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#Joanna Tuffy

# joanna-tuffy - Friday 18 March, 2016

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad
# Next Best Thing
# Next Best Thing

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad

Mar 18th 2016, 6:08 PM 24,425 Views 95 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.

# joanna-tuffy - Monday 29 February, 2016

They said - the general election count quotes of the weekend
# Soundbites
# Soundbites

They said - the general election count quotes of the weekend

Feb 29th 2016, 6:10 AM 15,577 Views 14 Comments

Lots of politicians had lots to say today as you might imagine, and not all of it was nice.

# joanna-tuffy - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

There were premature poster erections all over Ireland last night
# Steady Now
# Steady Now

There were premature poster erections all over Ireland last night

Feb 2nd 2016, 6:30 PM 37,239 Views 146 Comments

Getting ahead of themselves.

# joanna-tuffy - Monday 21 September, 2015

Yet another Labour TD is stepping down at the next election
# Over And Out
# Over And Out

Yet another Labour TD is stepping down at the next election

Sep 21st 2015, 1:17 PM 11,869 Views 64 Comments

Robert Dowds is not running in Dublin Mid-West next time out.

# joanna-tuffy - Monday 24 August, 2015

Homeless charity hits back at politician saying it needs to 'step up to the plate'
# Joanna Tuffy
# Joanna Tuffy

Homeless charity hits back at politician saying it needs to 'step up to the plate'

Aug 24th 2015, 8:36 AM 13,260 Views 70 Comments

Joanna Tuffy has criticised the Peter McVerry trust and and Focus Ireland for not doing enough to build housing.

# joanna-tuffy - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Labour TD insists she wasn't suggesting parents bring their children to work
# Lone Parents
# Lone Parents

Labour TD insists she wasn't suggesting parents bring their children to work

Jul 8th 2015, 5:05 PM 27,402 Views 105 Comments

Joanna Tuffy’s comments were criticised by Twitter users and a Sinn Féin MEP.

# joanna-tuffy - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies

Feb 10th 2015, 12:14 PM 40,043 Views 162 Comments

Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.

# joanna-tuffy - Sunday 2 November, 2014

'Things change': Labour TD defends her party's U-turn on water charges
# The Usual Suspects
# The Usual Suspects

'Things change': Labour TD defends her party's U-turn on water charges

Nov 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 23,380 Views 265 Comments

Joanna Tuffy has criticised people who recently shared a statement she made against water charges in 2009.

# joanna-tuffy - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Labour TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Labour TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view'

Nov 21st 2013, 11:50 AM 5,734 Views 88 Comments

Joanna Tuffy has said that the party has “ceded too much ground” in coalition with Fine Gael.

# joanna-tuffy - Monday 9 September, 2013

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved

Sep 9th 2013, 3:15 PM 4,879 Views 52 Comments

Two Labour senators will canvass with the former Fianna Fáil minister in the midlands this week.

# joanna-tuffy - Friday 7 June, 2013

Enda tells government parties: You must support Seanad abolition
# Euro Trip
# Euro Trip

Enda tells government parties: You must support Seanad abolition

Jun 7th 2013, 8:17 AM 4,542 Views 119 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking while on EU business in Latvia and Lithuania yesterday. He is in Finland today and London tomorrow.

# joanna-tuffy - Friday 5 April, 2013

'Fair-weather friend' Childers criticised by Labour TDs over resignation
# Nessa Childers
# Nessa Childers

'Fair-weather friend' Childers criticised by Labour TDs over resignation

Apr 5th 2013, 9:08 PM 11,715 Views 79 Comments

The MEP’s decision to resign from the parliamentary party was met with disappointment and criticism from her Labour colleagues today.

Labour denies Gilmore seeking to shore up support among TDs and senators
# Labour
# Labour

Labour denies Gilmore seeking to shore up support among TDs and senators

Apr 5th 2013, 5:31 PM 10,258 Views 117 Comments

A suggestion that the Tánaiste has been seeking support for his leadership from the parliamentary party has been denied by Labour and a number of its TDs though many did not return calls today.

# joanna-tuffy - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications
# Delayed
# Delayed

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Nov 13th 2012, 9:58 AM 3,691 Views 30 Comments

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

# joanna-tuffy - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Parents of special needs children to speak to Oireachtas Committee
# Committee
# Committee

Parents of special needs children to speak to Oireachtas Committee

Nov 7th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,764 Views 3 Comments

They will speak about the challenges facing their families with the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, chaired by Joanna Tuffy (pictured).

# joanna-tuffy - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

Aug 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 397 Views 44 Comments

‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.

# joanna-tuffy - Friday 17 February, 2012

Victims' remains group not on brink of closure - Oireachtas committee
# Disappeared
# Disappeared

Victims' remains group not on brink of closure - Oireachtas committee

Feb 17th 2012, 4:21 PM 2,060 Views 0 Comments

Current indications are that the commission working to locate bodies of the Disappeared will continue its investigations.

# joanna-tuffy - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Role of local authorities to be 'expanded', says Phil Hogan
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Role of local authorities to be 'expanded', says Phil Hogan

Feb 11th 2012, 6:18 PM 4,052 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile, a committee is to explore whether Waterford City and County Councils should be merged.

# joanna-tuffy - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Column: Gender quotas do women no favours – and undermine democracy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Gender quotas do women no favours – and undermine democracy

Nov 22nd 2011, 7:30 AM 7,598 Views 58 Comments

Yes, we need more women in politics – but gender quotas go against everything our democracy stands for, writes Labour TD Joanna Tuffy.

# joanna-tuffy - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Column: Women will make politics better – and quotas are the only way
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Women will make politics better – and quotas are the only way

Nov 12th 2011, 6:53 PM 223 Views 130 Comments

Having more women in politics is the shake-up our system needs – but those who say we don’t need quotas are kidding themselves, writes Eoin Murray.

# joanna-tuffy - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

First women-only Oireachtas meeting sparks controversy
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

First women-only Oireachtas meeting sparks controversy

Nov 9th 2011, 12:31 PM 2,580 Views 61 Comments

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy has objected to the ‘pigeonholing’ of women in the meeting to be held tonight.

# joanna-tuffy - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Gilmore accepts US assurance of no rendition flights through Shannon
# Shannon
# Shannon

Gilmore accepts US assurance of no rendition flights through Shannon

Sep 20th 2011, 3:11 PM 603 Views 19 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says he’ll take the United States’ word that its Air Force did not carry prisoners of war through Shannon.

# joanna-tuffy - Friday 1 July, 2011

Labour TD slams Dáil cuts as "Tea Party-type stuff"
# Dáil Cuts
# Dáil Cuts

Labour TD slams Dáil cuts as "Tea Party-type stuff"

Jul 1st 2011, 2:43 PM 918 Views 20 Comments

Joanna Tuffy has said you could justify up to 200 TDs in the Dáil and slammed the “populist” move to cut numbers.

# joanna-tuffy - Saturday 26 February, 2011

No-one elected in Dublin Mid West in first count
# Dublin Mid West
# Dublin Mid West

No-one elected in Dublin Mid West in first count

Feb 26th 2011, 3:17 PM 717 Views 0 Comments

While Labour’s Joanna Tuffy is in the lead after the first count in Dublin Mid West, no candidate reached the quota required.

# joanna-tuffy - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

Labour calls for ban on private property car clamping
# Clamping
# Clamping

Labour calls for ban on private property car clamping

Aug 17th 2010, 8:02 PM 469 Views 0 Comments

The party says Ireland should follow Britain’s lead and make it illegal to clamp on private property.