FOI bill

The initial fee of €15 is “relatively small”, the Taoiseach said.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Minister Brendan Howlin describes increased FOI fee as a "token charge" FOI

Minister Brendan Howlin describes increased FOI fee as a "token charge"

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reforms said that such fees were entirely fair ‘given that the average cost to process such requests was €600′.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Greystones Harbour ‘building site’ remains in limbo as developer dismisses community plan

A pivotal town council meeting is taking place this evening, where town council members will decide whether to accept the Sisk or community plan.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures

But just because we don’t have to become more efficient, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some adjustments that we should make, writes the independent TD.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Taoiseach tells junior docs and HSE: Go back into the LRC and sort this out

Kenny was asked about the junior doctors’ strike by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the independent TD Stephen Donnelly at Leaders’ Questions today.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Gilmore: 'You want to wipe history clean and pretend you had no part to play'

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said it was ‘rich’ for Fianna Fáil to call the last few budgets unfair.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Taoiseach: "This is the Haddington Road Agreement, it will not be renegotiated"

Enda Kenny asked secondary teachers to consider the implications of industrial action which is due to start next week.