Remembering Savita

Oct
2013
27

Women's Rights

On the first anniversary of Savita Halappanavar’s tragic and untimely death, I would like to extend my sincere condolences and solidarity to Praveen Halappanavar and his family and friends. I also salute his courage and fortitude in continuing his painful fight to find out exactly why Savita died and who was responsible. I remain outraged however, that Savita died as she did; and that the laws which were the cause of her death are still in place and remain a threat to the lives of other women in Ireland.
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Happy New Ear

Oct
2013
25

Children and Youth Affairs, Features, Health

Government must show commitment to  Introduce a programme for Bilateral Cochlear Implants now.FG Children's Referendum poster

Ministers James Reilly, Kathleen Lynch and Alex White have all stated in the last week that the programme for bilateral cochlear implants is a priority.  Despite months of positive comments about its introduction no Government Minister has given any commitment to approve the funding to introduce the programme.
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Fracking

Oct
2013
25

Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Oral Questions

Question for the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, regarding environmental impact of fracking in Ireland.  Click on link below to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKcGJQL1y_w&feature=youtu.be

Dáil Debates, Economy, National

Speaking on the Social welfare and Pensions Bill 2013 Clare accuses Government Ministers of glossing over the high emigration figures and demonizing the unemployed.  There is no evidence to suggest that social welfare cuts will create jobs on the contrary it will lead to further emigration.  Click on the link below to watch Clare’s contribution to the debate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAFT4PocbHU&feature=youtu.be