Real concern exists about shortcomings in Children First legislation – Niall Kelleher

Niall Kelleher, Fianna Fáil local election candidate in the Killarney Electoral Area has echoed concerns raised by his party colleagues about shortcomings in the Children First legislation. The comments from Niall Kelleher outline the concern of Fianna Fáil in relation to the legislation as currently drafted, which the party believe will not deliver the necessary …

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Farmers deserve a fair deal from the supermarkets

Following a recent survey which shows that the public support this measure I have called for the Government to stand up for farmers and to ensure a fair deal from the supermarkets for farmers. The survey found that 90% of people want to see a code of conduct established to ensure that farmers get a fair deal from supermarkets. As a part-time …

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Govt plans on water charges descend into political farce – FF Households suffer as coalition parties focus on self-preservation

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment Barry Cowen has accused the Government of playing political games over water charges at the expense of households across the country. “This has descended into a complete farce. Fine Gael and Labour have spent months dodging questions about just how much people will be forced to pay for their water. …

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Youth unemployment figures shocking – O’Dea

Fianna Fáil Social Protection spokesperson Willie O’Dea has expressed his shock and alarm at figures which reveal that more than 85,000 young people are out of work and not in education.  The numbers were released in response to a Dáil question. According to the Central Statistics Office over 85,000 people between the ages of 16 and 25 …

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Kerry Mortgage holders have been abandoned by the government – Niall Kelleher

Fianna Fáil local election candidate for the Killarney Electoral Area has expressed his dismay at the inaction of the government to protect some mortgage holders, including a significant number in Kerry.   Families and homeowners, who in good faith, took out a mortgage with the then Irish Nationwide Building Society, have seen their loans move to the IBRC. …

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