Search Results for 'Jade McNelis'

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McNelis brands Budget 2022 ‘a disappointment’

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“A fiver here and a fiver there is not good enough for those waiting on lists and on trolleys. People want system change, not throwaway tax cuts.”

Reopening of society cannot mean a return to the ‘old normal’, says McNelis

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“As we emerge from the pandemic, it is important to recognise those whose jobs are not returning, and provide support to enable them to engage in training and education.”

Frontline workers must be recognised for ‘protecting the nation’, says McNelis

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A pandemic bonus should be paid to the State’s healthcare workers to “honour and recognise” the work they have done to slow the spread of Covid-19.

New Bill can strengthen renters rights in Galway, says McNelis

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A new Bill coming before the Dáil this week has the potential to address three major issues of concern to Galway renters - security of tenure, affordable rents, and quality of rental accommodation - but only if it achieves cross party support.

Entertainment industry in Galway cannot remain suspended while thousands attend sporting events, says McNelis

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It “beggars belief” that the arts and entertainment sector still has “no clarity” as to when it will be permitted to operate “on any sustainable scale”, while at the same time workers in that sector will see their income supports cut from September 7.

Employers must facilitate workers who have vaccine appointment, says McNelis

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When a worker has an appointment to get their Covid vaccine, their employer must be accommodating, and allow them the time to attend that appointment.

McNelis backs transition year football programme for schools

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Football plays "a vital role in our community", as it is the international game, and in that role it can "bring people together from all ages and walks of life and offers many opportunities".

McNelis to chair online public meeting next week on housing

Labour city councillor Niall Mc Nelis is to chair a public meeting online next week with party Spokesperson on Housing Senator Rebecca Moynihan and Karina Timothy from Threshold. It is to take place on Monday June 14 at 7pm on

Continued pandemic supports will be needed ‘until at least the end of this year’, says McNelis

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Setting hard targets on the phasing out of pandemic income and business supports is “a bad idea”, and the Government needs to adopt a more “flexible and long term stance”, rather than adopting “a hawkish and hard-line approach”.

Residents voices must be heard on ‘ radical’ inner harbour proposals, says McNelis

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Plans to transform the area around Galway Harbour will “have a radical impact on the future of the city” and residents must ensure their voices are heard on this issue.


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