Paul Donnelly TD fully supports Rath Dara protest.


Dublin West Sinn Fein TD Paul Donnelly has called on the DDLETB and the Minster for Education to provide the funding for the immediate upgrade of Rath Dara Community school, formerly known as Riversdale CC. Donnelly said “I understand the anger and frustration of parents, students and school staff with the process that the DDLETB has undertaking in relation to the school, and I will be … [Read more...]

Supporting The LES day of action at Leinster House today.

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Sinn Féin publish Bill to regulate voluntary contributions and end the pressure on families

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Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West, Paul Donnelly has called on the government to take action against voluntary school contributions which are placing unfair financial pressure on families.   The party published legislation today which would prevent families being singled out for not being able to meet these often-crippling costs.   Speaking today, Teachta Donnelly … [Read more...]

Incoherent and ill-timed plans to cut PUP must be halted immediately – Paul Donnelly TD

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Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnelly for Dublin West has demanded that the government immediately halt incoherent and ill-timed plans to cut the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.   The cuts are due to begin on 7th September, despite some sectors still being closed due to public health advice.   Teachta Donnelly said:   “The pandemic is not over. Some sectors, such as the … [Read more...]

Community welcomes the rejection of the high rise “build to rent” development in Clonsilla.- Paul Donnelly TD

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Deputy Paul Donnelly has warmly welcomed the rejection of the “Build to rent” Strategic Housing Development at the old Clonsilla School site adjacent the Royal Canal by An Bord Pleanála.   Donnelly said “I am relieved and happy that this development has been rejected so comprehensively by An Bord Pleanala. This is the second major win for the Clonsilla community following the … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin introduce Bill to ensure fair calculation of workers’ redundancy entitlements

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Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West Paul Donnelly has called for the Government to support a Sinn Féin Bill which seeks to ensure a fair calculation of redundancy entitlements for workers who have spent time on the PUP.   Teachta Donnelly said:   “When the Pandemic Unemployment Payment was introduced last year, redundancy entitlements were suspended for people temporarily laid … [Read more...]

New proposals for tackling the scourge of Scramblers and quads in our communities lack an understanding of the problem


Deputy Paul Donnelly Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West, has said that the proposals by The Minister of State for Law Reform, James Browne  and Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, who announced a new community-based response to the misuse of scramblers and quad bikes exposes a lack of an overall understanding of the problem of quads and scramblers in our communities.   Teachta Donnelly said … [Read more...]



Dublin West Sinn Fein TD Paul Donnelly and his colleague Cllr Aaron O Rourke has called the proposed Part V lease scheme for 159 Units in Hansfield a scandalous waste of money. “Fingal County Council plans to lease 159 units in Hansfield SDZ under the Part V scheme will cost  between €60m and €74 million, we don’t know that real figures because this is shrouded in secrecy and we have … [Read more...]

Victims of Domestic Violence cannot wait; Support paid Domestic Violence Leave

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Victims of Domestic Violence cannot wait; Support paid Domestic Violence Leave – Paul Donnelly TD    Sinn Féin has progressed legislation through the Dáil that will provide for a statutory entitlement to domestic violence paid leave.   Deputy Donnelly said:   “Despite the significant increase in demand for services during the pandemic, domestic violence and … [Read more...]

Press Statement on Sinn Féin motion on Illegal use of Scramblers


Speaking in advance of the Sinn Féin motion on protecting communities from quads and scramblers used in a dangerous and reckless manner, to be debated in the Dáil chamber on Tuesday 15th November, Sinn Féin TD  for Dublin West has called on all parties and none to support the motion. Deputy Donnelly said: “The dangerous use of quads and scramblers is a serious issue in urban areas in … [Read more...]