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

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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...]

SINN FEIN CALL THE PROPOSED PART V LEASE SCHEME A SCANDALOUS WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY. -Paul Donnelly TD

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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

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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...]

Leo Varadkar has serious questions to Answer

LEO VARADKAR HAS SERIOUS QUESTIONS TO ANSWER - DONNELLY Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West Paul Donnelly has this afternoon said that the series of allegations contained in the Village Magazine today in relation to the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar are of the most serious nature and that it is imperative that he comes out and makes a statement in relation to the matter. Commenting from his constituency … [Read more...]

Sealing of files from Mother and Babies homes

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The proposed legislation to seal the records of Mother and Baby Homes is causing huge distress among survivors and their advocates. I have recived several thousand emails from concerned people over the last two days. Ensuring survivors of Mother and Baby Homes have access to their own information must be of tantamount concern for the … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin National Draw 2020 – First prize €15,000

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2020 has been a strange year with the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions, but it has not stopped us from making progress on issues facing ordinary people. Our case for a new, United Ireland is gathering pace. Tá Sinn Féin anois an páirtí is cáiliúl ar oileán na hÉireann. Support us by getting your ticket here: www.sinnfein.ie/national-draw-landing or from any member of … [Read more...]

Level crossings on the new Dart+ line to Maynooth to be raised in the Dáil tonight

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HOUSES OF THE OIREACHTAS MEDIA RELEASE Level crossings on the new Dart+ line to Maynooth to be raised in the Dáil 6 October 2020 Consideration of all options in relation to closing level crossings on the new Dart+ line to Maynooth will be raised with the Minister for Transport in the Dáil tonight by Deputy Paul Donnelly. It is one of the Topical Issues selected by the Ceann Comhairle … [Read more...]

Budget 2021 must address Funding Crisis within Disability Service

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    Speaking as a cross party opposition motion comes before the Dáil tonight on the funding for disability services, Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnelly for Dublin West said:   “Families, Carers and Service Providers have been stretched to their limits during the pandemic, many are at breaking point.   “The Government’s allocation of €10 million to the … [Read more...]

TDs in the Dublin West Constituency should stand up for renters and support the Ban on Rent Increases Bill –Paul DonnellyTD

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Paul Donnelly TD has urged all TDs in Dublin West to “stand up for renters and support Sinn Féin’s Ban on Rent Increases Bill” when it comes before the Dáil next Thursday. He said: "This Thursday, Sinn Féin’s Ban on Rent Increases Bill will be debated and voted on in the Dáil. “This is a vitally important piece of legislation that will make a real difference for renters who … [Read more...]