This week I received a Delegation Order from Minister Regina Doherty outlining my ministerial duties in the Dept of Social Protection. As stated in the letter these duties are unchanged from those delegation by the previous minister in this department, Leo Varadkar. I look forward to working with Minister Doherty on this issues.
Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath T.D., was honoured to return to his political roots at Dublin City Hall, where he first elected as a councillor in 1999, to speak at the launch of malehealth.ie, an important website designed by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. This is an organisation that encourages openness through shared activity and socialising as a method for improving men’s physical and mental health. The website is an easy to use resource that looks to erase the stigma surrounding being a man and seeking proper medical care. The Minister pointed out in his address that “research suggests that compared to women, men have limited contact [...]
Minister of State Finian McGrath launches the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021 14 July 2017 The Minister for Disabilities, Finian McGrath T.D., today launched the new National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021. The development of the Strategy involved a comprehensive public consultation process, including two rounds of regional public meetings and engagement with the Disability Sector. In launching the Strategy, Minister McGrath said that: “This is an all of Government Strategy which is aimed at significantly improving the lives of people with disabilities in a practical sense, and also in creating the best possible opportunities for people with disabilities to fulfil their potential.” Arising from the consultation process, eight themes were identified as [...]
Update on Seawall (James Larkin Road/Clontarf Road), associated S2S/Cycleway Project and Recent Flooding in this Area
Dear Resident Thank you for previously contacting me regarding the seawall between the Wooden Bridge and Causeway Road (James Larkin Road/Clontarf Road). I wish to now provide you with the latest update and am attaching for your attention the recent Part 8 advertisement from DCC regarding the matter of reducing the seawall height, and I would invite you to read this advertisement and be assured that I am monitoring matters closely and will be supporting this proposed reduction.. This seawall height reduction proposal is the culmination of a period of hard work and public pressure supported by you, and I want to acknowledge this to you and also the work [...]
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