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Cllr. Joe Crowley RIP

Cllr. Joe Crowley RIP

posted on: 17/02/2016

As most of you will already know, my dear and long-time friend Joe Crowley died tragically while canvassing for me on Monday. When I heard the news that Joe had collapsed and died, I don’t think I have ever been as shocked in all my life. Joe was...

My Election Diary

My Election Diary

posted on: 13/02/2016

It is amazing how many racing analogies pop up when people start talking about elections. The moment the election is finally called is usually greeted with a media cry of “they’re off”, while the commentary of the election contest...

New Figures show almost no flexibility re Rental cap in Limerick despite Gov promises – O’Dea

New Figures show almost no flexibility re Ren...

posted on: 19/01/2016

Only 7 applicants shown flexibility in all of 2015 in Limerick According to new figures obtained by Willie O’Dea TD from the Department of Social Protection, there were only 7 cases in Limerick where flexibility has been shown throughout all...

Increased rent supplement, pension reform and putting decency at heart of social welfare system – O’Dea details FF priorities

Increased rent supplement, pension reform and...

posted on: 05/01/2016

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection and Social Equality Willie O’Dea has outlined the party’s priorities over a five-year term including reforms to social welfare and pensions system. Deputy O’Dea said Fianna Fáil is committed to...

Shadow of the axe hangs over TDs

Shadow of the axe hangs over TDs

posted on: 05/01/2016

Politicians are fearing the worst, and rightly so, writes Willie O’Dea Some while back I observed that you can identify the TDs who have decided not to contest the next election by the Zen-like serenity they exude as they walk around Leinster...

Home help cut a bitter betrayal of older people in Limerick – home help hours cut by over 25% in 5 years

Home help cut a bitter betrayal of older peop...

posted on: 29/10/2015

The cuts to home help hours for older people in Limerick are nothing short of disgraceful and are another example of the Government’s failure to keep the promises it made in order to get itself elected.  Fine Gael and Labour committed to...

141 vacant housing units in Limerick – yet refurbishment funding cut by €530,469

141 vacant housing units in Limerick – ...

posted on: 29/10/2015

It is sickening to think that there are a massive number of vacant housing units owned by the Local Authority sitting idle. This is at a time when thousands of people are on the housing list in Limerick and emergency homeless shelters are running...

My speech in Dáil Éireann on Lone Parents Cut

My speech in Dáil Éireann on Lone Parents Cut

posted on: 02/07/2015

“I am amazed that lone parents are not doing cartwheels of delight, given the golden age which the Minister has announced will be ushered in for them from next Monday on. I am positively flabbergasted at the Government’s mulish, dogged...

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