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Cannon praises Portumna native’s inspirational campaign

The Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has described a campaign to highlight alcohol awareness among third level students as inspirational.

Zappone visits local youth project

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Just Guff - falling out of love with Fianna Fáil

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WHAT IS it like to be a dedicated member of a political party, working your way up through the ranks, believing in all the party stands for, and then, to see that certainty and belief shattered?

Report reveals how often local representatives speak in Dáil

Roscommon-Galway representative, Eugene Murphy, is one of the TDs who has most regularly contributed to Dáil debates this year, an analysis of Oireachtas speeches has found.

Burke raises Midlands tourism strategy in the Dáil

Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke (FG), secured a debate last week on the impending tourism strategy to cover Athlone and the Midlands.

Burke urges farmers to prioritise farm safety

Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, has issued an appeal to farmers and contractors to prioritise farm safety.

The final lap for Kenny as Taoiseach

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was in the United States this week as part of his final trade mission as the leader of the Government. Mr Kenny, who has led the country since 2011, is expected to step down next week when Leo Varadkar's elevation to the position will be voted on in the Dáil. As part of his trip to the US Kenny met with the executive management of Baxter Healthcare in its headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois. 

Fracking ban Bill passes all stages in the Dáil

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A Bill banning fracking in Ireland passed all stages of the Dáil today, and is expected to ensure that the highly controversial oil and gas extraction process will be prohibited from happening "anywhere inshore" in the State.

The 'Enda' of an era for Kenny

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The months of speculation finally came to an end on Wednesday evening when Enda Kenny announced his decision to step down as leader of Fine Gael — the party he has led for just short of 15 years. Mr Kenny will be stepping down as Taoiseach, once a new Fine Gael party leader is elected by the party and a new Taoiseach is elected by the Dáil.

Support for Enda at recent Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael AGM

 

 

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