SHOCK AS HSE FIGURES REVEAL MASSIVE YEAR ON YEAR CUT TO HOME HELP BY 52,000 HOURS

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Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly has criticised the Government for cutting 52,000 home help hours for the people of Dublin West in 2017 at a time when they’re needed more than ever. The revelation came from the HSE by way of a Parliamentary Question (PQ) tabled by Councillor Donnelly's party colleague Louise O'Reilly TD (response attached). Commenting on the matter, Councillor Donnelly … [Read more...]

BALLYMUN INFERNO SHOWS HOW UNDER-RESOURCED FIRE BRIGADE ARE AND HOW EXPOSED BLANCHARDSTOWN RESIDENTS ARE – DONNELLY

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Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly is calling on the government to immediately provide funding for adequate and sufficient fire safety equipment in light of the recent inferno in The Metro Hotel in Ballymun. Cllr. Donnelly also claims that the lives of Blanchardstown residents are at risk if this funding is not provided. Commenting on the matter, Councillor Donnelly said "Firstly, I'd like … [Read more...]

DONNELLY WELCOMES FIRST EVER COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER OF HOUSE IN CORDUFF BY FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

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Councillor Paul Donnelly has welcomed the first ever Compulsory Purchase Order of a house by Fingal County Council in Corduff recently. Commenting on the purchase at the monthly council meeting earlier this week, Councillor Donnelly said "I am delighted that the very first CPO of a house is being carried out by Fingal County Council. I have long argued that this is the only way to deal with … [Read more...]

DONNELLY COMMENDS FRONTLINE SERVICES AND COMMUNITIES IN DUBLIN WEST

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Sinn Féín Councillor Paul Donnelly has commended the work of all frontline services throughout Dublin West over the past week during the atrocious weather and heavy snow storms. Commenting, Councillor Donnelly said “I have been in constant contact with frontline services since the beginning of the snow storms and I absolutely commend them for all their hard work, determination and … [Read more...]

MAJOR HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING MARCH FOR DUBLIN ON APRIL 7th

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Dublin West Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly has announced that the party will be organising a series of events throughout the constituency on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March to help promote the National Homeless and Housing Coalition march on April 7th in Dublin. Councillor Donnelly said “There is no doubt that we have a housing emergency, there is no doubt that this government and … [Read more...]

VOTERS HAVE CLEAR CHOICE AT NEXT GENERAL ELECTION – DONNELLY

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Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly believes that voters will have a simple choice to make between left and right at the next general election. Cllr. Donnelly made his remarks as Fianna Fáil prepared to announce their candidate for the Dublin West constituency this evening. Commenting, Councillor Donnelly said: “It makes absolutely no difference who Fianna Fáil chooses to be their agent … [Read more...]

STATE SHOULD PROTECT CHILDREN SUFFERING WITH CANCER

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Sinn Féin councillor Natalie Treacy has called on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to step in and fix the latest medical card debacle, which involves the non- issuing of medical cards to people especially children who are suffering from cancer. A heartbroken mum has slammed the HSE for refusing her cancer-stricken daughter a medical card. Devoted Mother Angela O’Connor revealed how … [Read more...]

SINN FÉIN SELECTS DONNELLY TO CONTEST GENERAL ELECTION IN DUBLIN WEST

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Sinn Féin have selected Fingal Councillor Paul Donnelly to be the party’s candidate in the Dublin West constituency at next General Election due to be held some time before April 2016. Party members chose Mr. Donnelly at a selection convention chaired by Dessie Ellis TD in Blanchardstown earlier this evening. Addressing party members at the packed convention, Cllr. Donnelly said: “It … [Read more...]

Donnelly delighted with election performance

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Newly elected Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly said that he was delighted with his poll topping performance in last Friday’s Dublin West bye-election and is determined to capture a Dáil seat at the next general election. Speaking from his constituency this morning, Mr. Donnelly said “I want to thank the good people of Dublin West who voted for me and my party in their thousands last … [Read more...]

Donnelly will be Sinn Féin candidate in Dublin West by-election contest

Sinn Féin members have selected Paul Donnelly to be their candidate in the upcoming Dublin West by-election now widely anticipated to be held on the same day as the local and European elections. Mr. Donnelly was selected at a candidate convention held in Blanchardstown earlier this evening. Commenting on his selection, Mr. Donnelly said: "There is a real appetite for change across Dublin … [Read more...]