Last Friday, 20th of September, saw the 2nd annual International Ju-Jitsu Kobudo Seminar in Naas. No less than 9 masters attended, including Soke Eugeniusz Sikora, Soke Joachim Jenkel-Peters, Soke Wojciech Malczak, Sensei Steve Clara, Sensei Joroen Wezelman, Sensei Adlona Twarog, Soke Daniel Glowacki, Soke Andrew Walner and Sensei Joe Kennedy. These nine leaders represented Poland, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and Canada and gave classes to students from local

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Jim O' Callaghan has called for a zero-tolerance policy for assaults on Gardaí. New figures released indicate that Gardaí have reported 430 injuries to the health and safety section of An Garda Síochána since 2017. Deputy O'Callaghan said: "Policing is a difficult job, and assaults experienced in the course of duty can unfortunately be a reality. Gardaí must sometimes deal with hardened criminals

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Local Authorities discretion to build new units still capped at €2m Fianna Fáil Housing Spokesperson Darragh O'Brien has criticised Minister Eoghan Murphy for back tracking on promises to slash red tape for local authorities. Budget 2019 had agreed to increase the discretionary cap for Local Authority spending on social housing from €2m to €6m. This would mean Local Authorities could build up to 30 units without going through

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- Uptake in interest following Laura Brennan documentary – Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Primary Care John Brassil TD has called on the Health Minister to consider the roll-out of a catch up programme for girls who now wish to get the HPV vaccine.Deputy Brassil made the call after his office received an upsurge in calls from parents inquiring about the vaccine."Over the past number of days

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- Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly secured unique permission - Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly and member of the Oireachtas All Party Consultation Group on Commemorations will attend the unveiling of a special plaque unveiling at the US Department of the Interior on Wednesday (18th September).The bronze plaque includes a replica of the 1916 Rising Proclamation and refers to the creator of the Irish Flag, Thomas F

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Timmy Dooley TD has called on Minister Richard Bruton to spell out whether or not this Government actually supports public service journalism going forward. His comments come after the Minister for Communications confirmed that he would not be addressing the ongoing funding crisis in RTE.  In its annual report for 2018, published in June, RTE reported a net deficit of €13 million. Deputy

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Science, Technology, Research and Development, James Lawless, has said the short-sighted approach taken by Fine Gael in only funding research with expedient commercial outputs has greatly hampered the research and development ecosystem in Ireland. Deputy Lawless made the comments as it emerged that just one of more than 400 recently announced European Research Council grants has been awarded to Ireland. The grants,

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 -715 per cent increase in numbers waiting over 1 ½ years under Harris tenure- "The latest hospital waiting lists from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show the outpatient waiting list is continuing its relentless upward surge" says Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Stephen Donnelly TD. "Every month so far in 2019 we have seen the outpatient waiting lists hit a record high. In July it rose to 564,829

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A previously suppressed British government report has predicted that a no-deal Brexit would cause chaos to cross border trade in Ireland, drive firms out of business in the North and generate civic unrest and disruption to road transport. The Operation Yellowhammer no-deal planning document also suggests that the automatic application of EU tariffs and regulatory requirements on goods crossing south across the border will severely

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