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#Colm Keaveney

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'That was the time for Denis O'Brien to emerge from the shadows, but he didn't'

A second day of submissions saw the defence of Declan Ganley outlined in the context of Denis O’Brien’s suit against Red Flag Consulting.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Former TD comes centre stage in attempt by Denis O'Brien to name Declan Ganley in court action

Details of texts sent and received, and an affidavit filed in favour of Denis O’Brien, by Galway politician Colm Keaveney were detailed in the High Court today.

# colm-keaveney - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Ex-Labour senator claims he was told to come up with 'list of women' for state boards

James Heffernan’s claims come in the wake of the controversy over David Begg’s appointment as chair of the Pensions Authority.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date

That works out at an average of €7,000 per property per year.

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Watch an 'incredibly embarrassed' TD lash his former Labour colleagues

Colm Keaveney didn’t hold back in the Dáil this evening.

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Nurses threaten strike action as Galway mental health staff refuse to work over safety concerns

The INMO’s announcement comes on foot of an incident at the mental health unit of University Hospital Galway on Friday.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Labour TD accused of 'appalling duplicity' over stance on lone parent cuts

Emmet Stagg said an “unintended consequence” of new rules will see thousands of people lose money.

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 24 May, 2015

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Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 14 December, 2014

'Elderly, disabled Aras Attracta resident was hit with a stick'

The HSE says it has no record of a complaint.

# colm-keaveney - Monday 24 November, 2014

Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food

However, the meeting has been dismissed as a “publicity stunt”.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Labour TD who 'disappeared' for vote to establish Irish Water will not be sanctioned

Michael McNamara has admitted he refused to vote for the establishment of the controversial new semi-state company.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Why were 75% of unexplained deaths in mental health services not reported correctly?

A previous report found that 25% of deaths had not been reported correctly.

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 28 September, 2014

The death of a Galway man in Germany: His family's search for answers

Matthew Fitzpatrick died in “exceptionally suspicious circumstances.” So what has the government done to help re-open the case?

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Minister denies resource issue in area where 13 patients have died by suicide

Nine psychiatrists have withdrawn confidence in the clinical management of the mental health service in the Carlow-Kilkenny-South Tipperary.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Nearly every FOI request about the liquidation of Anglo has been refused

Eleven out of 12 Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Finance about the liquidation of IBRC have been refused. The other was withdrawn.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Psychiatric patient dies in HSE care - Minister says services are 'being delivered safely'

Kathleen Lynch was responding to allegations from Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney, who yesterday expressed alarm at the “rapid deterioration” of services at University Hospital Galway.

# colm-keaveney - Monday 31 March, 2014

15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment

Altogether, 1639 children waited for more than a year for their initial assessment of speech and language problems.

# colm-keaveney - Friday 7 February, 2014

Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk

Figures released this week reveal there are eleven HSE areas that have no early intervention teams at all.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care

A number of staff have been suspended at the facility following allegations of abuse.

# colm-keaveney - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…

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Bold boys and great lights: The week in quotes

“In terms of my personal view, I would have no issue living next to a pylon.”

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

'I was certainly surprised': Kitt says local radio station told him Keaveney was joining FF

Michael Kitt, the Galway East TD, learned that Colm Keaveney was his new constituency colleague via Galway Bay FM, he said this morning.

Keaveney: Mistakes were made but Micheál Martin has apologised for them

Colm Keaveney tells why he is now a member of Fianna Fáil and why he didn’t run for Europe.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Keaveney: Fianna Fáil is a party that has learned from the mistakes of the past

The former Labour chairman has been unanimously accepted into the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch

“We will struggle,” dead-panned one minister today.

‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil

“This rampant corruption of many of Fianna Fáil’s members and public representatives is part of the philosophy of tolerance that existed within that party,” Keaveney told the Dáil in June 2012.

Confirmed: Former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney joining Fianna Fáil

The surprise move by the former chairman of the Labour Party will see him join Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary ranks in the Dáil. He will not run for Europe next year as had been expected.

# colm-keaveney - Saturday 16 November, 2013

'Having a record helps': Marian Harkin hopes experience will help retain Euro seat

The former TD is the sitting MEP for ‘Ireland North-West’ but will compete in vastly expanded ‘Midlands-North-West’ constituency next year.

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services

The Minister for Health was speaking in the Dáil today where he defended the decision to lower medical card income limits.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues'

O’Grady said the people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones the party fights to protect.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Government doesn't expect to lose any TDs over the Budget

Two Labour TDs voted against the party on the Budget last year and the year before.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 10 October, 2013

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher stuck-up for former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney in the Dáil this morning.

# colm-keaveney - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'

Phil Hogan believes candidates will need at least €100,000 if they want to be elected to the European Parliament next year.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Colm Keaveney is considering running in next year's European elections

The newly-independent TD faces an uphill task to retain his Dáil seat at the next general election so is now considering running for Europe but he’s not made a decision yet, he insists.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

No sign of Fine Gael rebels and Labour TDs teaming up for speaking rights

One member of the technical group said that he would be “disappointed” if Fine Gael rebels thought he would join them in a new political party.

# colm-keaveney - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group

Attempts are being made to form a new Technical Group in the Dáil but reports of a new political party have been dismissed by several TDs who were said to be involved in talks.

# colm-keaveney - Thursday 25 July, 2013

'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance

Independent TD Colm Keaveney says that the Labour Party benefits from €250,000 in allowances due to TDs who have lost the party whip.

# colm-keaveney - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour

The former junior health minister says she is “semi-detached” from the party.

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