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Realignment In UK Politics Possible

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Macron attended their first meeting of the European Council last week. Leo took the opportunity to echo Macron’s statement that the door was not closed to the UK, should it decided to change of direction in respect of Brexit. Ms May while conciliatory in putting…

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Department Officials Must Meet School Parents

In questioning the Minister for Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton during topical issues recently, local Sinn Fein TD, Louise O’Reilly raised the issue of the escalating crisis in primary school places in the Swords area. O’Reilly used a topical issue to challenge the Minister regarding the serious problem…

Kevin Toland

DAA Chief Advises Seanad On Brexit

Kevin Toland, CEO of the Dublin Airport Authority, who is set to leave his post later this year, has appeared before a Seanad Special Select Committee on Brexit. Toland spoke about the effects of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, which he claims, “will be visible from next spring,…


Cross Border Health Must Be Protected

Local TD, Louise O’Reilly (SF) and her party’s Health spokesperson, has accused Minister for Health, Simon Harris and his department of not taking Brexit seriously, after officials were unable to tell her how many procedures were carried out by the NHS under the Cross Border Health Directive in 2016. O’Reilly…

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Reilly Welcomes Funding

Local senator, Dr James Reilly (FG), has welcome the announcement by Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney T.D, that €59.8 million will be made available in 2017 for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a disability living in private houses. This includes €2.4 million…

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Local Families Remain Without A Social Worker

Local Sinn Féin TD and spokesperson for Health, Louise O’Reilly has described a response to a parliamentary question given by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs as “extremely worrying.” The response shows over 5,000 cases, including those from the North County held by Tusla, do not have a social…


Challenge To Sinn Féin

The UK election produced a complex result, the effects of which will dictate political pace across the UK for a long time. The new Government enters into the Brexit negotiations next Monday. The policy positions developed before the election may need to be altered due to the minority position of…

Leo Varadkar is pictured on the campaign trail with his supporters

Fingal’s First Taoiseach

Last Friday was a historical day for Fingal, when Leo Varadkar, who is a TD for Dublin West, which is part of the Fingal region, became the new leader of Fine Gael and will be elected Taoiseach on 17th June. This will make him the first Taoiseach to represent a…