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# verona murphy

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# eviction ban
'Stop the BS': Verona Murphy excoriates govt housing policy after voting against coalition
Becoming emotional while speaking during Leaders’ Questions, Murphy particularly criticised the Government on planning.
Last month
March 2023
# Dublin Airport
‘Sleeping at the wheel’: Minister Ryan comes under renewed criticism for drone disruptions
‘Once again he has been found to be sleeping at the wheel,’ claimed Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.
Last year
# stepping down
Paul Reid finishes last day as CEO of the HSE
Reid said he was ‘feeling emotionally drained saying goodbye to staff’.
# Tom Enright
'Like the Wild West': TD criticises standing ovation for embattled Wexford council CEO
Ethics watchdog SIPO found against Wexford County Council CEO Tom Enright in a report earlier this month.
All time
# factcheck
FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?
Did a study show a vaccinated person is every bit as likely to transmit Covid as an unvaccinated person? We test a claim made in the Dáil by Wexford TD Verona Murphy.
A TD made the claim this week, leading to the Minister for Health criticising the spread of 'anti-vax information'
We spoke to the author of the study referenced by the TD, who said the claim was incorrect
The study's results were complex and it's easy to see how messages became mixed around the findings, writes Brianna Parkins
# driver shortage
Danger of Irish 'spillover' from UK truck driver crisis as skills shortage bites
But supply chain experts say the shortage is not likely to lead to empty shelves this Christmas.
# ge2020
Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November
Murphy had been dropped from the Fine Gael ticket following a controversial by-election campaign.
# Going it alone
Verona Murphy says she's 'not a racist' as she confirms run as independent general election candidate in Wexford
Former TD Marian Harkin has also announced a tilt at the Dáil, while Sinn Féin’s only MEP Matt Carthy is also intending to run.
# Controversy
Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney
Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.
# Fine Gael
'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy
Speaking to reporters today, the Taoiseach said Murphy’s controversial comments came as a “big surprise”.
# Wexford
Paschal Donohoe says Verona Murphy wasn't made to apologise by Fine Gael
Donohoe also said that Murphy’s views on immigration were not known by the party ahead of the by-election campaign.
# Fine Gael
Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris
Murphy has been removed from the Fine Gael general election ticket, the party said yesterday.
# Interview
Verona Murphy: 'Do we have to wait for a London Bridge incident on Wexford Bridge?'
The former Fine Gael candidate says she has been called racist for ‘raising security issues’.
# General Election
Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.
# off the ticket
Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy to be dropped from party's general election ticket
It’s in the wake of a controversial by-election campaign which saw her come in for sustained criticism.
# Rocky Road
Defiant Verona Murphy has sights set on general election - but Leo and Paschal don't sound too keen
She’s been in the headlines again today over a Rocky-themed social media video – so can we expect a sequel?
# Eye of the tiger
'Not an official Fine Gael video': Ministers grilled on Verona Murphy's last-ditch Rocky themed clip
The video says was “produced by supporters of the Verona Murphy campaign” and was shared by the candidate.
# verona murphy
'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA
Verona Murphy has clashed with the RSA in her role with the Irish Road Hauliers’ Association.
# Damien English
Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates
It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.
# Opinion Poll
Fine Gael support drops but it's still the most popular party, according to poll
The party has been dealing with the aftermath of controversial comments made by by-election candidate Verona Murphy.
# Wexford by-election
Flanagan says it was 'entirely appropriate' for Verona Murphy to visit an asylum seeker reception centre
He denied that vulnerable people in the centre were exploited for the sake of a political apology.
# Wexford
Pressure on Taoiseach to remove support for Verona Murphy after migrant comments
Party members have condemned her comments but say it is too late in the game to remove party support.
# By-election
Taoiseach 'has spoken to' under-fire FG candidate Verona Murphy about her comments on migrants
Murphy has made a number of controversial comments about refugees in the past number of days.
# Wexford
Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy issues second apology as more asylum seeker remarks emerge
It follows an apology this morning for comments she made on RTÉ yesterday.
# They Did It
Ireland's legal profession just pointed the finger firmly at insurers when it comes to spiralling motor insurance costs
The Oireachtas finance committee has been hearing from all sides in the motor insurance dispute today.