The Seanad will this week discuss a Fianna Fáil Bill which aims to tackle the increased prevalence of illegal money-lending and protect victims from loan sharks.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has expressed concern at the number of calls received by Childline last year.
Fianna Fáil Education spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the publication of the policy advice paper on supporting students with special needs in schools by the National Council for Special Education.
Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins TD has expressed serious concern following the comments of Justice Minister Alan Shatter during an interview with RTÉ’s Prime Time last evening.
Speaking today at the launch of “Streets Ahead” a new Fianna Fáil policy document setting out a fresh vision for the future of Irish town centres Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment and Local Government Barry Cowen T.D. said “Towns across Ireland are suffering particularly badly with business closures and job losses. They need a concrete plan backed up by real actions to get them moving again. Our Policy tackles crippling commercial rates and rents, the burden of parking charges, and introduces new town teams to take the lead in revitalising Irish towns”.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Timmy Dooley TD, has welcomed the announcement that an agreement has been reached between management and unions at Bus Éireann.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, has joined the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) in calling for a €50 million emergency fund to deal with the fodder crisis.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea TD, has responded to the latest ESRI Report where it looks at the rate of lending to SMEs.
Fianna Fáil has published a Bill to crack down on hit and run drivers by introducing tougher penalties and extending the power of arrest of the gardaí.
Speaking in the Oireachtas, Senator Marc Mac Sharry, heavily criticised the new hospital groups which he said would do “nothing to address the blatant discrimination against the people of the North West Region who are not catered for under the much acclaimed new clinical programmes including Cardiac Care and Cancer Care.”