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#Kate O'Connell

# kate-oconnell - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election

Jul 7th 2021, 9:53 PM 73,590 Views 35 Comments

A message claiming to be from a former Fine Gael TD tells recipients to vote for five female candidates.

# kate-oconnell - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Pressure on FF's hopeful future leader O’Callaghan to deliver decent vote in Dublin Bay South
# Litmus Test
# Litmus Test

Pressure on FF's hopeful future leader O’Callaghan to deliver decent vote in Dublin Bay South

May 16th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,389 Views 39 Comments

Questions could be asked as to whether O’Callaghan is the right man for the job if the party performs poorly.

# kate-oconnell - Friday 7 May, 2021

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election
# Out Of The Running
# Out Of The Running

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election

May 7th 2021, 11:04 AM 29,409 Views 33 Comments

“It appears that preparations have been made for a long time, that it would be impossible for me to win a convention,” O’Connell said.

# kate-oconnell - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Apr 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 51,518 Views 99 Comments

Kate O’Connell said gender quotas are not helping more women make it in politics.

# kate-oconnell - Friday 28 February, 2020

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination
# The Other Election
# The Other Election

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination

Feb 28th 2020, 3:05 PM 40,429 Views 59 Comments

The Seanad election takes place on 30 March.

# kate-oconnell - Sunday 13 October, 2019

NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake
# Giant Leap
# Giant Leap

NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake

Oct 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,611 Views 29 Comments

Irish Rail, Luas, Bus Eireann and Go Ahead all saw child journey’s jump by over 100% during Kids Go Free August initiative.

# kate-oconnell - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance

Oct 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,655 Views 50 Comments

There is expected to be a package of supports for Bord na Mona workers announced.

# kate-oconnell - Monday 27 May, 2019

Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget
# Birth Defects
# Birth Defects

Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget

May 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,849 Views 42 Comments

Taking folic acid every day helps prevent your unborn baby from developing serious and possibly fatal conditions.

# kate-oconnell - Friday 24 May, 2019

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout
# Immunisation
# Immunisation

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

May 24th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,434 Views 15 Comments

Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.

# kate-oconnell - Thursday 11 April, 2019

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 1:41 PM 61,399 Views 100 Comments

Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.

# kate-oconnell - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down
# Abortion Bill
# Abortion Bill

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down

Nov 7th 2018, 6:03 PM 31,547 Views 84 Comments

The committee has been considering changes to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 this week.

# kate-oconnell - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Newstalk and host Ciara Kelly sued by practitioner of alternative therapy over comments made on radio show
# High Court
# High Court

Newstalk and host Ciara Kelly sued by practitioner of alternative therapy over comments made on radio show

Mar 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 133,550 Views 0 Comments

The lawsuit relates to comments made by Kelly on a February edition of her Lunchtime Live Newstalk show.

# kate-oconnell - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Man develops liver injury after following advice of alternative medicine practitioner
# Epsom Salts
# Epsom Salts

Man develops liver injury after following advice of alternative medicine practitioner

Jan 3rd 2018, 6:15 AM 46,895 Views 115 Comments

There are proposals to clamp down on unqualified practitioners that prescribe harmful treatments.

# kate-oconnell - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:20 AM 22,224 Views 33 Comments

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.

# kate-oconnell - Monday 18 December, 2017

Former Georgian hotel in Dublin's city centre opens as hostel after years of objections
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Former Georgian hotel in Dublin's city centre opens as hostel after years of objections

Dec 18th 2017, 2:13 PM 39,565 Views 37 Comments

The development in Dublin 2 was held up for years due to a series of objections.

# kate-oconnell - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches'
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches'

Nov 16th 2017, 11:10 AM 34,538 Views 158 Comments

Female members of the Fine Gael party have said comments made by one party member online are “unacceptable”.

# kate-oconnell - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee
# Public Safety
# Public Safety

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee

Jul 12th 2017, 1:32 PM 21,192 Views 114 Comments

Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.

# kate-oconnell - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today
# Emergency Contraception
# Emergency Contraception

Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 28,480 Views 50 Comments

Up until 2011, anyone who needed emergency contraception had to attend a doctor in order to get a prescription.

# kate-oconnell - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Varadkar says he understands TDs reluctance to sit on Eighth Amendment committee
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Varadkar says he understands TDs reluctance to sit on Eighth Amendment committee

May 4th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,107 Views 53 Comments

Fine Gael have yet to finalise who will sit on the committee.

# kate-oconnell - Friday 28 April, 2017

Health Minister slams 'false' and 'unfounded' claims from anti-vaccine campaigners
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

Health Minister slams 'false' and 'unfounded' claims from anti-vaccine campaigners

Apr 28th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,256 Views 76 Comments

Highlighting the particular case of the HPV vaccine, Harris said he is very concerned about the fall in the uptake rate, which is heading below 50%.

# kate-oconnell - Friday 2 December, 2016

Nothing left to give back: Coveney says water charges money already spent
# Glass Half Empty
# Glass Half Empty

Nothing left to give back: Coveney says water charges money already spent

Dec 2nd 2016, 12:09 PM 17,762 Views 207 Comments

A member of the water committee said that people who have paid for water shouldn’t be given their money back, as that would make them feel like fools.

# kate-oconnell - Friday 11 November, 2016

'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD

Nov 11th 2016, 11:51 AM 16,093 Views 54 Comments

5,000 fewer girls received the vaccine this year in comparison to the previous year.

# kate-oconnell - Monday 12 September, 2016

Purpose of Fine Gael election campaign review is not to 'hang, draw or quarter'
# FG Think-In
# FG Think-In

Purpose of Fine Gael election campaign review is not to 'hang, draw or quarter'

Sep 12th 2016, 7:08 PM 8,087 Views 37 Comments

Two reports reviewing the party’s election performance were discussed at today’s Fine Gael think-in in Kildare.

# kate-oconnell - Sunday 3 July, 2016

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system
# Constitutional Issues
# Constitutional Issues

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system

Jul 3rd 2016, 3:15 PM 13,017 Views 58 Comments

The junior minister was discussing proposed legislation to do with fatal foetal abnormalities.

# kate-oconnell - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate

Jun 30th 2016, 8:36 PM 30,177 Views 110 Comments

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell was speaking before the Dáil this evening.

# kate-oconnell - Thursday 28 January, 2016

BAI rejects complaints Ray D'Arcy was biased in marriage referendum coverage
# Tears Of Pride
# Tears Of Pride

BAI rejects complaints Ray D'Arcy was biased in marriage referendum coverage

Jan 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 14,826 Views 92 Comments

One listener wasn’t happy the presenter said he had cried with pride when the vote was passed.

# kate-oconnell - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Fine Gael can't get away from the abortion issue
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Fine Gael can't get away from the abortion issue

Jul 9th 2015, 12:00 PM 19,350 Views 72 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Poll: Is it time for another referendum on abortion?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it time for another referendum on abortion?

Jul 9th 2015, 8:25 AM 17,655 Views 131 Comments

One Fine Gael councillor is calling for a referendum on the 8th amendment – is it time?

# kate-oconnell - Monday 15 June, 2015

Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016
# 1916
# 1916

Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016

Jun 15th 2015, 6:10 AM 22,861 Views 86 Comments

The party will hold the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin during the 1916 commemorations.

# kate-oconnell - Friday 1 May, 2015

Richard Bruton shocker shows why Fine Gael is going about gender quotas all wrong
# Analysis
# Analysis

Richard Bruton shocker shows why Fine Gael is going about gender quotas all wrong

May 1st 2015, 11:01 AM 13,221 Views 59 Comments

Analysis: Directives from Fine Gael headquarters are angering ordinary members.

# kate-oconnell - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil
# Going For It
# Going For It

Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil

Apr 14th 2015, 8:30 PM 14,379 Views 31 Comments

Linda O’Shea Farren, who failed to get elected to Dublin City Council last year, is seeking the Fine Gael nomination in Dublin Bay South.

# kate-oconnell - Monday 23 March, 2015

This Fine Gael councillor is worried that unelected officials could 'spike my election'
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

This Fine Gael councillor is worried that unelected officials could 'spike my election'

Mar 23rd 2015, 6:30 PM 13,174 Views 54 Comments

Kieran Binchy is seeking the Fine Gael nomination to run in the general election in Dublin Bay South.

# kate-oconnell - Monday 2 February, 2015

Councillor's opposition to homeless hostel 'not Nimby-ism, it's pure economics'
# Buzz Issue
# Buzz Issue

Councillor's opposition to homeless hostel 'not Nimby-ism, it's pure economics'

Feb 2nd 2015, 10:27 PM 23,479 Views 79 Comments

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell voted against the development a homeless hostel in Dublin’s city centre.

# kate-oconnell - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Here's where Eamon Ryan is going to run in the general election
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

Here's where Eamon Ryan is going to run in the general election

Jan 10th 2015, 10:30 AM 20,623 Views 99 Comments

The party leader is looking to return to the Dáil.

# kate-oconnell - Saturday 27 September, 2014

8 things you need to know about Fine Gael's Seanad shambles... and why it matters
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

8 things you need to know about Fine Gael's Seanad shambles... and why it matters

Sep 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,031 Views 36 Comments

A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.

# kate-oconnell - Thursday 18 September, 2014

This guy is Fine Gael's surprise pick for the vacant Seanad seat
# Seanad
# Seanad

This guy is Fine Gael's surprise pick for the vacant Seanad seat

Sep 18th 2014, 8:59 AM 8,998 Views 33 Comments

John McNulty will take Deirdre Clune’s vacant seat in the upper house.

# kate-oconnell - Friday 8 August, 2014

This man wants to stop the 'silly charade' and run for the Seanad
# Uphill Task
# Uphill Task

This man wants to stop the 'silly charade' and run for the Seanad

Aug 8th 2014, 12:53 PM 9,198 Views 42 Comments

Gerard Craughwell believes the forthcoming Seanad by-election is “a sham”

# kate-oconnell - Friday 11 July, 2014

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today
# Vacancy
# Vacancy

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today

Jul 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,081 Views 22 Comments

Fine Gael hopes to fill the vacant Seanad seat when TDs and Senators return from their holidays in September.

# kate-oconnell - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Market traders dismiss criticism from local businesses as 'begrudgery'
# Food Fight
# Food Fight

Market traders dismiss criticism from local businesses as 'begrudgery'

Jul 8th 2014, 2:55 PM 12,261 Views 12 Comments

Des Vallely, the co-director of Irish Village Markets, said that restaurants should focus on the quality and price of their produce, rather than ‘giving out’ about competitors.

# kate-oconnell - Saturday 28 June, 2014

The government wants to sort out its Seanad problem before the summer holidays
# Coalition Headache
# Coalition Headache

The government wants to sort out its Seanad problem before the summer holidays

Jun 28th 2014, 8:40 AM 4,379 Views 19 Comments

Fine Gael is considering a number of newly-elected councillors and local election candidates in Dublin for the Seanad seat vacated by Deirdre Clune.

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