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CER and Irish Water Should Appear before Oireachtas Environment Committee-FF

Questions still remain over slashing of children’s water allowance and charging system

Fair Deal waiting lists leave older people seriously out of pocket – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher TD says he’s alarmed at escalating waiting lists for long term nursing home care under the Fair Deal scheme. There are now over 2,000 older people languishing on waiting lists for up to four months because of HSE funding delays.

White urges Health Minister to extend Breastcheck screening to over 65s

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White has called on the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, to extend the free BreastCheck service to women over 65 years of age.

Sale of Danske loan SME loan book underlines need for legislation to protect borrowers – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has described the problem of legacy debt held by the SME sector as the forgotten crisis within the Irish banking sector.

Where is Heather Humphreys? – FF

Fianna Fáil Chief Whip and Arts Spokesperson Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has called on Arts Minister Heather Humphreys to live up to her responsibilities as a Cabinet Minister and come forward to explain in full and take questions on the sequence of events leading up to the controversial appointment of FG Seanad candidate John McNulty on to the board of IMMA.

Taoiseach still has questions to answer on McNulty fiasco – FF Leader

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has said that following developments in the Dáil earlier today, a number of issues arose.

Varadkar admits health services need €1bn just to stand still – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has called for immediate clarity from the Government on funding for the health service after Minister Leo Varadkar admitted that the budget overrun this year will be over €500m.

Drastic cuts to childrens’ water allowance need to be explained – Troy

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children Robert Troy is demanding that Irish Water comes clean and reveals what research was used to influence the massive cut to the childrens’ water allowance. The Commission for Energy Regulation today published the full cost of water charges, which includes a reduction in the free annual allocation for children from 38,000 litres to 21,000 litres.

McNulty affair highlights Taoiseach’s disrespect for Arts sector - Ó Fearghaíl

Fianna Fáil Arts Spokesperson Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD says the Taoiseach’s handling of the John McNulty nomination process in the Seanad bye-election shows blatant disrespect for the board of the IMMA. The latest twist in the saga has seen Mr. McNulty formally requesting that Oireachtas members refrain from voting for him in the ballot.

Regulator Confirms that Public landed with full bill for Private Consultants - FF

No explanation offered for massive reduction in free allowances. Families who can’t drink the water still hit with €140 bills -

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