Energy Bills remain at record levels as wholesale gas prices drop
Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has described the establishment of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) as a half-hearted effort to tackle the problem of credit for the SME sector which falls well short of what is needed.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Tourism Timmy Dooley TD has criticised Dublin hotels which have hiked up their room rates ahead of the Web Summit next week. Many hotels will be at full capacity as thousands of delegates arrive into the city for the three day event.
Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has welcomed today’s move by AIB to reduce standard variable mortgage rates by 0.25% but has said much more needs to be done to reduce the rip-off variable rates being charged by banks in Ireland.
Latest revelations reinforce call for suspension of Water Charges
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher TD says the Fair Deal waiting list crisis could have been avoided. More than 2,000 older people are waiting almost 4 months for a bed in a nursing home because of a funding cap and budget cut implemented as part of the flawed 2014 health budget.
Setting up new committees is the Government’s latest bright idea to oversee the Civil Service Renewal Plan launched by the Taoiseach and Minister Brendan Howlin today, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming has said.
Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson Timmy Dooley TD has welcomed the appointment of Liz O’Donnell as Chairperson Designate of the Road Safety Authority. Ms O’Donnell will take over the role from Gay Byrne, who held the position for the past 8 years.
Minister must publish areas to be covered under new broadband plan
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has said the lack of interest in the position of Secretary General at the Department of Justice is not surprising given the Government willingness to blame officials for its own failings.