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...]

Local Sinn Féin TD backs reform of ‘exorbitant’ childcare sector


Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnelly for Dublin West has called on the Government to back the party’s plans to reform the childcare sector to be fairer for parents, staff and providers.   He has called on all TDs in the area to support the Sinn Féin motion published today, compelling the Government to enact these long overdue reforms.   Teachta Donnelly said:   “The cost … [Read more...]

Deputy Paul Donnelly SF calls on government to re-establish Hardship Fund for elderly people


Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West, teachta Paul Donnelly has today called for the new government to re-establish a once-off grant in cooperation with Age Action Ireland and the Irish Red Cross to assist vulnerable elderly people during the pandemic. Teachta Donnelly said: ‘In April of this year Age Action Ireland, in cooperation with the Irish Red Cross, launched the Covid-19 Hardship Fund. … [Read more...]

Government must support the Taxi industry

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Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West Paul Donnelly who has been working closely with the Taxi Industry has released the following statement to aid Taxi drivers on their return to work.   “I am very much aware of the difficult situation facing taxi drivers as the return to work, following relaxation of COVID 19 restrictions”. Teachta Donnelly said;   “Sinn Féin fully … [Read more...]

Rise in puppy theft ‘deeply concerning’ – Paul Donnelly TD


Sinn Féin TD for Dublin West, Paul Donnelly has warned of a rise in puppy thefts in the Dublin 15 area during the lockdown.   Teachta Donnelly said;   An Garda Síochána have informed me that a large number of dogs and puppies have been reported as stolen in Dublin West since the lockdown began.   “Animal welfare groups have warned that many people have decided … [Read more...]

Changes Needed for Community Drug Teams & Other Community Facilities


I raised the issue of funding directly with the new Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly yesterday after the HSE stated in a parliamentary question to me last week that they would not be funding any PPE equipment  for non HSE staff. The Minister said he would look in to the funding of PPE equipment and other measures to help us get the projects open and keep all staff safe. The Community … [Read more...]


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  Dublin West TD Paul Donnelly, has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanala to concede the judicial review taken by residents of the Old Navan Road, Talbot Downs and Court and Woodpark against the Board's decision to grant permission for a large-scale Co-Living development at Brady's Pub in Castleknock.   This is a major victory for the residents of the Old Navan Road, who … [Read more...]