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Statement on Arthur Griffith Remembrance Ceremony

An informal remembrance ceremony marking the centenary of the death of Arthur Griffith, one of Irelands founding fathers will take place on Leinster House Lawn, Friday August 12th. The event will include a wreath laying ceremony in the garden of Leinster House with descendants of the 3rd President of Ireland participating. The event is being

August 12th, 2022|Media, News|

Statement on Wage Ballot Bausch & Lomb

I wrote to SIPTU on June 9th requesting that all information relating to pay talks at Bausch & Lomb be circulated to the workforce for opinion. I have not received any response. As a Waterford TD, who also sits on the Enterprise Committee in Leinster House I am publicly requesting that SIPTU offer workers at

Another funding blow to Waterford Airport and another sign of Government speaking from both sides of the mouth!

Yet again, the functioning South East Regional Airport in Waterford which is supporting Search & Rescue Helicopter 117 activity, South east Maritime Surveying and commercial and private Pilot Training has once again been excluded from the latest round of Regional Airports Support Programme. As a result it will not receive a cent of the 16

Childcare and Early Years Education Issues July 2021

‎In response to representations made by me on 5 July to Minister O'Gorman on protecting funding for the sector, I have received the following reply: Dear Deputy Shanahan,‎ Thank you for your correspondence of 5 July in relation to the Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) sector. Pay Scales for Managers

July 29th, 2021|Children, Education|

“Approve the use of rapid point of care diagnostic Covid tests”

I believe the latest pronouncements from NPHET regarding moving to a national Level 5 lockdown need to be vigorously challenged by both medical opinion leaders and by Government.There are key understandings regarding Covid 19 that those in administration and healthcare provision are well aware of  and need to act on in the interests of Ireland's

October 5th, 2020|Health, News|

Pre-Budget 2021 Submission – Bring Life Back to Regional Ireland

Authors: Deputies Cathal Berry, Sean Canney, Peter Fitzpatrick, Noel Grealish, Michael Lowry, Verona Murphy, Denis Naughten and Matt Shanahan. A Plan For Immediate Action The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic requires appropriate policy responses from Government. Policy responses must address a pandemic induced recession. Regional areas are disproportionately impacted by this crisis and require targeted interventions for

“My Government support is not gauranteed”

This article originally appeared on Waterford News and Star by journalist Darren Skelton. INDEPENDENT TD Matt Shanahan says that his support for the Government is “conditional” and cannot be relied upon IN recent weeks, Deputy Shanahan has received criticism from the likes of David Cullinane for voting with the Government on a number of key

September 2nd, 2020|Current Affairs, News|
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Closed Cath Lab Since February Resulting in Huge Waiting Lists

Today I reminded Mr. Woods, the National Director of Acute Operations in the HSE of the closing down of the Cath Lab in Waterford since February. I highlighted to him that this closure is leading to 30 – 50 diagnostic cases to the waiting list every week. I have been asking the HSE for the

July 17th, 2020|Health|