Mater Hospital Report

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McDonald to launch report on Mater Hospital

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Sinn Féin’s Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald will next week launch a comprehensive report on the Misericordiae University Hopital (The Mater). The Mater is located within the heart of Dublin’s inner city and has a local catchment of 185,000 people. The report will shine a light on Government underspending in Health resulting in lengthy waiting lists, cancelled … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin ‘standing up for Post Offices’

Mary Lou McDonald TD addressing the public meeting in East Wall

Sinn Féin’s Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has insisted that Sinn Féin will outrightly oppose any attempt by the government to shut down Post Offices. Deputy McDonald recently launched a campaign, 'Standing up for our Post Offices'. Speaking tonight at a public meeting in East Wall which was also addressed by the General Secretary of the Postmasters Union, Ned O'Hara, the Dublin Central TD … [Read more...]

Boylan concerned at impact of Luas works on local businesses

Sinn Féin’s North Inner City Councillor Janice Boylan has today pressed Dublin City Council to facilitate engagement between Luas and city businesses following representation that the ongoing Luas works are negatively impacting on local businesses. Speaking after raising the issue at the Dublin City Council Central Area Committee, Councillor Boylan said, “While I welcome the efforts in … [Read more...]

1981 hunger-strike remembered in Dublin Central

Republicans across Dublin Central gathered at two vigils last Friday to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the death while on hunger-strike of IRA Volunteer Bobby Sands. Political prisoner Bobby Sands died after 66 days on hunger-strike in Long Kesh prison, during which time he had been elected as the MP for Fermanagh/South Tyrone.   Speaking from the vigil in Cabra, Sinn Féin … [Read more...]

McDonald calls for reimbursement of Diabetes monitoring costs

Sinn Féin Dublin Central TD Mary Lou McDonald has called on Minister Harris to ensure that a decision to provide reimbursement of the FreeStyle Libre System is taken without any further delay. The FibreStyle Libre System is a pioneering method of monitoring and controlling diabetes. Teachta McDonald said: “It is clear from speaking to many people who use this system that it has become a … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin support for Dublin’s fire service in strike action

Sinn Féin's Séamas McGrattan standing in solidarity with Dublin Fire Brigade

Dublin Sinn Féin Councillor, Séamas McGrattan has pledged his party’s support for the city’s fire brigade who are embarking on industrial action later this month. The action is being taken to highlight their opposition to proposed changes to the Emergency Medical Service which will remove its ambulance call and dispatch function. Speaking last night at a meeting of Dubin City Council … [Read more...]

Boylan secures €116,000 funding for local community

Dublin Sinn Féin Councillor Janice Boylan has revealed that a variety of projects proposed by her seeking funding from this year’s council discretionary fund have been approved. The projects include the upgrading of local roads, community development, historical commemorative events, dance schools and a new education fund. Welcoming the confirmation, Councillor Boylan said, “I’m … [Read more...]

Boylan raises concerns about proposed Liffey Cycle Track

Sinn Féin’s Dublin North Inner City Councillor Janice Boylan has raised concerns with Dublin City Council officials regarding the proposed Liffey Cycle Track which is currently in development stages following a number of representations which have been made to her by local schools and residents. The current proposal may impact severely on traffic across Stoneybatter including Queen Street, … [Read more...]

Boylan raises homelessness issues with City Council

Dublin Sinn Féin’s North Inner City Councillor Janice Boylan has raised a number of issues regarding homelessness with officials from Dublin City Council. Councillor Boylan has been concerned with the administrative impediments such as language barriers which some people have been finding when trying to access homeless accommodation. “Officials have confirmed the opening hours, contact … [Read more...]