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#Aengus Ó Snodaigh

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Saturday 22 April, 2017

59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years

23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Sunday 24 April, 2016

'You always knew you weren't going to get rich becoming a member of SF'

It’s long been Sinn Féin policy that Dáil deputies are asked to accept a salary of around €38,000 – far short of the Dáil salary of €87,000.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen

What if 24 April was a national public holiday every year?

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Monday 7 September, 2015

The next leader of Sinn Féin, from most to least likely

Gerry Adams has led Sinn Féin for over three decades. But who succeeds him?

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Sinn Féin insists it doesn't have a bullying problem

Party whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh was responding to more allegations of bullying in Sinn Féin.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns

That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Friday 20 March, 2015

Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin

One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge ... with some American inspiration

The party thinks too many employers abuse the current system.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Sinn Féin has complained about 'defamatory allegations' from Joan Burton

The party has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett over last week’s row at Leaders’ Questions.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

'If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down'

Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace?

Concerns have been raised about whether interns are being covered by their employers.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Monday 10 November, 2014

Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher

And not for the first time either.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Why wasn't Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today?

Mary Lou McDonald’s usual Thursday afternoon rumble with the Tánaiste didn’t go ahead today. Here’s why…

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

One of these Sinn Féin TDs is thinking about not paying their water charges

The party opposes water charges but is not actively encouraging householders to boycott their bills.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Joan Burton's department has refused to name most of the companies who use JobBridge

Sixty-eight per cent of companies who advertised over 9,000 posts on the JobBridge asked to remain anonymous.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Sunday 15 June, 2014

The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%

Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Sinn Féin TD's son Lorcan Ó Snodaigh found safe and well

Lorcan Ó Snodaigh had been missing since an incident in which his brother Fearghal was stabbed on Sunday night.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Monday 28 April, 2014

Aengus Ó Snodaigh says his son is "recovering well" after being stabbed

The Sinn Féin TD said his son is recovering well after being stabbed in his home at the weekend.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about the Pope in Ireland, a TD’s son and opinion polls.

Teenage son of Sinn Féin TD in serious condition after Dublin stabbing

The 18-year-old man was stabbed at a house in the Bluebell area of Dublin.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Thursday 13 March, 2014

'A disaster and an insult': Government slammed for having no Irish-speaking minister

Richard Bruton’s lack of Irish annoyed the opposition at Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.

Less than €2 extra per week for unemployed parents on Gateway scheme Exclusive

The application of PRSI means that a parent with two children will take home less than €5 extra if they participate in the Gateway scheme, not the €20 that has been widely flagged.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Friday 7 February, 2014

‘A fundamentally dishonest motion’: Sinn Féin rejects move to give TDs free vote on abortion

The party’s Ard Fheis is under way in Wexford with delegates voting down a motion to allow members to vote with their conscience on the issue of abortion.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Concern about 'cherrypicking' unemployed as government privatises job scheme

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said some of the companies who expressed an interest in this scheme have “dubious records” in England where they provide similar services.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

TDs will be allowed to register their abstention on Dáil votes

Rather than vote Yes or No, a deputy will be able to officially abstain from a vote on a piece of legislation or a motion under changes likely to be implemented later this year.

'The elephant in the room': Government's Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition

It’s no surprise that the opposition doesn’t think the government has done enough Dáil reform, but TDs think that even some changes that have been introduced aren’t working.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Ó Snodaigh wishes you all an 'amazeyballs' Christmas Ó Snow-daigh

Ó Snodaigh wishes you all an 'amazeyballs' Christmas

Deck the Dáil with boughs of holly…

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Thursday 5 December, 2013

WATCH: TDs try to figure out what 'amazeballs' means

The only problem was they were pronouncing it ‘amazey-balls’.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'

A slight difference of opinion over Budget cuts in the Dáil chamber today…

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

9 things we learned from last night's 'Looking After No 1' programme

A great insight into how politicians get things done for the people who elect them or a demoralising portrayal of Ireland’s ‘parish pump’ politics.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Monday 9 September, 2013

‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad

The photo of the party’s newest member was taken when the former Fianna Fáil TD visited Syria in 2009 and has re-emerged online in recent days.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday?

It’s coming up to St Patrick’s Day – and Sinn Féin has published a bill to make April 24, when the Easter Rising began, a holiday.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Sinn Féin wants to make Easter Rising anniversary a bank holiday

April 24 would become ‘Lá na Poblachta’ – or ‘Republic Day’ – under a Bill introduced by Aengus Ó Snodaigh today.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free'

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has rejected Sinn Féin’s proposal for a social welfare amnesty for those who have been overpaid or have defrauded the State.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Friday 18 January, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to debate social welfare 'amnesty'

Sinn Féin wants to make it legally possible for someone to declare a welfare overpayment without penalty.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Monday 17 December, 2012

Sinn Féin strips Peadar Toibín of committee chairmanship over X Case vote

The Meath West TD did not vote with the party on a motion to legislate for the X Case and has been disciplined for breaking the party whip.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Saturday 1 December, 2012

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions

The government has made it clear that it isn’t happy to keep footing the bill for employee sick pay – so we’ve asked Sinn Féin, TASC and IBEC what they think should be done about it.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Sunday 25 November, 2012

"Daylight robbery" - SF reaction to plans to deduct property tax from social welfare

Media reports suggest that the move is being considered.

# aengus-o-snodaigh - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut

The Social Protection Minister has been advised of a proposal to cut disability allowance payments for under 18s in the forthcoming budget, the second leak in two weeks from her department.

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