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New figures reveal massive drop in Gardaí antisocial Behaviour Warnings

Despite the growing issue of youth crime, figures released to Róisín Shortall TD have revealed that powers granted to the gardaí to tackle the problem are not being used. Since their introduction in 2008 the number of Behaviour Warnings issued by the Gardaí has fallen by 85%. Deputy Shortall explained: “When a child or young person is getting involved in persistent antisocial behaviour, early Read More

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Number of Garda Sergeants in Ballymun Halved Despite Gangland Feud Threat

On foot of Assistant Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy’s warning of a “significant feud” in Ballymun, TD for the area Róisín Shortall has hit out at the shocking drop in the number of Gardaí stationed in Ballymun. Figures released to Deputy Shortall have revealed the number of sergeants in the area has been halved, from 24 at the end of 2010, to just 12. Deputy Shortall Read More

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Minister for Health must come clean over Sláintecare health plan

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD has said the Minister for Health must come clean about the government’s commitment to the Sláintecare health reform plan which has cross-party support. Deputy Shortall, who chaired the Oireachtas committee which produced Sláintecare 14 months ago, said the recent drip-feeds and leaks from government Read More

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Clarity Needed on Sláintecare Appointment

Róisín Shortall TD, Co-Leader of the Social Democrats and chair of the cross party Dáil committee which produced the Sláintecare report has acknowledged that the Government has finally announced the Lead Executive for the Sláintecare implementation office. Responding to the announcement, Deputy Shortall said, “Ms Laura Magahy is the managing Read More