Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Michael Moynihan TD has criticised the rushed announcement tonight that despite early indications the sale of Bord Gáis had been taken off the table, the key asset will now be sold at less than the market value.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has welcomed the commencement of garda recruitment at a time when numbers in the force are slipping to a dangerously low level. Deputy Collins is now calling on the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to ask the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan to carry out an audit of the areas and units within An Garda Síochána that need extra resources.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Timmy Dooley TD, has called on Minister Alan Kelly to withdraw the insensitive and ill-judged comments he made regarding ‘middle class’ commuters.
Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill says potentially disastrous proposals from the European Commission on fish quotas for the North West must be vigorously opposed by the Minister for the Marine.
I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on this Bill and I welcome it as an important step in the state’s progress towards ratifying the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
In response to the media reports that the HSE is recruiting nurses from abroad, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher said this “flies in the face of basic common sense while we have hundreds of Irish nurses are emigrating from these shores every month.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disabilities and Mental Health Colm Keaveney has called for an urgent statement from the Government regarding the suspension of a number of staff at Stewarts Care Limited over allegations of abuse or neglect.
There are moments in history when the times demand so much that it seems impossible to meet them. Intractable conflicts or cross generational feuds can settle on human affairs like an immovable perma frost. Each age has problems that seem too much to confront and cause many to shy away or to slip into an easy but barren anger. Yet in the crucible of such historic tests heroes emerge, men and women who rise to the challenges of their generation. Nelson Mandela was such a hero, one who will endure across the ages.
Following publication of reports from the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy welcomed the progress made in the dioceses being reported on.
Ireland Midlands-North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher met with Joaquín Almunia, the Vice President of the European Commission and EU Commissioner for Competition.