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#John Brady

# john-brady - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Top civil servant declines to answer questions about Cabinet leaks during 'mischievous' committee
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Top civil servant declines to answer questions about Cabinet leaks during 'mischievous' committee

Sep 29th 2021, 7:37 PM 32,177 Views 16 Comments

The Secretary General at the Department of An Taoiseach was appearing before an Oireachtas Committee.

# john-brady - Friday 29 November, 2019

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 23,012 Views 84 Comments

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

# john-brady - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Calls to push ahead with capping insurance payouts as government criticised for taking too long to act
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Calls to push ahead with capping insurance payouts as government criticised for taking too long to act

Oct 19th 2019, 9:30 AM 12,662 Views 43 Comments

ISME boss says a referendum is not needed on payouts and calls for action before businesses close down.

# john-brady - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit

Sep 25th 2019, 2:35 PM 24,520 Views 44 Comments

Controversy has overshadowed the scheme over the years due to complaints from users of the service.

# john-brady - Friday 21 June, 2019

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath
# Employment
# Employment

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath

Jun 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 26,385 Views 46 Comments

Over 226,851 people have engaged with the government’s JobPath service in the last four years.

# john-brady - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Gardaí launch investigation into Wicklow County Council over allegations of planning irregularities
# Garda Probe
# Garda Probe

Gardaí launch investigation into Wicklow County Council over allegations of planning irregularities

May 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 48,725 Views 20 Comments

A number of sworn affidavits were handed over to Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy last week.

# john-brady - Saturday 6 April, 2019

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work
# Unemployed
# Unemployed

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work

Apr 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,201 Views 38 Comments

A new policy document on JobPath has been launched by Sinn Féin.

# john-brady - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Over 200,000 people have been through JobPath, but only 11,000 have held down jobs for over a year
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Over 200,000 people have been through JobPath, but only 11,000 have held down jobs for over a year

Feb 20th 2019, 6:01 AM 23,281 Views 37 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says the government has a legally binding contract with the operators that it must honour.

# john-brady - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government

Feb 7th 2019, 5:58 PM 38,656 Views 66 Comments

The government was defeated by 81 votes to 42.

# john-brady - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Jan 17th 2019, 12:15 PM 38,830 Views 29 Comments

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

# john-brady - Friday 30 November, 2018

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 60,667 Views 99 Comments

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

# john-brady - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Calls for a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather to be introduced
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Calls for a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather to be introduced

Nov 29th 2018, 6:05 AM 28,067 Views 39 Comments

In Northern Ireland, the Cold Weather Payment scheme kicks in when the temperature falls below zero degrees for seven days.

# john-brady - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue
# Illness Benefit
# Illness Benefit

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue

Oct 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 20,456 Views 32 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said discussions are ongoing in relation to the rollout of the new software systems causing the delays.

# john-brady - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister

Oct 17th 2018, 3:05 PM 15,372 Views 15 Comments

TDs said constituents have been in touch about the delay or cessation of customer payments since the new system kicked in.

Bray school calls for halt in deportation of nine-year-old boy
# Petition
# Petition

Bray school calls for halt in deportation of nine-year-old boy

Oct 17th 2018, 1:22 PM 31,788 Views 133 Comments

More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition organised by St Cronan’s School to prevent the deportation of one of its pupils.

# john-brady - Friday 28 September, 2018

Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice

Updated Sep 28th 2018, 1:00 PM 67,675 Views 112 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

# john-brady - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC
# The Third Degree
# The Third Degree

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC

Feb 22nd 2018, 3:23 PM 27,572 Views 69 Comments

It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.

# john-brady - Saturday 13 January, 2018

'My house has flooded twice in my lifetime': Bray residents concerned about development on floodplain
# Flood Waters
# Flood Waters

'My house has flooded twice in my lifetime': Bray residents concerned about development on floodplain

Jan 13th 2018, 10:00 AM 15,423 Views 27 Comments

A Bray community group said the development of a town centre is planned on a natural floodplain that protects their homes.

# john-brady - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Man suffers heart attack after being turned away from Dublin hospital
# St Columcille's Hospital
# St Columcille's Hospital

Man suffers heart attack after being turned away from Dublin hospital

Aug 23rd 2017, 7:47 PM 67,435 Views 105 Comments

Sinn Féin TD John Brady said the man was turned away because he had no GP referral letter, despite complaining of chest pains.

# john-brady - Friday 21 July, 2017

People can now get the fuel allowance in two lump sums (rather than every week)
# This Is New
# This Is New

People can now get the fuel allowance in two lump sums (rather than every week)

Jul 21st 2017, 3:04 PM 35,873 Views 90 Comments

The news was welcomed by a number of parties.

# john-brady - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Housing estate where 7 people have died in blazes 'must be brought into new fire safety review'
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Housing estate where 7 people have died in blazes 'must be brought into new fire safety review'

Jul 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 21,710 Views 11 Comments

The new Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has ordered a fire safety review of all multi-story apartments in the State.

# john-brady - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities
# Investigation
# Investigation

Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities

May 11th 2017, 6:21 PM 18,368 Views 31 Comments

Families of the service users have been calling for an independent investigation since last August.

# john-brady - Friday 3 March, 2017

Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast
# Former Landfill
# Former Landfill

Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:05 AM 13,627 Views 12 Comments

It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.

# john-brady - Friday 10 February, 2017

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?

Feb 10th 2017, 6:20 AM 14,878 Views 22 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.

# john-brady - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'Worst landfill in the state' to receive 40,000 extra tonnes of waste
# Ballynagran
# Ballynagran

'Worst landfill in the state' to receive 40,000 extra tonnes of waste

Nov 22nd 2016, 6:15 AM 16,272 Views 21 Comments

“There was a failure to put in place any plans to deal with this – now Wicklow will become a dumping ground because of this failure.”

# john-brady - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

Nov 13th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,184 Views 10 Comments

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

# john-brady - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card
# GRA
# GRA

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card

Feb 14th 2016, 2:24 PM 12,900 Views 20 Comments

Oh, you shouldn’t have. No, really.

# john-brady - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Sinn Féin candidate welcomes apology from former councillor over 'fake syringes' allegation
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Sinn Féin candidate welcomes apology from former councillor over 'fake syringes' allegation

Feb 11th 2016, 9:00 PM 15,307 Views 18 Comments

General election candidate John Brady had taken a defamation case against former Bray Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

# john-brady - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Bray Town Council attempts to evict Councillor John Brady, he says no way
# Eviction
# Eviction

Bray Town Council attempts to evict Councillor John Brady, he says no way

Apr 24th 2014, 10:33 PM 32,060 Views 186 Comments

Brady says he’s “not making his family homeless”.

# john-brady - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Bray councillor served with eviction notice on family's council house
# No Diy Allowed
# No Diy Allowed

Bray councillor served with eviction notice on family's council house

Mar 13th 2014, 7:22 PM 34,958 Views 65 Comments

Council says ‘modifications’ to a home are not allowed – councillor says he carried them out 10 years ago.

# john-brady - Monday 11 November, 2013

Motion of no confidence in Wicklow county manager defeated
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Motion of no confidence in Wicklow county manager defeated

Nov 11th 2013, 8:19 PM 8,917 Views 43 Comments

Wicklow County Council hired four men from a private security firm to attend the meeting today.

# john-brady - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Protest by homeless women resumes at Bray Town Council offices
# Accommodation
# Accommodation

Protest by homeless women resumes at Bray Town Council offices

Jun 4th 2013, 10:02 PM 13,565 Views 177 Comments

The women were due to meet with Bray Town Council this evening but the meetings did not go ahead as planned.

# john-brady - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Women continue sleep-in protest at Bray Town Council over homelessness
# Homeless
# Homeless

Women continue sleep-in protest at Bray Town Council over homelessness

Jun 1st 2013, 5:00 PM 11,773 Views 102 Comments

Bray Town Council says the two mothers, who are currently homeless along with their children and are demanding that their housing situation be addressed, “have not been locked into the council offices” and are free to leave at any stage.

# john-brady - Friday 31 May, 2013

Two women ‘locked in’ at Bray Town Council offices after protesting their homelessness
# Bray
# Bray

Two women ‘locked in’ at Bray Town Council offices after protesting their homelessness

May 31st 2013, 9:17 PM 19,353 Views 134 Comments

Two homeless mothers and a Sinn Féin Councillor have been locked into Bray Town Council offices for the long weekend, after the women refused to leave until they were given safe accommodation for their families.

# john-brady - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities"
# Ambulance Cuts
# Ambulance Cuts

Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities"

Aug 28th 2012, 3:53 PM 5,128 Views 13 Comments

Kildare TD says cutbacks in ambulance services that will see night time service curtailed is “a disgrace”.

# john-brady - Monday 13 August, 2012

Councillor hospitalised after helping to evacuate burning house
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Councillor hospitalised after helping to evacuate burning house

Aug 13th 2012, 1:32 PM 6,320 Views 24 Comments

Sinn Féin councillor John Brady was treated for smoke inhalation after he and other neighbours leapt into action.

# john-brady - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
# GE11
# GE11

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected

Mar 1st 2011, 7:58 AM 986 Views 0 Comments

A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.

# john-brady - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

PSNI officer suspended over republican's death in custody
# PSNI
# PSNI

PSNI officer suspended over republican's death in custody

Oct 27th 2010, 11:20 AM 512 Views 0 Comments

Police ombudsman says no evidence republican John Brady was mistreated by police before he committed suicide while in custody last year.