€17.3m package to help Ireland’s road network become more climate resilient

Galway is to receive €1.2m of a €17.3m climate adaptation investment programme for regional and local roads. Speaking about the investment programme announcement Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly said that she “welcomes the investment in our local roads network.  Making our roads safer for users is paramount”  She went on…

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Why are Local Authorities Not Spending Funding Allocated?

Speaking in the Seanad today Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly raised the matter of local authorities failure to spend funds allocated to them by government. O’Reilly stated “I would like to see that we invest more in outdoor recreation facilities for young people - older young people.  I was in…

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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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Senator Mullen continues to ignore the vote of the Irish people on abortion

Speaking in the Seanad today Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly said “I’m kind of stunned that Senator Mullen is continuing to say that we have to have a conversation that is fifty fifty.  Actually, the Irish people have already voted on this issue and we have abortion in this country,…

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