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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...

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...

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