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Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth Politics

‘Huge and Disgraceful Rents’ Are Adding to the Cost of Living Crisis! – Ó Murchú

‘Huge and disgraceful rents’ are adding to the cost of living crisis which necessitates a ban on rent increases, Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú told Taoiseach Michéal Martin in Leinster House last week. The Dundalk TD raised the issue of the cost of living crisis, along with the issue of housing, during questions to the Taoiseach […]

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Dáil Éireann Government Politics

Dáil Good Friday Committee Extend Invite PSNI Chief to Testify

Aontú Cllr for Derry, Emmet Doyle, and Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD have welcomed the extension by the Oireachtas Good Friday Committee of an invite the Chief Constable of the PSNI to testify before the Committee, on foot of a request by Aontú. Cllr Emmet Doyle: “It is very welcome development that the Oireachtas Good […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Fianna Fail Call for Swift Action to Address Long Processing Times for First-Time Passports

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has called for swift action to tackle the ongoing issue of lengthy processing times for first-time passport applications. Deputy Moynihan, who questioned the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the issue in the Dáil last week, commented, “We are coming to the point where many families are […]

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Dáil Éireann Election 2022 Government Politics

Good Friday Agreement Committee Calls on Each other Dáil Committee to Allow Northern Representation – Aontu

The Good Friday Agreement Committee in the Oireachtas is to write to each of the other Oireachtas Committees to request that they allow elected MPs from the North of Ireland speaking rights on their Committees. Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín made the proposal at the Good Friday Committee. He stated; “Currently the […]

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Dáil Éireann Government Politics

British Ambassador Refuses Good Friday Committee Invite- Aontu

Responding to the British Ambassador’s refusal to appear before the Oireachtas Good Friday Committee, Aontú Leader & Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín and Aontú Candidate for East Derry, Gemma Brolly, criticised the Ambassador’s response to concerns over his government’s copper-fastening of partition. Rep Brolly: “The Tory Government are brazenly bolstering partition by construction, with their […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Minister O’Gorman Statement to Early Learning and Childcare Providers

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., issued the following statement to early learning and childcare providers. “I welcome the decisions today by Government to start easing restrictions based on the recommendations from NPHET. The recommendations do still place a huge importance on continued Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures, […]

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Business Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Minister Donohoe Announces Changes to Economic Support for Businesses Impacted by Recent Public Health Restrictions

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe has announced changes to a number of the Covid support schemes available to businesses, in particular for those businesses that were most severely impacted by the public health restrictions introduced last December.  An extension to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) to support those businesses and a number of […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

More Home Support Carers Needed – Ó Murchú

Sinn Féin TD for Louth, Ruairí Ó Murchú has called on the government to act urgently to ensure carers are available for people who need home support, after new figures revealed shocking numbers of people have been left without much-needed carers. Figures released to Sinn Féin spokesperson on Disability and Carers Pauline Tully TD by […]

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Business Community Dáil Éireann Government Politics

Minister Martin Announces the Music and Entertainment Business Assistance Scheme 2022 (MEBAS 2022)

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, announced the opening date for the 2022 strand of the MEBAS (Music and Entertainment Business Assistance Scheme).  This simpler, easier to access new scheme will further support performers and individuals in the music business that have been impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions. The […]

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Dáil Éireann Government Politics

Progress Report of the Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020-2025 Published

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Social Inclusion, Joe O’Brien TD, have today published the first Progress Report of the Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020-2025.  The five year Roadmap is a key commitment in the Programme for Government and sets out a clear path for reducing […]