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#Willie O'Dea

# willie-odea - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Willie O'Dea isn't happy with the 'light punishments' Green TDs got for voting against the government
# Government Strife
# Government Strife

Willie O'Dea isn't happy with the 'light punishments' Green TDs got for voting against the government

Aug 2nd 2020, 5:51 PM 37,887 Views 62 Comments

O’Dea says punishments must be the same across all government parties.

# willie-odea - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Jul 2nd 2020, 12:44 PM 48,295 Views 112 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings
# PSC
# PSC

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings

Sep 25th 2019, 6:13 PM 16,950 Views 34 Comments

The minister says she has no choice but to appeal the findings in court.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment
# Penalty Rates
# Penalty Rates

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment

Jul 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 69,357 Views 130 Comments

5,821 people were subject to ‘penalty rates’ during the first half of the year.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister

Oct 17th 2018, 3:05 PM 15,361 Views 15 Comments

TDs said constituents have been in touch about the delay or cessation of customer payments since the new system kicked in.

# willie-odea - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition
# Justice
# Justice

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

Updated Jul 5th 2018, 1:49 PM 17,018 Views 28 Comments

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

# willie-odea - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC
# The Third Degree
# The Third Degree

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC

Feb 22nd 2018, 3:23 PM 27,515 Views 69 Comments

It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.

# willie-odea - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Willie O'Dea is taking Johnny Depp to task over calling Limerick 'Stab City'
# Excuse You Johnny
From The Daily Edge
# Excuse You Johnny

Willie O'Dea is taking Johnny Depp to task over calling Limerick 'Stab City'

Oct 8th 2017, 4:13 PM 5,859 Views 10 Comments

Get him, Willie.

# willie-odea - Friday 21 July, 2017

People can now get the fuel allowance in two lump sums (rather than every week)
# This Is New
# This Is New

People can now get the fuel allowance in two lump sums (rather than every week)

Jul 21st 2017, 3:04 PM 35,850 Views 88 Comments

The news was welcomed by a number of parties.

# willie-odea - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today
# Money In The Pocket
# Money In The Pocket

Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today

Mar 9th 2017, 5:25 PM 23,832 Views 92 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said promoting the pension increase through a Facebook video was “cynical”.

# willie-odea - Friday 2 December, 2016

Leo Varadkar tells Willie O'Dea to "chill" over his new DJ job
# Late Date
# Late Date

Leo Varadkar tells Willie O'Dea to "chill" over his new DJ job

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:18 PM 29,661 Views 41 Comments

Christmas handbags in Leinster House.

Leo Varadkar just told Willie O'Dea to "chill" on Twitter over his new DJ job
# Tell That Cat To Chill
From The Daily Edge
# Tell That Cat To Chill

Leo Varadkar just told Willie O'Dea to "chill" on Twitter over his new DJ job

Dec 2nd 2016, 5:13 PM 4,994 Views 0 Comments

Christmas handbags in Leinster House.

# willie-odea - Saturday 4 June, 2016

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges
# Water Wars
# Water Wars

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges

Jun 4th 2016, 3:20 PM 40,745 Views 253 Comments

Kenny has made comments in a newspaper interview about the controversial charges.

# willie-odea - Friday 29 April, 2016

No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness
# On And On
# On And On

No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness

Apr 29th 2016, 5:10 PM 19,033 Views 131 Comments

Day 63. Still no government.

# willie-odea - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government

Apr 7th 2016, 11:10 AM 26,703 Views 104 Comments

There are likely to be objections from a number of Fianna Fáil TDs to the proposal from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# willie-odea - Monday 15 February, 2016

Fianna Fáil councillor dies while canvassing
# Joe Crowley
# Joe Crowley

Fianna Fáil councillor dies while canvassing

Feb 15th 2016, 9:20 PM 126,308 Views 68 Comments

Joe Crowley passed away earlier this evening.

# willie-odea - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Mother wants child's PPS number changed as it contains 666
# Number Of The Beast
# Number Of The Beast

Mother wants child's PPS number changed as it contains 666

Feb 4th 2016, 12:13 PM 20,595 Views 100 Comments

The digits are associated with the devil.

# willie-odea - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap
# L'Oréal TREATMENT
# L'Oréal TREATMENT

Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap

Dec 31st 2015, 10:20 AM 29,103 Views 112 Comments

A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.

# willie-odea - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Revealed: How Willie O'Dea almost got rid of his famous 'tache
# Big Willie's Style
# Big Willie's Style

Revealed: How Willie O'Dea almost got rid of his famous 'tache

Dec 24th 2015, 12:45 PM 12,772 Views 24 Comments

Surely not?

# willie-odea - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Willie O'Dea's form of relaxation is slightly odd
# Big Willie's Style
# Big Willie's Style

Willie O'Dea's form of relaxation is slightly odd

Nov 21st 2015, 7:15 AM 15,308 Views 29 Comments

It involves doing more work.

# willie-odea - Thursday 19 November, 2015

What if Fianna Fáil DID support Fine Gael after the next election?
# Minority Report
# Minority Report

What if Fianna Fáil DID support Fine Gael after the next election?

Nov 19th 2015, 11:00 AM 12,326 Views 56 Comments

No formal deal but on “a case-by-case” basis anything is possible, says the former cabinet minister Willie O’Dea.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Willie O'Dea told us about his radical plan to abolish all social welfare
# Big Willie's Style
# Big Willie's Style

Willie O'Dea told us about his radical plan to abolish all social welfare

Nov 18th 2015, 8:30 PM 27,109 Views 66 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD has proposed that a basic income replace all current state supports.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

What if we abolished welfare and gave everyone a basic income?
# Radical Idea
# Radical Idea

What if we abolished welfare and gave everyone a basic income?

Oct 28th 2015, 5:23 PM 42,612 Views 150 Comments

Fianna Fáil wants to examine the idea if it’s in government after the next election.

# willie-odea - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely
# After Micheál
# After Micheál

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 33,590 Views 113 Comments

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

# willie-odea - Friday 14 August, 2015

Willie O'Dea made some startling revelations on TV3 last night
# Big Willie Style
# Big Willie Style

Willie O'Dea made some startling revelations on TV3 last night

Aug 14th 2015, 10:19 AM 38,860 Views 69 Comments

Kissing babies, kissing blondes, not eating pizza, and knitwear…

# willie-odea - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'
# Parliamentary Language
# Parliamentary Language

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Jun 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,558 Views 137 Comments

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# willie-odea - Sunday 26 April, 2015

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Election Mode
# Election Mode

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Apr 26th 2015, 1:30 PM 55,321 Views 122 Comments

As expected, there’s been new policies … and more in-fighting.

# willie-odea - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Here's the definitive proof that summer has arrived in Leinster House
# Suns Out Guns Out
# Suns Out Guns Out

Here's the definitive proof that summer has arrived in Leinster House

Apr 21st 2015, 3:28 PM 11,716 Views 16 Comments

TDs have been raiding their summer wardrobes…

# willie-odea - Friday 3 April, 2015

Limerick has just given itself a deep clean
# Minty Fresh
# Minty Fresh

Limerick has just given itself a deep clean

Apr 3rd 2015, 2:47 PM 16,590 Views 19 Comments

Paul O’Connell led the charge as the county gave itself a Good Friday makeover.

# willie-odea - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart
# My Achy Breaky Heart
# My Achy Breaky Heart

Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart

Apr 2nd 2015, 3:05 PM 11,151 Views 67 Comments

The party’s internal woes continue today.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Willie O'Dea thinks Fianna Fáil TDs should stay off the airwaves
# Going Menthol
# Going Menthol

Willie O'Dea thinks Fianna Fáil TDs should stay off the airwaves

Apr 1st 2015, 2:38 PM 7,973 Views 26 Comments

The former minister was referring to growing internal problems in Fianna Fáil.

# willie-odea - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Fianna Fáil aren't 'going to prostitute themselves to anyone'
# Coalition
# Coalition

Fianna Fáil aren't 'going to prostitute themselves to anyone'

Jan 24th 2015, 2:18 PM 9,652 Views 72 Comments

Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.

# willie-odea - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year

Dec 30th 2014, 8:25 PM 10,181 Views 14 Comments

Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Election 2015? Fianna Fáil is selecting general election candidates next week
# Moving Fast
# Moving Fast

Election 2015? Fianna Fáil is selecting general election candidates next week

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:11 PM 5,438 Views 90 Comments

The Soldiers of Destiny aren’t hanging around…

# willie-odea - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'
# Ask A Minister
# Ask A Minister

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

Nov 30th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,820 Views 9 Comments

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

# willie-odea - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

One Fianna Fáil TD is refusing to give Irish Water his PPS number
# Incoherent Gibberish
# Incoherent Gibberish

One Fianna Fáil TD is refusing to give Irish Water his PPS number

Oct 22nd 2014, 7:05 AM 16,515 Views 49 Comments

He also accused Irish Water representatives of speaking “incoherent gibberish”.

# willie-odea - Monday 13 October, 2014

Willie O'Dea: I look around the Fianna Fáil table and I don't see the messiah
# Willie Says
# Willie Says

Willie O'Dea: I look around the Fianna Fáil table and I don't see the messiah

Oct 13th 2014, 8:53 AM 7,701 Views 46 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD has defended Micheál Martin’s leadership this morning.

# willie-odea - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly
# Ice Bucket Challenge
# Ice Bucket Challenge

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly

Aug 26th 2014, 10:53 AM 20,316 Views 20 Comments

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

# willie-odea - Monday 28 July, 2014

Willie O'Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment
# Reaction
# Reaction

Willie O'Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment

Jul 28th 2014, 3:17 PM 10,479 Views 50 Comments

A former Fianna Fáil colleague of jailed Ivor Callely has been speaking today.

# willie-odea - Sunday 13 July, 2014

9 things people from Limerick are sick of hearing
# Limsick
From The Daily Edge
# Limsick

9 things people from Limerick are sick of hearing

Jul 13th 2014, 8:15 PM 56,901 Views 73 Comments

A boy the kid!

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