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LAUNCH OF BUSCONNECTS CORE CORRIDOR PROJECT

15 November 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today launched the Core Bus Corridor Project which involves the implementation of continuous bus lanes along 16 key radial bus corridors around Dublin. It is part of the overall BusConnects programme to transform Dublin’s bus system to deliver a more efficient, reliable and better bus system for more people. … Continue reading Launch of BusConnects Core Corridor Project

COLLEGE GREEN PLAZA DEBACLE

19 October 2018

Dail Debates October 18th Public Transport Deputy Joan Burton I want to raise this issue with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport because it is an indication of the mess that the future development of the centre of Dublin is in currently. The Minister has taken a hands-off approach to public transport in Ireland’s … Continue reading COLLEGE GREEN PLAZA DEBACLE

EDMUND RICE TRUST SCHOOL SITE SELECTION

19 October 2018

DAIL DEBATES OCTOBER 18TH Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made in identifying a site for the new regionally based secondary school for Carpenterstown, Castleknock; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42126/18] Deputy Joan Burton I congratulate the Minister on his appointment and wish him … Continue reading Edmund Rice Trust School site selection

GROWING RISK OF NO DEAL BREXIT

19 October 2018

Speaking in reaction to the EU summit and the speech by British Prime Minster Theresa May, Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD said that the risk of a damaging conclusion to the talks is growing larger. Deputy Howlin said “Ireland now faces into a potential lose-lose Brexit scenario. “Labour warned the Government repeatedly … Continue reading Growing Risk of No Deal Brexit

VOTE YES ON OCTOBER 26TH

17 October 2018

Labour is calling for a Yes vote on October 26th to remove the criminal offence of Blasphemy from the Constitution. If you are still making up your mind, or are working to convey to friends and family why their Yes vote matters, here are six reasons to vote Yes on the 26th. It is outdated … Continue reading VOTE YES ON OCTOBER 26th

LABOUR WILL LEGISLATE TO BAN HOUSE VIEWING FEES

16 October 2018

Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said she is bringing forward legislation to ban the practice of landlords and letting agents charging potential tenants fees for viewing their property. Deputy O’Sullivan said: “I was shocked to read over the weekend that some landlords and letting agencies are beginning to charge fees of up … Continue reading Labour will legislate to ban house viewing fees

NEW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION MUST MAKE FEES FUNDING DECISION

15 October 2018

Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said that the new Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, needs to rule out student loan schemes. Senator Ó Ríordáin said: “The Government has been sitting on the report carried out by Peter Cassells into the future of higher education funding for months now. Three options were … Continue reading New Minister for Education must make fees funding decision

MAYNOOTH TRAIN SERVICES

12 October 2018

NTA TRAIN CARRAIGES-12-10-2018 I recently raised with the Minister for Transport when the mothballed train carraiges for the Maynooth line were to be refurbished and put back into service. The National Transport Authority wrote to me today. Please find attached their response.

TOPICAL ISSUES: ASD EDUCATION IN DUBLIN WEST

12 October 2018

Special Educational Needs Service Provision Deputy Joan Burton On Monday evening, Deputies Jack Chambers, Coppinger and I attended a packed meeting of parents, professionals, education providers, the National Council for Special Education, NCSE, and public representatives in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, representing people from Dublin 15 and Dublin 7. The committee which … Continue reading TOPICAL ISSUES: ASD EDUCATION IN DUBLIN WEST

AN ELECTION BUDGET THAT FAILS FAMILIES

9 October 2018

If it looks like an election budget, if it sings like an election budget, if Leos’s choir cheers it like an election budget, well then it is an election budget. As I listened today I couldn’t help feeling a sense of déjà vu. It was Minister Pascal Donohue who was delivering the speech but it … Continue reading An election Budget that fails families