Niall Ó Donnghaile to put forward Bill on Northern voting rights as first Seanad act

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Sinn Féin’s newly elected Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile has said that he act as a voice for Irish citizens in the North of Ireland. The Senator from East Belfast said that successive Irish governments have shirked their responsibilities to the north, both in terms reconciliation and infrastructural needs. Senator Ó Donnghaile’s first act as a Senator will be to put forward a Bill on … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin appointed to new Dáil Housing & Homeless Committee

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Dublin Mid-West Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has been appointed to the new 14 member Dáil committee on Housing and Homelessness. The committee has been established by the Dáil to look at solutions to the housing and homeless crisis. It has to present an interim report to the Dáil by April 28th and a final report by June 17th. Speaking in advance of the first meeting which is scheduled for … [Read more...]

RAPID BUILD HOUSING IN WELLVIEW LEAVES MANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED

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Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Cllr Paul Donnelly has said that the presentation of the rapid build housing in Wellview has left many many questions still unanswered. Cllr Donnelly said "Despite the presentation by the Fingal County Council, many questions are still left unanswered despite the fact that this has been planned for some months". "Firstly, I think it's incredible we are … [Read more...]

Noise pollution concerns over Dublin Airport 2nd runway

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Dublin West Sinn Féin Cllr Paul Donnelly has expressed huge concerns in relation to the proposal by the DAA to go ahead with the second runway in Dublin Airport. Cllr Donnelly said "I have been contacted by residents in Tyrrelstown and Hollystown to express their concerns in relation to the proposal by the DAA to remove the limits on night time use by airplanes". "Tyrrelstown and Hollystown … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin will take no part in today’s charade – Gerry Adams

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  Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams this morning said that he will allow his name to go forward for the position of Taoiseach today and described today’s Dáil proceedings as a charade. Speaking to the media at Leinster House this afternoon he said; “I welcome the news that Enda Kenny, the leader of Fine Gael and Micheál Martin the leader of Fianna Fáil are to meet. “It is … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin is the only party with a plan to help struggling home-owners

Dublin west Sinn Féin election candidate Paul Donnelly has criticised the government for its continued lack of action on the issue of standard variable mortgage rates. Cllr Donnelly said: “Sinn Féin is the only party that has a comprehensive plan to provide relief to the 300,000 families being ripped off on their Standard Variable Rate mortgages. Last June Sinn Féin had a private … [Read more...]

DONNELLY MOVES MOTION TO CLOSE RIGHT OF WAY IN INGELWOOD

Cllr Paul Donnelly has moved a motion to put the closure of the right of way at Inglewood to a local area meeting to be held on the 26th November.  Cllr Donnnelly said "I had made a commitment to the residents of Inglewood that I would follow up this matter as soon as possible despite attempts by Fianna Fáil Cllr Jack Chambers to mis-represent my concerns in relation to his original … [Read more...]

LABOUR PLEDGES WORTH NOTHING – DONNELLY

Reacting to reports that Tánaiste Joan Burton is to announce Labour’s pledge to introduce a living wage if elected back into government Cllr. Paul Donnelly said:  "The last thing we need is more empty promises from the Labour party. The cuts Joan Burton has supported have destroyed the lives of thousands up and down the country not least here in Dublin West. "Labour promised to protect the … [Read more...]

DONNELLY WELCOMES PLANNING APPLICATION FOR CASTLEKNOCK GAA CLUBHOUSE

Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Cllr Paul Donnelly has welcomed the planning application for a new clubhouse for Castleknock GAA club Cllr Donnelly said "I warmly welcome the planning application and support the club in the next phase of their development". "Although a staunch St Peregrine’s man, I have also had a Castleknock GAA interest for many years. Not many would know that I … [Read more...]

RATES VALUATIONS SHOCK WILL SEE €800K SLASHED FROM FINGAL BUDGET FOR 2016

Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Cllr Paul Donnelly has said that the rates valuations for major multibillion euro companies such as Vodafone, ESB, Bord Gais, Eircom will see them net a rates windfall of over €21m from the government whilst many small and medium enterprises continue to struggle to pay their rates. Cllr Donnelly said “Fingal County Council CEO Paul Reid has confirmed to … [Read more...]