Archive for the ‘Dáil Issues’ Category

Health, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Statement from TFMR

“We are the only advocacy group that consists solely of women and couples who had their tragedies compounded by being refused the medical care of their choice purely because of the 8th Amendment. How can the volunteer Citizens and the public at large get a clear understanding of the issues if the groups most directly affected are excluded from the process?” argued Gerry Edwards, Chairperson of TFMR Ireland.

“This Assembly was an idea that popped into Enda Kenny’s head when challenged by a journalist in the run up to the last election. That meant that when he became Taoiseach, the abdication of responsibility by the Oireachtas was unavoidable.”

TFMR Ireland recently wrote to the Secretariat of the Assembly expressing their concerns about their exclusion from the process.
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Dáil Issues, Defence, Oral Questions


To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to parliamentary question number 1733 of 17 January 2017, his views on the low morale in the Defence Forces in view of the high rates of voluntary discharge; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Dáil Debates, Justice

Worker's Rights

Tesco Picket Line Baggot Street

Tesco Ireland is the most profitable multinational retailer on the island of Ireland; generating more than €250 million in profit annually; buying up other companies for €4.3 billion and promising to pay out dividends to already wealthy shareholders. Against this retail giant are a small group of workers with 21 years of loyal service fighting to protect their incomes and their contracts of employment.

Tesco Ireland is attempting to change contracts of employment without agreement for 250 staff members employed before 1996. For the last 12 months they have intimidated and pressured those workers to leave the business and generally made their lives hell.

Why? Because, those workers have secure hour contracts, with relatively decent pay and conditions; this is the thanks you get for helping to build one of the most successful multinational retailers in the world, and it’s simply not good enough.
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