Aviva Stadium and Trinity College Set to be below Flood level by 2030 if Climate Change is Not Addressed

Speaking at Order of Business today in the Seanad Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly raised an issue that has been coming up on the doorsteps in Dublin Bay South and which was highlighted also by Dublin Cycling Campaign. O’Reilly said “Dublin Cycling Campaign, over the last day, have highlighted the…

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Senator Pauline O’Reilly Call’s on the Catholic Church to do the Decent Thing and Gift the Land to the State.

Speaking in the Seanad today on Statements on the New Maternity Hospital, Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly spoke about the stranglehold that the Catholic Church has had on Irish society.  She went on to say “I think it’s important to point out, those who have been heckling others today, and…

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Lack of Funding for GP Training Courses in Women’s Health Care Such As Menopause

Speaking in the Seanad today Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly raised her recent meeting with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) in which they highlighted the lack of funding for GP training courses on women’s health care such as the menopause. O’Reilly said “while there are courses being put…

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Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly called attention to the conflicting messages around access to maternity services.

Speaking in the Seanad today Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly called attention to the conflicting messages around access to maternity services. Last Monday 21st June, the Minister for Health announced that all hospitals would be following the same general guidelines. Two days later Paul Reid of the HSE said that…

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Solar-powered electricity will be easier and cheaper for public buildings and farms with Green Party bill

The Green Party will today (June 28th) bring a bill for debate to the Seanad that will make it easier to generate electricity through solar panels on public buildings, schools and agricultural buildings. The bill will amend outdated Planning and Development Regulations to remove planning restrictions and allow the installation…

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Senator Pauline O’Reilly welcomed, on behalf of the Government, the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 to the floor of the Seanad

Speaking on the Bill O’Reilly said “for the first time in the history of the State targets will actually be put into law.  It is a momentous time for us, not just in the Green Party, but across government and across the whole of society”. O’Reilly went on to say…

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Safe routes to school allocations

170 schools have today been notified that they have been selected for inclusion in the first round of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme to support walking and cycling infrastructure for primary and post-primary schools. The Safe Routes to School programme aims to create safer walking and cycling routes…

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Green Party bill will make solar-powered schools a reality

Marking the longest day of the year, Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly will be introducing a bill to the Seanad on Monday 21st June, which will facilitate the rollout of solar-powered schools in the future. The bill will amend outdated Planning and Development Regulations to finally remove planning restrictions and…

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Traveller Accommodation Discussed at Oireachtas Committee

The Joint Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community today discussed the report “No End in Site – An investigation into the living conditions of children living on a local authority halting site” by the Ombudsman for Children and related matters.  The report focused on the living conditions at…

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Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly Seeks Debate on Breastfeeding Rates in Ireland.

Speaking in the Seanad yesterday Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly sought clarity from Minister Donnelly on the recent appointment to Safefood Ireland of an executive from an infant formula manufacturing company. O’Reilly raised her concern stating that “this is concerning because we have unprecedented commitments in our programme for Government…

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