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#Finian McGrath

From TheJournal.ie Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible' Cuisle Centre

Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible'

Protests have taken place after the closure of the centre was annonuced last week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague E-cigarettes

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance want rise in income threshold for medical cards for the over 70s Budget 2020

Independent Alliance want rise in income threshold for medical cards for the over 70s

They said they are at a ‘very delicate stage’ of negotiations with Minister Paschal Donohoe.

From TheJournal.ie Amid talk of a snap general election last year, some Independent TDs were spending thousands on polling Voter Polling

Amid talk of a snap general election last year, some Independent TDs were spending thousands on polling

Throughout 2018, speculation was rife that a snap general election could be on the cards.

From TheJournal.ie Government minister to attend protest against Trump's visit to Ireland Finian McGrath

Government minister to attend protest against Trump's visit to Ireland

A number of protests will take place during the US President’s visit.

From TheJournal.ie Government 'reluctantly' grants second year long extension to Grace case inquiry Grace Case

Government 'reluctantly' grants second year long extension to Grace case inquiry

The Farrelly Commission to provide its final phase report by 15 May 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Garda representatives welcome withdrawal of McGrath's 'no basis' claims Finian McGrath

Garda representatives welcome withdrawal of McGrath's 'no basis' claims

Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath said there was an “agenda” in the gardaí to damage government.

From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McGrath said the policing of new drink driving laws had been “really over the top”.

From TheJournal.ie Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain Occupied Territories

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain

The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers International Relations

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill Trouble Ahead

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill

The proposed legislation is due before the Dáil in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie 'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide Mental Health

'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide

Wexford, where the TD is from, has the highest suicide rate in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare Granny Grant

Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare

The proposal attracted criticism Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme will be in the region of €1,000 per year.

From TheJournal.ie 'A major problem': Independent Alliance to decide on free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill in the autumn Trouble Ahead

'A major problem': Independent Alliance to decide on free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill in the autumn

The proposed legislation passed in the Seanad last week after opposition parties joined forces.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight Boycott

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

From TheJournal.ie 'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest Ability Programme

'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest

An organisation in “urgent need of funding” has criticised the lack of funding given to projects in the northwest as part of a new initiative.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England' Independent Alliance

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Grace probe delayed: Problems interviewing elderly witnesses 'not predicted', says Minister Grace Case

Grace probe delayed: Problems interviewing elderly witnesses 'not predicted', says Minister

The Commission of Investigation has been granted another 12 months to complete its work.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will ratify UN Convention on Disabilities at end of February Equality

Ireland will ratify UN Convention on Disabilities at end of February

The government has submitted some reservations on people with disabilities joining the Gardaí or Defence Forces.

From TheJournal.ie 'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil One Step Closer

'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil

Ireland is the only EU country that has yet to ratify the Convention.

From TheJournal.ie 'We fulfilled our commitments': Justice Minister says no grounds for further Stardust investigation Tragedy

'We fulfilled our commitments': Justice Minister says no grounds for further Stardust investigation

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December Finian McGrath

Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December

The Independent Alliance’s Finian McGrath will look for his Cabinet colleagues to support his draft legislation today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies Independent

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies

His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.

From TheJournal.ie 'No new inquiry warranted': Stardust report finds cause of fire may never be known Tragedy

'No new inquiry warranted': Stardust report finds cause of fire may never be known

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea Diplomatic Mission

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea

“I am not the keeper of any of my ministers,” said the Taoiseach today.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities? Long Time Coming

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life' Opinion

'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'

The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil Vaccine Controversy

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments Hpv Controversy

Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments

Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns Calls To Resign

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

From TheJournal.ie Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards Children's Health

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

From TheJournal.ie Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen' Equal Rights

Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen'

More than 100 disability groups gathered outside the gates of Leinster House today to demand the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot... All In Favour

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...

There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.

From TheJournal.ie The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism Dáil Debate

The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism

The Cabinet signed off on new terms last evening after criticism in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Retired judge has three months to review new details from Stardust fire tragedy Artane 1981

Retired judge has three months to review new details from Stardust fire tragedy

The government agreed an independent person would review the new evidence Stardust victims’ families say has recently been discovered.

From TheJournal.ie Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996 Foster Care

Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996

The cases of four other service users were formally identified by An Garda Síochána.

From TheJournal.ie Grace: The four missed opportunities to make her safe Grace

Grace: The four missed opportunities to make her safe

Taoiseach Enda Kenny today announced that a commission of investigation will be set up.

From TheJournal.ie International policing expert to carry out 'root-and-branch' review of An Garda Síochána Garda Probe

International policing expert to carry out 'root-and-branch' review of An Garda Síochána

A thorough investigation will be carried out into the administration, ethos and culture of the force.

From TheJournal.ie After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability Moving Forward

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots Unacceptable

'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots

Finian McGrath hit out at the behaviour of he drivers whose actions he described as unacceptable.

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