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# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16

Feb 9th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,735 Views 14 Comments

European Affairs Minister Thomas Byrne said the Government is seeking a new safety clause.

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Ireland 'deeply troubled' by Belarus' threat to take children from protester parents
# Thomas Byrne
# Thomas Byrne

Ireland 'deeply troubled' by Belarus' threat to take children from protester parents

Nov 17th 2020, 3:11 PM 20,067 Views 18 Comments

More than 700 people were jailed following latest anti-government protests in Belarus, the country’s interior ministry said on Monday.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Covid-19 test centres fully operational in Cork and Shannon Airports from tomorrow
# Travel
# Travel

Covid-19 test centres fully operational in Cork and Shannon Airports from tomorrow

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 1:00 PM 71,127 Views 66 Comments

Travellers arriving into Ireland from ‘red’ regions in the EU will be allowed to move freely once they pass a PCR Covid-19 test five days following their arrival.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 7 November, 2020

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks
# Brexit Trade Talks
# Brexit Trade Talks

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

Updated Nov 7th 2020, 3:43 PM 22,901 Views 22 Comments

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

# thomas-byrne - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?
# Thomas Byrne
# Thomas Byrne

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?

Sep 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,852 Views 19 Comments

The Meath-East TD, who worked in European law and twice ran as an MEP candidate, talks to TheJournal.ie about an extraordinary Brexit week.

# thomas-byrne - Friday 24 July, 2020

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism
# Memory Lapse
# Memory Lapse

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:13 PM 50,186 Views 158 Comments

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

# thomas-byrne - Monday 13 July, 2020

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report
# Controversy
# Controversy

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report

Jul 13th 2020, 5:08 PM 61,116 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Byrne, a Fianna Fáil TD from Meath East, addressed allegations made about him online that he gave the story to the media,

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert
# State Exams
# State Exams

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert

May 2nd 2020, 1:19 PM 36,961 Views 48 Comments

The party’s education spokesperson says the uncertainty is causing stress for students and parents.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates
# European Elections
# European Elections

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates

May 25th 2019, 7:45 AM 20,849 Views 30 Comments

Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:09 PM 5,918 Views 24 Comments

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

# thomas-byrne - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in
# Pay Issues
# Pay Issues

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in

Feb 1st 2019, 5:56 PM 28,040 Views 38 Comments

The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.

# thomas-byrne - Monday 28 January, 2019

'We're getting it in the neck': Lack of sub teachers at 'crisis point' as parents complain about schooling standards
# Education
# Education

'We're getting it in the neck': Lack of sub teachers at 'crisis point' as parents complain about schooling standards

Jan 28th 2019, 10:59 PM 18,645 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Thomas Byrne has claimed poor training and insufficient pay was behind the drop in the supply.

# thomas-byrne - Monday 21 May, 2018

'I've never seen anybody with his talent in this league... he's just frightening when he's on form'
# Byrne Baby Byrne
From The42
# Byrne Baby Byrne

'I've never seen anybody with his talent in this league... he's just frightening when he's on form'

May 21st 2018, 4:09 PM 14,320 Views 4 Comments

Thomas Byrne is making an impression in the League of Ireland.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

'He likes the badge and I've no doubt the fans will love him - he plays right from the heart'
# Prospect
From The42
# Prospect

'He likes the badge and I've no doubt the fans will love him - he plays right from the heart'

May 16th 2018, 4:07 PM 5,996 Views 4 Comments

Ireland U19 internatonal Thomas Byrne scored his first goal for St Pat’s against Sligo yesterday.

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Ireland U19 player sent home after refusing to take blood test
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Ireland U19 player sent home after refusing to take blood test

Oct 10th 2017, 5:08 PM 13,577 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Byrne had previously featured in the side’s 0-0 draw with Azerbaijan.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,138 Views 19 Comments

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September
# Numbers Boost
# Numbers Boost

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Jul 5th 2017, 6:58 PM 11,532 Views 24 Comments

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

# thomas-byrne - Monday 19 December, 2016

€4.3 million mistakenly transferred by Meath County Council frozen in Hong Kong bank
# CEO Fraud
# CEO Fraud

€4.3 million mistakenly transferred by Meath County Council frozen in Hong Kong bank

Dec 19th 2016, 3:36 PM 17,287 Views 24 Comments

A criminal investigation is underway into the stolen money, which has been secured in a Hong Kong bank.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Dec 14th 2016, 11:36 AM 10,835 Views 87 Comments

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

# thomas-byrne - Sunday 2 October, 2016

"The bills won't be coming back...water charges are gone" - Fianna Fáil's Thomas Byrne
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

"The bills won't be coming back...water charges are gone" - Fianna Fáil's Thomas Byrne

Oct 2nd 2016, 7:40 AM 29,459 Views 94 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson says his party’s water charges policy has been consistent.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'No child should be left on the side of the road': Rural TDs row over school buses
# Wheels Of Government
# Wheels Of Government

'No child should be left on the side of the road': Rural TDs row over school buses

Aug 27th 2016, 7:15 AM 12,468 Views 23 Comments

John Halligan said all children that are eligible are getting a seat on their local school bus.

# thomas-byrne - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges
# At Odds
# At Odds

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges

May 1st 2016, 1:56 PM 24,275 Views 193 Comments

Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.

# thomas-byrne - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government

Apr 7th 2016, 11:10 AM 26,713 Views 104 Comments

There are likely to be objections from a number of Fianna Fáil TDs to the proposal from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# thomas-byrne - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely
# After Micheál
# After Micheál

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 33,746 Views 113 Comments

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

# thomas-byrne - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment
# Complex Issue
# Complex Issue

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 31,270 Views 115 Comments

Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases

May 19th 2015, 10:41 AM 7,068 Views 14 Comments

Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Courts 'cannot cope' with amount of home repossessions
# Debt
# Debt

Courts 'cannot cope' with amount of home repossessions

Feb 25th 2015, 7:13 PM 18,319 Views 104 Comments

‘Angry’ was the word of choice in the Seanad today.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Mary Lou and this Fianna Fáil senator were throwing serious shade on Twitter last night
# Morto
# Morto

Mary Lou and this Fianna Fáil senator were throwing serious shade on Twitter last night

Dec 24th 2014, 10:25 AM 19,637 Views 102 Comments

Can’t we all just get along?

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Humphreys keeping schtum on Fine Gael official who gave her John McNulty's CV
# That Would Be Telling
# That Would Be Telling

Humphreys keeping schtum on Fine Gael official who gave her John McNulty's CV

Oct 7th 2014, 8:14 PM 8,399 Views 54 Comments

The Arts Minister was questioned on the issue in the Seanad this evening.

# thomas-byrne - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Don't go swimming at Bettystown Beach - the water's not fine
# Ecoli
# Ecoli

Don't go swimming at Bettystown Beach - the water's not fine

Jun 19th 2014, 2:18 PM 29,342 Views 19 Comments

A new water sample was taken yesterday and results are due tomorrow but until then, people are advised to stay out of the water.

# thomas-byrne - Monday 26 May, 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West

May 26th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,619 Views 15 Comments

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# thomas-byrne - Monday 19 May, 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate

May 19th 2014, 8:06 AM 28,776 Views 93 Comments

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

How much grief are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil getting on the doorsteps?
# The Campaign Trail
# The Campaign Trail

How much grief are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil getting on the doorsteps?

Apr 30th 2014, 12:32 PM 10,214 Views 68 Comments

Fianna Fáil was launching its European election manifesto today but what sort of reception are voters giving its candidates on the doorstep?

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 12 April, 2014

'It's a really serious job': Thomas Byrne on why he'd like to be an MEP and poll number 'concerns'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'It's a really serious job': Thomas Byrne on why he'd like to be an MEP and poll number 'concerns'

Apr 12th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,734 Views 30 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator is bullish about his chances of being elected to the European Parliament next month.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses
# Negative Impact
# Negative Impact

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses

Apr 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,209 Views 10 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill seeks to implement several reforms, including updated regulation of the grocery sector.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil

Mar 22nd 2014, 3:50 PM 16,057 Views 74 Comments

A motion that called for the government to be given the right to shut down a social media site if it leads to the death of a citizen was defeated by delegates on day two of the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney.

# thomas-byrne - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Fianna Fail's newest European elections candidates are...
# Decided
# Decided

Fianna Fail's newest European elections candidates are...

Mar 16th 2014, 10:13 AM 9,199 Views 42 Comments

The two men were selected by more than 600 party members and will run in the Midlands-North West region.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Pat 'The Cope': Fianna Fáil's European election strategy could be 'dangerous'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Pat 'The Cope': Fianna Fáil's European election strategy could be 'dangerous'

Mar 12th 2014, 12:10 PM 6,547 Views 32 Comments

The veteran MEP will be one of two Fianna Fáil candidates running in the vast Midlands-North West constituency in the European elections this May.

# thomas-byrne - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Another senator is running for Europe in Ireland's biggest constituency
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Another senator is running for Europe in Ireland's biggest constituency

Feb 27th 2014, 9:01 AM 6,786 Views 19 Comments

Former TD Thomas Byrne will seek the Fianna Fáil nomination in the vast Midlands North West constituency.

# thomas-byrne - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Minister Alex White wants Shatter to correct Dáil comments on whistleblower
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Minister Alex White wants Shatter to correct Dáil comments on whistleblower

Feb 23rd 2014, 7:57 PM 15,401 Views 71 Comments

The cooperation of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was questioned by the Minister.

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