Extending free State childcare to two-year-olds with an increase to 33 hours of such care per week at a cost of €495m forms the crux of the party’s childcare policy, launched today.
Tue, 04 Feb, 2020
Only a third of the country’s network of over 560 Garda stations has experienced an increase in staffing levels in the past five years, despite almost 2,800 extra gardaí joining the force over the period.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
A great man for the one-liners is our Micheál. As we prepared to quiz him about their TV encounter and Leo Varadkar’s car crash response to that illegal drug question (some cannabis in college but that was a long time ago) the Fianna Fáil leader was unexpectedly wreathed in smoke from a nearby ventilation system.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
Children of gardaí have been approached on a football pitch and told their father is a “scumbag” for policing a protest after being identified via social media, a Garda conference has heard.
Thu, 13 Apr, 2017
A Garda Ombudsman report has said it appears, on the balance of probabilities, that details of the arrest of TD Clare Daly on suspicion of drink-driving were leaked “in an unauthorised manner” by someone within An Garda Síochána.
Thu, 19 May, 2016
They insist they are two distinct parties which have no intention of entering government with each other, but Fine Gael’s and Fianna Fáil’s leaders had near identical welcomes from protesters yesterday who are convinced they are part of the same problem.
Tue, 23 Feb, 2016
Fianna Fáil has backed down on mooted plans to order party members to pick a female general election candidate in a tightly contested constituency after a legal threat from a male councillor who claimed he was being blocked from running.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015