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Topical Issue Debate: Creagh Lane N.S. Survivors & Residential Institutions Redress Scheme 31-01-17

Topical Issue Debate: Creagh Lane N.S. Surviv...

posted on: 09/03/2017

Deputy Willie O’Dea:  I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this issue. I thank Deputy Paul Murphy for raising it also. We are here this evening to seek justice for the victims of sexual abuse in Creagh Lane primary school,...

The EU Commission has not taken legal action against others who do not levy water charges, writes Willie O’Dea

The EU Commission has not taken legal action ...

posted on: 28/02/2017

Now that Fine Gael’s night of the rubber knives has passed off without incident, the great pretenders must spend another month or two courting support on the rubber chicken circuit while they wait for Enda Kenny to hand over the written...

If we don’t address the looming pension crisis, taxpayers will foot bill for funding retirements

If we don’t address the looming pension...

posted on: 14/02/2017

In the last 10 years, three out of every four defined benefit pension schemes in this country have been closed down. The defined benefit pension scheme, in which members pay in an agreed amount each year and are guaranteed a defined pension on...

Older people to be empowered to stay in their home under my legislation passed by Dáil

Older people to be empowered to stay in their...

posted on: 02/02/2017

State policy is that elderly and infirm people should be catered for, in so far as possible, in the comfort and security of their own homes. At present, if this is not an option, and additional support is needed, two options are available: the...

Caring for the elderly in their own homes isn’t just the right thing to do, it makes financial sense too

Caring for the elderly in their own homes isn...

posted on: 31/01/2017

We owe it to our older people not only to find the best way of supporting them in their old age, but to make sure that this support is delivered in the way that allows people the maximum dignity, comfort and security. That means that elderly and...

Older people to be empowered to stay in their home under FF legislation passed by Dáil – O’Dea

Older people to be empowered to stay in their...

posted on: 31/01/2017

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea has said that his bill, the Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment Bill) 2016 which was passed last week by the Dáil has the capacity to dramatically change, and improve for the...

FF will vigorously oppose any charge on the Free Travel Pass – O’Dea

FF will vigorously oppose any charge on the F...

posted on: 24/01/2017

– Free Travel is a core social protection benefit and must be protected - Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea has said that Fianna Fáil will oppose any attempt to apply an annual charge on the Free Travel...

Donohoe’s excuses for reneging on pension promises are risible

Donohoe’s excuses for reneging on pensi...

posted on: 30/08/2016

It is almost possible to feel sorry for Paschal Donohoe…but only almost. As Minister for Public Expenditure, Donohoe has spent the past few weeks scurrying about desperately trying to hold the line on Government spending in advance of the...

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