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The illusion of 'extra funding’ is not sufficient to address lack of investment in rural Ireland says Conway-Walsh

Speaking in the Seanad recently, Mayo Sinn Féin Senator Rose Conway-Walsh has accused Minister Ring of trying to create the illusion of new funding for rural Ireland while robbing Peter to pay Paul.

McFadden wants more rights for those hospitalised with mental health issues

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden has spoken out in support of the Mental Health Amendment Bill 2017, on the basis that it includes changes that fundamentally strengthen the rights of people when they are in hospital for mental health care.

McFadden calls for progress on Technical Universities Bill

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden has called for progress on the Technical Universities Bill, one provision of which would allow ITs such as Athlone Institute of Technology to apply for university status.

Mulherin calls for progress on Crossmolina and Ballina flood defences

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Mayo Senator Michelle Mulherin has called for an update on the delivery of the Crossmolina flood defences. Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Mulherin said: “In September 2015, €430 million was put into a pot for investment in various schemes around the country. I know one such scheme is earmarked for my own area of Crossmolina.

Daly raises farm safety concerns in the Seanad

Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Senator Paul Daly, says a greater effort is needed by the Government to help promote farm safety across Ireland.

Present Jadotville medals without delay - McFadden

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has urged Minister Paul Kehoe and the Department of Defence to ensure that medals for those who were involved in the Siege of Jadotville are presented as soon as possible.

Learn Irish Sign Language in class or online with Sign Language Courses

Sign Language Courses celebrates the deaf community and is pleased that Irish Sign Language or ISL is well on its way through the Seanad political stages (achieved three of five) toward achieving formal recognition. This will put the language on equal footing with Irish and English and will have legal and formal positive effects on how information is disseminated, circulated, and on how accessible formal and informal technologies such as television will be experienced, with increased number of programmes subtitled and interpreted by sign language. Services and social life in general will become more accessible. The organisation encourages the non-deaf community to participate with the deaf community so that they may experience its culture and appreciate ISL.

Learn Irish Sign Language in class or online with Sign Language Courses

Sign Language Courses celebrates the Deaf community and is pleased that Irish Sign Language or ISL is well on its way through the Seanad political stages (achieved three of five) toward achieving formal recognition. This will put the language on equal footing with Irish and English and will have legal and formal positive effects on how information is disseminated, circulated, and on how accessible formal and informal technologies such as television will be experienced, with increased number of programmes subtitled and interpreted by sign language. Services and social life in general will become more accessible. The organisation encourages the non-deaf community to participate with the Deaf community so that they may experience its culture and appreciate ISL.

McFadden calls for more positive action on bullying

Athlone-based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has called on her Seanad colleagues to show their support for anti-bullying behaviour by the public wearing of a specially designed badge.

Family Hubs will not solve the housing crisis says Galway politicians

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Family Hubs will not solve the housing crisis, but instead deepen and 'normalise' homelessness. Instead, the Government must abandon its reliance on the 'the market' and intervene directly in order to solve this crisis.

 

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