Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

1-10 results from 1000 for query «fianna fáil»

30 July 2018 07:32 Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes. PRESIDENT MICHAEL D Higgins has said that he’s concerned about the effect gambling is having on sports stars and athletes, and that he’d like to see a ban on gambling ads in sports. Speaking on RTÉ’s Sunday Sport yesterday, Higgins said that he was concerned 4

28 July 2018 06:45 Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees

People have been urged to check if they’re eligible ahead of what can be a very expensive time for students and their families. THOUSANDS OF PARENTS and students may be missing out on tax relief on qualifying third-level education fees because they are not claiming it. In the 2014/15 academic year, 86,000 students paid fees in excess of the Student Contribution 5

27 July 2018 08:47 Poll: Would you support restrictions on trade with Israel?

Government ministers look set to clash on a bill which would introduce a trade ban on Israeli goods. The Occupied Territories Bill 2018 passed in the Seanad earlier this month after opposition parties including Fianna Fáil, Labour, Sinn Féin, and independent senators joined forces to support it. The Bill aims to prohibit Ireland from trading in goods 7

25 July 2018 17:56 Ireland 'completely off course' on climate change targets, watchdog warns

Instead of dropping by one million tonnes, greenhouse gas emissions are in increasing by two million tonnes per year. IRELAND IS SET to fall far short of achieving its 2020, 2030 and 2050 climate change targets, the state’s climate change watchdog has warned. In a scathing annual report the Climate Change Advisory Council says Ireland is now in an “even worse 1

25 July 2018 00:10 Staff losses impact on hospital’s safety

The loss of key staff at University Hospital Kerry (UHK) is jeopardising its ability to function safely, according to local Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil. Mr Brassil outlines a litany of concerns in a letter to Ger O’Callaghan, chief operations officer of the South/Southwest hospital group, including a claim that the clinical director, Claire O’Brien 4

20 July 2018 23:00 Victim of drowning off Malin Head laid to rest

Gerry ‘Malin’ Doherty was one of two people who drowned when their 16ft fishing boat capsized off the Inishowen coast on Tuesday afternoon. Both 68-year-old Mr Doherty and his nephew, 16-year-old Thomas Weir, died in the accident. A third man, Dessie Keenan, a relative of the two victims, managed to survive when he clung on to a fishing buoy for almost 1

19 July 2018 00:27 Fears planned Metro line in south Dublin will create ‘Berlin Wall’

The planned new Metro line in south Dublin will create a “Berlin Wall” severing communities, forcing people to use cars and creating urban blight, residents have warned. Concerns were yesterday relayed to the Committee on Transport by residents in south Dublin about the proposed project which will stretch 26km from Swords in north Dublin through the capital 1

17 July 2018 23:00 Watch: Guidelines for national anthem use and support Irish sign language version proposed

However, politicians have stopped short of pushing for ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ to be protected in legislation — despite calls from relatives of the authors of the anthem among others. The Seanad Public Consultation Committee on the anthem wants schools to improve the learning of it in Irish, in English, and in sign language. These recommendations follow 1

12 July 2018 13:43 Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year

Sipo has released details of expenses for 2017. FIANNA FÁIL SPENT the most state funding of Dáil parties last year, according to figures released by the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo). The party spent almost €2.4 million last year with the vast majority of that spent under the heading of “general administration of parliamentary activities 5

12 July 2018 00:10 Big Big Movie sponsor McDonald's not in breach, committee hears

Sponsorship of RTÉ’s Big Big Movie by McDonald’s does not breach the rules on children’s programming, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Fianna Fáil’s spokeswoman on children and youth affairs, Anne Rabbitte, wants RTÉ to find a more suitable sponsor. Ms Rabbitte said thousands of children watch the Big Big Movie every Saturday and it is not right they are encouraged 3