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Saturday 12 October, 2013

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures

But just because we don’t have to become more efficient, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some adjustments that we should make, writes the independent TD.

Friday 1 February, 2013

From Business ETC Stephen Donnelly: I put your questions to the Troika. Here’s what they said Your Questions

Stephen Donnelly: I put your questions to the Troika. Here’s what they said

The independent Wicklow TD met the Troika today, with YOUR questions in hand. Here’s what he was told.

Sunday 4 November, 2012

Column: Stephen Donnelly: Here’s what a week off for a TD actually looks like

Skyfall, constituency work, money we owe to Anglo, and a face-off with Richie Boucher of Bank of Ireland – Stephen Donnelly shares exactly what he did on his mid-term break this week.

Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Column: Stephen Donnelly TD answers 10 questions he’s frequently asked by the public

Are Dáil holidays too long? What do TDs do all day? And what’s the food like in the Leinster House canteen? Independent TD Stephen Donnelly answers some of questions most frequently asked of TDs.

Thursday 19 July, 2012

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable – or unwilling – to fix childcare

The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.

Monday 9 July, 2012

Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid…

…So why is the Department of Finance dragging its heels on figuring out that this policy would be cash-positive for the State, asks independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Column: The social welfare bill – ‘I wonder what this button does?’

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.

Wednesday 11 April, 2012

From Business ETC Column: Why is the payment of €1.5bn to bondholders not news? Opinion

Column: Why is the payment of €1.5bn to bondholders not news?

AIB was recapitalised by this country’s citizens after its reckless lending strategy – and one backed by bondholders. Now, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly, those bondholders continue to make no losses at all.

Thursday 15 March, 2012

Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support

Irish universities fell out of the top 100 institutions rankings today but, writes Stephen Donnelly TD, without a bold, ambitious vision from Government they’ll never get back into them.

Wednesday 2 November, 2011

From Business ETC Column: 3 reasons why we shouldn’t pay the Anglo billion-dollar bond Opinion

Column: 3 reasons why we shouldn’t pay the Anglo billion-dollar bond

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly says even Michael Noonan once argued that this is not our debt; it is not required by the EU/IMF and the markets will punish us for it.

Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Column: 5 reasons to vote ‘No’ on Oireachtas inquiries

The proposed amendment is dangerous and puts all of our rights at risk, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

Monday 17 October, 2011

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks

The Keane Report, independent TD Stephen Donnelly notes, cites “inappropriate mortgage-holder behaviour”. It does not mention “inappropriate banker behaviour”.

Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Column: State of our education system is a national emergency

Irish education standards are going backwards, says independent TD Stephen Donnelly – here he suggests some radical changes needed to reverse that decline and secure a prosperous future for the country.

Thursday 21 July, 2011

10 things I learned in my first term in the Dail

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly’s guide to life in Leinster House: “Like jumping onto a fast-moving train, blindfolded, whilst balancing a full tray of drinks…”