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Statement on the 2023 Defence Budget – Cathal Berry TD

Statement on the 2023 Defence Budget – Cathal Berry TD

Statement on the 2023 Defence Budget Notwithstanding the wording of yesterday’s budget document, senior Government Ministers have since clarified that the stated €67m (6%) increase in the 2023 Defence budget does not include an allocation for the National Pay Deal “Building Momentum” currently being balloted on ...

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Budget 2023 – Key Points

Budget 2023 – Key Points

Budget 2023 - Key Points 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐖𝐄𝐋𝐅𝐀𝐑𝐄 weekly social welfare rates will be increased by €12 for working age recipients. there will also be a €12 increase in weekly payments for pensioners. the Working Family Payment threshold will increase by €40. there will be a €2 increase in the weekly ...

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Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

There is a persistent epidemic of violence against women in this country that needs to be eradicated. A sizeable minority of men in Ireland have unacceptable attitudes and inappropriate behaviours towards women which we must call out and challenge when we see them and educate ourselves on how we can do better as a ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Visited Moore Abbey in Monasterevin to meet with the CEO of the Muiríosa Foundation, Siobhán Bryan to discuss various issues. Volunteered at the ONE Medical Clinic for Defence Forces Veterans. Spoke to Will Faulkner on Midlands 103 about the current conflict on the Russia-Ukraine border. Spoke to ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

It's been another busy week in Leinster house and around the Kildare South constituency! Here's some of the things myself and the team have been up to - Asked the Taoiseach to put a recognition package in place for frontline healthcare workers and volunteers who have been working tirelessly throughout the ...

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Defence Forces Post 94 Contratcts

Defence Forces Post 94 Contratcts

In the Dáil this morning, I asked the Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney to provide some clarity to the situation pertaining to employment contracts for enlisted personnel who joined after 1994. It is the most urgent, pressing and important matter in the Defence Forces at the moment. It is an issue of huge concern ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Volunteered at the ONE medical clinic in Dublin for Defence Forces Veterans. Met with Chief Super Scanlon to increase the number of gardai in Portarlington and to have the station open for longer. Attended the Foreign Affairs & Defence committee to highlight the current situation in Belarus & ...

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Autism Bill

Autism Bill

I was delighted to speak in the Dáil recently about the Autism Bill. It allows us to shine a light on another neglected area in Irish society. More importantly, though, it allowed us to speak out and represent people with autism, their families & carers and highlight important issues affecting their daily lives. ...