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# Frank Feighan

Last year
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
Anti-cannabis group 'only discussed language' around medical programme with junior drugs minister
The Cannabis Risk Alliance met with Frank Feighan last year.
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign
The Cannabis Risk Alliance met Frank Feighan in January last year.
The Cannabis Risk Alliance told Frank Feighan last year that there should be "full transparency" around lobbyists and advocates, Stephen McDermott writes.
However, a loophole in lobbying laws mean the group's communications with the Government do not themselves have to be recorded.
Activists have questioned why the group had access to Feighan when those advocating for a different approach have found access more difficult.
# Frank Feighan
Drugs minister begins prep for Citizens' Assembly in 2023 'after clarification from Taoiseach's office'
Minister of State Frank Feighan confirmed to The Journal last week that the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs would not take place this year.
# Addiction
Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning
Senators are due to debate the issue today amid much criticism over this week’s developments.
# citizens assembly
'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed
The delay until 2023 will cost lives, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said.
# Addiction
Nurse to be appointed to National Oversight Committee on Drugs after row over membership
A nursing group specialising in addiction was removed from the committee in December.
Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will
The independent senator says successive governments have failed to truly address the issue of drug use in Ireland.
# Drugs
'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee
However, Frank Feighan was criticised during the Oireachtas committee for his approach to drug policy.
# Addiction
Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee
Drugs minister Frank Feighan has invited the IntNSA to meet with him
# Dublin
Call for more funding to tackle 'tsunami' of crack cocaine addictions in Tallaght
Two Tallaght support groups warned that they may have to shut their crack cocaine services down from New Year’s Eve.
All time
# Frank Feighan
Junior health minister Frank Feighan tests positive for Covid-19
Minister Frank Feighan experienced mild symptoms of Covid-19 yesterday.
# Your Say
Poll: Should drug testing facilities be available at music festivals?
Drug testing could be up and running for music festivals next summer (if they are able to take place).
# Drug Testing
Drug testing at music festivals will be ready to be rolled out by summer 2021
Junior Minister Frank Feighan says a working group has looked at the issues of drug testing and amnesty bins.
# Apology
'My comments were clumsy': Drugs minister sorry for RTÉ cocaine comments
Frank Feighan had said people in RTÉ were ‘snorting cocaine all over the place’.
# the hauntings soldier
Poll: Should there be a permanent WWI memorial in Dublin city?
The Hauntings Soldier, a temporary installation in Stephen’s Green Park, was vandalised with red paint last week.
# Stephen's Green
Call for permanent war memorial in Dublin city as Hauntings Soldier is removed
The World War I sculpture, which was on temporary display in Stephen’s Green, was vandalised last week.
As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy
It’s time to stop airbrushing the Irish soldiers who died in World War I out of our history, writes Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan.
# Vacancy
Vacant Seanad seat should be filled by someone with a unionist background, says senator
Leo Varadkar previously said he would like to see people from both nationalist and unionist communities take seats.
# Clampdown
Roscommon GAA fans who were wrongly clamped at train station to receive full refund
Five cars were wrongly clamped over the weekend.
HSE boss defends the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital
The downgrading of the hospital and the closure of the emergency department polarised the community back in 2011.
# To be Frank
"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael
Feighan had chosen to not contest last year’s general election after spending nine years in Dáil Éireann.
# Carrick-on-Shannon
Frank Feighan wants the European Medicines Agency to move from Canary Wharf to Leitrim
Earlier this month the Department of Health confirmed that they are preparing for a bid to bring the EMA to Ireland.
Is it now time for Ireland to consider rejoining the Commonwealth?
Senator Frank Feighan says rejoining the Commonwealth will promote Ireland’s values to a global audience.
# Roscommon
Ming seeks compensation from Fine Gael TD over Irish Times interview
Luke Ming Flanagan has taken legal action against former constituency rival Frank Feighan.
# death Threat
'You will get a bullet before long you gay b*****d' - TD reports sinister death threat to gardaí
The letter was hand delivered to Frank Feighan’s Boyle constituency office.
# Time to go
Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael
He came under fire for backing the closure of the emergency department at Roscommon Hospital.
# It's Good to talk
Why are Northern Irish footballers declaring for the Republic? A TD wants to open talks
Trend of players declaring for the Republic deserves careful consideration, writes Frank Feighan TD.
# rumble in roscommon
Elbowed by-election candidate won't accept Frank Feighan's 'half-hearted apology'
“I got a couple of elbows fairly forcibly – about four I think into the back and I was pulled back by another Fine Gael person who I don’t know.”
# Allegation
Official complaint made to gardaí over Frank Feighan elbow scuffle
Gardaí say they are investigating an alleged minor assault in Roscommon Town.
# garda probe
Fine Gael TD "regrets" scuffle with by-election candidate
John McDermott said he will be referring the incident to gardaí.
# Pact-men
Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs
Labour minister Alan Kelly thinks it’s a good idea but some of his party colleagues disagree.
# Fight Fight Fight
Two TDs had a go at each other on Twitter today... mainly over a local swimming pool
Can’t we all just get along….
# Friday sitting
Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform
Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.
# Emergency Department
Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse
Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.
# News Fix
Here Is What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Ryanair to sue Channel 4 Dispatches, Aer Arann strike and testicle-eating fish.
# Debt
Frank Feighan: My personal finances won't affect my political career
The Roscommon deputy is being pursued by Danske Bank for borrowings understood to be in the high six-figure range.
# Your Say
Poll: should we mark Poppy Day?
A Fine Gael TD will become the first politician since 1996 to wear the emblem in the Dáil.
# Roscommon Hospital
Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote
Naughten loses whip for voting against his party on the hospital cuts, while Frank Feighan faces the wrath of constituents for voting ‘Yes’.
# GE11
TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page
Frank Feighan is pictured with a campaign poster on the front of today’s Times – forcing him to deny breaching litter laws.