Jackie Cahill

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An Taisce is  set to appeal in the courts against planning permission granted for a €140 million Glanbia cheese plant in Co Kilkenny. A Glanbia plant in Idaho, US, is pictured above.

An Taisce, the State’s heritage and conservation body, has been described as “treasonous” at the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting on Wednesday (...)

FF backbencher Jackie Cahill said the proposed cheese plant would  reduce dependence on British cheese market. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Concerns are growing that judicial reviews are becoming a new instrument to “frustrate and delay” major production and infrastructure projects, the Ta(...)

Micheál Martin acknowledged the public are ’fed up’ with restrictions. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told his parliamentary party he acknowledges people are “fed up”but warned that progress against Covid is “fragile”, flag(...)

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Cahill has questioned the “logic” of bringing the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue before TDs and Senators to be qui(...)

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae declared 16 letting properties  in a Dáil register of members’ interests. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

One-quarter of TDs are property investors or landowners, the latest register of Dáil members’ interests shows, a drop from the previous Dáil, in which(...)

Micheál Martin said  there was ‘huge concern’  over the growing prevalence of the UK variant. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Taoiseach has told the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party meeting that it is possible Leaving Certificate students, junior and senior infants and fif(...)

 A forestry plantation at Sally Gap, Co Wicklow. Just 2,300 hectares were planted last year, 3,400 in 2019 and 4,200 in 2018

Planting licence delays threaten the forestry industry’s long-term future and Government policy, leading figures in the business warned at the weekend(...)

Taoiseach  told the Dáil  on Wednesday that he would like to get back to Level 3 restrictions for December 1st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Families should be given clarity over Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Christmas, while the risk of ongoing economic and social damage from lockdowns ne(...)

Profound questions have to be asked about whether communications regulator ComReg is doing its job because of the level of complaints about phone and (...)

Green TD Neasa Hourigan will chair the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, despite losing her speaking rights after voting against the Government in the last Dáil session. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

James Lawless, the Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD who was passed over for promotion to a junior ministry this week, has been named chair of the Oireacht(...)

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