Minister must publish Forgotten Farmers proposal immediately – Claire Kerrane TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture, Claire Kerrane TD, has called on Minister McConalogue to publish details of a proposed solution for the group known as ‘Forgotten Farmers’ immediately. Teachta Kerrane queried the Minister in the Dáil last week on the delay publishing proposals for a solution, which are long-awaited. In his response the Minister confirmed […]
Ruairí Ó Murchú and Minister Simon Harris meeting with PAs from Louth and Cavan at Leinster House last year.

Good news to PAs at third level institutions – Ruairí Ó Murchú TD

Sinn Féin TD Ruairí Ó Murchú has welcomed substantial pay increases for personal assistants at third level institutions which will boost the wages of workers in colleges like Ó Fiaich, Drogheda Institute of Further and Higher Education and Cavan Institute. Deputy Ó Murchú has been working with PAs for nearly two years to secure better […]

HSE must pay €17.03m owed to Dublin Fire Brigade – Cllr Daithí Doolan

Dublin Sinn Féin City Councillor and EU candidate Daithí Doolan has said the Health Service Executive must pay Dublin Fire Brigade €17.03m it owes for the Emergency Ambulance Service. Cllr Doolan said: “The Health Service Executive owes Dublin Fire Brigade a total of €17.03m for the emergency ambulance service it provides in Dublin. This money […]

Brussels and Dublin must listen to Irish Fishing Communities – MacManus 

Brussels and Dublin must listen to Irish Fishing Communities – MacManus  The Sinn Féin MEP for Midlands North-West has hit out at Dublin and Brussels for their years of neglect of the Irish fishing industry.  MacManus was speaking at the Irish Skipper Expo at the University of Limerick campus, which brought together industry stakeholders from […]

EU failure to protect Platform Workers “telling” – MacManus

EU failure to protect Platform Workers “telling” – MacManus Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus has said it is “telling” that the EU has failed to agree on crucial workers’ rights legislation protecting platform workers such as delivery riders. He criticised the small number of countries which are blocking the new directive. He was speaking as […]

Barnardos report shows families continue to struggle to put food on the table under this Government – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Social Protection, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, has described today’s Barnardos report on food insecurity across families in Ireland as extremely shocking. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said the report was further proof that the government is ignoring the fact that the cost of raising a child is skyrocketing and is leaving many families […]

Government must not kick improvements in children’s mental health services down the road – Mark Ward TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Mental Health, Mark Ward TD, has said that it is not too late for the government to act to deliver quality care in child and youth mental health services. Deputy Ward was speaking after Leaders’ Questions where the Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohue, responding to Mary Lou McDonald, confirmed that […]

Action plan needed to ensure Downpatrick fully recovers from flooding – Mason 

Sinn Féin MLA Cathy Mason has said a plan is needed from the Department for Communities to ensure Downpatrick fully recovers from flooding.  The South Down MLA said: “The flooding in Downpatrick was devastating for local businesses and workers. It placed businesses under extreme pressure, some of whom have been trading in the town for […]

Farmers concerns not addressed by Nature Restoration Law – Chris MacManus MEP and Claire Kerrane TD

Sinn Féin MEP for Midlands/North West, Chris MacManus, and party spokesperson on Agriculture, Claire Kerrane TD, have said that the party rejected the Nature Restoration Law in the European Parliament today because key concerns of farmers had not been met. Chris MacManus MEP said: “We know that many in the farming community are concerned about […]