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Economic downturn shows the importance of welfare system

The welfare system is vital for protecting people from poverty and enabling social cohesion in a recession, according to Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson for social protection, Fidelma Healy Eames.

Overhaul Back to School Allowance and help parents and the State, says senator

An innovative approach to an allowance paid to parents to help meet their schoolgoing children’s needs would boost support for parents and save the State millions of euro, it was claimed this week.

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O’Neill discusses rural roads with transport minister

Newly appointed Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson on Transport Pat O’Neill met with the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar, recently to discuss the Government’s transport policies and work programme.

Healy Eames welcomes support for second-level Claregalway school

Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on education, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has welcomed the referral of her proposal for a new second-level school in Claregalway by the Oireachtas Education Committee to the Minister for Education Mary Coughlan.

Budget attacks most vulnerable - McFadden

Fine Gael Seanad social protection spokesperson, Senator Nicky McFadden, has condemned the Government for reducing social welfare payments to carers, widowers, people with disabilities, and the blind by about 4 per cent in 2011, which comes on top of a similar cut last year.

Senator slams retired teachers returning while graduates are ‘on dole’

Fine Gael Seanad education spokesperson Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has slammed schools which employ retired teachers to provide substitute cover when hundreds of newly qualified teachers are jobless.

Networking event for unemployed teachers

Fine Gael Seanad education spokesperson Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is

Healy Eames calls for debate on school patronage

A comprehensive and wide-ranging debate on the issue of school patronage is needed across Galway city and county, according to Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on education Senator Fidelma Healy Eames.

Pensioners’ pain could be spared if fraud targets met - McFadden

Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on social protection, Senator Nicky McFadden, says that if the Minister focussed on meeting social welfare fraud targets, pain for the most vulnerable in society could be spared.

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