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#Tommy Broughan

From TheJournal.ie Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment Budget Proposals

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment

The National Youth Council of Ireland has called for a €22m investment to resolve the issue.

From TheJournal.ie 62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year Worrying

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year

Armenian national Ilabek Avetian suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a scrambler bike in a north Dublin park earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day Injured

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes Anti-social Behaviour

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes

Tommy Broughan told the Minister for Justice that it has been “hugely distressing” for people in his constituency.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed Social Welfare

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid Breaking The Rules

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

From TheJournal.ie No TDs for days, then three in a minute - rollercoaster of emotions at a crazy count in Dublin Bay North At Last

No TDs for days, then three in a minute - rollercoaster of emotions at a crazy count in Dublin Bay North

It was jubilation for three candidates, and total desolation for Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

From TheJournal.ie Power recount: Dublin Bay North's Group of Death goes into Monday Coffees All Around

Power recount: Dublin Bay North's Group of Death goes into Monday

They didn’t overstate how close this massive five-seater could be.

From TheJournal.ie The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded Get In The Queue

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded

It’s over 10,000, with 2,352 waiting for over a year.

From TheJournal.ie This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone Timelord

This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone

It would bring us in line with a number of our European neighbours.

From TheJournal.ie Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks Contraband

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks

Nearly half of those were in Mountjoy Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads Dangerous Drivers

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads

Figures show most of the disqualified drivers haven’t given back their licences.

From TheJournal.ie 12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk' Waiting Lists

12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'

7,000 people have been waiting for a scan for more than one year.

From TheJournal.ie Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough' Knife Crime

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

From TheJournal.ie Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin Test Purchases

Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin

Just more than 1,200 have been carried out over the past three years.

From TheJournal.ie €80 million ... That's how much could be raised by hiring 100 extra tax staff Money Money Money

€80 million ... That's how much could be raised by hiring 100 extra tax staff

A fully trained auditor can bring in €800,000, according to Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

From TheJournal.ie Addiction services costing State €114m this year Alcohol Addiction

Addiction services costing State €114m this year

Treatment and intervention provided by a range of services, making it difficult to ascertain just how much the State spends on alcohol addiction, according to the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan Beaumont

North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan

In the wake of the resignation of the Beaumont Hospital Clinical Director, a local TD wants psychiatric services in Dublin examined.

From TheJournal.ie Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants Who Are You

Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants

Almost 239,000 of these cards have been issued in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan says 'legal reasons' prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale Mortgages

Noonan says 'legal reasons' prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale

Homeowners who had their loans with IBRC are said to be anxious, but the Finance Minister says he cannot get involved.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow Bondholders

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

From TheJournal.ie TD insists time change legislation would 'cheer the whole country up' Time Shift

TD insists time change legislation would 'cheer the whole country up'

Tommy Broughan’s pressing ahead with the ‘Brighter Evenings Bill’ despite Alan Shatter’s suggestion that we just “get up earlier”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs Penalty Fines

Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs

The state has finished paying off the penalties related to environmental issues – they amounted to €3,648,000.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum Seanad Referendum

'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum

Róisín Shortall, Patrick Nulty and Tommy Broughan want people to vote Yes in just over a week’s time.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster Stardust

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster

The Justice Minister will not be using the new Oirechtas inquiries law to establish a new inquiry into the Valentine’s Night fire which killed 48 people in 1981.

From TheJournal.ie Why does a Labour TD want to change Ireland's time zone? Grand Stretch

Why does a Labour TD want to change Ireland's time zone?

A plan to bring Ireland into line with Central European Time could gain us 300 hours of ‘useful’ sunlight a year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we scrap daylight saving time? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we scrap daylight saving time?

The Dáil will today debate whether to stop moving clocks forward and back twice a year. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government Labour Pains

Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government

The party leader has come in for fierce criticism in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil Speaking Rights

Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil

A group of Labour TDs who are no longer part of the Labour parliamentary party are hoping to secure additional rights.

From TheJournal.ie Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned ANTI-SOCIAL

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned

However most than 3,500 behaviour warnings, the first step to an ASBO, have been issued – including 1,200 to children.

From TheJournal.ie Automatic service would remind people when their passport is expiring Passport

Automatic service would remind people when their passport is expiring

The Passport Service is looking at the possibility of implementing an automatic reminder service that would alert passport holders by text or email that their document is due for renewal.

From TheJournal.ie No breathalysers for over half of drivers in fatal accidents - despite mandatory tests Alcohol Testing

No breathalysers for over half of drivers in fatal accidents - despite mandatory tests

Department of Justice figures show that less than only 35 drivers – of 107 involved in fatal accidents – have been tested.

From TheJournal.ie Cremations must be regulated to avoid criminal misuse, TD says Cremation

Cremations must be regulated to avoid criminal misuse, TD says

Tommy Broughan said new laws would help avoid tragedies like the Harold Shipman murders in the UK – where it was alleged cremation helped the killer conceal his crimes.

From TheJournal.ie Europe gives green light to extending Ireland's bank guarantee Bank Guarantee

Europe gives green light to extending Ireland's bank guarantee

The European Commission has approved the extension of the government bank’s guarantee – for six months longer than needed.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme Tommy Broughan

Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme

Tommy Broughan has been expelled from the Labour parliamentary party after he voted against extending the controversial bank guarantee scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain' Metro North

Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain'

A Labour TD described the decision to put the project on hold indefinitely as “dreadful” but Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said we don’t have the money.

From TheJournal.ie Terence Flanaghan elected Dublin North East Dublin North East

Terence Flanaghan elected Dublin North East

Outgoing Fine Gael candidate Terence Flanaghan has been returned to Dublin North East.