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# david-cullinane - This year 2022

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens
# Dentists
# Dentists

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens

May 27th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,080 Views 19 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said not everyone is getting the high-quality dental care they deserve.

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments
# PAC
# PAC

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments

Updated May 26th 2022, 8:39 PM 25,289 Views 56 Comments

PAC Chair Brian Stanley said wait times in emergency departments is an intolerable situation in a well funded health system.

'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane

May 15th 2022, 3:43 PM 13,486 Views 40 Comments

Ministers are set to make a final decision on relocating the National Maternity Hospital on Tuesday, following intense scrutiny over the terms of the arrangement with St Vincent’s Healthcare Group.

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours
# Health
# Health

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours

May 9th 2022, 3:25 PM 7,865 Views 13 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly launched the survey’s results today.

Government approves creation of new Regional Health Areas as part of Sláintecare reforms
# Regional Health Areas
# Regional Health Areas

Government approves creation of new Regional Health Areas as part of Sláintecare reforms

Apr 5th 2022, 2:40 PM 13,963 Views 14 Comments

There will be a total of six RHAs under the new plans approved by the Government.

# david-cullinane - Last year 2021

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers
# Extension To Powers
# Extension To Powers

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers

Dec 8th 2021, 7:59 PM 15,928 Views 34 Comments

A number of politicians have said they are not prepared to sign off on giving ‘wide ranging powers’ to the health minister.

Questions over actual number of booster 'no-shows' as people report problems with booking system
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

Questions over actual number of booster 'no-shows' as people report problems with booking system

Nov 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,269 Views 27 Comments
  • HSE boss Paul Reid said that up to 50% of appointments for booster jabs were 'no-shows'.
  • People who have already received the extra jab say they were unable to cancel unneeded appointments.
  • Opposition politicians say clarity is needed on what exactly is causing the issue, writes Céimin Burke.
Sinn Féin seeks to outlaw the 'blacklisting' of journalists by media organisations
# Media Ownership
# Media Ownership

Sinn Féin seeks to outlaw the 'blacklisting' of journalists by media organisations

Oct 7th 2021, 6:41 PM 18,299 Views 32 Comments

The proposal follows on from the ban of Irish Times staff appearing on Newstalk in 2017.

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators
# Ventilators
# Ventilators

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators

Sep 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 13,601 Views 18 Comments

The HSE has been criticised in an audit report about its procurement of the ventilators at the beginning of Covid-19.

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,693 Views 108 Comments

Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 4:30 PM 55,737 Views 76 Comments

Earlier the health minister said that over a seven-day period last week, the company revised down deliveries “at the very last minute, three times”.

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
# Vaccine Side Deals
# Vaccine Side Deals

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal

Mar 4th 2021, 5:44 PM 25,306 Views 100 Comments

The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.

# david-cullinane - All time

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'
# Non-covid Care
# Non-covid Care

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

Jul 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,662 Views 35 Comments

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

'Anomalies have arisen': Donohoe admits 'gap' in wage subsidy scheme for low paid workers
# Wages
# Wages

'Anomalies have arisen': Donohoe admits 'gap' in wage subsidy scheme for low paid workers

Apr 3rd 2020, 5:38 PM 65,701 Views 49 Comments

Sinn Féin says workers are being penalised in some cases.

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil
# David Cullinane
# David Cullinane

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 8:28 PM 178,969 Views 413 Comments

A video being shared on social media shows David Cullinane making the statement in an address to supporters.

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

Nov 29th 2019, 12:55 PM 23,511 Views 84 Comments

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

'A mess from start to finish': PAC says someone must be held responsible for Oireachtas printer controversy
# Printer-gate
# Printer-gate

'A mess from start to finish': PAC says someone must be held responsible for Oireachtas printer controversy

Nov 28th 2019, 12:08 PM 17,596 Views 94 Comments

The overall cost of the project is €1.8 million, the committee heard today.

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued
# Controversy
# Controversy

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 9:20 PM 41,849 Views 126 Comments

The purchase of the printer is due to be discussed by the Public Accounts Committee later this week.

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'

Nov 1st 2019, 3:11 PM 39,643 Views 78 Comments

A HSE official has said the situation in Waterford cannot be defended.

Dáil: New bill to prevent radio and television stations from blacklisting other media outlets
# Blacklist
# Blacklist

Dáil: New bill to prevent radio and television stations from blacklisting other media outlets

Oct 15th 2019, 6:10 AM 18,173 Views 16 Comments

Last month, Communicorp effectively banned journalists from The Currency appearing on the group’s stations.

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs
# PAC
# PAC

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

May 16th 2019, 7:56 PM 16,526 Views 38 Comments

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

Varadkar regrets if tone on Waterford mortuary was taken up the wrong way
# Strange Story
# Strange Story

Varadkar regrets if tone on Waterford mortuary was taken up the wrong way

May 3rd 2019, 5:48 PM 20,245 Views 87 Comments

Last week concerns were raised about dead bodies being left on trolleys in the corridors of the mortuary.

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March
# Insecure Work
# Insecure Work

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March

Dec 12th 2018, 10:38 PM 21,598 Views 40 Comments

The minister described it as one of the most significant changes ‘in a generation’.

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme

Nov 30th 2018, 12:24 AM 61,143 Views 97 Comments

How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for

Jul 27th 2018, 1:15 PM 18,029 Views 92 Comments

Willing to strike up a conversation about Irish unity? Sinn Féin want to hear from you.

'It's not good enough': Committee says better oversight of how RTÉ spends taxpayers' money is needed
# Licence Fee
# Licence Fee

'It's not good enough': Committee says better oversight of how RTÉ spends taxpayers' money is needed

Mar 28th 2018, 6:41 PM 16,111 Views 45 Comments

It called on RTÉ to sign up to new service-level agreement to ensure there is transparency in how it spends the licence fee money.

HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly
# Abuse
# Abuse

HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly

Oct 27th 2017, 6:20 AM 7,218 Views 8 Comments

Tony O’Brien was told by one committee member that he is pre-empting the work of the inquiry.

Thousands march in Waterford for 24/7 cath lab and decry 'paltry' offer of mobile unit
# Southeast
# Southeast

Thousands march in Waterford for 24/7 cath lab and decry 'paltry' offer of mobile unit

Jan 14th 2017, 3:13 PM 12,712 Views 38 Comments

Protesters say their campaign continues despite the government’s plan.

Sinn Féin TDs won't be getting any pay increase
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

Sinn Féin TDs won't be getting any pay increase

Oct 20th 2016, 5:00 PM 12,471 Views 85 Comments

Even if they’re given one they will refuse it, the party says.

FactCheck: Did Fianna Fáil REALLY get union support for their zero hour contracts plan?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Fianna Fáil REALLY get union support for their zero hour contracts plan?

Jul 8th 2016, 9:50 PM 25,187 Views 61 Comments

FactCheck steps in to resolve a row in the Dáil this week, and answer a reader’s request.

"It's a bear pit" - 100 days in, our newest TDs talk the hours, income, and oddities that come with Dáil life
# Finding Their Feet
# Finding Their Feet

"It's a bear pit" - 100 days in, our newest TDs talk the hours, income, and oddities that come with Dáil life

Jun 5th 2016, 8:30 AM 18,012 Views 16 Comments

There are a huge amount of first-time TDs in the 32nd Dáil. Here’s how they’ve been finding life in their new home.

Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election
# THE NEVERENDING STORY
# THE NEVERENDING STORY

Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election

Mar 30th 2016, 10:55 PM 69,245 Views 163 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are continuing their efforts to form a minority government.

Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations

Aug 11th 2015, 7:00 AM 25,105 Views 193 Comments

Can you sense a general election coming on?

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law
# Water Services Bill
# Water Services Bill

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

Dec 29th 2014, 12:16 PM 23,705 Views 185 Comments

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'
# Water Bill
# Water Bill

'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'

Dec 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,192 Views 45 Comments

Sinn Féin has hit out at Government for allowing the Water Services Bill to be signed into law.

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill

Dec 22nd 2014, 11:00 PM 58,205 Views 220 Comments

Earlier, proceedings were suspended twice in less than an hour – after a row over claims that senators were coming from the Dáil bar to vote on the Bill last week.

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?
# Close Call
# Close Call

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?

Dec 16th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,069 Views 123 Comments

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

Waterford 'won't recover' unless it's made the South East's economic hub
# More To Do
# More To Do

Waterford 'won't recover' unless it's made the South East's economic hub

Nov 23rd 2014, 4:54 PM 15,903 Views 40 Comments

Despite receiving more IDA visits than surrounding counties, it is not considered the area’s economic capital.

"You were the minister"- Richard Bruton accused of ignoring Waterford job warnings back in 1996
# Flashback
# Flashback

"You were the minister"- Richard Bruton accused of ignoring Waterford job warnings back in 1996

Jun 10th 2014, 5:12 PM 9,778 Views 19 Comments

The current Enterprise Minister held the same role back 18 years ago.

"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals
# Disagreement
# Disagreement

"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals

Jun 8th 2014, 1:32 PM 22,035 Views 199 Comments

Fine Gael described the plans as a “fairytale”.

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