Archive for the ‘Fine Gael’ Category

After a ten hour marathon session of the Oireachtas Water Committee last Tuesday, Fianna Fáil finally caved into Fine Gael on water charges.

In a series of votes, Barry Cowen and his team opposed proposals which only days before they enthusiastically supported.

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The Irish government is about to be hauled to the European Court of Justice for breach of EU water law.

This legal action has nothing to do with water charges or the Water Framework Directive.

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After 70 hours of meetings over seven weeks, involving 41 hearings and 90 written submission the Dáil Housing and Homelessness Committee has published its report on time.

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Love him or loath him you have to admit that Vincent Browne has done the state some service. He is one of the few presenters who can unnerve even the most seasoned media performer.

Like a cranky, scruffy old dog with a well chewed bone he just won’t let go – even when the rest of the pack has drifted off in search of more meaty morsels.

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General election 2016 presents voters with a straight choice – a Fine Gael or a Sinn Féin led government.

The idea that the outcome has all but been decided is not only insulting to voters but runs contrary to the facts.

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So, the recovery has finally arrived. The economy is growing, unemployment is falling and the long cold winter of austerity has come to an end.

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The increasingly belligerent tone of Fine Gael and Labour towards the Greek people and their government is a timely reminder of the values underpinning the coalition.

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