HEALTH SPENDING REMAINS ON TARGET DESPITE GOVERNMENT FEARMONGERING

3 July 2019

Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has questioned the recent Government fearmongering about health spending when the June Exchequer returns show the Department of Health coming in €45m below target. She again called for a Standing Commission on Taxation following the revelations that the Goodman Group paid almost no tax on €170m in profits, and … Continue reading Health Spending Remains on Target Despite Government Fearmongering

PREVENTING AND COMBATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

1 July 2019

Today, Monday July 1 sees the entry into force of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has marked this significant date by setting out its recommendations for key priority actions from the State in the attached policy statement. Priority areas identified … Continue reading Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women

HARTSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE

28 June 2019

Hartstown Community Centre has served the community of Hartstown and surrounding areas for the last thirty years. The community centre has suddenly found that there is a real threat to their continued provision of a wide range of services, from pre-school to a crèche to sports services, dance classes and activities for retired people. The … Continue reading Hartstown Community Centre

INCOMING CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR

27 June 2019

Minister must respond to findings on incoming Central Bank Governor Labour Finance Spokesperson Joan Burton TD has called for the Minster for Finance to make a statement to the Dáil regarding the findings in New Zealand against the incoming Central bank Governor, Mr Gabriel Makhlouf, and reassure members of the Oireachtas that the position of … Continue reading Incoming Central Bank Governor

BLANCHARDSTOWN REGIONAL DRAINAGE SCHEME

27 June 2019

Irish Water is set to commence works on the Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme to support development and safeguard the environment. The primary works will be contained within an area of Waterville Park to enable the construction of the underground storm water management facility and pumping station. Along Tolka Valley Park, 3km of new wastewater network … Continue reading Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme

SUMMER ECONOMIC STATEMENT DEVOID OF DETAIL ON DISORDERLY BREXIT BUDGET PLAN

25 June 2019

Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton has criticised the Summer Economic Statement for being devoid of detail on what approach the Government will take in the event of a no deal Brexit on 31st October as it doesn’t include any detail of what additional spending may be required, or what EU funding has been secured to … Continue reading Summer Economic Statement Devoid of Detail on Disorderly Brexit Budget Plan

REVENUE OWED €40M IN BACK TAXES

21 June 2019

Parliamentary Questions To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide statistical information (details supplied) in respect of each of the quarterly lists of defaulters issued by the Revenue Commissioners for list A in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. To ask the Minister for … Continue reading Revenue Owed €40m in Back Taxes

THE DETERIORATING QUALITY OF DUBLIN’S AIR

12 June 2019

There is now a noticeable difference in the quality of air as you walk the streets of Dublin. Sufferers of asthma can testify to that. Our trees are being felled at a worrying rate, and I am concerned how many more trees will disappear if the BusConnects project gets its way. We are simply not … Continue reading The Deteriorating Quality of Dublin’s Air

MAKHLOUF APPOINTMENT SHOULD BE SUSPENDED

5 June 2019

Following the announcement of an investigation into the actions of Gabriel Makhlouf while serving as Treasury Secretary in New Zealand, Labour Finance Spokesperson Joan Burton TD has called for the appointment of Mr Makhlouf to the position of Governor of the Central Bank to be suspended pending the results of that investigation. Deputy Burton said: … Continue reading Makhlouf Appointment Should Be Suspended

UPDATE ON PELLETSTOWN ETNS

23 May 2019

I recently questioned the Department for Education about the progress of the new school building for Pelletstown Educate Together National School. It is vital that the new school building is built in a timely manner, and that the school will not be broken up and the students shipped around the city when the lease of … Continue reading Update on Pelletstown ETNS