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Local CAMHS Teams Severely Understaffed

Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson and local TD Louise O’Reilly has said that it is a disgrace that child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Fingal are operating with just 66.5 per cent of staff needed. Deputy O’Reilly said: “It is incredibly worrying that CAMHS teams in the county and…


Mark Henry, Green Party

Swords To Lead The Way In Reusable Cups

Mark Henry, Green Party representative for Swords and Donabate, has launched a campaign to make Swords the first reusable cup town in Dublin. He said: “I am asking every cafe in Swords to give a discount to customers who bring their own cup, as this will save everyone money and…


Ryan meets PDFORRA

Recently Selected Ryan Meets PDFORRA

Brendan Ryan TD has been selected as the Labour Party candidate to contest the next General Election in Dublin Fingal. The sitting TD, who retained his seat during the difficult 2016 General Election for Labour was selected at a meeting of the Dublin Fingal constituency in Murray’s of Lusk, Speaking…


Dowling Contacts Minister On Donabate Garda Station

Fine Gael Local Area Representative (LAR) for Donabate, Portrane and Swords, Bob Dowling, has written to the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan TD outlining his views on why a Garda station should be established in Donabate. Dowling wrote the letter in response to a recent canvass of the area and…


pensions

Delays In Remedying Pension Payments Unacceptable

Fianna Fáil TD, Darragh O’Brien has said that, while the Government’s recent announcement on a new Home Caring credit for calculating pensions is welcome, there are still a number of issues that need to be clarified by Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty.

 The Total Contributions Approach will see all…


An Garda Síochána

New Garda Community Policing Unit For Balbriggan

Cllr Tony Murphy (IA) has welcomed the announcement of a new community Garda unit for Balbriggan. This news was delivered by Garda Sergeant Niall Phelan at the recent Balbriggan liaison committee meeting. The unit will comprise five community officers, two female officers and three male officers and one sergeant. “This…


Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

FG Failing To Get To Grips With Hospital Overcrowding

Local Fianna Fáil TD Darragh O’Brien says last week’s record trolley figures are a damning indictment of Fine Gael’s failure to tackle the overcrowding crisis in the health service. He’s reiterated his call for additional capacity at the Emergency Department at Beaumont Hospital. New figures made available by the Irish…


Moving Adults Into Children’s Wards Not Acceptable

Speaking amid reports that adult patients have been moved into beds on a children’s ward in Tallaght Hospital, local TD and Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD said that “it is really not acceptable in any way”. She said: “While all solutions must be explored in trying to stabilise…