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Monthly archive February, 2017
Supporting the Tesco Workers

Supporting the Tesco Workers

This afternoon I met up again with Tesco workers in Greystones. What’s happening here to long serving employees is not remotely okay. It is imperative that Tesco re-enter talks immediately, and that no changes are made to anyone’s contracts with agreement on all sides – which is what the workers stated repeatedly. What’s particularly striking...
Special Status for Northern Ireland

Special Status for Northern Ireland

Brexit could have profound effects on the people of Northern Ireland – on their economy, their society, and their human rights. There have been many calls for ‘special status’ for the North in the context of Brexit negotiations. But what does that mean? What EU institutions will they have access to? How well will their...
I had my reasons for joining FF - It wasn't done lightly

I had my reasons for joining FF – It wasn’t done lightly

‘Everybody hates you’. I was warned not to look at social media, but you know how it is. So when curiosity got the better of me and I opened Twitter on my phone early Friday morning, they were the first three words I read. On Thursday I joined Fianna Fáil, and was appointed spokesperson on...
Statement

Statement

This morning, the Fianna Fáil Whip Michael Moynihan TD received a letter from Stephen Donnelly TD applying to join the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party. The application was discussed at this morning’s meeting. Stephen’s admission was then formally proposed and approved unanimously. Party Leader MIcheál Martin TD commented, “I would like to welcome Stephen Donnelly to...