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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Green Senator calls out Sinn Féin’s lack of commitment and populism on climate change

During Order of Business in the Seanad, Senator Pauline O’Reilly, leader of the Greens in the Seanad, said that: “In light of all of this I find it alarming that today, of all days, is the day that Sinn Féin called for more consultation on the Climate Action Plan…we have…

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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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Green Party Minister announces 25% increase in Rural bus services

“A new plan called ‘Connecting Ireland’ has been launched this week which will see a transformative approach to rural transport. Minister Eamon Ryan has asked the National Transport Authority to run a consultation, and has put forward maps of the proposed new bus routes and has said that routes will…

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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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Unprecedented investment in apprenticeships and Green Skills

Green Party Spokesperson on Education Pauline O’Reilly has said that Budget 2022 represents an unprecedented investment in apprenticeships and the Green skills training. "The world is on fire. Climate change is the greatest challenge our planet has ever faced. This budget recognises the practical implications for our workforce and sets…

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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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IPCC Report out Monday – Galway predicted to be one of the worst hit areas in the country

On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publish the most comprehensive assessment on the state of climate change since 2013. Galway is predicted to be one of the worst hit areas in the country.  As a member of the Climate Action Committee and Leader of the Greens…

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