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+00:00January 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+00:00July 19th, 2012|Archive, Disability, National Issues|

Independent Living

Greater Dublin Independent Living (GDIL) Principles of Independent Living Adapted from those launched in 1990 by the European Network on Independent Living 1. Independent living is a process of consciousness raising, empowerment and liberation. This progression enables all persons with a disability to achieve equal rights and opportunities in life. It allows them to take [...]

2017-06-22T13:23:18+00:00October 22nd, 2010|Archive, Disability|

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+00:00March 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 17th, 2009|Archive, National Issues|

Finian McGrath T.D. blasts Northside Politicians

Deputy Finian McGrath (Ind) has strongly attacked Northside Politicians for their silence in recent months. “Where were these politicians during the Senior Citizens Medical Card row, the Cervical Cancer issue and the huge cuts in Education”? Said the Northside T.D. “Their silence was deafening when vulnerable people needed them most” added McGrath. Most of these [...]

2017-06-22T12:11:09+00:00January 29th, 2009|Archive, Local Issues|

McGrath welcomes €297 million new hospital at Beaumont

Deputy Finian McGrath has warmly welcomed the granting of Planning Permission for a new €297 million Independent Hospital at Beaumont. “This is a major investment on the Northside of Dublin” said McGrath. “It will create 500 new direct jobs and 780 indirect jobs. It will also provide 245 beds and on top of this they [...]

2017-06-22T12:46:41+00:00September 9th, 2008|Archive, Jobs, Local Issues|