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Dooley in election preparation mode

Following his re-election as vice president of Fianna Fáil, Deputy Timmy Dooley has said it is an important role and “will be increasingly so, as we continue with our policy development and election preparations.” Deputy Dooley, who serves on the frontbench as Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, topped the poll in the Ard Comhairle elections at the Ard Fheis. Party members also elected Clare native Garrett Greene to the party’s Ard Chomhairle and will serve on the new Committee of 15. Garrett is a university law tutor and trainee barrister. He is also a member of Coiste 1916, the committee planning the party’s programme of events to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising. “Clare Fianna Fáil members will be well represented by Garrett and myself at the monthly national executive meetings, the main governing body of the party when an Ard Fheis is not in session,”said Deputy Dooley. Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin commented, “I am delighted to …

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Government slated on ‘Irish Water shambles’

The Government cannot continue to ignore the voice of the people over the Irish Water shambles, Deputy Timmy Dooley has warned. The Fianna Fáil TD said the Government’s disastrous handling of the set-up of Irish Water has caused considerable public anger. “At the weekend, I along with thousands of people from communities in every part of Clare, marched against the Government’s strategy and delivery on Irish Water. Fianna Fáil has been against the way Irish Water was set-up from the very beginning and the complete lack of debate on its establishment was a disgrace. This, together with the bonus-culture and over €50 million being spend on consultants, led to the huge numbers we saw in Clare protesting over the weekend. “The protests included people against water charges of any sort, but also a sizeable section of people disgusted with how the Government has handled the issue. The complete lack of fairness by not including an ability to pay clause, utter confusion …

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