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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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Why were key protections for workers on Defined Benefit Schemes dropped from Social Welfare Bill?

Today’s Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill is more noteworthy for its omissions rather than its provisions, according to Róisín Shortall TD. Deputy Shortall said: “T.D.s were given the clear understanding in early drafts of the Bill in May that it would deal with some of the enormous insecurity Read More

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Money for nothing while housing supply still in dire straits

The fact that investors are currently paying the Irish State to lend it money highlights just how ridiculous our economic management has become, Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall said today. The party’s co-leader was commenting on reports that Ireland raised €750m on the bond markets this morning, selling five-year bonds Read More