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Three months after joining Renua, Galway county councillor James Charity has sensationally quit Lucinda Creighton's party, accusing it of "U-turns on its water charges policy" and for failing to support him on "issues of local importance".
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Efforts are under way to expel controversial senator Fidelma Healy-Eames from Fine Gael and force her to hand over her membership card — however the Galwegian could become a symbol for tensions within the party over the current leadership.
Galway West TD Brian Walsh will not be joining any of his fellow Fine Gael dissidents who voted against the Protection of Life During pregnancy Bill, in any new political alliance.
Dissident Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh could find himself as a key member of a new political party in Ireland, but its possible formation depends on a vote facing the Dáil in the autumn.
On Tuesday evening the Dail voted at second stage on the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill (2013). As expected four of our Fine Gael TDs (Peter Matthews, Brian Walsh, Billy Timmins and Terence Flanagan) very courageously voted against the Bill. Next week, I, too will vote against the abortion bill. More FG colleagues are expected to follow in the coming days.
Fine Gael’s Deputy Michael Ring, spokesperson on community, rural, and Gaeltacht affairs, has said the €35 million in savings brought about by the party’s Oireachtas reforms could be used for services like transport for hospital appointments, water and sewerage schemes, roads, etc. Dep Ring said the package included a reduction by eight of the number of junior ministers, cutting the number of joint Oireachtas committees by 10, ending the practice of paying fees to those holding positions on those committees, no ministerial pensions to be paid while the member is still serving in either house of the Oireachtas, direct elections for 20 of the Seanad seats, and extending the Dáil sitting week from three to four days.
Fine Gael is on course to retain its two seats in Ireland East with a ballot paper Euro constituency poll conducted by RedC for the Sunday Business Post showing John Paul Phelan is on 15 per cent and Nessa Childers is on 14 per cent.