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'Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies': Heated exchanges in homeless debate
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# Tempers Frayed

'Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies': Heated exchanges in homeless debate

Mar 12th 2014, 12:35 PM 5,219 Views 18 Comments

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said it is the government’s “firm ambition” to eliminate longterm homelessness and rough sleeping by 2016. Opposition TDs were having none of it.

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF
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Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF

Jan 19th 2014, 1:46 PM 14,305 Views 128 Comments

There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.

Barry Cowen to Phil Hogan: ‘You misled Dáil’. Hogan: ‘No, you did’.
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Barry Cowen to Phil Hogan: ‘You misled Dáil’. Hogan: ‘No, you did’.

Jan 16th 2014, 10:47 PM 15,700 Views 76 Comments

Cowen has claimed that Hogan “either deliberately lied” or “accidentally gave a gross underestimation” about Irish water costs. The Minister says Cowen was “selective in his quotes”.

"This government is shrouding itself in secrecy," - Fianna Fáil hit out at Irish Water controversy
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"This government is shrouding itself in secrecy," - Fianna Fáil hit out at Irish Water controversy

Jan 15th 2014, 10:19 PM 6,033 Views 48 Comments

The Oireachtas heard a lot more about Irish Water today, with the Dáil and Public Accounts Committee both sitting into the evening.

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending
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# Big Philly Style

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending

Jan 15th 2014, 12:54 PM 10,346 Views 129 Comments

The Environment Minister has been called on to resign by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams today.

“We’re not getting transparency at Irish Water,” Barry Cowen and Phil Hogan face off on Prime Time
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“We’re not getting transparency at Irish Water,” Barry Cowen and Phil Hogan face off on Prime Time

Jan 14th 2014, 10:56 PM 14,382 Views 118 Comments

After earlier releasing copies of redacted letters, Barry Cowen got to air his grievances over Irish Water to the Minister for the Environment tonight.

Dáil debates bill to deal with 'crisis in Irish towns'
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# Town Centres

Dáil debates bill to deal with 'crisis in Irish towns'

Nov 22nd 2013, 11:49 AM 5,362 Views 20 Comments

The government has declined to accept a private members’ bill put forward by Fianna Fáil in the Dáil today.

'The most vulnerable people in our society': Dáil hears medical card horror stories
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'The most vulnerable people in our society': Dáil hears medical card horror stories

Oct 12th 2013, 8:30 AM 9,715 Views 53 Comments

Problems facing some chronically ill people who cannot access discretionary medical cards were raised in the Dáil this week. Here are just some of the stories placed on the Dáil record.

'You were in bed with the banks!': The Dáil has had its first row of the new term
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# Heated

'You were in bed with the banks!': The Dáil has had its first row of the new term

Sep 19th 2013, 12:40 PM 10,302 Views 66 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael clashed in the chamber today.

'This Taoiseach is like the Mayo footballers - he's all about the solo run'
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# The West's Awake

'This Taoiseach is like the Mayo footballers - he's all about the solo run'

Jun 20th 2013, 3:15 PM 5,701 Views 20 Comments

Barry Cowen reckons Enda Kenny’s plan to abolish the Seanad reminds him of the performance of his county’s footballers.

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
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# Abortion

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,583 Views 91 Comments

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by TheJournal.ie.

Opposition parties attack Labour for 'political posturing' over water charges
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# Water Charges

Opposition parties attack Labour for 'political posturing' over water charges

Apr 8th 2013, 7:10 PM 4,084 Views 19 Comments

An announcement from the Tánaiste that charges will not be implemented next January has drawn criticism from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin.

VIDEO: "If my name was Cowen, I'd stay quiet in this debate"
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# All In The Family

VIDEO: "If my name was Cowen, I'd stay quiet in this debate"

Dec 6th 2012, 1:48 PM 13,111 Views 67 Comments

Pat Rabbitte told Barry Cowen his surname meant he should butt out of Dáil debates. He later apologised.

Hogan admits water charges law will be behind Troika schedule
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# Water Meters

Hogan admits water charges law will be behind Troika schedule

Sep 19th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,662 Views 31 Comments

A European Commission report yesterday said legislation would be tabled in the coming days – but Phil Hogan says it’ll be later this year.

Homes of Irish golfer and FF TD in Offaly ransacking
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Homes of Irish golfer and FF TD in Offaly ransacking

Aug 31st 2012, 3:12 PM 7,221 Views 16 Comments

Burglars targeted the homes of former Irish open champion Shane Lowry and Fiana Fail TD Barry Cowen.

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle
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# Shufflin'

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle

Jul 12th 2012, 6:48 PM 6,424 Views 54 Comments

The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.

Fiery exchanges in last Dáil debates before Fiscal Compact referendum
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Fiery exchanges in last Dáil debates before Fiscal Compact referendum

May 24th 2012, 12:04 PM 3,802 Views 44 Comments

One TD is ordered to leave the chamber as Eamon Gilmore and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin exchange fire during Leaders’ Questions.

Government unemployment scheme is 'Pathways to Poverty' says opposition
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# Pathways To Work

Government unemployment scheme is 'Pathways to Poverty' says opposition

Feb 24th 2012, 10:04 AM 3,527 Views 107 Comments

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have both criticised the government’s plan to tackle unemployment.

Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother
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# One Year On

Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother

Feb 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,414 Views 31 Comments

The Laois-Offaly TD, one of only three new Fianna Fáil TDs to be elected in last year’s general election, said he would never have ran for the Dáil if Brian Cowen hadn’t stepped down.

Opposition cry foul over Revenue pensions 'mess-up'
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# Pensions Row

Opposition cry foul over Revenue pensions 'mess-up'

Jan 6th 2012, 1:17 PM 2,673 Views 33 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin demand immediate clarification on how 115,000 pensioners were told they may face extra tax.

Cowen: 'Strained finances' the cause of rise in social welfare fraud reporting
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# Social Welfare

Cowen: 'Strained finances' the cause of rise in social welfare fraud reporting

Dec 28th 2011, 4:39 PM 6,299 Views 150 Comments

Figures have shown a huge rise in the number of anonymous tip-offs of suspected social welfare fraud in 2011.

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Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
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All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected

Mar 1st 2011, 7:58 AM 984 Views 0 Comments

A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.

Fianna Fáil wipe out marks the end of political dynasties
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# Dynasties

Fianna Fáil wipe out marks the end of political dynasties

Feb 28th 2011, 9:32 AM 1,760 Views 0 Comments

Well known Fianna Fáil names like Haughey, Hanafin, Coughlan, Andrews and McEllistrim are no longer in the Dáil.

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm
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# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 9:29 PM 821 Views 0 Comments

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Cowen name to appear again on the ballot sheets in Laois/Offaly
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# Laois/Offaly

Cowen name to appear again on the ballot sheets in Laois/Offaly

Feb 2nd 2011, 8:25 AM 1,126 Views 0 Comments

Barry Cowen will run in his brother’s old constituency, which has already been the scene of several public battles over selection procedures.

Cowen's brother declares interest in Laois/Offaly seat
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Cowen's brother declares interest in Laois/Offaly seat

Feb 1st 2011, 8:55 AM 1,009 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach said yesterday he would not contest election, but his brother might be selected as a Fianna Fáil candidate for the Laois/Offaly constituency tonight.