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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...

My Speech in Dáil Éireann on the Aer Lingus Share Disposal

My Speech in Dáil Éireann on the Aer Lingus S

posted on: 29/05/2015

Deputy Willie O’Dea: Any objective observer looking at the events that have transpired in this House and outside it in the past few days would be forced to conclude that there is collusion between IAG, Aer Lingus and the Government to bypass...

Article on ‘Charlie’: ‘Michael told me to jump into his car and keep my head down …’

Article on ‘Charlie’: ‘Mich...

posted on: 28/01/2015

As the last member of the so- called ‘Gang of 22′ still in the Dail, Willie O’Dea gives his impressions of the TV mini series Charlie When I was asked what I thought of RTE’s Charlie mini-series I realised that, though I...

Social Welfare Appeals Bill 2013: Second Stage [Private Members]

Social Welfare Appeals Bill 2013: Second Stag...

posted on: 11/11/2014

07-11-14 My speech on the Social Welfare Appeals Bill This is a very short Bill with one purpose, which is to expedite the social welfare appeals system. I propose that the maximum period for an appeal should be 60 working days, which is 12 weeks,...

My Speech on Irish Water in the Dail – 21/10/14

My Speech on Irish Water in the Dail – ...

posted on: 22/10/2014

Deputy Willie O’Dea:  I thank Deputy Cowen for tabling this motion. A total of 750,000 people in the country, that is one in six, live below the poverty line. Hundreds of thousands more are struggling just barely above that line. The...

WATER CHARGES

WATER CHARGES

posted on: 08/10/2014

Families in Limerick to Pay Bill for Private Consultants despite massive reduction in free allowances for children Irish Water is blackmailing people re PPS Number We finally have confirmation that the massive consultancy bill paid during the...

FF launches Discussion Paper on Refundable Tax Credits for the Lower Paid

FF launches Discussion Paper on Refundable Ta...

posted on: 28/07/2014

240,000 lower-income people could benefit from changes to tax system. State should refund unused tax credits to workers. Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection and Social Equality, Willie O’Dea TD, has launched a discussion paper on...

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