Search Results for 'Jade McNelis'

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McNelis condemns Budget 2021 for not being 'equality-proofed'

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The Government has failed to "seize upon an opportunity to advance a real equality agenda" in Budget 2021 by not increasing funding for the childcare sector.

Government must deliver prescription charges cut and medical card extensions, says McNelis

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Some 56,000 elderly people are still waiting on medical cards due to the Government failing to relax the income limitations that were promised last year's Budget.

Students must not be made pay full fees for online learning, says McNelis

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Students "cannot be expected to pay" full fees when many higher education institutes are moving to online only learning due to the impact of the coronavirus.

July Stimulus 'fails to address the needs of those working in the Arts' says McNelis

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"A failure to fully understand and address the needs of those working in the Arts" is how a former Mayor of Galway has described the measures relating to artists and arts workers in the Government's July stimulus package.

Government staycation subsidy 'too little, too late' for tourism sector, says McNelis

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Waiting until September to introduce a staycation subsidy will be "too little too late" for the Irish tourism sector, and will mean "little or nothing" to those with children who will not be able to holiday once schools return.

McNelis calls for Ireland to adopt universal public childcare system

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Women's participation in the workforce remains low because of "Ireland’s unaffordable childcare costs", and it will go lower unless the State introduces a universal public childcare system.

Parents must not be made choose between childcare and work, says McNelis

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The Government must “step up and support” new parents who are being faced with an “unacceptable choice” between securing childcare and fully returning to work.

McNelis says new Government programme is just old ideas ‘rebranded and repackaged’

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A list of “rebranded and repackaged commitments”, full of “deliberately vague” language, and a worrying lack of costings, is how one local politician has described the new programme for government.

McNelis urges ‘mandatory mask wearing’ around the elderly

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Instead of just encouraging mask wearing, it is time a “comprehensive decision” was made by the Government on this issue and declared it a mandatory practice.

Lack of childcare facilities should not cost workers their jobs, says McNelis

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Comments by the Health Minister that families will have to secure a “dig out” for getting childcare, shows the Government has a "derisory understanding" of the importance of childcare for working parents.

 

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