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#Thomas Byrne

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

'Akin to Hamlet without the Prince': Senator concerned over Anglo 'exclusion' from banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

'Akin to Hamlet without the Prince': Senator concerned over Anglo 'exclusion' from banking inquiry

Feb 5th 2014, 3:48 PM 5,441 Views 0 Comments

Senators have been debating changes to standing orders that will allow for the establishment of a banking inquiry in the coming months.

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Byrne victims call on Law Society to pay compensation
# Thomas Byrne
# Thomas Byrne

Byrne victims call on Law Society to pay compensation

Dec 3rd 2013, 9:01 AM 5,521 Views 26 Comments

The Law Society has said it has done everything it can for people who have lost money in attempting to regain control of their homes.

# thomas-byrne - Monday 2 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Dec 2nd 2013, 11:34 PM 16,400 Views 8 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the sentencing of Thomas Byrne, arrests over the Phoenix Park murder and more ‘top up’ revelations.

Thomas Byrne sentenced to 12 years in jail for fraud and theft
# Guilty
# Guilty

Thomas Byrne sentenced to 12 years in jail for fraud and theft

Dec 2nd 2013, 11:25 PM 24,781 Views 152 Comments

The former solicitor was found guilty of 50 charges in the State’s largest-ever fraud trial last month.

'Reckless journalism' could affect Thomas Byrne's prison safety, claims lawyer
# Thomas Byrne
# Thomas Byrne

'Reckless journalism' could affect Thomas Byrne's prison safety, claims lawyer

Dec 2nd 2013, 8:00 PM 13,838 Views 23 Comments

A number of newspaper reports claiming that Byrne had acted on behalf of suspected criminal figures were rejected in court today.

Thomas Byrne to be sentenced this afternoon
# Fraud
# Fraud

Thomas Byrne to be sentenced this afternoon

Dec 2nd 2013, 1:49 PM 10,547 Views 36 Comments

The 47-year-old was found guilty in the State’s biggest fraud trial last month.

# thomas-byrne - Monday 18 November, 2013

Thomas Byrne found guilty of 50 charges in fraud trial
# Courts
# Courts

Thomas Byrne found guilty of 50 charges in fraud trial

Nov 18th 2013, 9:08 PM 22,424 Views 98 Comments

The jury came to its decision after 17 hours and 29 minutes of deliberations.

# thomas-byrne - Friday 15 November, 2013

'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment

Nov 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 13,405 Views 41 Comments

John Whelan’s criticism of Pat Rabbitte follows the appointment of John O’Connor as chairman of Eirgrid.

# thomas-byrne - Thursday 18 July, 2013

'Disgusting and insensitive': Fianna Fáil senators condemn... Fianna Fáil senators
# Abortion Debate
# Abortion Debate

'Disgusting and insensitive': Fianna Fáil senators condemn... Fianna Fáil senators

Jul 18th 2013, 10:17 PM 14,002 Views 96 Comments

Meanwhile, the Seanad has passed committee stage of the abortion bill by 33 votes to 14 meaning it moves to its final stages next week.

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Here are the 15 senators who opposed the abortion legislation
# Abortion Vote
# Abortion Vote

Here are the 15 senators who opposed the abortion legislation

Jul 16th 2013, 5:27 PM 10,786 Views 54 Comments

There was opposition from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and independent senators as the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill passed second stage in the upper house today.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,583 Views 91 Comments

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by TheJournal.ie.

# thomas-byrne - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Pics: Bittersweet for Fine Gael, despair for Labour and recovery for Fianna Fáil
# Meath East
# Meath East

Pics: Bittersweet for Fine Gael, despair for Labour and recovery for Fianna Fáil

Mar 28th 2013, 9:04 PM 18,738 Views 224 Comments

All the drama from the count centre in Ashbourne as Helen McEntee took the Dáil seat in Meath East.

FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election
# Meath East
# Meath East

FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election

Mar 28th 2013, 6:26 PM 39,124 Views 436 Comments

McEntee, 26, sees off the challenge of FF’s Thomas Byrne – while Labour licks its wounds after dropping down to fifth place.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election
# Meath East
# Meath East

Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election

Mar 27th 2013, 9:10 PM 13,307 Views 185 Comments

Overall turnout in the by-election is expected to be in the low 30s as voters decided who they wanted to replace the late Shane McEntee in the Dáil.

Polling begins in the Meath East by-election
# Meath East
# Meath East

Polling begins in the Meath East by-election

Mar 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,155 Views 126 Comments

There are 11 candidates in the running for the Meath East seat following the death of Shane McEntee TD.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Pics: Taoiseach in Meath East as candidates canvass for by-election votes
# Meath East
# Meath East

Pics: Taoiseach in Meath East as candidates canvass for by-election votes

Mar 23rd 2013, 3:46 PM 9,129 Views 175 Comments

With the by-election taking place next Wednesday the main candidates for the Meath East seat were out in force today with Enda Kenny and the Tánaiste joining them.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

11 candidates confirmed to run in Meath East by-election
# By-election
# By-election

11 candidates confirmed to run in Meath East by-election

Mar 13th 2013, 3:28 PM 5,781 Views 57 Comments

Four independent candidates have filed paperwork to run against seven candidates from parties big and small.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Meath East by-election: Here are the candidates and here's what they're saying
# By-election
# By-election

Meath East by-election: Here are the candidates and here's what they're saying

Mar 9th 2013, 8:30 AM 11,424 Views 177 Comments

With the by-election less than three weeks away TheJournal.ie spoke to the main candidates this week to find out what they’re hearing on the doorsteps and what they’re telling voters…

# thomas-byrne - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Labour 'caught on the back foot' by FG on Meath East by-election date
# Meath East
# Meath East

Labour 'caught on the back foot' by FG on Meath East by-election date

Mar 7th 2013, 6:28 PM 9,741 Views 112 Comments

TheJournal.ie has learned that Labour didn’t plan to pick its Meath East candidate for another fortnight – after the new deadline.

McEntee's daughter set to be confirmed as Fine Gael candidate in Meath East
# Meath East
# Meath East

McEntee's daughter set to be confirmed as Fine Gael candidate in Meath East

Mar 7th 2013, 10:21 AM 7,138 Views 130 Comments

Helen McEntee is “virtually certain” to be the Fine Gael candidate in Meath East ahead of the party’s nomination convention in Kells this evening.

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Meath East by-election to be held on 27 March
# Meath East
# Meath East

Meath East by-election to be held on 27 March

Mar 5th 2013, 2:43 PM 6,725 Views 116 Comments

The date has been announced today meaning there are less than three weeks to go until voters in Meath East decide who they want to fill the seat vacated by the late Shane McEntee.

McEntee's daughter set to run in Meath East by-election
# By-election
# By-election

McEntee's daughter set to run in Meath East by-election

Mar 5th 2013, 11:41 AM 8,970 Views 99 Comments

Helen McEntee, who worked as a secretarial assistant to her late father, is ‘virtually certain’ to be the Fine Gael nominee.

# thomas-byrne - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election
# By-election
# By-election

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election

Feb 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,974 Views 33 Comments

April has been mooted as the possible month for the by-election to be held with Fianna Fáil hoping to capitalise on its growing popularity but could the promissory note deal change things?

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Ó Snodaigh: No plans to repay €50,000 ink cartridge bill
# Inkgate
# Inkgate

Ó Snodaigh: No plans to repay €50,000 ink cartridge bill

Mar 14th 2012, 9:16 AM 3,574 Views 99 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD acknowledged the amount was “probably excessive”, but said the Oireachtas had not asked for it back.

# thomas-byrne - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Senator calls for judicial review of Slane bypass decision
# Road To Nowhere
# Road To Nowhere

Senator calls for judicial review of Slane bypass decision

Mar 7th 2012, 7:49 PM 2,745 Views 26 Comments

Thomas Byrne has criticised the decision of An Bord Pleanála today.

# thomas-byrne - Friday 18 November, 2011

Taoiseach backs plan to rename bridge after Mary McAleese
# Building Bridges
# Building Bridges

Taoiseach backs plan to rename bridge after Mary McAleese

Nov 18th 2011, 4:02 PM 6,217 Views 51 Comments

Senator Jim D’arcy has called for Boyne Bridge to be renamed after the former president and says he has the support of Enda Kenny.

# thomas-byrne - Saturday 27 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Aug 27th 2011, 7:29 PM 1,157 Views 0 Comments

In your Saturday Fix: Gardaí probe Tallaght murder; what Gay Mitchell is doing about his clemency appeal letters; a blow for Al Qaeda and a solution for how to spend your Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Fianna Fáil senator says signs saying he is still TD “not misleading”
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil senator says signs saying he is still TD “not misleading”

Aug 27th 2011, 9:30 AM 5,617 Views 99 Comments

Thomas Byrne lost his Meath East Dáil seat in February but told constituent that “there’s plenty of people around who wish I was still a TD”.

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

FG, FF and Labour share spoils in first of five Seanad elections
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

FG, FF and Labour share spoils in first of five Seanad elections

Apr 26th 2011, 8:19 PM 1,905 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil sources are happy with its vote management, securing two of the five seats in the Cultural & Educational Panel.

# thomas-byrne - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs
# The Cost Of Change
# The Cost Of Change

Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs

Mar 1st 2011, 2:35 PM 5,947 Views 7 Comments

The first-year pensions of the 41 Fianna Fáil and Green TDs who failed to keep their seats underlines the price of change.

# thomas-byrne - Friday 18 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Friday

Feb 18th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,521 Views 0 Comments

Seven days to go until polling – time to catch up with the day’s winners and losers as the election hits the final stretch.