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Ireland Vote of no confidence tabled in swing fall TD Bailey

18:05  18 october  2019
18:05  18 october  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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A heave against swing-fall compensation case TD Maria Bailey has begun within Fine Gael.

A motion of no confidence has been tabled in Ms Bailey in the Fine Gael party in her own constituency.

The Dún Laoghaire TD is a candidate for Fine Gael in the forthcoming general election.

However, some senior party figures don’t want her on the ticket because they believe the compensation case controversy will further damage the organisation.

Now, a motion of no confidence has been proposed by the Blackrock District of Fine Gael, a unit of the Dún Laoghaire organisation.

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But it was decided not to deal with the motion last night.

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Maria Bailey initiated a personal injury case after falling from a swing at a Dublin hotel. A Fine Gael TD who initiated a personal injury case against a Dublin hotel after falling from a swing has said she was only concerned about having her medical bills recouped for injuries she sustained.

A vote of no confidence in the British Labour government of James Callaghan occurred on 28 March 1979. The vote was brought by Opposition leader Margaret Thatcher and was lost by the Labour Government by one vote (311 votes to 310), which was announced at 10:19 pm.

A counter-motion not to vote immediately on the matter and defer to a later date was passed.

The progress of the motion will be followed closely within the party.

The process has the potential to remove Ms Bailey as a Fine Gael candidate.A motion of no confidence in a TD from a local organisation would have to make its way up through the ranks of the party.

It would be sent on to the Fine Gael constituency organisation and then would be expected to go to the party's headquarters and the national Executive Council, which makes the ultimate decision on candidates.

The motion in Blackrock was tabled by long-serving and respected Fine Gael councillor Marie Baker.

Ms Baker previously worked for Ms Bailey as an assistant in the TD's office but she left the post 18 months ago.

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Bailey , a TD (member of parliament) from Ireland’s ruling Fine Gael party, was on a night out with friends in the bar of Dublin’s Dean hotel in July 2015. The bar had a swing which Bailey sat on it while apparently clutching a beer in one hand and a friend’s wine bottle in another.

Maria Bailey initiated a personal injury case after falling from a swing at a Dublin hotel. A Fine Gael TD who initiated a personal injury case against a Dublin hotel after falling from a swing has said she was only concerned about having her medical bills recouped for injuries she sustained.

Fine Gael sources say opinion is divided over the future of Ms Bailey's candidacy.

Some ministers suggest leaving her on the ticket and allowing the electorate to decide her fate; other senior figures feel her presence could cost the party a seat in Dún Laoghaire and would cause enormous damage to the party's campaign nationally.

As revealed by the Irish Independent, Ms Bailey took a personal injury claim against the Dean Hotel in Dublin after falling off a swing.

An internal Fine Gael report into Ms Bailey's claim against the hotel on Harcourt Street found her affidavit "overstated the impact of her injuries".

On foot of the report, Ms Bailey was removed as chairperson of the Oireachtas Housing Committee, worth €9,500 a year, by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

She subsequently resigned from an Oireachtas committee dealing with ethics.

The controversy over her compensation claim is blamed for damaging the party in the closing week of the local and European elections campaign.

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Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has taken a personal injury legal action against a well-known Dublin hotel, the Irish Independent can reveal. Ms Bailey , who represents Dún Laoghaire, is suing the Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street for an alleged incident involving a swing that took place before she became a TD .

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Ms Bailey is running for Fine Gael in Dún Laoghaire with Junior Education Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor and councillor Barry Ward, also based in the Blackrock area of the constituency.

Fine Gael does have other options for candidates on the ticket, particularly new councillors Jennifer Carroll MacNeill and Lorraine Hall, both of whom served as Government advisers, so are well known within the higher echelons of the party.

Fine Gael is chasing two seats in the four-seat constituency but is under pressure from Fianna Fáil and the Green Party.

Former Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett was also automatically re-elected in the 2016 general election but he is retiring on this occasion.

Ms Bailey's case continues to be a lightning rod for negative publicity for Fine Gael and party TDs continue to distance themselves from their colleague.

Just this week, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan removed a photo featuring Ms Bailey from her social media.

Ms Madigan, the newest member of the Cabinet, has been dragged into controversy over her role in the infamous swing fall compensation case.

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A former minister for justice has criticised a Fine Gael TD for suing a Dublin hotel after she fell off a swing at the property. It has been reported that Dún Laoghaire TD Maria Bailey is taking a personal injury legal action against The Dean Hotel on Dublin's Harcourt Street for an alleged incident where

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The internal party report found Ms Madigan, then a backbench TD, "gave initial legal advice, guidance and assisted Deputy Bailey with her Personal Injuries Assessment Board application".

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