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21 October 2018 08:44 Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election?

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have announced their negotiating teams for the upcoming renewal talks. AFTER SUCCESSFULLY MAKING it through three Budgets, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are set to sit down in the coming days and weeks to discuss the renewal of the confidence and supply agreement. Fianna Fáil has propped up the Fine Gael government for some time, after 1

19 October 2018 14:37 Oireachtas invite tenders for €100k gym equipment refit for TDs and Senators

Gym equipment providers have been invited to tender for a €100,000 refit of the Oireachtas gym to keep our TDs in shape. The Oireachtas Commission is seeking tenders from firms to provide a range of cardiovascular equipment, weight resistance and ancillary equipment for the Oireachtas Fitness Room which is used by TDs, Senators and Oireachtas staff 1

19 October 2018 06:21 Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year. NEW FIGURES DETAILING how many people aged 75 or over were left lying on trolleys in hospital emergency departments for longer than 24 hours have been described as a “serious indictment” into the government’s management of the health service. According to figures released 1

18 October 2018 11:15 'They are going around the country like cowboys'

The chair of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, John McGuinness, has claimed receivers are going "around the country like cowboys". A receiver is someone appointed by a bank to collect income from a property to ensure a loan or mortgage is repaid. However, concerns are being raised about how receivers are regulated in Ireland. The issue was discussed

16 October 2018 08:47 Clontarf may get flood defences that cost twice as much as plans rejected seven years ago

Flood defence barriers costing up to €10m are set to be built in Clontarf in north Dublin. That is more than twice the cost of the flood defence plan scrapped seven years ago. Fianna Fáil Councillor Deirdre Heney said residents have been discussing their options and are keen to prevent flooding in the area. He said: "Dublin City Council and the Office 2

15 October 2018 12:38 Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for future cabinet positions, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach says Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for future cabinet positions. The former Tánaiste was cleared of any wrong-doing in the Disclosures Tribunal report last week. She was forced to resign last November after her knowledge of a Garda legal strategy against Maurice McCabe was called into question. Ms Fitzgerald said at the time of her resignation 1

11 October 2018 08:54 Denis Naughten not involved in broadband tendering process, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach has defended the Communications Minister's meetings with a businessman involved in the consortium bidding for the tender for the National Broadband Plan which is worth over €500m. Leo Varadkar says Denis Naughten is not involved in the procurement process and that he will clarify his contacts with David McCourt in the Dáil today. He says there 2

09 October 2018 18:57 Micheál Martin to call Taoiseach to discuss confidence and supply deal

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he will be ringing the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tonight to discuss the confidence and supply arrangement. Mr Varadkar says he is looking forward to talking about the future of the deal after the last budget of the arrangement was introduced today. The Taoiseach wants a two-year extension of the deal which props his government

08 October 2018 21:10 Budget 2019: €300m in tax cuts expected in giveaway election budget

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will deliver his giveaway election budget and announce up to €1.5bn in new spending, almost double what he previously said he would spend. The additional spending will be divided up on a 4:1 basis between €1.2bn in new spending measures and €300m in tax cuts, as opposed to the 2:1 split agreed with Fianna Fáil. A range 1

07 October 2018 09:51 Upcoming Budget chance to get it right for people living with dementia, says FF

Fianna Fáil spokesperson for older people and chair of the All Party Oireachtas Committee for Dementia, Mary Butler has said that Budget 2019 is an opportunity to start getting it right for people living with dementia. 55,000 people in the country live with dementia with 11 people diagnosed each day. Despite these figures, TD Mary Butler said, "there 2