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# timmy-dooley - Thursday 10 July, 2014

'Even the Mexicans are involved': TDs go from Garth to Gaza as Brooks Fatigue sets in

Mary-Lou McDonald called it “a catastrophe in motion.” (She was referring to Gaza.)

# timmy-dooley - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Brooks the talk of Leinster House: GAA, Aiken & Council to be grilled over concert fiasco

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach says the Government would be criticised for overruling residents and the Council if it introduced emergency legislation…

# timmy-dooley - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Fianna Fáil: Our 'Garth Brooks Bill' could be passed by tomorrow

The party’s mooted legislation change would essentially create an appeals process whereby the Council’s decision could be appealed on economic and tourism grounds.

Willie O'Dea tried to make hay while the sun shone... And the thunder rolled

All the ministers were meeting behind closed doors — a perfect time, thought Fianna Fáil, to schedule a press op.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 4 July, 2014

Leo and Phil to the rescue? Government told to get involved in Garth Brooks debacle

Fianna Fáil say Ireland’s tourism reputation is at stake.

# timmy-dooley - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Pat Rabbitte thinks Mary Hanafin is like something out of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Hanafin, a former Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil, caused a major headache for the party this week when she refused to withdraw from the local election race in Dublin.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 9 May, 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 25 April, 2014

Fianna Fáil has had more problems with Mary Fitzpatrick's posters

The party’s European candidate in Dublin has had a number of poster-related controversies this week.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 21 March, 2014

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’

No surprise that the Environment Minister isn’t popular at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which is under way in Killarney this evening.

# timmy-dooley - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

# timmy-dooley - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Minister called on to retract 'insensitive' comments about middle-class snobbishness

“Can the Minister explain who he views as a middle-class person?” asks Timmy Dooley of Fianna Fáil.

# timmy-dooley - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'They were whipped into line': Committee backs appointment of Eirgrid chairman

Despite raising concerns about the appointment of John O’Connor last week, government members of the Transport and Communications committee backed his appointment today.

# timmy-dooley - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman

After government TDs and Senators declined to support O’Connor yesterday they will now be asked to formally reject his appointment next week.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 22 November, 2013

Government pledges to address 'serious gap in the law' on hit-and-run incidents

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has said the government will accept the broad principle of a bill to crackdown on hit-and-run drivers.

Committee should be 'unhindered' in investigating garda whistleblower files

The Public Accounts Committee has been asked to hand back files it has received alleging abuse of the penalty points system.

# timmy-dooley - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Today everyone’s talking about earthquakes in the Irish Sea and the last stand of Priory Hall residents.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 2 August, 2013

Dublin Bus prepares for strike action amid calls for Varadkar to intervene

The company is advising customers to check with their website and Twitter page ahead of possible strike action this Sunday.

# timmy-dooley - Monday 22 July, 2013

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year

The addition of more councillors in Dublin’s four local authorities will cost more but Phil Hogan insists there will be overall savings of over €3.6 million under his reforms.

# timmy-dooley - 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

# timmy-dooley - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Fianna Fáil criticises Tánaiste for 'snubbing' men-only dinner in Georgia All-male Dinner This post contains videos

Fianna Fáil criticises Tánaiste for 'snubbing' men-only dinner in Georgia

Eamon Gilmore will not be stopping in the US city of Savannah to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, avoiding a men-only dinner that is being planned by the Hibernian Society which the Taoiseach sent a personal message to last year.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 6 July, 2012

[Update] Enterprise Ireland distances itself from pilot training school controversy

The Minister and the IAA say they are working to resolve the situation but no guarantee on the students’ money can be given.

# timmy-dooley - Monday 2 July, 2012

Negotiations on bank debt deal 'best done in private' - Hayes

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will meet with his counterparts in Brussels next week to lay out Ireland’s case for reducing the burden of Ireland’s bank debt.

# timmy-dooley - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 9 days to go Fiscal Compacted This post contains videos

Referendum roundup: 9 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty, or somewhere in between? keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

# timmy-dooley - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Government likely to vote against FF proposal to cut fuel duty

Fianna Fáil is to bring legislation before the Dáil this evening to cut fuel excise duty by 4 cent, offering an effective cut in fuel prices of 5 cent.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 23 March, 2012

Micheál Martin ‘showing how macho he is’, says Ahern’s brother

Former TD Noel Ahern welcomed the Mahon Tribunal’s findings but says FF should proceed slowly on proposed expulsions.

# timmy-dooley - Saturday 18 February, 2012

35,000 daily trips on Leap cards in first two months

Public transport minister Alan Kelly says there are 57,000 Leap cards in circulation, with only a small number of complaints lodged.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 6 January, 2012

Rural areas to be left without garda patrol cars

In Clare, 8 garda cars have not been replaced after being decomissioned – leaving just 13 cars patrolling the entire county.

# timmy-dooley - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks

Just 71 days after appointing his new shadow cabinet, Micheál Martin changes ranks – with just three TDs retaining briefs.