Fianna Fáil has ramped up the pressure on Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty to publish the Data Protection Commissioner’s highly adversarial report on the Public Services Card.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2019
Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said that based on their own legal advice, her department does not accept the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner in relation to the Public Services Card.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2019
"There is a certain convenience in collating a person's data like this, but it has to be balanced with a person's privacy," said Willie O'Dea.
Sun, 18 Aug, 2019
A German couple saw a Trinity College Dublin (TCD) student take "lots of selfies" at the cliff edge moments before he fell to his death at the Cliffs of Moher in January.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
Former Republic of Ireland defender Darren O'Dea has announced his retirement from professional football.
Tue, 07 May, 2019
A senior Fianna Fáil TD has lashed out at the "comic-book" theatrics to the Brexit deal by "right wing" factions of the British government and DUP, saying he is "aghast" at their initial response.
Wed, 14 Nov, 2018
A growing herd of wild goats roaming free in residential and business areas on the western outskirts of Ennis "are procreating like there is no tomorrow" and castrating the male goats in the herd should be considered.
Tue, 08 May, 2018
The family of a Limerick politician, who died last year while canvassing with Fianna Fáil's Willie O'Dea, has appealed for the return of a plaque stolen 24 hours before it was to be unveiled in his memory.
Wed, 07 Jun, 2017
The family of a two-year old boy who fell from a sixth-floor hotel balcony in Limerick on Saturday is keeping a vigil at his bedside at Temple Street Children's Hospital.
Mon, 04 Jul, 2016
Former Defence Minister Willie O'Dea has said he is prepared to go to court to prohibit his PPS number from being handed over to Irish Water.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
Ireland international Darren O’Dea is without a club after choosing not to return to war-torn Ukraine.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2014
Darren O’Dea is ready and willing to step into Richard Dunne’s boots if two World Cup qualifiers inside five days prove too much for him.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2013
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trappatoni has named a 29-man provisional squad for next month’s World Cup qualifying meetings with Sweden and Austria.
Sun, 25 Aug, 2013
Shane Long has been named in the provisional Republic of Ireland squad for the double header against Sweden and Austria later this month, despite having picked up an ankle injury while training with West Brom. Yet the big story is the surprise inclusion of Reading defender Stephen Kelly.
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
Youth will, once again, be given its chance when Ireland host Poland at the Aviva in two weeks' time, and the big news is that Anthony Pilkington has finally made it into a senior squad after being named in Giovanni Trapattoni’s 27-man party for the friendly on February 6.
Mon, 21 Jan, 2013
Fianna Fáil are warning that two out of every three disability allowance applications to the Department of Social Welfare are being refused.
Sat, 20 Oct, 2012
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has denied reports that Stephen Kelly was involved in a row with his assistant manager, Marco Tardelli before boarding the team's flight to the Faroe Islands.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2012
The only way Republic of Ireland defender Darren O’Dea could describe last night’s record home defeat to Germany was by calling it an embarrassment.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2012
Everton's Seamus Coleman has been given a starting place in the Republic of Ireland defence for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Germany at the Aviva.
Thu, 11 Oct, 2012
Peter stringer and Ronan O’Gara will form a familiar halfback partnership for Munster’s RaboDirect PRO12 meeting with the Dragons in Thomond Park on Saturday (8pm).
Thu, 20 Sep, 2012
Republic of Ireland defender Darren O’Dea insists he would never reject a call-up to the international squad, unlike Darron Gibson.
Thu, 06 Sep, 2012
Darren O’Dea turned down big-money offers from eastern Europe because he was convinced a move to Canada would kickstart his international career.
Wed, 05 Sep, 2012
Paul McShane could yet find himself on the plane to Poland next month as manager Giovanni Trapattoni attempts to find cover for his injured troops.
Thu, 24 May, 2012
Sunderland winger James McClean has been included in Giovanni Trapattoni's squad for the upcoming friendly against Bosnia and the European Championships.
Mon, 07 May, 2012
Fianna Fáil TD Willie O'Dea has backed calls for pensions to be taken from politicians who are found to have acted corruptly.
Tue, 27 Mar, 2012
Fianna Fáil jobs spokesperson Willie O'Dea today published a bill which calls for immigrant visas to be provided to skilled professionals and graduates to set up a business in Ireland.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
There is no place for Sunderland's James McClean in the Republic of Ireland starting line-up against the Czech Republic tomorrow night.
Tue, 28 Feb, 2012
The Government was urged to reassess its jobs strategy after the unemployment rate rose to 14.4%.
Mon, 12 Dec, 2011
Fianna Fáil jobs spokesperson Willie O’Dea has said that measures announced in today's Budget targeted at reducing unemployment will fail to make a meaningful impact and amount to a tinkering around the edges of the jobs crisis facing the country.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2011
Giovanni Trapattoni has named Kevin Doyle, Shane Long and Robbie Keane in his squad for Ireland’s European Championship qualification play-offs against Estonia next month.
Fri, 28 Oct, 2011
Giovanni Trapattoni has named his Republic of Ireland team for tomorrow night's Euro 2012 qualifier away to Andorra.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2011
Darren O’Dea insists the alien conditions in Andorra cannot be used as an excuse if the Republic of Ireland mess up tomorrow night.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2011
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has drafted Darren O’Dea and Stephen Kelly into his team for tomorrow night’s Euro 2012 clash with Russia.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2011
Republic of Ireland defender Darren O’Dea insists he would put his house on Robbie Keane to score in Russia if he is presented with the kind of chance he passed up against Slovakia.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2011
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni reserved special praise for his defenders after last night's 0-0 draw with Croatia at the Aviva Stadium.
Thu, 11 Aug, 2011
Fianna Fail's jobs spokesperson Willie O'Dea has said Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton must "act immediately" to reassure 200,000 low paid workers around the country.
Fri, 08 Jul, 2011
Darren O’Dea admits he may have no option but to quit Celtic in a bid to boost his international aspirations.
Mon, 30 May, 2011
Fine Gael Dublin Councillor Jim O'Dea has been eliminated after the first count at the Seanad elections.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2011