Class Sizes Must be Protected – Donnelly

Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly is calling on Minister Ruairi Quinn put a stop to proposals that will see children’s class sizes increased from 28 to 30 in the forthcoming budget.   Mr Donnelly said “I have worked in the education system for the past 12 years, I witness the effects of the cuts to our education system on our students. It is clear that large … [Read more...]

Stigmas of all kinds must be addressed in preventing suicide – Ó Caoláin

In a statement marking World Suicide Prevention Day, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, has said that all kinds of stigmas and negative social attitudes, not solely those relating to mental health, need to be addressed in the effort to prevent suicide. He said: “World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to focus on what we all need to do as a society to help … [Read more...]

Irish Times gets it wrong: Sinn Féin keeping wealth tax

AN Irish Times report on Tuesday headlined "Sinn Féin to drop wealth tax from its Budget submission" is wrong, a senior party insider has told An Phoblacht – the Wealth Tax proposal stays. The Irish Times report claims: “Sinn Féin will drop its calls for a Wealth Tax in next month’s Budget as part of a dramatic departure from its approach to balance the state’s … [Read more...]

Bailed out banks playing the Dáil and people for fools – Doherty

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has accused the bailed-out pillar banks of playing the people for fools. Deputy Doherty was speaking after a frustrating Finance Committee engagement with the CEOs of AIB and Bank of Ireland. Deputy Doherty said: “These committee meetings were specially scheduled to discuss what the banks have done to meet the Central Bank’s targets … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin call for free schoolbook loan scheme

Dublin West Sinn Féin representative has called on the government to introduce a free schoolbook loan scheme to help parents reduce the cost of education. Sinn Féin have estimated that it would cost €45m in the first year however it would reduce in subsequent years.   Mr Donnelly said “Many thousands of parents are faced with enormous back to school costs year in year out. … [Read more...]

Banks are “running rings” around government on mortgages: Doherty

Sinn Féin’s Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said today’s shocking statistics on mortgage arrears show that the banks are “running rings” around the government.   Deputy Doherty said: “This government has been in power for over two years and under its watch the mortgage crisis has got worse in every way. The numbers in arrears have increased, doubled in fact, and … [Read more...]

Mulhuddart event to honour Mick Walsh

Mulhuddart event

Mick Walsh is being honoured this Saturday, 24th August, at an event in Ladyswell park. There are a series of events to showcase the sports groups that are engaging young people every week. There is also an veiling of a plaque in memory and in tribute to Mick Walsh who was so involved in many community events and sports. … [Read more...]

WHITESTOWN FUN DAY 24th August

whitestown FUN DAY

Best wishes to the Whitestown residents who have worked very hard over the past number of weeks to organise a fun day for the children of Whitestown that will take place tomorrow 24th August. The event begins at 2pm at the all weather pitch and includes bouncy castles, disco, face painting and old traditional games such as egg and spoon race, sack race, penalty shoot out etc. The event is … [Read more...]

Moore Street campaign must continue – Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD was part of the Oireachtas Moore Street support group that met the Minister of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD today to discuss the future development of the national monument at Moore Street and the surrounding laneways of history. Last week the minister set out his proposals for Moore Street but these exclude the battlefield site. Speaking … [Read more...]

Bus to National Hunger Strike commemoration

Dublin West Sinn Féin have organised a bus to Monaghan for the National Hunger strike commemoration this Sunday, 4th August. It will leave our constituency office in Corduff at 11am. cost:€10 adult, children go FREE. Please call 0871341514 for further details and to book. Spaces are very limited so please book early!! … [Read more...]