Yearly Archives: 2017


Statement on behalf of Minister Finian McGrath TD

Statement on behalf of Minister Finian McGrath TD Dublin Bay North Constituency My only thoughts today are with the families of the victims of the terrible Stardust tragedy that took place 36 years ago. The tragedy was the biggest loss of life in a single incident in living memory in Ireland. Forty-eight people went out [...]

2017-11-07T16:17:33+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Local Issues|

McGrath gets green light for new €40 million accident and emergency department at Beaumont Hospital

MCGRATH GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR NEW €40 MILLION ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT BEAUMONT HOSPITAL   Minister Finian McGrath has confirmed that he has got the green light for the construction of a new €40 million Accident and Emergency Department at Beaumont Hospital. Finian has been in detailed discussions with the Department of Health, HSE [...]

2017-10-19T15:59:45+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Local Issues, National Issues|

Recognition of ISL for the Deaf Community Bill 2016

Minister McGrath welcomed the passage of the Recognition of ISL for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 through the Seanad yesterday. This important legislation, published by Senator Mark Daly, not only formally recognises ISL as a distinct language but provides for access to interpretation services and extra supports that are essential for deaf, hard of hearing and [...]

2017-10-19T12:20:53+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Statements on the National Disability Inclusion Strategy – Seanad Éireann

Statements on the National Disability Inclusion Strategy Seanad Éireann, 26 September 2017 Opening remarks by Finian Mc Grath, Minister of State for Disability Thank you a Chathaoirligh for the opportunity to speak to the House this evening about the work that is underway on implementation of the New National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021 [...]

2017-09-26T18:36:45+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Disability, Jobs, National Issues|

Launch of €10m Ability programme for young people with disabilities

Ministers Doherty and McGrath announce the launch of the Ability programme, a €10 million pre-activation programme  for young people with disabilities The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, TD, together with the Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, TD, today (18th September 2017) announced the launch of a [...]

2017-09-19T16:17:05+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Update on Clontarf to City Centre Cycleway – Fairview Trees

A lot of people have contacted me about the planned removal of trees adjacent to Fairview Park. I want to say from the very outset I was opposed to the removal of these trees and have worked to this end alongside my colleague Cllr Damian O’Farrell who made this point at all relevant meetings with [...]

2017-08-11T19:54:02+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Local Issues|

Delegation of Ministerial Functions (DoSP)

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.

2017-07-26T13:44:45+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|
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