Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Stephen Donnelly, has said the emerging news that the Minister for Health was aware as far back as 6th June of the efforts of one CervicalCheck patient to uncover the latest delays, has sparked further questions over who knew what and when. Deputy Donnelly said the constant drip feed of information was undermining confidence in the vital CervicalCheck programme. He explained, "The

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Upside down Polish flags have been sighted on Irish arms all over the island this last week. Men, women and children of all ages, each having forgot to use sunscreen on the parts of their arms not covered by t-shirts, are joined by those who wear said inverted colours on their necks, legs and foreheads. This is not a political protest, nor international solidarity, but a

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action & Environment Timmy Dooley TD has called on the government to immediately establish a National Just Transition Task Force to develop a strategy with stakeholders and communities to secure employment and develop decarbonisation opportunities in the Midlands. It comes following this week's announcement of job losses at both the Moneypoint coal plant and Lanesboro peat-fired plant."The Government has been

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation Robert Troy has said that the Government needs to escalate its Brexit awareness raising campaign to ensure small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can avail of all the supports and guidance available before October 31st. He explained, "The Government has published their updated Brexit contingency plan and it is apparent that significantly more work needs to be done if

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The latest hospital waiting lists from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show no sign of any relief for outpatients enduring long waits says Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson, Stephen Donnelly TD. "Every month so far this year we have seen another new high for the outpatient waiting lists. In June it rose to 560,251. "Over 174,000 of those waiting for a consultation are now doing so for more

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The prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit in less than four months is looming large. The implications of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement include the destruction of up to 100,000 jobs across the economy, North and South. It will mean massive disruption of trade between the economy of the Republic of Ireland and the UK and across the English landbridge to the

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Responding to today's EPA findings that parts of Dublin city centre are exceeding safe air pollution limits, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action & Environment Timmy Dooley TD has called on the government to immediately support the rollout of permanent air quality monitoring not only in Dublin but also other city centres.  He has also recommended that a national Clean Air Strategy, along with local

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action and Environment Timmy Dooley TD has slammed the government for refusing to introduce a nationwide ban on smoky coal. Deputy Dooley raised the issue with Minister Richard Bruton in Dáil Éireann this week and said, "A ban on smoky coal was introduced in Dublin in 1990 and was gradually extended to urban areas. Now we have a situation where

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Robert Troy TD, has met with British MPs Sir Henry Bellingham and Chris Grayling, to discuss trade links between Ireland and the UK in the context of Brexit. Deputy Troy and Wexford TD, James Browne also discussed the ownership of Rosslare Europort, which has been a cause of concern for some time. Rosslare Europort was established under the

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