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International effort in Gaza and Israel falls far short of the mark - Walsh

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.

Central Bank needs to protect customers and rigorously assess banks’ IT systems – McGrath

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.

Delays in returning medical cards costs families up to €650 in school transport fees – McConalogue

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.

Govt Dishonesty Over Water Charges Exposed Again – Cowen

Lack of scrutiny deeply worrying. Public cynicism over Irish Water Super-Quango deepens

Transfer of Senior Alert Scheme to Pobal is Wrong and Should be Reversed – Ó Cuív

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.

Government’s FDI policy lacks ambition and specifics - Calleary

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.

€95 million Still to be Spent on LEADER and Time Running Out –Ó Cuív

New Minister must take urgent action to ensure full LEADER spend before it is lost

Minister must ensure Ireland lives up to international obligations in Gaza crisis – O’Brien

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.

Will Drilling at site Near Leitrim Border Lead to Fracking? – Moynihan

Minister must explain what contact he has had with NI counterpart on drilling

Govt Needs to Push Forward on National Pension Reserve Fund Investment - FF

35% of portfolio is sitting in cash

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