Niall Collins

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 Fianna Fail’s Niall Collins: Government not doing enough to make the case for an exemption.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has hit out at the Government for failing to seek an exemption from EU state aid rules to provide financial supports to Irish firms adver(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis and European Commission chief negotiator Michel Barnier at a joint press conference last week.

A failure by the British government and European Union officials to achieve progress in Brexit negotiations makes it even more crucial that measures t(...)

Budget 2017 allocated an additional €3 million to agencies charged with responding to the challenges posed by Brexit to take on extra staff with the funds spread across multiple organisations.

The Government has been urged to do more to back businesses exposed to Brexit in the forthcoming Budget with the additional funding allocated to State(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s strategy is to assemble a minority administration with a patchwork quilt of Labour, the Social Democrats, the Greens and others. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next general election, whenever it happens, will for the first time in a decade once more be a stand-up fight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to(...)

Health service managers have received training in managing conflict and preventing conflict escalating, the HSE said.

Bullying and harassment claims have prompted payouts totalling more than €700,000 over the past five years, according to new figures from the Health S(...)

Niall Collins of Fianna Fáil: “There may be many more bullying cases across Government that, while they didn’t result in a payout being made, caused deep distress to the staff member on the receiving end of the harassment.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Government departments paid out €153,500 in compensation to staff over claims of bullying in the last five years. The Department of Education paid ou(...)

 Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald sharply criticised the ODCE, saying it ‘fell far short of the standard impartial, unbiased and thorough investigation we expect and demand’. Photograph: Stephen Collins

The shortcomings and investigative practices of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank cha(...)

Shannon Airport: A spokesperson for the airport said it “does not comment on security matters”

Shannon Airport is a soft touch for terrorists, according to a Limerick councillor who used to work at the airport X-raying luggage. Cllr Paul Keller(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Will he rescind Máire Whelan’s appointment  and reopen the process? Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Enda Kenny paid Leo Varadkar the compliment of nominating him to be his successor as taoiseach on Wednesday, but he has also left him with the first p(...)

Niall Collins: “Their concern has been, and continues to be, the counties in and around the capital.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The 67 vacant IDA sites across the country are evidence that the Government is neglecting rural Ireland, Fianna Fáil jobs and enterprise spokesman Nia(...)

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