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New Fianna Fail Front Bench 2016

President Bartlet

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The full list of party spokespeople is:

Leader: Micheal Martin

  • Fianna Fáil whip, Michael Moynihan
  • Spokesperson on finance, Michael McGrath
  • Spokesperson on public expenditure and reform, Dara Calleary
  • Spokesperson on foreign affairs and trade, Darragh O'Brien
  • Spokesperson on regional development, rural affairs and the Gaeltacht, Éamon Ó Cuív
  • Spokesperson on jobs, enterprise and innovation, Niall Collins
  • Spokesperson on education and skills, Thomas Byrne
  • Spokesperson on social protection, Willie O'Dea
  • Spokesperson on housing, planning and local government, Barry Cowen
  • Spokesperson on agriculture, food and the marine, Charlie McConalogue
  • Spokesperson on transport, tourism and sport, Robert Troy
  • Spokesperson on communications, environment and natural resources, Timmy Dooley
  • Spokesperson on health, Billy Kelleher
  • Spokesperson on children and youth affairs, Anne Rabbitte
  • Spokesperson on justice and equality, Jim O'Callaghan
  • Spokesperson on defence, Lisa Chambers
  • Spokesperson on arts and heritage Niamh Smyth
  • Spokesperson on disability, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony
  • Spokesperson on mental health, James Browne
  • Spokesperson on Dublin, John Lahart
  • Fianna Fáil leader in the Seanad (senate) Senator Catherine Ardagh

Willie shadowing Leo that should be fun! :lol:
 


jo9jo

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The full list of party spokespeople is:

Leader: Micheal Martin

  • Fianna Fáil whip, Michael Moynihan
  • Spokesperson on finance, Michael McGrath
  • Spokesperson on public expenditure and reform, Dara Calleary
  • Spokesperson on foreign affairs and trade, Darragh O'Brien
  • Spokesperson on regional development, rural affairs and the Gaeltacht, Éamon Ó Cuív
  • Spokesperson on jobs, enterprise and innovation, Niall Collins
  • Spokesperson on education and skills, Thomas Byrne
  • Spokesperson on social protection, Willie O'Dea
  • Spokesperson on housing, planning and local government, Barry Cowen
  • Spokesperson on agriculture, food and the marine, Charlie McConalogue
  • Spokesperson on transport, tourism and sport, Robert Troy
  • Spokesperson on communications, environment and natural resources, Timmy Dooley
  • Spokesperson on health, Billy Kelleher
  • Spokesperson on children and youth affairs, Anne Rabbitte
  • Spokesperson on justice and equality, Jim O'Callaghan
  • Spokesperson on defence, Lisa Chambers
  • Spokesperson on arts and heritage Niamh Smyth
  • Spokesperson on disability, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony
  • Spokesperson on mental health, James Browne
  • Spokesperson on Dublin, John Lahart
  • Fianna Fáil leader in the Seanad (senate) Senator Catherine Ardagh

Willie shadowing Leo that should be fun! :lol:
very good lineup of very capable inviduals.
these lads have the courage and vision to make ireland great again under the fearless leadership of MM.

we are the envy of europe - the lads over beyond in austria and greece look at us as being the poster boys of the EU.
 

ger12

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It's a more impressive line up than the current government line up.

However, same token jobs (worse actually) for women.
 

jo9jo

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It's a more impressive line up than the current government line up.

However, same token jobs (worse actually) for women.
in fairness it is well known that in all countries politics is a mans job.
the ladies are just eye candy - nothing more and nothing less.
 

ger12

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in fairness it is well known that in all countries politics is a mans job.
the ladies are just eye candy - nothing more and nothing less.
Did you ever find a woman jojo?
 

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james toney

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The full list of party spokespeople is:

Leader: Micheal Martin

  • Fianna Fáil whip, Michael Moynihan
  • Spokesperson on finance, Michael McGrath
  • Spokesperson on public expenditure and reform, Dara Calleary
  • Spokesperson on foreign affairs and trade, Darragh O'Brien
  • Spokesperson on regional development, rural affairs and the Gaeltacht, Éamon Ó Cuív
  • Spokesperson on jobs, enterprise and innovation, Niall Collins
  • Spokesperson on education and skills, Thomas Byrne
  • Spokesperson on social protection, Willie O'Dea
  • Spokesperson on housing, planning and local government, Barry Cowen
  • Spokesperson on agriculture, food and the marine, Charlie McConalogue
  • Spokesperson on transport, tourism and sport, Robert Troy
  • Spokesperson on communications, environment and natural resources, Timmy Dooley
  • Spokesperson on health, Billy Kelleher
  • Spokesperson on children and youth affairs, Anne Rabbitte
  • Spokesperson on justice and equality, Jim O'Callaghan
  • Spokesperson on defence, Lisa Chambers
  • Spokesperson on arts and heritage Niamh Smyth
  • Spokesperson on disability, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony
  • Spokesperson on mental health, James Browne
  • Spokesperson on Dublin, John Lahart
  • Fianna Fáil leader in the Seanad (senate) Senator Catherine Ardagh

Willie shadowing Leo that should be fun! :lol:
Denis O'Briens lawyer is spokesman for justice and equality...What has he got to say about the Moriarty report still lying on the shelf,and the attempted sabotage of the inquiry into the setting up of irish water?
 

freewillie

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Anything to be read into McGuiness not getting a front row seat?
He's from Kilkenny. The county that gave us Dunlop Neary and Hogan.
 

Diawlbach

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Jim O'Callaghan will be an enormous step up from that nitwit Collins. He may also be surprisingly cooperative, because he's a practitioner before becoming a politician and will be looking more to get it right that for cheap shots.

Cowen, on the other hand, is a bull-roaring fool who will get badly exposed on the details trying to shadow that one. That'll be fun.

Their new shadow for social protection thinks parents can't be asked to ensure their children go to school. Go figure.
 

DJP

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This time last year Jack Chambers was Micheál Martin's favourite new FF candidate. Then he seemingly nailed his colours to the pro-life mast and now he is a bit of a liability for Fianna Fáil nationally. Most FF Oireachtas members might even share his views but he would perhaps have been better off saying he supports an amendment on the 8th. He is only 25 or 26 though and still very young. I hope he evolves generally into a leading politician in Ireland and drops the mad pro-life stuff.
 

flavirostris

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Anything to be read into McGuiness not getting a front row seat?
That Martin hates him I would say and feels strong enough after the good election outing to axe him along with other critics.
 

flavirostris

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This time last year Jack Chambers was Micheál Martin's favourite new FF candidate. Then he seemingly nailed his colours to the pro-life mast and now he is a bit of a liability for Fianna Fáil nationally. Most FF Oireachtas members might even share his views but he would perhaps have been better off saying he supports an amendment on the 8th. He is only 25 or 26 though and still very young. I hope he evolves generally into a leading politician in Ireland and drops the mad pro-life stuff.
I'm no fan of Jack Chambers or FF but he's perfectly entitled to his views and is honest and upfront about them. Whats wrong with his pro-life views?
 

TiredOfBeingTired

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Fear of Kilkenny people?
It's easily explained.
It's a simple case of Ailurophobia
Ailurophobia is a type of specific phobia: the persistent, irrational fear of cats. The name comes from the Greek αἴλουρος (aílouros), "cat" and φόβος (phóbos), "fear". Other names include felinophobia, elurophobia, and cat phobia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailurophobia
This is a common disease, frequently found in Cork and Tipperary.
I don't know if there is any cure.
 

luggage

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Jim O'Callaghan will be an enormous step up from that nitwit Collins. He may also be surprisingly cooperative, because he's a practitioner before becoming a politician and will be looking more to get it right that for cheap shots.

Cowen, on the other hand, is a bull-roaring fool who will get badly exposed on the details trying to shadow that one. That'll be fun.

Their new shadow for social protection thinks parents can't be asked to ensure their children go to school. Go figure.
It will be interesting to see who interviews O'Callaghan in Montrose and what approach they take. It was interesting that it was the dim-wit Collins who was wheeled out to discuss the fallout from the O'Higgins report on Tuesday night. Surely it should have been O'Callaghan? He will not be much use to FF if he cannot go on Prime Time.
 


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