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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Timmy Dooley

Last month
April 2023
# dublin airport security
Refusal of DAA boss to appear before Dáil committee on airport security 'unacceptable'
Members of the committee have said the airport operators cannot put meeting off until the autumn.
Last year
# Ukraine
Timmy Dooley and Billy Kelleher travel to Lviv for talks with political leaders
Dooley said Ireland will have to play its part in providing accommodation “and lots of it” to refugees fleeing Ukraine.
# eastern tensions
Russia demands 'prompt reply' from Ireland on its position on European security pacts
The clarification is sought in a letter sent to a number of European foreign ministers.
All time
# seanad elections
Timmy Dooley among three outgoing Fianna Fáil TDs to secure Seanad nominations
All three lost their Dáil seats during this month’s general election.
# dirty tricks
'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign
He also accused Fine Gael of ‘targeting’ Fianna Fáil members.
# Democracy
Why was there such a big fuss over 'Votegate' and what happens next?
There have been calls for a review of the voting system, but some TDs have said deputies simply need to follow the rules.
# votegate
Martin accepts Chambers' explanation of voting for TD who was outside Dáil chamber
The party’s Brexit spokesperson will not face any sanction.
# Micheál Martin
FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes
Michéal Martin said he spoke with the deputies this morning who both agreed to cooperate fully with the Ceann Comhairle’s inquiry.
# Timmy Dooley
Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent
Clare TD Timmy Dooley said a fellow party member cast a number of votes for him while he was absent from the Dáil chamber on Thursday.
# rural broadband
Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan
Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said the decision to proceed is a matter for government.
# National Broadband Plan
Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'
Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.
# tensions
How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK
As the UK exit from the EU draws closer, the Irish government has become a frequent target of Brexiteers.
# next moves
'We're okay thanks': Fianna Fáil TDs pour cold water on Casey's plan to join party
Casey said he would be “joining Fianna Fáil” and that he intended to run in Donegal.
# supply and demand
Micheál Martin: There are 'serious deficiencies' in implementation of deal with Fine Gael
Timmy Dooley says the Budget needs to be agreed before any confidence and supply talks.
# Digital Journalism
'To only support print journalism is bizarre': Criticism levelled at Fianna Fáil's 'Print Journalism Unit'
Fianna Fáil has proposed to establish a Print Journalism Unit to secure the future of print journalism.
# Dispatches
Calls for fines and gardaí after undercover report about Facebook moderation in Dublin
Channel 4′s Dispatches programme sent a reporter to record training.
# Computer Says No
Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'
Fianna Fáil will tonight ask the government to stall the procurement process and review what has gone wrong in the roll-out of broadband.
# charge it up
From today, you can now get a bit of cash to install an electric car charger in your home
This is the latest initiative from the government to boost electric car sales in Ireland.
# Rewind
Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down
Politicians and journalists argued that it showed a lack of transparency from the State.
# Nuclear Power
At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD
The UK-Ireland Contact Group on Radiological Matters is meeting in Dublin today.
# ticket touting
Brazilian police have confiscated passports, laptops and phones from OCI officials in Rio today
Detained former OCI chief Pat Hickey will appear before a Brazilian judge on Tuesday as part of an investigation into black market ticket sales.
# down the drain
Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017
It has also been revealed that the programme for installing domestic water meter is now under review following the suspension of charges.
# Timmy Dooley
Fianna Fáil TD says he's "grand" after attempted attack near Dáil
The Clare TD was approached on Molesworth Street near the gates of the Dáil earlier.
# gubu
These politicians did a mortifying fashion show on TV3 this morning
We’d advise them all to stick to the day job.
Opinion: Why are Mary Lou and Sinn Féin running away from Syriza?
Yesterday, on this website, Mary Lou McDonald launched the process of distancing her party from the Greek ruling coalition Syriza, writes Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley.
# complex issue
Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment
Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.
# Clare
Shock in Fianna Fáil as former president's son will NOT seek Dáil seat
Dr John Hillery surprised supporters with the decision in the last few days.
# on the blower
Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days...
The FAI chief executive has been on the phone to discuss a possible appearance before the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.
# Bobby Dazzler
A 'male and stale' Fianna Fáil welcomed its newest TD to Leinster House today
Bobby Aylward’s arrival in the Dáil has been somewhat overshadowed by the Averil Power resignation.
# internal wranglings
Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?
Analysis: Is the Celtic Tiger party ready to return to power?
# garthgate
'It was absolutely ludicrous that the Garth Brooks fiasco was allowed to happen'
Fianna Fáil’s biggest Garth Brooks fan* reflects on the saga that convulsed a nation.
# Sell Sell Sell
'Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we've got to sell?'
Timmy Dooley says “slick PR” has created an inevitability about the Aer Lingus sale.
# Talk to Timmy
Why is this TD so incredibly upbeat about Fianna Fáil?
Timmy Dooley spoke to about sexy heaves, grand ideas and stagnant poll numbers today.
# Switcheroo
'I never said that': Renua's latest recruit denies trying to join Sinn Féin
Patrick McKee has confirmed his defection from Fianna Fáil to Ireland’s newest political party.
# grounded
Virgin: 'Selling Aer Lingus will be bad news for customers'
Ticket prices will go up and quality of service will go down, the airline believes.
# dooley to the rescue
This Fianna Fáil TD chased down a hooded handbag thief in Ennis
Timmy Dooley returned the handbag to the elderly woman, who he said was “dazed” by the incident.
# the scenic route
Where have you seen these political faces before?
They all have one place in common besides the Dáil.
# cold war tactics?
Russian bomber airplanes flew past the west coast of Ireland
The planes did not enter Irish airspace but were in an area the Irish Aviation Authority has control over.
# boeing boeing...
Any sale of government's Aer Lingus shares would face Dáil vote
The airline’s proposed buyer has said it will keep Aer Lingus as a separate business.
# civil war politics
'I find it a bit disloyal': A Labour minister is NOT happy with Simon Coveney
A Labour minister has taken a dim view of the latest round of coalition speculation.