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Publication of the Devine and Resilience Reports

Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, TD, today (28th February 2017) welcomed the publication by the HSE of the Devine and Resilience reports into certain issues relating to a former foster home in the South East. This follows the Minister’s request to the HSE to engage with An Garda Síochána with [...]

2017-05-29T14:53:53+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Task Force on Personalised Budgets – FAQs

The Task Force on Personalised Budgets has produced a Frequently Asked Questions document to assist members of the public to understand the key issues around personalised budgets and the work of the Task Force itself. The FAQ document is available on the Department of Health website here: http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/FAQs-TF-on-Personalised-Budgets.pdf Further information of the Task Force is [...]

2017-05-29T15:25:39+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Minister Finian McGrath opens new premises of the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland in Tralee

The Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today officially opened the new premises of the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland in Tralee. The Minister said, “Through dedication of its committee, the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland is a vibrant organisation which provides support to over 260 members and [...]

2017-06-22T13:17:32+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Archive, Disability, National Issues|

Disability Update

INDEPENDENT T.D.S BACK YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY Today a group of Independent T.D.s came out strongly in support of the 220 young people with a disability.   Spokesman for the group Finian McGrath T.D. said “It is a disgrace that a Government can find €2 billion for roads and buildings and yet cannot find €2-€3 [...]

2017-06-22T13:33:43+00:00 July 19th, 2012|Archive, Disability, National Issues|

McGrath Back Teachers

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss an issue of national importance and concern, namely, the urgent need to save and protect the primary teacher substitute supply panel, which has been in existence since 1993, as the greatest losers will be tens of thousands of children in disadvantaged communities [...]

2017-06-22T12:54:50+00:00 March 10th, 2010|Archive, National Issues|

McGrath slams attack on Democracy

Deputy Finian McGrath has strongly attacked politicians and others for their attacks on democracy in our State. “Those that are calling for a reduction in T.D.’s want to create a democracy that only includes the big political parties and the wealthy in Society.” Said the Northside Independent T.D. “They want to remove the dissenting voices [...]

2017-06-22T13:14:37+00:00 July 29th, 2009|Archive, National Issues|

Finian McGrath commends Cuban Ambassador Noel Carrillo

Speaking at the farewell lunch today Wednesday 17th in Ivy House. Deputy Finian McGrath commended and thanked the Cuban Ambassador for building and developing the relationship between Ireland and Cuba and paid tribute to his magnificent work.   The Cuban Embassy is the only Embassy based on the Northside in Clontarf. Deputy McGrath also said that [...]

2017-06-22T15:16:38+00:00 June 17th, 2009|Archive, National Issues|
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