Tánaiste and Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore has nominated Ciaran Lynch as Chairperson of the Oireachtas Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform. Deputy Lynch will replace Alex White who was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health last week.
THE Tánaiste Éamon Gilmore has once again resorted to his favourite party trick of kicking Fianna Fáil instead of addressing the real concerns of patients and their families in the face of savage health cuts.
Deputy Kelleher commented, “The Tánaiste’s comments today will provide absolutely no comfort to the thousands of high dependency patients who will have their homecare supports cut as a result of this Government’s decisions.
Cllr. Ted Tynan of The Workers’ Party has called on the Tánaiste and minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, to call in the US ambassador and protest in the strongest possible terms to him over remarks made recently by the chairman of Homeland Security in the US, Peter King regarding the proposed erection of a statue commemerating Che Guevara in Galway.
Cllr. Tynan was commenting on a statement by Peter King, that if the proposed statue of Che Guevarra went ahead there would be reprecussions for Ireland.
FIANNA Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has hit out at what he has described as ‘the Labour Party’s sickening hypocrisy’ on NAMA. Deputy Kelleher’s comments came after he was ejected from Dáil Éireann for trying to tackle Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on the subject.
THE Tánaiste has refused to deny reports that the true extent of the A&E overcrowding crisis is being concealed, Fianna Fáil’s Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has said.
Deputy Kelleher raised the issue with Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore on Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.
FIANNA Fáil leader Mícheál Martin has said that Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore should invite the Vatican Secretary with Relations for States to Ireland for a meeting to discuss the revelations made in the Cloyne Report.
Speaking to RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Political Editor Beirní Ní Chuinn, Martin said that the relationship between Ireland and the Vatican must be re-examined, in light of what was revealed in the report, and that it was clear that an apology from the Vatican was called for.
During the interview, to be broadcast on An tSeachtain Seo on Raidió na Gaeltachta today, Mícheál Martin said that it was unacceptable that the Vatican had tried to intervene in the affairs of the Irish State, and said that Éamon Gilmore should convene a meeting in Ireland with the Vatican Secretary with Relations for States to inform him of the reaction of disgust from the Irish public as to the actions of the Vatican revealed by the Cloyne Report.
I am deeply shocked and saddened by the deaths of a number of people in a plane crash at Cork Airport this morning.
I wish to extend my sympathy to the families of those who have died in this tragic accident.
If reports of the number of fatalities are correct, this is one of the worst air crashes in our recent history.
LAST night Leader of the Labour Party, Eamon Gilmore TD, said that proposals put forward for a series of three-way debates were acceptable in principle says Ciarán Lynch TD.
“These debates are about who will be the next Taoiseach, and although realistically there are only two candidates for the job, it reasonable to include the new leader of the largest party of the current Dail in the process.