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Shortall calls for reintroduction of Older Person’s Housing Scheme

Independent T.D. Róisín Shortall has called for the reintroduction of the Financial Contribution scheme for Older Persons during a debate on the housing crisis in the Dáil. Ms. Shortall pointed out that one of the key factors behind the boom in rents at the moment is a lack of supply of family homes. She said that many families, even some long-term renters, have found Read More

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Public Consultation day in Omni on new Bus proposals

Following a request from local Independent T.D. Róisín Shortall, the National Transport Authority has added a public consultation day at Omni Shopping Centre so that the public can find out more about the Bus Rapid Transit proposals - Swiftway. Swiftway, is a new type of bus service, which seeks to replicate a LUAS-type service. The plan is to give such buses priority at traffic Read More

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Speech on Universal Health Insurance

Dáil Speech on Universal Health Insurance 17/4/2014   The White Paper is utterly unconvincing. It is a White Paper in name only and perhaps by virtue of the fact that it is printed on white paper. That is all that makes it a White Paper. A White Paper is Read More