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#Tommy Broughan

# tommy-broughan - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election

He was first elected to the Dáil in 1992.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 8 October, 2018

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment

The National Youth Council of Ireland has called for a €22m investment to resolve the issue.

# tommy-broughan - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year

Armenian national Ilabek Avetian suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a scrambler bike in a north Dublin park earlier this month.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes

Tommy Broughan told the Minister for Justice that it has been “hugely distressing” for people in his constituency.

# tommy-broughan - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

# tommy-broughan - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

No TDs for days, then three in a minute - rollercoaster of emotions at a crazy count in Dublin Bay North

It was jubilation for three candidates, and total desolation for Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

# tommy-broughan - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Power recount: Dublin Bay North's Group of Death goes into Monday

They didn’t overstate how close this massive five-seater could be.

# tommy-broughan - Saturday 21 November, 2015

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded

It’s over 10,000, with 2,352 waiting for over a year.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 30 March, 2015

This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone

It would bring us in line with a number of our European neighbours.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks

Nearly half of those were in Mountjoy Prison.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 13 February, 2015

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads

Figures show most of the disqualified drivers haven’t given back their licences.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'

7,000 people have been waiting for a scan for more than one year.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 29 December, 2014

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin

Just more than 1,200 have been carried out over the past three years.

# tommy-broughan - Saturday 18 October, 2014

€80 million ... That's how much could be raised by hiring 100 extra tax staff

A fully trained auditor can bring in €800,000, according to Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 18 July, 2014

Addiction services costing State €114m this year

Treatment and intervention provided by a range of services, making it difficult to ascertain just how much the State spends on alcohol addiction, according to the HSE.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan

In the wake of the resignation of the Beaumont Hospital Clinical Director, a local TD wants psychiatric services in Dublin examined.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 3 March, 2014

Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants

Almost 239,000 of these cards have been issued in Dublin.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Noonan says 'legal reasons' prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale

Homeowners who had their loans with IBRC are said to be anxious, but the Finance Minister says he cannot get involved.

# tommy-broughan - 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.

# tommy-broughan - Saturday 26 October, 2013

TD insists time change legislation would 'cheer the whole country up'

Tommy Broughan’s pressing ahead with the ‘Brighter Evenings Bill’ despite Alan Shatter’s suggestion that we just “get up earlier”.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 14 October, 2013

Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs

The state has finished paying off the penalties related to environmental issues – they amounted to €3,648,000.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 23 September, 2013

'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum

Róisín Shortall, Patrick Nulty and Tommy Broughan want people to vote Yes in just over a week’s time.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster

The Justice Minister will not be using the new Oirechtas inquiries law to establish a new inquiry into the Valentine’s Night fire which killed 48 people in 1981.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 5 July, 2013

Why does a Labour TD want to change Ireland's time zone?

A plan to bring Ireland into line with Central European Time could gain us 300 hours of ‘useful’ sunlight a year.

Poll: Should we scrap daylight saving time? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we scrap daylight saving time?

The Dáil will today debate whether to stop moving clocks forward and back twice a year. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?

# tommy-broughan - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government

The party leader has come in for fierce criticism in recent days.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 25 February, 2013

Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil

A group of Labour TDs who are no longer part of the Labour parliamentary party are hoping to secure additional rights.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 11 February, 2013

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned

However most than 3,500 behaviour warnings, the first step to an ASBO, have been issued – including 1,200 to children.

# tommy-broughan - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Automatic service would remind people when their passport is expiring

The Passport Service is looking at the possibility of implementing an automatic reminder service that would alert passport holders by text or email that their document is due for renewal.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 3 August, 2012

No breathalysers for over half of drivers in fatal accidents - despite mandatory tests

Department of Justice figures show that less than only 35 drivers – of 107 involved in fatal accidents – have been tested.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 19 December, 2011

Cremations must be regulated to avoid criminal misuse, TD says

Tommy Broughan said new laws would help avoid tragedies like the Harold Shipman murders in the UK – where it was alleged cremation helped the killer conceal his crimes.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Europe gives green light to extending Ireland's bank guarantee

The European Commission has approved the extension of the government bank’s guarantee – for six months longer than needed.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 1 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme

Tommy Broughan has been expelled from the Labour parliamentary party after he voted against extending the controversial bank guarantee scheme.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 11 November, 2011

Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain'

A Labour TD described the decision to put the project on hold indefinitely as “dreadful” but Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said we don’t have the money.

# tommy-broughan - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Terence Flanaghan elected Dublin North East

Outgoing Fine Gael candidate Terence Flanaghan has been returned to Dublin North East.