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Bill will make it quicker and easier to apply for the Housing Adaption grant for people with a Disability

Bill will make it quicker and easier to apply...

posted on: 10/06/2019

My speech in Dáil Éireann on my Bill which will make it quicker and easier to apply for the Housing Adaption grant for people with a Disability: I move: “That the Bill be now read a Second Time.” I wish to share my time with Deputy...

Political stability key to Micheal Martin’s pledge to focus on Brexit chaos

Political stability key to Micheal MartinR...

posted on: 19/02/2019

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how Theresa May was determined to bring the UK right to the brink of disaster on Brexit. What I did not mention was Jeremy Corbyn’s role in the debacle – a role that is almost as big and as dangerous as...

May takes things to the brink as she plays a dangerous game

May takes things to the brink as she plays a ...

posted on: 13/02/2019

British Prime Minister May’s tactic of running down the parliamentary clock until the only viable alternative to a no-deal hard Brexit is passing her Withdrawal Agreement has been widely described as political brinksmanship. It is being...

Brexit the panto: bad acting, flimsy plot

Brexit the panto: bad acting, flimsy plot

posted on: 07/01/2019

We know that Christmas is a time for pantomimes and this year our nearest neighbour is mounting the greatest political panto of modern times in the guise of the Brexit decision at Westminster. As pantos go, the Westminster panto leaves the...

O’Dea publishes new bill to remove EPA absolute immunity

O’Dea publishes new bill to remove EPA absolu

posted on: 03/10/2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick City, Willie O’Dea TD has today published a draft bill that would remove the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) absolute right to immunity. The Environmental Protection Agency (Amendment) Bill 2018 seeks to...

Begrudgers wrong to bemoan generosity of JP McManus

Begrudgers wrong to bemoan generosity of JP M...

posted on: 03/10/2018

Ireland thrives on foreign investment, so why criticise a donation from one of our own In his 1986 book, The Begrudgers’ Guide, the late, great Irish social critic and writer, Breandan O hEithir described begrudgers as the nation’s...

FG’s spin on cutting poverty is an exercise in delusion

FG’s spin on cutting poverty is an exer...

posted on: 18/09/2018

All five of the Fine Gael/Labour budgets actually widened the gap between rich and poor. In Leo, their new biography of An Taoiseach, the INM Group Deputy Political Editor, Philip Ryan, and Government adviser, Niall O’Connor, tell the story...

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOUR PRIVACY

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOUR PRIVACY

posted on: 13/08/2018

WHO I AM AND HOW YOU CAN CONTACT ME? Please take a few minutes to read over this notice.  Your privacy is important to me, Willie O’Dea TD.  This Privacy Notice sets out what may happen to any personal information you give me.  My constituency...

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