Sinn Féin General Election Broadcast 2016

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Jake’s law to be debated in the Dáil this week

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald today joined the family and supporters of Jake Brennan, a young boy who lost his life when he was hit be a car outside his home in a Kilkenny housing estate, to launch The Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2015 - ‘Jake’s Law’. Sinn Féin will use its Private Members Time in the Dáil next week to debate the bill which seeks to reduce the speed limit in … [Read more...]

Cllr Janice Boylan calls on people to support their elderly neighbours during cold snap

Dublin Sinn Féin councillor Janice Boylan has called on citizens to check on their elderly neighbours during this latest cold snap. Speaking today Cllr Boylan said: “I want to call on people to be mindful of their elderly neighbours and ensure that they have adequate heat in their homes. I am aware of some elderly people skimping on heating their homes due to the cost of fuel. While … [Read more...]

Cllr Janice Boylan calls on Minister Alan Kelly to visit O’Devaney Gardens

Dublin Sinn Féin Cllr Janice Boylan has called on Minister Alan Kelly to visit O'Devaney Gardens and see exactly what condition the units are in that he proposes are suitable for homeless families. Speaking today Cllr Boylan said: “If Minister Kelly decides to pay a visit he should look at the appalling conditions some of the remaining tenants, who have stayed through a failed … [Read more...]

Cllr Janice Boylan highlights suffering of patients in local Mater Misercordiae Hospital

Cllr Janice Boylan has called on Minister Leo Varadkar to take a long and serious look at the state of our health system. Speaking today after a recent visit to Mater Hospital to view conditions, Cllr Boylan said: “Time and time again the Minister for Health and his predecessors have failed to take this crisis seriously. The amount of patients waiting on trollies in our A&E’s is … [Read more...]

Howlin must reengage with Unions and An Post following ballot at National Lottery Company

Responding to this afternoons National Lottery Company ballot result Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has called on the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to reengage with unions and An Post. Members of two unions representing workers at the National Lottery Company voted against LRC proposals on the terms attached to their move to the new lottery license holder Premier … [Read more...]

Garda Whistleblower evidence to PAC clear, comprehensive and helpful

Speaking after this evening’s Public Accounts Committee during which members heard from one of the Garda Whistleblowers Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald TD described the evidence provided as clear, comprehensive and helpful to the committee’s investigation. The Dublin Central TD said: “The appearance today of Sergeant Maurice McCabe before the Public Accounts Committee was most … [Read more...]

Government must do the right thing following European judgement on Louise O’Keeffe case

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD today challenged Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD to extend the apology offered to Louise O’Keeffe to all other victims of abuse in schools and to reengage with similar victims of abuse who have pursued the state for justice. Speaking in the Dáil today, Deputy McDonald said: “By any standards Louise O’Keeffe is an extremely courageous woman. … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin launches political reform proposals

Sinn Fein has launched a new set of proposals for political reform. The document entitled ‘Towards a New Republic’ is based on the party’s objective of building a republic on this island based on equality for all citizens. Speaking at the launch of the proposals, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald said: “Our country is broken. We have to put it right. “Three years after … [Read more...]

Whistleblowers must be afforded opportunity to state their case

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has this afternoon reiterated her view that the Garda Whistleblowers must be afforded the opportunity to state their case before the Public Accounts Committee. Speaking from Belfast where she is hosting a weekend training event for the party’s local and European women election candidates Mary Lou McDonald TD said: “It is the Whistleblowers … [Read more...]