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# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year

Mar 4th 2021, 6:30 PM 8,602 Views 2 Comments

Calls to gardaí are up 16%.

# michael-mcnamara - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China

Feb 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 19,653 Views 46 Comments

Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.

# michael-mcnamara - Friday 23 October, 2020

FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 28,326 Views 0 Comments

A TD said on RTÉ Radio One at the weekend: “We have stopped measuring suicide and self-harm in this country.”

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 15 October, 2020

'A major blow': Shannon and Cork airport bosses call for more government support after Ryanair base closures
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

'A major blow': Shannon and Cork airport bosses call for more government support after Ryanair base closures

Oct 15th 2020, 11:09 AM 20,601 Views 31 Comments

Calls for rapid airport testing have been backed by the chair of Dáil Covid Committee.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister

Aug 26th 2020, 6:22 PM 34,169 Views 48 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked NPHET whether the Kildare lockdown can be lifted early.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson
# Meat Plants
# Meat Plants

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson

Aug 13th 2020, 3:52 PM 21,314 Views 46 Comments

Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.

# michael-mcnamara - Monday 18 May, 2020

Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns
# Michael McNamara
# Michael McNamara

Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns

May 18th 2020, 4:13 PM 11,196 Views 20 Comments

Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction
# Ennis Circuit Court
# Ennis Circuit Court

Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction

Nov 28th 2018, 10:38 PM 20,205 Views 0 Comments

McNamara has served no time off the road as the case has been under appeal.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Driving ban 'would be exceptionally disastrous' for former TD Michael McNamara
# Court Appeal
# Court Appeal

Driving ban 'would be exceptionally disastrous' for former TD Michael McNamara

Jan 25th 2018, 3:40 PM 27,737 Views 0 Comments

He is allowed remain on the road pending his appeal hearing.

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

'My eyes were burning off my head': Former TD was pepper sprayed after 'refusing arrest', court hears
# Michael McNamara
# Michael McNamara

'My eyes were burning off my head': Former TD was pepper sprayed after 'refusing arrest', court hears

Jan 23rd 2018, 8:52 PM 36,544 Views 45 Comments

Former Labour deputy Michael McNamara disputed garda evidence in court today.

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Former Labour TD appears in court charged with dangerous driving and obstructing a Garda
# Clare
# Clare

Former Labour TD appears in court charged with dangerous driving and obstructing a Garda

Sep 5th 2017, 11:26 PM 27,922 Views 0 Comments

Michael McNamara is contesting all charges.

# michael-mcnamara - Sunday 6 March, 2016

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats
# When The Dust Settles
# When The Dust Settles

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats

Mar 6th 2016, 3:19 PM 39,032 Views 93 Comments

High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Government kicks out one of its own TDs after blazing Dáil row
# Suspension
# Suspension

Government kicks out one of its own TDs after blazing Dáil row

Dec 16th 2015, 12:58 PM 24,679 Views 49 Comments

Michael McNamara was suspended from the house just before lunchtime.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Rebel TD rejoins Labour despite these tweets
# Michael McNamara
# Michael McNamara

Rebel TD rejoins Labour despite these tweets

Sep 17th 2015, 1:59 PM 9,402 Views 51 Comments

Michael McNamara has been critical of the government over the summer but has now rejoined the Labour parliamentary party.

# michael-mcnamara - Monday 6 July, 2015

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

Jul 6th 2015, 9:15 PM 14,955 Views 21 Comments

Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.

# michael-mcnamara - Friday 29 May, 2015

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day
# Man Overboard
# Man Overboard

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day

May 29th 2015, 11:40 AM 15,306 Views 55 Comments

Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Labour TD to lose Dáil office after voting against Aer Lingus sale
# Man Overboard
# Man Overboard

Labour TD to lose Dáil office after voting against Aer Lingus sale

May 28th 2015, 10:35 PM 31,815 Views 170 Comments

Michael McNamara is set to lose the Labour whip after saying he cannot support the proposed sale of Aer Lingus to IAG.

Fianna Fáil tries to delay Aer Lingus vote amid growing fears of job losses
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Fianna Fáil tries to delay Aer Lingus vote amid growing fears of job losses

May 28th 2015, 12:00 PM 11,579 Views 61 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

This TD WILL be expelled if he votes against Labour tomorrow
# Three Strikes And Out
# Three Strikes And Out

This TD WILL be expelled if he votes against Labour tomorrow

May 27th 2015, 7:57 PM 18,663 Views 47 Comments

Michael McNamara is said to be undecided on whether he will support the proposed sale of the state’s stake in Aer Lingus.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 30 April, 2015

This TD voted against Labour... but he's staying in the party
# Not On The Same Page
# Not On The Same Page

This TD voted against Labour... but he's staying in the party

Apr 30th 2015, 1:59 PM 8,761 Views 27 Comments

Michael McNamara won’t lose the party whip.

# michael-mcnamara - Monday 9 March, 2015

'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'
# Abortion
# Abortion

'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'

Mar 9th 2015, 1:09 PM 17,005 Views 110 Comments

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

# michael-mcnamara - 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 40,033 Views 162 Comments

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

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 21st 2014, 9:00 PM 18,627 Views 39 Comments

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

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Older man's street cover of Say Something is the only way to start your day
# Say Something
From The Daily Edge
# Say Something

Older man's street cover of Say Something is the only way to start your day

Sep 16th 2014, 7:28 AM 3,252 Views 1 Comment

It’s too early for onion chopping, surely.

# michael-mcnamara - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money
# Dole
# Dole

Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money

May 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,403 Views 61 Comments

This is due to the scale of anti-fraud measures that must be developed.

# michael-mcnamara - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?
# World War I
# World War I

Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?

Jan 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,932 Views 43 Comments

No? One Labour TD believes that more should be done to commemorate Redmond, an East Clare MP who died in World War I.

# michael-mcnamara - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers

Jul 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 10,420 Views 0 Comments

Plus – how many PCs were sold around the world so far this year?

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Confusion as Labour TD votes against government
# Mistake
# Mistake

Confusion as Labour TD votes against government

Jul 11th 2013, 12:06 PM 7,230 Views 33 Comments

Michael McNamara voted against the government but the party said it was a ‘genuine mistake’.

# michael-mcnamara - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí
# Personal Insolvency Bill
# Personal Insolvency Bill

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí

May 7th 2013, 6:27 PM 11,990 Views 45 Comments

The Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said that there was nothing in the Garda Code, the Discipline Regulations or the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 which would prevent gardaí from availing of the service.

# michael-mcnamara - 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 11,705 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 10,250 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.

# michael-mcnamara - Monday 1 April, 2013

Department of Health 'doesn't have the money' to turn blue for Autism day
# Autism Awareness
# Autism Awareness

Department of Health 'doesn't have the money' to turn blue for Autism day

Apr 1st 2013, 10:30 AM 13,120 Views 59 Comments

James Reilly says it would be too expensive to light his Department’s HQ blue tomorrow to mark Autism Awareness Day.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

McNamara: Cardinal's Christmas message "misrepresented" abortion legislation issue
# Abortion
# Abortion

McNamara: Cardinal's Christmas message "misrepresented" abortion legislation issue

Dec 26th 2012, 12:06 PM 7,522 Views 62 Comments

Labour TD Michael McNamara said that Cardinal Brady misrepresented the legal position within which the Oireachtas is required to legislate.

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Clare TD's fury at Fianna Fáil proposal for Limerick "land grab"
# All Politics Is...
# All Politics Is...

Clare TD's fury at Fianna Fáil proposal for Limerick "land grab"

May 24th 2012, 2:51 PM 4,034 Views 41 Comments

The Dáil voted down a proposal from Niall Collins to include some border areas of Co Clare under a new Limerick council.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe
# Acta
# Acta

Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe

Apr 25th 2012, 10:10 PM 3,253 Views 16 Comments

TD for Clare Michael McNamara was speaking about ACTA at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

# michael-mcnamara - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Feb 18th 2012, 6:59 PM 3,157 Views 3 Comments

Greek MPs, Irish jobs, German cable ties, and all the other news from the week in handy numerical format…

# michael-mcnamara - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room
# Democracy Inaction
# Democracy Inaction

Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room

Feb 16th 2012, 11:33 AM 4,660 Views 36 Comments

Business in the Dáil was held up to vote on ordering Michael McNamara to leave – even though he already had.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Hundreds gather at Dáil for protest against small school cuts
# School Cuts
# School Cuts

Hundreds gather at Dáil for protest against small school cuts

Feb 1st 2012, 8:32 PM 3,547 Views 21 Comments

Demonstrators believe planned staffing cuts will lead to large class size increases – and fear some schools could close down altogether.

# michael-mcnamara - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Nobody home: FF benches empty for discussion on FF bill
# Donations
# Donations

Nobody home: FF benches empty for discussion on FF bill

May 11th 2011, 9:02 PM 2,292 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s private bill on Political Donations is defeated – as a Labour TD asks where the party has disappeared to…

# michael-mcnamara - Monday 9 May, 2011

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day
# Europe Day
# Europe Day

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day

May 9th 2011, 9:05 PM 1,007 Views 0 Comments

TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Labour criticise today’s proceedings, with one TD saying MEPs are like “a lighthouse in a bog”.

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