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McGrath calls for urgent review of regulation of insurance sector

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has called for the Central Bank to undertake an urgent review of the Irish insurance sector following the collapse of Setanta Insurance leaving 75,000 people without cover.

Insurance regulation system needs to be overhauled – Calleary

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary says he’s extremely concerned following the collapse of Setanta Insurance, which has left 75,000 people without insurance and out of pocket.

Govt’s broken promises lead to alarming rise in poverty rate

Fianna Fáil Social Protection spokesperson Willie O’Dea says Government claims that it’s protecting low income families have been rubbished by new figures from the Central Statistics Office. The survey on Income and Living Conditions for 2012 reveals falling income levels and rising poverty rates.

Fianna Fáil Secures Oireachtas Debate on 1916 Centenary Celebrations

Fianna Fáil Frontbench Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has today secured a debate on the centenary celebrations of Easter 1916 and the attendance of foreign dignitaries. His request, made to the Tánaiste at today’s Order of Business in Dáil Éireann, comes following media reports that members of Britain’s Royal Family are to be invited to participate.

FF leader extremely concerned about Examiner job losses

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has expressed his deep concern at the announcement that 50 jobs are to be lost at Landmark Media, the owner of the Irish Examiner. It’s understood that half of the positions will go at the Cork office, with the remaining jobs being lost at the company’s regional offices.

Irish Water and other key agencies to come under Ombudsman scrutiny under FF law

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming has published the Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill 2014, a draft law that would expand the remit of the Ombudsman’s office to include Irish Water, Bord Gáis Éireann and the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER).

McGrath expresses concern at Noonan’s suggestion that NAMA be wound up by next year

Rapid fire sale of NAMA assets must be based on an economic rather than a political logic

FF concerned at suspension of Irish-supported cardiac programme in Ukraine

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Brendan Smith has expressed his deep concern at the suspension of Chernobyl Children International’s programme in Ukraine, which provides life-saving cardiac surgery to children there.

Govt plans on water charges descend into political farce – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment Barry Cowen has accused the Government of playing political games over water charges at the expense of households across the country.

Fitzpatrick demands action to tackle cost of living crisis

Fianna Fail Leader on Dublin City Council Mary Fitzpatrick has highlighted the need for concerted action by the Irish Government and by Europe to tackle the falling living standards of middle-income families across Dublin.

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