A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has today calling on people to make their views known on how the State should treat the national anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann.
Sun, 08 Oct, 2017
Fianna Fáil has been accused of being “sexist” by targeting super junior minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor and demanding that her ministerial top-up pay be scrapped.
Tue, 15 Aug, 2017
The number of children who are being kept waiting for their statutory right to a disability assessment is increasing, new figures show.
Wed, 26 Jul, 2017
Leo may not get the job for being too interesting and Simon may not get it for not being interesting enough, writes
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
Farm leaders and politicians have criticised what they described as frustrating delays in grant payments and approvals under the new Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS).
Fri, 29 Jul, 2016
An Independent Alliance TD says he does not think a new Taoiseach and Government will be appointed on Wednesday.
Sat, 30 Apr, 2016
Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has thrown down the gauntlet to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, calling on him to “act responsibly” in putting a government together.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2016
If a handful of seats had bounced the other way in 2007, Enda would have limped into power at the head of a ragbag coalition, just in time for the financial crash. FF would have been utterly ruthless in their condemnation, writes
Sat, 02 Jan, 2016
Community-run childcare facilities will have to pay rates arrears, Cork County Council insisted yesterday, despite new regulations that permit non-profit companies to apply to the Valuation Office to seek exemption of rates in future years.
Tue, 24 Nov, 2015
The Office of Public Works is being urged to give precise timelines for the start of delayed flood prevention schemes in three towns, amid fears funding is not available to carry out works.
Wed, 30 Sep, 2015
Councillors have expressed their anger at a presumed snub by the National Roads Authority over desperately needed funding for the upgrade of the only national secondary road servicing West Cork.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
Gardaí investigating Longford helicopter crash release man; Torrential early rain left its mark on the Old Course at St Andrews as play was suspended for more than three hours; A police officer in the US is being investigated after a video has emerged of him arresting a naked woman in her home.
Fri, 17 Jul, 2015
Cork County Council is preparing to take eight legal cases against AIB because the bank has refused to release insurance policies it holds on developers who have not finished off ghost estates.
Tue, 23 Jun, 2015
Insurer Aviva has announced price hikes to its policies ranging from 5.5% to 10%, It is being reported that Paul O’Connell will sign a two-year deal with Toulon, and Irish WWE wrestler Sheamus is set to star as one of the main villains in the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.
Fri, 29 May, 2015
The departure of the no-nonsense senator sees Fianna Fáil return to being stale, male, and pale, writes Political Correspondent
Tue, 26 May, 2015
Over 40% of home seekers on a Cork County Council waiting list are separated or divorced.
Tue, 12 May, 2015
Fianna Fail will focus on childcare policy ahead of the party’s Ard Fheis this week, Munster’s Anthony Foley has dismissed claims that Paul O’Connell has been linked to French side Toulon, and woman opens fire in a McDonald’s when staff failed to give her bacon in her burger.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2015
A Cork radio station had to put the brakes on its April Fools spoof on traffic congestion charges yesterday after City Hall was flooded with complaints from irate listeners who didn’t get the joke.
Thu, 02 Apr, 2015
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has lashed out at colleagues “sniping from the bushes”, a reference to claims from Eamon Ó Cuív about the party facing demise.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2015
Senator Jim Walsh has left the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party over his opposition to same-sex couples using assisted reproduction and his “deeply held and conscientious opinions”.
Fri, 27 Mar, 2015
The Government is being called upon to act to save jobs at Cadburys in Coolock in Dublin, and Rathmore in Kerry.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2015
A new ministerial directive on housing vulnerable people has been described as “unworkable” and will put families further down local authority waiting lists.
Tue, 17 Feb, 2015
Residents in a Mid-Cork village plagued by poor water quality in recent years will have to wait up to six months to find out if measures to correct the problems have been successful, especially in terms of the high lead content.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
Funding of €70,000 could be forfeited for the creation of two parking bays for disabled transport unless a last-minute compromise is agreed between local businesses and county council officials in a West Cork town.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
I spotted former taoiseach Bertie Ahern at the launch of the book on the late Brian Lenihan in Dublin during the week.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2014
The Government is being urged to listen to the advice of frontline staff who hve expressed serious concern over the clinical management of the Carlow-Kilkenny / South Tipperary mental health services.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2014
The Finance Minister Michael Noonan the Government had to add more members to the banking inquiry to reverse a 'stroke' pulled by Fianna Fáil in the Seanad.
Mon, 16 Jun, 2014
Most of the country's new Councillors are now elected, and a battle is underway between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to be the largest party on local authorities.
Sun, 25 May, 2014
Cork County Council is committing €1.2m of its reserves into repairing potholed roads, while it waits to see if the Government will reimburse it for the €2.27m worth of damage done to the roads since Storm Darwin on February 12.
Tue, 25 Mar, 2014
Fianna Fáil says if Frank Flannery refuses to appear before the Public Accounts Committee then the Taoiseach needs to remove him from a Government-appointed post.
Tue, 11 Mar, 2014
THE dark arts of politics came to the fore as Labour leader Eamon Gilmore effectively took Joan Burton hostage as his human shield.
Sat, 25 Jan, 2014
MICHEÁL Martin sent me looking for Edmund Burke, and I’m not grateful. I’ve spent several hours searching Burke’s writings (or as much as I could find online) for one phrase. As great a mind and a philosopher as he was (Burke not Martin), he is no easy read.
Tue, 07 Jan, 2014
Fianna Fáil has described the Government’s economic plan as long on aspiration but short on detail and a missed opportunity for the country in the wake of the formal exit from the bailout programme.
Wed, 18 Dec, 2013
As the old saying goes, it’s a long road without a turn, and for Messrs Frank Dunlop, Jim Kennedy, Liam Cosgrave, Don Lydon, Colm McGrath and Tony Fox that fateful bend arrived yesterday when the damning last chapter of the Mahon Tribunal on Planning and Payments was finally published.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
Cork’s county manager Martin Riordan has strongly indicated there will be no postponement of a blueprint for future development, although there is already enough land zoned in the county council area for 77,000 new homes.
Wed, 29 May, 2013
The Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has reacted angrily to comments made by a Fianna Fáil Senator at their Ard Fheis today.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2013
A Fianna Fáil Senator has used the debate on education at the party's Ard Fheis to call for a continuation of pro-life policies.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2013
The Transport Minister Leo Varadkar says Fianna Fáil are "hypocrites who can't be trusted."
Fri, 08 Mar, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said she has made no decision on the findings of a report which recommends a two-tier payment system for child benefit.
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013
Cork’s county manager Martin Riordan has defended a controversial decision to employ a private debt collection company to recoup €1.8m owed to the county council in refuse collection charges.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013
County councillors in West Cork are to meet with Inland Fisheries Ireland officials shortly to outline concerns that legislation protecting fish is putting people’s lives at risk.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2013
Fianna Fáil should focus on newer, younger, and more women candidates in the next general election, according to party senator Averil Power.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2013
After several months’ delay, four board vacancies have finally been filled at the Port of Cork but a board chairman still remains to be appointed by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012