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# keith-swanick - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

The first of its kind fund will go towards helping local groups and community-based projects.

# keith-swanick - Monday 21 January, 2019

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Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?

The Declaration of Independence Day Bill would declare January 21st as Ireland’s Independence Day.

# keith-swanick - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Why we need a minister with responsibility for loneliness

In the most interconnected period in history people are lonelier than ever writes Senator and GP Keith Swanick.

# keith-swanick - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day

A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.

# keith-swanick - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland

“Loneliness is one of the greatest public health risks today.”

# keith-swanick - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage

Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 2018.

# keith-swanick - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'People need to take responsibility': Laws could punish those who put emergency services at risk

There are already existing laws which could see people facing six months in jail in certain instances like this.

# keith-swanick - Monday 3 July, 2017

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies Exclusive

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

# keith-swanick - Monday 10 April, 2017

Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll

Carrick River Rescue claimed they were stopped and charged on the M7 toll after taking part in Rescue 116 search.

# keith-swanick - Friday 13 November, 2015

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator

The abuse victim has won a seat on the Seanad’s Industrial and Commercial Panel.

# keith-swanick - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill 'deeply regrets and is deeply sorry' for dissident involvement

The Labour Seanad candidate has broken her silence.

# keith-swanick - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links

The Labour Seanad candidate is coming under pressure over her refusal to debate.

# keith-swanick - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Everything you need to know about the strangest election in Irish politics

A Seanad by-election is a strange creature that’s not without controversy.

# keith-swanick - Sunday 25 January, 2015

GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we're rushed off our feet?

Many cases of depression can be managed in a GPs office, but they need to be able to spend time with the patients, on doctor said.