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


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...]



Dublin West Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnelly has raised his concern about reports of a huge increase in fireworks throughout Dublin 15. Teachta Donnelly said, “I was out walking my dog last night and could see fireworks being let off in Corduff and Mulhuddart for a solid hour. It’s something I haven’t seen for some years as it’s very early for the “Halloween fireworks … [Read more...]

Urgent Investment needed to Protect Ireland’s Health – Paul Donnelly TD


Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnelly has said that “urgent investment is needed to protect our health services”. The party this week unveiled a €1.9 billion plan to protect capacity in the health service. Teachta Donnelly said: “Our health service is facing a perfect storm. Patients and health care workers need our support. “We have a plan for reopening the economy, we have a plan … [Read more...]

Local Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnnelly calls on students to “tell their story”


Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnelly is calling for third level education to be made accessible and affordable for everyone irrespective of their age, geography or financial circumstances. TD Donnelly is asking students in Dublin West constituency to “tell their story” by filling out Sinn Féin’s survey on the grants system: “Too many students and their families are being pushed into poverty … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin TD backs motion to reduce ‘unsafe’ school class sizes -Paul Donnelly TD

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Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnelly for Dublin West has backed plans to properly invest in our education system, so schools will be able to meet the challenges of reopening fully and safely. He has called on all TDs in the local area to support the Sinn Féin motion being debated in the Dáil this week which will ensure schools get the financial and logistical support they need. Teachta Donnelly … [Read more...]

Punishing welfare recipients for holidaying abroad exposes ‘warped priorities’ of Government – Paul Donnelly TD


Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West Paul Donnelly has criticised the policy of performing airport checks to stop pandemic unemployment payments to people travelling abroad. Teachta Donnelly said: “I want to reiterate that people should not be travelling abroad unless their journey is essential. If possible, people should take a staycation at home this year instead of going overseas, so that we can … [Read more...]

Lack of clarity on the reopening of schools very worrying – Paul Donnelly TD


Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West has said that the lack of clarity on the reopening of schools provided by the Taoiseach and the leader of the Green Party on RTÉ radio this morning is extremely concerning. He said that we need to see real action from the Minister for Education on the reopening of schools in the coming days. He said: "Schools have been closed now for over four months, and in … [Read more...]

Pobal funding for Community Center workers- Paul Donnelly TD

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Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West Paul Donnelly last night question the Minister of Sate for Community Development and charities Joe O Brien on the under funding of wages to community center staff. Teachta Donnlley said I spoke to staff at a community centre has 8 members of staff and a coordinator, they get a grant from Pobail for about €184k for all those staff. This funding has not been … [Read more...]

Urgent clarity needed for adult disability service users and their families

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Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West Paul Donnelly has called for immediate clarity to be provided for adult disability service users and their families, following evidence to the Dáil's Special Committee on Covid-19 this week that some services may not resume until 2021.   Teachta Donnelly said: "Adult day care services for people with disabilities have been suspended since March and … [Read more...]