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#Timmy Dooley

# timmy-dooley - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

New RSA Chair told to 'name and shame' local authorities that fail to maintain road standards
# Liz O'donnell
# Liz O'donnell

New RSA Chair told to 'name and shame' local authorities that fail to maintain road standards

Nov 11th 2014, 1:51 PM 10,833 Views 46 Comments

Liz O’Donnell appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today.

# timmy-dooley - Monday 4 August, 2014

Here's how many times Garth Brooks was mentioned in Leinster House last month...
# On The Record
# On The Record

Here's how many times Garth Brooks was mentioned in Leinster House last month...

Aug 4th 2014, 9:45 AM 10,765 Views 23 Comments

Did you guess ‘between three and five times’?… Nope, higher. Much higher.

# timmy-dooley - Thursday 10 July, 2014

'Even the Mexicans are involved': TDs go from Garth to Gaza as Brooks Fatigue sets in
# Enough Already
# Enough Already

'Even the Mexicans are involved': TDs go from Garth to Gaza as Brooks Fatigue sets in

Jul 10th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,984 Views 19 Comments

Mary-Lou McDonald called it “a catastrophe in motion.” (She was referring to Gaza.)

# timmy-dooley - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Brooks the talk of Leinster House: GAA, Aiken & Council to be grilled over concert fiasco
# Hat's All Folks
# Hat's All Folks

Brooks the talk of Leinster House: GAA, Aiken & Council to be grilled over concert fiasco

Jul 9th 2014, 1:53 PM 20,847 Views 162 Comments

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach says the Government would be criticised for overruling residents and the Council if it introduced emergency legislation…

# timmy-dooley - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Fianna Fáil: Our 'Garth Brooks Bill' could be passed by tomorrow
# Fresh Horse-trading
# Fresh Horse-trading

Fianna Fáil: Our 'Garth Brooks Bill' could be passed by tomorrow

Jul 8th 2014, 1:28 PM 28,712 Views 106 Comments

The party’s mooted legislation change would essentially create an appeals process whereby the Council’s decision could be appealed on economic and tourism grounds.

Willie O'Dea tried to make hay while the sun shone... And the thunder rolled
# Slick Willie
# Slick Willie

Willie O'Dea tried to make hay while the sun shone... And the thunder rolled

Jul 8th 2014, 12:31 PM 11,613 Views 19 Comments

All the ministers were meeting behind closed doors — a perfect time, thought Fianna Fáil, to schedule a press op.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 4 July, 2014

Leo and Phil to the rescue? Government told to get involved in Garth Brooks debacle
# Unanswered Prayers
# Unanswered Prayers

Leo and Phil to the rescue? Government told to get involved in Garth Brooks debacle

Jul 4th 2014, 7:53 AM 10,620 Views 69 Comments

Fianna Fáil say Ireland’s tourism reputation is at stake.

# timmy-dooley - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Pat Rabbitte thinks Mary Hanafin is like something out of Grimm's Fairy Tales
# Frightened Rabbitte
# Frightened Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte thinks Mary Hanafin is like something out of Grimm's Fairy Tales

May 10th 2014, 3:36 PM 15,810 Views 52 Comments

Hanafin, a former Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil, caused a major headache for the party this week when she refused to withdraw from the local election race in Dublin.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 9 May, 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser

May 9th 2014, 10:43 PM 32,705 Views 119 Comments

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 25 April, 2014

Fianna Fáil has had more problems with Mary Fitzpatrick's posters
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

Fianna Fáil has had more problems with Mary Fitzpatrick's posters

Apr 25th 2014, 5:56 PM 28,852 Views 58 Comments

The party’s European candidate in Dublin has had a number of poster-related controversies this week.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 21 March, 2014

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’

Mar 21st 2014, 9:15 PM 13,459 Views 50 Comments

No surprise that the Environment Minister isn’t popular at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which is under way in Killarney this evening.

# timmy-dooley - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014
# Parking
# Parking

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

Dec 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,667 Views 46 Comments

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

# timmy-dooley - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Minister called on to retract 'insensitive' comments about middle-class snobbishness
# Snobgate
# Snobgate

Minister called on to retract 'insensitive' comments about middle-class snobbishness

Dec 12th 2013, 3:41 PM 14,558 Views 83 Comments

“Can the Minister explain who he views as a middle-class person?” asks Timmy Dooley of Fianna Fáil.

# timmy-dooley - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'They were whipped into line': Committee backs appointment of Eirgrid chairman
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

'They were whipped into line': Committee backs appointment of Eirgrid chairman

Dec 11th 2013, 11:20 AM 5,968 Views 15 Comments

Despite raising concerns about the appointment of John O’Connor last week, government members of the Transport and Communications committee backed his appointment today.

# timmy-dooley - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman

Dec 4th 2013, 12:03 PM 7,083 Views 22 Comments

After government TDs and Senators declined to support O’Connor yesterday they will now be asked to formally reject his appointment next week.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 22 November, 2013

Government pledges to address 'serious gap in the law' on hit-and-run incidents
# Roads
# Roads

Government pledges to address 'serious gap in the law' on hit-and-run incidents

Nov 22nd 2013, 12:49 PM 5,893 Views 16 Comments

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has said the government will accept the broad principle of a bill to crackdown on hit-and-run drivers.

Committee should be 'unhindered' in investigating garda whistleblower files
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Committee should be 'unhindered' in investigating garda whistleblower files

Nov 22nd 2013, 11:31 AM 3,978 Views 8 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has been asked to hand back files it has received alleging abuse of the penalty points system.

# timmy-dooley - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Aug 25th 2013, 7:54 PM 11,687 Views 0 Comments

Today everyone’s talking about earthquakes in the Irish Sea and the last stand of Priory Hall residents.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 2 August, 2013

Dublin Bus prepares for strike action amid calls for Varadkar to intervene
# Off The Buses
# Off The Buses

Dublin Bus prepares for strike action amid calls for Varadkar to intervene

Aug 2nd 2013, 8:06 PM 9,946 Views 96 Comments

The company is advising customers to check with their website and Twitter page ahead of possible strike action this Sunday.

# timmy-dooley - Monday 22 July, 2013

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year
# Dublin Councillors
# Dublin Councillors

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year

Jul 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 6,239 Views 43 Comments

The addition of more councillors in Dublin’s four local authorities will cost more but Phil Hogan insists there will be overall savings of over €3.6 million under his reforms.

# timmy-dooley - 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 6,612 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.

# timmy-dooley - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Fianna Fáil criticises Tánaiste for 'snubbing' men-only dinner in Georgia
# All-male Dinner
# All-male Dinner

Fianna Fáil criticises Tánaiste for 'snubbing' men-only dinner in Georgia

Mar 16th 2013, 3:52 PM 13,974 Views 113 Comments

Eamon Gilmore will not be stopping in the US city of Savannah to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, avoiding a men-only dinner that is being planned by the Hibernian Society which the Taoiseach sent a personal message to last year.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 6 July, 2012

[Update] Enterprise Ireland distances itself from pilot training school controversy
# Irish Pilots
# Irish Pilots

[Update] Enterprise Ireland distances itself from pilot training school controversy

Jul 6th 2012, 12:27 PM 5,800 Views 10 Comments

The Minister and the IAA say they are working to resolve the situation but no guarantee on the students’ money can be given.

# timmy-dooley - Monday 2 July, 2012

Negotiations on bank debt deal 'best done in private' - Hayes
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Negotiations on bank debt deal 'best done in private' - Hayes

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:02 AM 2,567 Views 27 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will meet with his counterparts in Brussels next week to lay out Ireland’s case for reducing the burden of Ireland’s bank debt.

# timmy-dooley - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 9 days to go
# Fiscal Compacted
# Fiscal Compacted

Referendum roundup: 9 days to go

May 22nd 2012, 9:00 PM 2,629 Views 29 Comments

Austerity treaty, stability treaty, or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

# timmy-dooley - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Government likely to vote against FF proposal to cut fuel duty
# Petrol Prices
# Petrol Prices

Government likely to vote against FF proposal to cut fuel duty

Apr 24th 2012, 9:58 AM 4,028 Views 84 Comments

Fianna Fáil is to bring legislation before the Dáil this evening to cut fuel excise duty by 4 cent, offering an effective cut in fuel prices of 5 cent.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 23 March, 2012

Micheál Martin ‘showing how macho he is’, says Ahern’s brother
# Mahon
# Mahon

Micheál Martin ‘showing how macho he is’, says Ahern’s brother

Mar 23rd 2012, 8:47 AM 3,322 Views 50 Comments

Former TD Noel Ahern welcomed the Mahon Tribunal’s findings but says FF should proceed slowly on proposed expulsions.

# timmy-dooley - Saturday 18 February, 2012

35,000 daily trips on Leap cards in first two months
# Leap Card
# Leap Card

35,000 daily trips on Leap cards in first two months

Feb 18th 2012, 4:12 PM 3,536 Views 22 Comments

Public transport minister Alan Kelly says there are 57,000 Leap cards in circulation, with only a small number of complaints lodged.

# timmy-dooley - Friday 6 January, 2012

Rural areas to be left without garda patrol cars
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Rural areas to be left without garda patrol cars

Jan 6th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,150 Views 72 Comments

In Clare, 8 garda cars have not been replaced after being decomissioned – leaving just 13 cars patrolling the entire county.

# timmy-dooley - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks
Live Apr 12th 2011, 12:11 PM

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks