I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this very important topic. This State has expended enormous amounts of money as aids to businesses affected by the pandemic, and rightly so. The purpose of this has been to preserve businesses and jobs affected
My article in the SUNDAY INDEPENDENT: Moyross plan and other broken promises cost us in loss of trust The Green Party leader has forgotten that in a coalition, no one element gets all that it wants, writes Willie O’Dea The late Albert Reynolds once said
It goes without saying that the government’s primary focus for now must be on battling Covid-19. The authorisation of two highly effective vaccines, with the promise of others to come soon, means we are pushing back against the virus on two fronts: suppression and immunisation.
Not for the first time in recent political history the appointment of a senior judge has caused political controversy. This is regrettable, not only as it risks undermining faith and confidence in our judicial system, but because it never needed to happen. We have been
St. Gabriel’s Children’s Respite House, Mungret will open in the January following a visit to the facility by Minister for Disabilities Anne Rabbitte TD. The state-of-the art facility located in Mungret was designed and purpose built in 2018 to provide overnight respite breaks for children
TD’s pay will increase by 2% next Thursday from €96,189 to €98,113. Unsurprisingly, the public are underwhelmed. Until fairly recently the Government set TD’s salaries. This was always controversial as politicians were accused of writing their own ticket. Then the Government came up with what