Menopause: The Conversation Continues within the Seanad

The menopause was once again raised in the Seanad today.  Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly stated that “since I spoke about this issue last Tuesday, little did I know that this issue was going to dominate the airwaves for almost another week”. O’Reilly stated “I think that is really welcome,…

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Menopause, from the Joe Duffy Show to the Seanad

Speaking today in the Seanad Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly called for better understanding of the menopause and for more open discussions on the subject within the Seanad. O’Reilly stated “I often stand up here and speak about breastfeeding, about periods about different stages of women’s lives …. There’s a…

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Some Children have Thrived in Lockdown Due to Being Spared a Level of Persecution Through Bullying in School, Education Committee Hears.

Speaking from her own experience as former chair of the Home Education Network Ireland and a homeschooling mother Senator Pauline O’Reilly noted that at least half of students who left school to be home educated left due to extreme bullying and other traumatic experiences.  O’Reilly went on to ask how…

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Green Party launches roadmap for improved maternal care in post-Covid Ireland

The Green Party has today (May 4th) launched a roadmap for maternal care, calling for urgent action to address the shortfall in services and supports for pregnant women and new mothers. As the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and the enormous impact it has had on our health services,…

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Galway Senator calls for full Galway 2020 accounts to be made available

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway Senator has called for the full accounts of Galway 2020 to be made available. Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly has argued that if the cultural programme is to go ahead, the financial accounts must be published. It comes as Fianna Fail City Councillor…

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Greens select O’Reilly replacement for City Council

Niall Murphy will be the new Green Party councillor for the Galway City West Ward on Galway City Council. Pauline O’Reilly was elected to the Seanad in April, leaving her seat on the Galway City Council vacant. As per Green Party tradition, the party members in Galway City West selected…

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City Hall glad to see the back of Pauline and Ollie!

The big winner in the Seanad election was the non-elected executive at Galway City Council. That may sound odd, but Councillors Pauline O’Reilly (Greens) and Ollie Crowe (FF) were two of the most vociferous in demanding accountability from management at City Hall. The duo didn’t always agree with each other,…

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Additional accommodation announced for asylum seekers in Galway

Additional accommodation has been announced for asylum seekers in Galway, Dublin, and Cork, to assist with social distancing in direct provision centres. The news has been welcomed by Green Party Galway City West councillor, Pauline O'Reilly, who is also the party spokesperson on Foreign Affairs. However she said the delay…

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Domestic violence incidents must not ‘go under radar’ during Covid-19, says O’Reilly

Despite the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus crisis, incidents of domestic violence will continue, but because of the lockdown many such incidents will continue to go under the radar, and unreported. This is the warning from Green Party Galway City West councillor, and Seanad Candidate, Pauline O'Reilly, who said that…

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