Fianna Fáil Senator and Seanad spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Jim Walsh has called for Ireland to lead the way and impose sanctions on Israel in light of the ongoing violence in the Middle East. During a speech in the Seanad yesterday, the Wexford Senator criticised the international response to the crisis in Israel and Gaza.
The Central Bank needs to rigorously assess the IT systems of banks operating in Ireland following a series of IT issues which have had a major impact on customers, according to Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath.
Fianna Fáil Education spokesperson Charlie McConalogue says HSE delays in returning discretionary medical cards to families is costing them as much as €650 in school transport fees. A Government u-turn in the aftermath of the local elections promised that cards would be returned to those who lost them between July 2011 and May 2014 during a Department of Health review. However, figures released this week indicate that just over 10,000 of the 18,000 people who had discretionary cards removed, have had them reimbursed.
Lack of scrutiny deeply worrying. Public cynicism over Irish Water Super-Quango deepens
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Community Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, has slammed the proposal to transfer responsibility for the Senior’s Alert Scheme from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to Pobal.
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary says the Government’s new policy on attracting Foreign Direct Investment lacks ambition and outlines no clear plan as to how it intends to entice new companies to the regions.
New Minister must take urgent action to ensure full LEADER spend before it is lost
Fianna Fáil Seanad Leader Senator Darragh O’Brien says he’ll be calling on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to put more pressure on the EU to intervene to secure an immediate ceasefire in Israel and Gaza.
Minister must explain what contact he has had with NI counterpart on drilling
35% of portfolio is sitting in cash