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Shortall welcomes new approach to problem quads and scramblers.

Local TD, Róisín Shortall, today welcomed the move towards a multi-agency approach to the misuse of scramblers and quad bikes by youths and young children. Following pressure from Deputy Shortall during last week’s Dáil Questions, the Minister for Justice announced he had written to key stakeholders to ascertain what can be done to find a solution to this long running problem. Speaking in the Read More

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“Owning a home an impossibility for thousands” – Shortall

Co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall TD called on the Minister for Housing to urgently introduce an affordable housing scheme. Speaking today in the Dáil, Deputy Shortall said: “Given the pricing trends we’ve seen reported this week, it’s clear the government needs to intervene now. Without urgent introduction of an affordable housing scheme home ownership will continue to be an impossibility for thousands Read More

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Passing the buck over funding for life-saving drugs must be resolved so patients do not suffer

The Department of Health and the HSE need to stop passing the buck over funding for nine life-saving drugs so that public patients do not suffer, Róisín Shortall TD said today. Deputy Shortall made her comments following reports that the Department of Health and the HSE were at odds over Read More

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Gardaí must publish details of contract with private speed detection company

The Social Democrats have called on the Garda Síochána to publish full details of any contracts with private companies operating mobile speed detection cameras in the state. Party co-leader Róisín Shortall TD made the call today as details of a €1.2 million per month contract with the company GoSafe were Read More