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Govt compensation package falls short of what is required – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil Education spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has said he’s disappointed with the compensation package offered by the Government to victims of child sexual abuse. Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan announced a cap of €84,000 as well as a range of conditions, which will exempt some victims from applying for the compensation measures.

Completion of Banking Inquiry terms of reference requires ECB participation – McGrath

The refusal of the European Central Bank (ECB) to participate in the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry is completely unacceptable and is a kick in the teeth for the Irish people, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath.

Motorists still paying excessive prices at the pumps – Calleary

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary has called for the newly constituted Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to make a statement on the operation of the retail market for petrol and diesel in the light of growing concern about persistent high prices at the pumps.

O’Brien Selected to Contest General Election

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien has tonight been selected to contest the upcoming General Election on behalf of his party in the Dublin Fingal constituency.

Taoiseach Forced to Apologise for ‘Shredding’ Slur - FF

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was today forced to apologise for his remarks in 2011 when he claimed that there were no records relating to the bank guarantee in his department and he claimed that they may have been shredded or 'hidden down the back of a radiator'.

Dáil speech by Fianna Fáil spokesman on Public Expenditure and Reform Seán Fleming on Govt overruns

I wish to ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform about his role and that of his Department in respect of the overall book of Estimates for 2014, in view of the largest ever set of expenditure overruns across nine Government Departments.

“Double whammy” hit for Credit Union savers – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has stated credit union savers are only now experiencing the full effect of the Government decision to increase DIRT tax rates by 8% to 41% in last year’s budget.

Kelleher Selected to Contest General Election

Fianna Fáil’s Frontbench Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has tonight been selected to contest the upcoming General Election on behalf of his party in the newly enlarged Cork North Central constituency.

Mother and Baby homes inquiry must be survivor focused – Troy

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children Robert Troy is calling on the Children’s Minister James Reilly to ensure that the inquiry into Mother and Baby homes is issue driven and that the true facts of what happened in these homes is established. The terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation are due to be published in the New Year.

Minister Varadkar needs to wake up to hospital overcrowding crisis – FF

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has called on the Health Minister to take immediate action to address the overcrowding crisis that is crippling hospital ED departments across the country. Beaumont Hospital in Dublin has had to take the drastic measure of asking people not to show up at its ED, while Limerick Regional and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda are buckling under the pressure.

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