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All Garda Cars to be fitted with AEDs – Gallagher  

Fianna Fáil Senator Robbie Gallagher has received commitment that all Garda cars are to be fitted with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The Senator had previously called for AEDs to be installed in Garda vehicles and for all members to receive training in CPR and the use of defibrillators.    Senator Gallagher commented, “Members of the […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth Seanad Éireann

Fianna Fail Welcome St.Brigid’s Public Holiday 

Local Fianna Fáil Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the announcement that St Brigid’s day will be marked with a new public holiday from 2023 after years of active campaigning on the issue. The closest Monday to the 1st of February will be a public holiday.  Senator O’Loughlin said, “As a Kildare person I am delighted […]

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Community Crime Government Seanad Éireann

Fianna Fáil Senators Call For Harsher Sentences For Those Who Damage Public Defibrillators

Fianna Fáil Senators Robbie Gallagher and Diarmuid Wilson have brought forward legislation, Life Saving Equipment Bill, that proposes up to five years’ imprisonment and/or a €50,000 fine for anyone convicted of the theft of, or damage to, a defibrillator or life buoy. Senator Gallagher commented, “Over the last number of weeks, there have been attacks […]