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#Willie O'Dea

# willie-odea - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister

TDs said constituents have been in touch about the delay or cessation of customer payments since the new system kicked in.

# willie-odea - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

# willie-odea - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC

It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.

# willie-odea - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge Willie O'Dea is taking Johnny Depp to task over calling Limerick 'Stab City' Excuse You Johnny

# willie-odea - Friday 21 July, 2017

People can now get the fuel allowance in two lump sums (rather than every week)

The news was welcomed by a number of parties.

# willie-odea - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said promoting the pension increase through a Facebook video was “cynical”.

# willie-odea - Friday 2 December, 2016

Leo Varadkar tells Willie O'Dea to "chill" over his new DJ job

Christmas handbags in Leinster House.

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar just told Willie O'Dea to "chill" on Twitter over his new DJ job Tell That Cat To Chill

Leo Varadkar just told Willie O'Dea to "chill" on Twitter over his new DJ job

Christmas handbags in Leinster House.

# willie-odea - Saturday 4 June, 2016

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges

Kenny has made comments in a newspaper interview about the controversial charges.

# willie-odea - Friday 29 April, 2016

# willie-odea - Thursday 7 April, 2016

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

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

# willie-odea - Monday 15 February, 2016

Fianna Fáil councillor dies while canvassing

Joe Crowley passed away earlier this evening.

# willie-odea - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Mother wants child's PPS number changed as it contains 666

The digits are associated with the devil.

# willie-odea - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap

A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.

# willie-odea - Thursday 24 December, 2015

# willie-odea - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Willie O'Dea's form of relaxation is slightly odd

It involves doing more work.

# willie-odea - Thursday 19 November, 2015

What if Fianna Fáil DID support Fine Gael after the next election? Minority Report This post contains videos

What if Fianna Fáil DID support Fine Gael after the next election?

No formal deal but on “a case-by-case” basis anything is possible, says the former cabinet minister Willie O’Dea.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Willie O'Dea told us about his radical plan to abolish all social welfare

The Fianna Fáil TD has proposed that a basic income replace all current state supports.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

What if we abolished welfare and gave everyone a basic income?

Fianna Fáil wants to examine the idea if it’s in government after the next election.

# willie-odea - Sunday 23 August, 2015

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

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

# willie-odea - Friday 14 August, 2015

Willie O'Dea made some startling revelations on TV3 last night

Kissing babies, kissing blondes, not eating pizza, and knitwear…

# willie-odea - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# willie-odea - Sunday 26 April, 2015

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

As expected, there’s been new policies … and more in-fighting.

# willie-odea - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Here's the definitive proof that summer has arrived in Leinster House

TDs have been raiding their summer wardrobes…

# willie-odea - Friday 3 April, 2015

Limerick has just given itself a deep clean

Paul O’Connell led the charge as the county gave itself a Good Friday makeover.

# willie-odea - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart My Achy Breaky Heart This post contains videos

Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart

The party’s internal woes continue today.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Willie O'Dea thinks Fianna Fáil TDs should stay off the airwaves Going Menthol This post contains videos

Willie O'Dea thinks Fianna Fáil TDs should stay off the airwaves

The former minister was referring to growing internal problems in Fianna Fáil.

# willie-odea - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Fianna Fáil aren't 'going to prostitute themselves to anyone'

Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.

# willie-odea - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year

Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Election 2015? Fianna Fáil is selecting general election candidates next week

The Soldiers of Destiny aren’t hanging around…

# willie-odea - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

# willie-odea - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

One Fianna Fáil TD is refusing to give Irish Water his PPS number

He also accused Irish Water representatives of speaking “incoherent gibberish”.

# willie-odea - Monday 13 October, 2014

Willie O'Dea: I look around the Fianna Fáil table and I don't see the messiah

The Fianna Fáil TD has defended Micheál Martin’s leadership this morning.

# willie-odea - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly Ice Bucket Challenge This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

# willie-odea - Monday 28 July, 2014

Willie O'Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment

A former Fianna Fáil colleague of jailed Ivor Callely has been speaking today.

# willie-odea - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 things people from Limerick are sick of hearing Limsick

# willie-odea - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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.

# willie-odea - Sunday 15 June, 2014

The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%

Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.

# willie-odea - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Taoiseach reveals €191,000 in severance payments to former Fianna Fail ministers

Enda Kenny said that four ministers are in receipt of payments despite a pledge not to draw them.

# willie-odea - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Tánaiste: If there's one thing I can't be accused of, it's making decisions that court popularity

Eamon Gilmore acknowledged he’s not exactly Mr Popular in the Dáil this afternoon as the water charges row rumbled on.

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