Sean Fleming

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Robert Watt: Happy to hear suggestions for improved performance. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure, Robert Watt, has been accused of being “over-sensitive” after he said it was unfair to (...)

 Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure Seán Fleming: minister should “do the decent thing”.

A call has been made in the Dáil for Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin to “do the decent thing” and scrap freedom of informati(...)

Seán Barrett: “W
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e’ve got to find a way to ensure that those elected to parliament who are not in Government have a proper say in the decision
 
-making process.”

Non-aligned TDs were granted speaking time in the Dáil to uphold a principle that “everybody elected by the people is entitled to speak in parliament”(...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD: “Nobody should ever have to make a choice between education and their livelihood”.

The chief executive of the Disability Federation of Ireland has warned that the period after the State emerges from its austerity drive could be a tim(...)

Anti-abortion campaigners maintain their protest last night outside Leinster House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil allowed members a free vote on the legislation, and 14 members voted against:John Browne (Wexford)Dara Calleary (Mayo)Éamon Ó Cuív (Galway(...)

“The reforms also aim to bring Ireland’s support for lone parents in line with international provisions,” said a spokeswoman for Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton.   Photograph: Frank Miller/	The Irish Times

Thousands of single parents are facing cuts in their income as a result of welfare changes which came into effect last week . More than 2,500 parents (...)

The scene outside the Dáil yesterday while the debate on the abortion Bill was being held.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than two-thirds of Fianna Fáil’s 19 TDs voted against the second stage of the abortion legislation in the Dáil last night, in the largest turnout(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s spokesman had no comment on the actions of the four TDs, which came as the legislation passed its first Dáil reading by a margin of 138 to 24. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael has removed four rebel TDs from the party after they defied Taoiseach Enda Kenny to vote against the abortion legislation. Steps were also u(...)

Vote on Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – Second Stage138 Yes 24 No*Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett does not vote unless the issue is tied*Socia(...)

Seán Fleming: “I would consider there is a case for treason there and that is actually in our Constitution – somebody who sets out to damage the State.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on public expenditure and reform believes the Anglo Irish Bank tapes should lead to treason charges.Speaking on Midlands 103 R(...)

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