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# niall-collins - Monday 28 January, 2013

Dáil to debate garda station closures as ex-commissioner criticises cuts

Former garda assistant commissioner Martin Donnellan questioned the cuts to garda resources as the issue will be debated in the Dáil this week.

# niall-collins - Monday 7 January, 2013

Cross-party calls for loyalists to reconsider Dáil protest

Around 150 loyalists plan to hold a protest outside Leinster House this Saturday sarcastically calling for the Irish flag to be taken down… even though it won’t be flying.

# niall-collins - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Up to 1,200 Gardaí now eligible to retire - Garda Commissioner

The Garda Commissioner was answering questions before the Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality earlier today.

# niall-collins - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Gilmore: We need to bring legal clarity to abortion issue

“This will not be the seventh government to neglect and ignore this issue,” Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil this morning.

# niall-collins - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Shatter says newspaper article is “dishonest and inaccurate”

The justice minister says the Sunday Independent “corrupted the content” of correspondence with Enda Kenny.

# niall-collins - Monday 20 August, 2012

Call for tougher penalties for 'black market' criminals

Meanwhile, the Irish Cancer Society and Irish Heart Foundation have raised concerns about the origins of the data used in the report.

# niall-collins - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Call for Dublin 'task force' after armed raids and Phoenix Park violence

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins has said that a Dublin Task Force needs to be established in order to make the streets of the capital safer following a number of recent incidents.

# niall-collins - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle

The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.

# niall-collins - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Opposition dismisses 'whitewash' report on councils' planning inquiries

Jan O’Sullivan’s report on irregularities in seven county councils came a day before a Dáil vote on resuming them.

# niall-collins - Thursday 24 May, 2012

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.

# niall-collins - Friday 27 April, 2012

How much did the entire government spend on make-up last year?

In 2006 ministers spent a total of €27,083 on make-up expenses. So how much do you think they spent in 2011?

# niall-collins - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Sinn Féin calls on Government to clarify water meter charges

Party spokesperson Brian Stanley has said any attempt to bill households for water meters will be “fiercely resisted”.

Homeowners will have to pay for their own water meters

The cost of water meters will be passed onto consumers, the Government has revealed.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Junior ministers among those who claim most for mileage

Small Business Minister John Perry has claimed the most of any government minister in mileage allowances over the past year, new figures have revealed.

# niall-collins - Friday 27 January, 2012

Taoiseach slammed over 'people went mad with borrowing' comments

Enda Kenny’s comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday have been sharply criticised.

# niall-collins - Monday 23 January, 2012

Fianna Fáil publishes bill to regulate lobbyist industry

The party says a lobbyists’ register must be brought into effect before the State considers selling off its major assets.

# niall-collins - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Government strikes down bid to halt septic tank bill

Opposition TDs wanted to delay the Water Services Amendment Bill until expert advice had been received, but were frustrated.

# niall-collins - Monday 9 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge Good news: Limerick not wiped off the map Still There

Good news: Limerick not wiped off the map

Local TD Niall Collins claimed that Limerick was not on Google Earth and Maps but the company says it was there all along.

# niall-collins - Friday 6 January, 2012

Septic tank row continues as Fianna Fáil calls for expert advice

Sinn Féin has also organised information meetings in Mayo next week to discuss the impact of the Septic Tank Bill.

# niall-collins - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Nurses at Limerick hospital continue protest with third strike on Tuesday

Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr James Reilly says the work stoppages are “unsafe, unsound and unwarranted”.

# niall-collins - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Sellafield to be one of UK’s ‘next generation’ nuclear sites

The Cumbrian nuclear plant is confirmed as one of eight considered suitable for a second new station.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks

Just 71 days after appointing his new shadow cabinet, Micheál Martin changes ranks – with just three TDs retaining briefs.

# niall-collins - Friday 18 March, 2011

Department dismisses Fianna Fáil criticism of "hands-off" Gilmore

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins says Irish citizens in Tokyo have been forced to turn to other embassies seeking advice.

# niall-collins - Monday 7 March, 2011

Opposition say coalition agreement is 'fudging' vital issues and offering more of the same

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the United Left Alliance have all been reacting to the Fine Gael and Labour agreed programme for government.

# niall-collins - Saturday 12 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Saturday

Today we’ve heard promises on crime fighting, cutting 145 state bodies and companies, and further arguments between Fine Gael and Labour over their economic policies.

# niall-collins - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Is this the first song of the election campaign? GE11 This post contains videos

Is this the first song of the election campaign?

Former IFA president John Dillon is running in Limerick – and produces what could be the only tune of the election campaign.

# niall-collins - Monday 31 January, 2011

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled Fianna Fáil This post contains images

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled

Micheál Martin unveils a team of 21 new spokespersons – including some unfamiliar faces from outside the Dáil.

The new Fianna Fáil front bench in full

The 21 names – including two councillors, and 14 without any cabinet experience – who form Fianna Fáil’s new front bench.

# niall-collins - Monday 20 September, 2010

Tom Kitt calls for change in FF leadership

The former Chief Whip calls for debate on the leadership, while Michael Lowry says he won’t support a new Fianna Fáil leader.