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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 ...

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Thurs 26th March 2020: Maiden Speech

Thurs 26th March 2020: Maiden Speech

My maiden speech as a member of the 33rd Dáil. I spoke about Defence Forces provisions in relation to the emergency legislation and also made two amendments to the legislation regarding employment protection for members of the Reserve Defence Forces.