Fianna Fáil Senator and Vice Chair of the Oireachtas European Affairs Committee, Terry Leyden, has called for a steady political arena as the Tánaiste briefed Committee Chairs ahead of the introduction of new legislation in preparation for Brexit.
Local TD, Denis Naughten, has welcomed the announcement by Avantcard that it is to create 40 new jobs as a result of its partnership with An Post, which he announced last year when he was Minister for Communications.
Following the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis last weekend (24th & 25th of February) the inevitable talking point of Confidence and Supply began to make headlines once again. You could nearly set your watch to this daft conversation putting its head above the parapet. It’s a tired conversation that the main stream media(MSM) is forced to wheel out every two to three weeks or so to fill column inches and make headlines. Confidence and Supply stories polluted the national discourse this week.
A member of the McGann family, who was evicted from their home outside Strokestown before Christmas, has launched a High Court action against KBC Bank. KBC secured an order for possession against Anthony McGann, David’s brother, and sought to have the County Registrar of Roscommon enforce the order less than two weeks before Christmas. On the 11th of December 2018, a large group of men arrived and forcefully evicted the family along with a number of people who were standing in solidarity with them. A video of the event went viral on social media sparking widespread outrage.