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Fri, 24 July 2020 | Covid-19 (Health): Statements

Fri, 24 July 2020 | Covid-19 (Health): Statements

This afternoon in the Dáil, I got the opportunity to raise the following questions with the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, in relation to COVID-19: ✅ How many community testing facilities do we have currently operational in the country? ✅ Are we still using the International Laboratory in Munich, Germany ...

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Wed, 15 July 2020 | Cybersecurity Policy

Wed, 15 July 2020 | Cybersecurity Policy

I got the opportunity to question the Minister for Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport, Eamon Ryan. I questioned the Minister in relation to: ✅ The ability Ireland has to prevent and protect itself from cyberattack. ✅ The National Cyber Security Strategy and the capacity review that is ...

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Thurs, 11 June 2020 | Covid-19 (Brexit): Statements

Thurs, 11 June 2020 | Covid-19 (Brexit): Statements

I got the opportunity to question Minister Helen McEntee in relation to Brexit negotiations. I raised concerns regarding: ⏺ The urgent manpower crisis in the Naval Service and the fact that two Naval ships, approximately one quarter of the fleet, are tied up in the harbour and are unable to be put to sea due to ...

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Wed, 03 June 2020 | Covid-19 (Defence): Statements

Wed, 03 June 2020 | Covid-19 (Defence): Statements

I questioned Minister Paul Kehoe in relation to a variety of Defence matters. I raised my concerns regarding: ⏺ The current Re-Enlistment Pathway. ⏺ The Army Nursing Service. ⏺ Naval ships in Cork Harbour and the lack of personnel. ⏺ Flights home for our Troops in Lebanon.

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Wed 20th May 2020: Covid-19 (Education & Skills): Statements

Wed 20th May 2020: Covid-19 (Education & Skills): Statements

  I took the opportunity to question the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh. I highlighted the chronic need for a new school building for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington, St. Paul’s in Monasterevin and a new school for the Newbridge/Curragh/Athgarvan area. I also highlighted the area of ...

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Thurs 14th May 2020: Covid-19 (Taoiseach): Statements

Thurs 14th May 2020: Covid-19 (Taoiseach): Statements

In the Dáil today, Cathal Berry TD raised the following issues in relation to the Defence Forces: 1. Our 300 Troops who are currently stranded in Lebanon. 2. The establishment of an independent statutory and standing pay review body for Defence Forces personnel. 3. The current re-enlistment pathway for ...

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Thurs 16th April 2020: Questions with the Minister for Health

Thurs 16th April 2020: Questions with the Minister for Health

Today in the Dáil, I questioned the Minister for Health in relation to nursing homes and residential care settings and why the promised financial support package for nursing homes has not yet paid out one cent. I also raised the difficulty that nursing homes are having in trying to obtain PPE for their staff. ...

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Thurs 2nd April 2020: Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Thurs 2nd April 2020: Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Yesterday in the Dáil, I raised the unfair issue that affects people over the age of 66 who have been working either part time or full time and have been made unemployed because of COVID-19. This cohort of people are not entitled to the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment which is completely unacceptable. The ...