O’Reilly sends copy of ‘Wind Power for Dummies’ to Fianna Fáil after it misleads public on floating wind farms

Green Party candidate for Europe, Senator Pauline O’Reilly, accuses Lisa Chambers of making fantasy promises to voters  Wednesday 5th June 2024: Green Party European election candidate Pauline O’Reilly has accused Fianna Fáil of cynically raising voters’ hopes by making “fantasy claims” around the timescale for floating offshore wind farms off…

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O’Reilly advocates for the teaching of breastfeeding in secondary schools

Senator O'Reilly's recent Interview with the Independent's Gabija Gataveckaite discussing the new sub-committee of the Oireachtas Women’s Caucus has teamed up with breastfeeding advocacy group Bainne Beatha to improve breastfeeding rates in Ireland; Senator O’Reilly, who chairs the sub-committee of the Oireachtas Women’s Caucus that has partnered with breastfeeding advocacy…

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Greens: New Bill giving false hope to horticultural growers all around the country

Speaking at Order of Business today Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly raised concern about the Horticultural Peat (Temporary Measures) Bill 2021 that was added to the Seanad Order Paper yesterday. O’Reilly said “I am here, today to put on the record the Greens position in relation to a Bill that…

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All our cities across Ireland would welcome a ninety-minute fare

Speaking at Seanad Order of Business today, Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly, welcomed the introduction of the ninety-minute fare that is being rolled out across Dublin. O’Reilly said “we had very welcome news that there would be a ninety-minute fare for Dublin.  This is hugely important because we know that…

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O’Reilly says she would welcome a ban on Formula Milk Advertising

Reacting to a report from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media which called for a moratorium on the advertising of formula milk Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly said that: "Ireland's low rates of breastfeeding are not an accident. We are a large exporter of dairy…

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Every year should be Transition Year if we are serious about leaving cert reform.

Speaking today at the Roundtable discussion on Leaving Certificate Reform and Further Education Requirements, Vocational Options and Career Paths Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly said that she “firmly believes that we need to have secondary school education that looks more like Transition Year every year. “Fundamentally school, particularly secondary school,…

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Young people were at the centre of this budget

Senator Pauline O’Reilly, Spokesperson for Education for the Green Party said that this budget is a budget for young people “This is a Green budget to protect and help young people. In Act one we passed the Climate Bill. Act two sees us put in place even more funding for…

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New Environmental Hoops for the Galway City Ring Road

Senator Pauline O’Reilly said that the new National Development Plan is a reorientation of spending on transport: “Funding to maintain existing roads is being increased. However for the first time there is no commitment to build new roads. Roads, including the Galway City Ring Road, now have a hefty new…

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We Need to do Women’s Healthcare Better

Speaking in the Seanad today on the CervicalCheck Tribunal (Amendment) Bill 2021 - the purpose of which is to allow amendments to the CervicalCheck Tribunal Act 2019 to extend the period for receipt of claims by the CervicalCheck Tribunal and provides that the Minister may by order extend that period…

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