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# Michael McNamara

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# Domestic Abuse
Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year
Calls to gardaí are up 16%.
# Human Rights
Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.
# factfind
FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?
A TD said on RTÉ Radio One at the weekend: “We have stopped measuring suicide and self-harm in this country.”
# Ryanair
'A major blow': Shannon and Cork airport bosses call for more government support after Ryanair base closures
Calls for rapid airport testing have been backed by the chair of Dáil Covid Committee.
# Lockdown
Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked NPHET whether the Kildare lockdown can be lifted early.
# meat plants
Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson
Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.
# Michael McNamara
Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns
Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.
# ennis circuit court
Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction
McNamara has served no time off the road as the case has been under appeal.
# court appeal
Driving ban 'would be exceptionally disastrous' for former TD Michael McNamara
He is allowed remain on the road pending his appeal hearing.
# Michael McNamara
'My eyes were burning off my head': Former TD was pepper sprayed after 'refusing arrest', court hears
Former Labour deputy Michael McNamara disputed garda evidence in court today.
# Clare
Former Labour TD appears in court charged with dangerous driving and obstructing a Garda
Michael McNamara is contesting all charges.
# 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
High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.
# Suspension
Government kicks out one of its own TDs after blazing Dáil row
Michael McNamara was suspended from the house just before lunchtime.
# Michael McNamara
Rebel TD rejoins Labour despite these tweets
Michael McNamara has been critical of the government over the summer but has now rejoined the Labour parliamentary party.
'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings
Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.
# Man overboard
Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day
Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.
# Man overboard
Labour TD to lose Dáil office after voting against Aer Lingus sale
Michael McNamara is set to lose the Labour whip after saying he cannot support the proposed sale of Aer Lingus to IAG.
# State of the Nation
Fianna Fáil tries to delay Aer Lingus vote amid growing fears of job losses
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Three strikes and out
This TD WILL be expelled if he votes against Labour tomorrow
Michael McNamara is said to be undecided on whether he will support the proposed sale of the state’s stake in Aer Lingus.
# not on the same page
This TD voted against Labour... but he's staying in the party
Michael McNamara won’t lose the party whip.
# Abortion
'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'
Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.
# labour's way
Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies
Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.
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.
# say something
Older man's street cover of Say Something is the only way to start your day
It’s too early for onion chopping, surely.
# Dole
Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money
This is due to the scale of anti-fraud measures that must be developed.
# world war I
Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?
No? One Labour TD believes that more should be done to commemorate Redmond, an East Clare MP who died in World War I.
# Prime Numbers
Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers
Plus – how many PCs were sold around the world so far this year?
# Mistake
Confusion as Labour TD votes against government
Michael McNamara voted against the government but the party said it was a ‘genuine mistake’.
# Personal Insolvency Bill
Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí
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.
# Nessa Childers
'Fair-weather friend' Childers criticised by Labour TDs over resignation
The MEP’s decision to resign from the parliamentary party was met with disappointment and criticism from her Labour colleagues today.
# Labour
Labour denies Gilmore seeking to shore up support among TDs and senators
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.
# autism awareness
Department of Health 'doesn't have the money' to turn blue for Autism day
James Reilly says it would be too expensive to light his Department’s HQ blue tomorrow to mark Autism Awareness Day.
# Abortion
McNamara: Cardinal's Christmas message "misrepresented" abortion legislation issue
Labour TD Michael McNamara said that Cardinal Brady misrepresented the legal position within which the Oireachtas is required to legislate.
# All Politics Is...
Clare TD's fury at Fianna Fáil proposal for Limerick "land grab"
The Dáil voted down a proposal from Niall Collins to include some border areas of Co Clare under a new Limerick council.
# Acta
Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe
TD for Clare Michael McNamara was speaking about ACTA at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: the week in stats
Greek MPs, Irish jobs, German cable ties, and all the other news from the week in handy numerical format…
# Democracy Inaction
Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room
Business in the Dáil was held up to vote on ordering Michael McNamara to leave – even though he already had.
# school cuts
Hundreds gather at Dáil for protest against small school cuts
Demonstrators believe planned staffing cuts will lead to large class size increases – and fear some schools could close down altogether.
# Donations
Nobody home: FF benches empty for discussion on FF bill
Fianna Fáil’s private bill on Political Donations is defeated – as a Labour TD asks where the party has disappeared to…
# Europe Day
TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day
TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Labour criticise today’s proceedings, with one TD saying MEPs are like “a lighthouse in a bog”.