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#Tommy Broughan

# tommy-broughan - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election
# Retiring
# Retiring

Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election

Jan 22nd 2020, 1:42 PM 15,663 Views 24 Comments

He was first elected to the Dáil in 1992.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 8 October, 2018

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment
# Budget Proposals
# Budget Proposals

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment

Oct 8th 2018, 8:50 AM 24,599 Views 76 Comments

The National Youth Council of Ireland has called for a €22m investment to resolve the issue.

# tommy-broughan - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year
# Worrying
# Worrying

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year

Sep 26th 2018, 10:16 PM 14,491 Views 52 Comments

Armenian national Ilabek Avetian suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a scrambler bike in a north Dublin park earlier this month.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day
# Injured
# Injured

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Jan 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 16,094 Views 140 Comments

Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes
# Anti-social Behaviour
# Anti-social Behaviour

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes

Dec 14th 2017, 10:45 PM 40,900 Views 78 Comments

Tommy Broughan told the Minister for Justice that it has been “hugely distressing” for people in his constituency.

# tommy-broughan - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

May 22nd 2016, 8:30 AM 36,280 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

# tommy-broughan - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid
# Breaking The Rules
# Breaking The Rules

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:41 PM 21,100 Views 60 Comments

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

No TDs for days, then three in a minute - rollercoaster of emotions at a crazy count in Dublin Bay North
# At Last
# At Last

No TDs for days, then three in a minute - rollercoaster of emotions at a crazy count in Dublin Bay North

Mar 1st 2016, 2:16 PM 26,766 Views 92 Comments

It was jubilation for three candidates, and total desolation for Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

# tommy-broughan - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Power recount: Dublin Bay North's Group of Death goes into Monday
# Coffees All Around
# Coffees All Around

Power recount: Dublin Bay North's Group of Death goes into Monday

Feb 28th 2016, 11:40 PM 79,384 Views 93 Comments

They didn’t overstate how close this massive five-seater could be.

# tommy-broughan - Saturday 21 November, 2015

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded
# Get In The Queue
# Get In The Queue

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded

Nov 21st 2015, 7:30 AM 10,097 Views 14 Comments

It’s over 10,000, with 2,352 waiting for over a year.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 30 March, 2015

This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone
# Timelord
# Timelord

This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone

Mar 30th 2015, 5:13 PM 29,968 Views 107 Comments

It would bring us in line with a number of our European neighbours.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks
# Contraband
# Contraband

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks

Mar 19th 2015, 8:16 AM 5,505 Views 9 Comments

Nearly half of those were in Mountjoy Prison.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 13 February, 2015

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads
# Dangerous Drivers
# Dangerous Drivers

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads

Feb 13th 2015, 6:30 AM 21,510 Views 30 Comments

Figures show most of the disqualified drivers haven’t given back their licences.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'

Feb 10th 2015, 6:09 PM 15,110 Views 33 Comments

7,000 people have been waiting for a scan for more than one year.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 29 December, 2014

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'
# Knife Crime
# Knife Crime

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'

Dec 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,016 Views 16 Comments

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin
# Test Purchases
# Test Purchases

Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin

Dec 23rd 2014, 7:00 AM 7,992 Views 13 Comments

Just more than 1,200 have been carried out over the past three years.

# tommy-broughan - Saturday 18 October, 2014

€80 million ... That's how much could be raised by hiring 100 extra tax staff
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

€80 million ... That's how much could be raised by hiring 100 extra tax staff

Oct 18th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,017 Views 22 Comments

A fully trained auditor can bring in €800,000, according to Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 18 July, 2014

Addiction services costing State €114m this year
# Alcohol Addiction
# Alcohol Addiction

Addiction services costing State €114m this year

Jul 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,299 Views 30 Comments

Treatment and intervention provided by a range of services, making it difficult to ascertain just how much the State spends on alcohol addiction, according to the HSE.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan
# Beaumont
# Beaumont

North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan

May 20th 2014, 9:10 PM 7,550 Views 10 Comments

In the wake of the resignation of the Beaumont Hospital Clinical Director, a local TD wants psychiatric services in Dublin examined.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 3 March, 2014

Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants
# Who Are You
# Who Are You

Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants

Mar 3rd 2014, 9:49 PM 38,482 Views 120 Comments

Almost 239,000 of these cards have been issued in Dublin.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Noonan says 'legal reasons' prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Noonan says 'legal reasons' prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale

Feb 20th 2014, 7:32 PM 7,367 Views 34 Comments

Homeowners who had their loans with IBRC are said to be anxious, but the Finance Minister says he cannot get involved.

# tommy-broughan - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

Nov 26th 2013, 12:55 PM 13,770 Views 80 Comments

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# tommy-broughan - Saturday 26 October, 2013

TD insists time change legislation would 'cheer the whole country up'
# Time Shift
# Time Shift

TD insists time change legislation would 'cheer the whole country up'

Oct 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 20,064 Views 100 Comments

Tommy Broughan’s pressing ahead with the ‘Brighter Evenings Bill’ despite Alan Shatter’s suggestion that we just “get up earlier”.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 14 October, 2013

Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs
# Penalty Fines
# Penalty Fines

Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs

Oct 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,977 Views 12 Comments

The state has finished paying off the penalties related to environmental issues – they amounted to €3,648,000.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 23 September, 2013

'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum

Sep 23rd 2013, 1:43 PM 4,974 Views 67 Comments

Róisín Shortall, Patrick Nulty and Tommy Broughan want people to vote Yes in just over a week’s time.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster
# Stardust
# Stardust

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster

Aug 22nd 2013, 7:31 AM 6,388 Views 40 Comments

The Justice Minister will not be using the new Oirechtas inquiries law to establish a new inquiry into the Valentine’s Night fire which killed 48 people in 1981.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 5 July, 2013

Why does a Labour TD want to change Ireland's time zone?
# Grand Stretch
# Grand Stretch

Why does a Labour TD want to change Ireland's time zone?

Jul 5th 2013, 10:08 AM 16,025 Views 84 Comments

A plan to bring Ireland into line with Central European Time could gain us 300 hours of ‘useful’ sunlight a year.

Poll: Should we scrap daylight saving time?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we scrap daylight saving time?

Jul 5th 2013, 9:36 AM 14,793 Views 90 Comments

The Dáil will today debate whether to stop moving clocks forward and back twice a year. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?

# tommy-broughan - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government

Apr 7th 2013, 6:25 PM 6,728 Views 100 Comments

The party leader has come in for fierce criticism in recent days.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 25 February, 2013

Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil

Feb 25th 2013, 3:28 PM 6,962 Views 27 Comments

A group of Labour TDs who are no longer part of the Labour parliamentary party are hoping to secure additional rights.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 11 February, 2013

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned
# ANTI-SOCIAL
# ANTI-SOCIAL

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned

Feb 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,335 Views 13 Comments

However most than 3,500 behaviour warnings, the first step to an ASBO, have been issued – including 1,200 to children.

# tommy-broughan - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Automatic service would remind people when their passport is expiring
# Passport
# Passport

Automatic service would remind people when their passport is expiring

Oct 21st 2012, 12:01 PM 7,706 Views 45 Comments

The Passport Service is looking at the possibility of implementing an automatic reminder service that would alert passport holders by text or email that their document is due for renewal.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 3 August, 2012

No breathalysers for over half of drivers in fatal accidents - despite mandatory tests
# Alcohol Testing
# Alcohol Testing

No breathalysers for over half of drivers in fatal accidents - despite mandatory tests

Aug 3rd 2012, 1:36 PM 3,468 Views 24 Comments

Department of Justice figures show that less than only 35 drivers – of 107 involved in fatal accidents – have been tested.

# tommy-broughan - Monday 19 December, 2011

Cremations must be regulated to avoid criminal misuse, TD says
# Cremation
# Cremation

Cremations must be regulated to avoid criminal misuse, TD says

Dec 19th 2011, 9:56 PM 5,143 Views 9 Comments

Tommy Broughan said new laws would help avoid tragedies like the Harold Shipman murders in the UK – where it was alleged cremation helped the killer conceal his crimes.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Europe gives green light to extending Ireland's bank guarantee
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Europe gives green light to extending Ireland's bank guarantee

Dec 8th 2011, 12:07 PM 1,778 Views 16 Comments

The European Commission has approved the extension of the government bank’s guarantee – for six months longer than needed.

# tommy-broughan - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme
# Tommy Broughan
# Tommy Broughan

Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme

Dec 1st 2011, 11:57 AM 3,607 Views 50 Comments

Tommy Broughan has been expelled from the Labour parliamentary party after he voted against extending the controversial bank guarantee scheme.

# tommy-broughan - Friday 11 November, 2011

Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain'
# Metro North
# Metro North

Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain'

Nov 11th 2011, 9:58 AM 1,114 Views 8 Comments

A Labour TD described the decision to put the project on hold indefinitely as “dreadful” but Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said we don’t have the money.

# tommy-broughan - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Terence Flanaghan elected Dublin North East
# Dublin North East
# Dublin North East

Terence Flanaghan elected Dublin North East

Feb 26th 2011, 6:48 PM 486 Views 0 Comments

Outgoing Fine Gael candidate Terence Flanaghan has been returned to Dublin North East.