Fianna Fáil Tourism Spokesperson Timmy Dooley TD says Ireland’s inclusion in the Lonely Planet’s 'Best in Travel 2015' is the result of the hard work of the Irish people, and the excellent initiatives implemented by Irish tourism bodies.
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has warned the government against seeking to scapegoat senior management in Irish Water instead of confronting their own policy and strategy failures in setting up the quango.
Minister Damien English says bonus system 'fine by him'
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has welcomed Gerry Adams’ belated acknowledgement that the IRA and Sinn Féin investigated sexual abuse cases internally, but has expressed concern at his continued failure to accept Mairia Cahill’s testimony and apologise to her on behalf of his organisation. The FF Leader also rejected what he described as a self serving attempt to use this issue to recast the IRA as protectors rather than perpetrators.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Smith TD has called on the Government to follow the lead of Sweden and the UK House of Commons and recognise the state of Palestine. The recent war in Gaza and the unwillingness of the Israeli Government to engage in meaningful and constructive negotiations with the Palestinians has resulted in a mind shift in how best to approach the conflict in the Middle East.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment Barry Cowen has called for an urgent response from Environment Minister Alan Kelly following this afternoon's exposure of Irish Water's outrageous bonus scheme and the revelation that top executives at the troubled quango will be eligible for up to 19% bonuses. The revelations came in today's RTÉ's This Week programme.
James Fintan Lalor receives respectful but brief mention in most general histories. He is part of a parade of mid-19th century figures seen variously as either part of a radical fringe or an inspiration to later generations. His name is well known but the details and importance of his life are understood by very few. That is why the initiative to hold this annual event is especially welcome. He is a fascinating personality from one of the defining periods of Irish culture and thought – perhaps even the single most important such period in our modern history.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Border Region Development, Brendan Smith TD, has stated that there are serious questions to be answered by senior Sinn Féin figures over how they dealt with alleged child sex abuse allegations 15 years ago.