Galway to Benefit from the Summer of Play initiative with €6m in funding for outdoor play

Galway to benefit from the €6million in funding for outdoor play as announced by Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., today. Speaking about the fund, Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly said, “I am delighted that funding will be allocated for a ‘We-go-swing’ for Salthill Playground,…

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A Little Less Conversation a Little More Action!

Speaking in the Seanad today on the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly said that she welcomed the Bill as it includes all of the elements that NESC has been flagging such as “cost rental, beefing up the LDA so that it can really deliver for us,…

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Galway to receive €90,682 from the National Biodiversity Action Plan Local Authority Biodiversity Grant Scheme

Speaking today Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly said that she “welcomes the investment for biodiversity projects at local level”.   She went on to say “putting biodiversity to the top of the agenda is key for us in government. Well done to all volunteers for the work you have continued to…

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If Birds could vote would policies in Ireland have been different?

Green Party Senator Pauline O'Reilly speaking at today's Oireachtas Climate Committee examining biodiversity said she “sometimes wonders what different policies would have been put in place if birds could vote”. "When we look down the list of birds that have moved from Green to Amber, and Amber to Red on…

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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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I’m Tearing My Hair Out Over the Inequality in Our Healthcare Services

Speaking today in the Seanad Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly once again raised the issue of inequality within the healthcare system around the country. O’Reilly stated “I’m practically tearing my hair out, as I know Senator Chambers is as well, around the inequality in our healthcare services around the country. …

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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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Biodiversity Officers Needed for Every Council Climate Committee Hears Today

The importance of getting the work done on biodiversity at local level was raised by Senator Pauline O’Reilly today at the Joint Committee for Climate Action.  O’Reilly introduced the prospect of having biodiversity officers on every council across the country to “help bring the public onboard but also ensure that…

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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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