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Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
The health minister outlines new legislation agreed by Cabinet today for safe access zones outside abortion providers.
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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.
# 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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…”