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# keith-swanick - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil senator says it's time for Micheál Martin to stand down as leader
# Keith Swanick
# Keith Swanick

Fianna Fáil senator says it's time for Micheál Martin to stand down as leader

Mar 1st 2020, 12:21 PM 64,058 Views 116 Comments

Senator Keith Swanick said that Fianna Fáil “in its current guise” doesn’t represent change.

# keith-swanick - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Martin accepts it's 'an issue' FF Senator failed to vote on 75% of days he signed in
# Attendance
# Attendance

Martin accepts it's 'an issue' FF Senator failed to vote on 75% of days he signed in

Dec 24th 2019, 8:18 AM 29,449 Views 65 Comments

Keith Swanick did not vote on 84 of the 114 voting days he signed in during a three-year period examined by RTÉ.

# keith-swanick - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

Apr 17th 2019, 8:08 PM 21,357 Views 21 Comments

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

# keith-swanick - Monday 21 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 21st 2019, 1:00 PM 33,134 Views 128 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why we need a minister with responsibility for loneliness

Dec 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,678 Views 28 Comments

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
# No Day Off
# No Day Off

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day

Apr 17th 2018, 6:10 AM 26,193 Views 106 Comments

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
# Lonely
# Lonely

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

Mar 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,300 Views 18 Comments

“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
# Critical
# Critical

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

Jan 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 6,500 Views 19 Comments

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
# Storm Ophelia
# Storm Ophelia

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

Oct 18th 2017, 12:14 PM 12,006 Views 68 Comments

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
# Ethical Investment
# Ethical Investment

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 13,776 Views 18 Comments

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
# Blacksod
# Blacksod

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

Apr 10th 2017, 5:19 PM 45,741 Views 37 Comments

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
# By-election
# By-election

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

Nov 13th 2015, 3:08 PM 30,876 Views 414 Comments

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
# Seanad By-election
# Seanad By-election

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

Nov 12th 2015, 11:54 PM 41,385 Views 280 Comments

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
# Seanad By-election
# Seanad By-election

Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links

Nov 10th 2015, 5:31 PM 29,707 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sinead Burke
# Sinead Burke

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

Oct 17th 2015, 8:15 AM 18,067 Views 69 Comments

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?
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

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

Jan 25th 2015, 9:00 AM 8,364 Views 31 Comments

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.