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# louise-oreilly - This year 2022

Tánaiste rejects Ibec suggestion that 'proof' would be required for domestic abuse paid leave
# IBEC
# IBEC

Tánaiste rejects Ibec suggestion that 'proof' would be required for domestic abuse paid leave

Oct 5th 2022, 2:13 PM 12,303 Views 37 Comments

‘What is a victim supposed to do? Come in with their black eye?’ said TD Louise O’Reilly.

New public holiday could cost Exchequer between €220m and €300m, says Varadkar
# St Brigid's Day
# St Brigid's Day

New public holiday could cost Exchequer between €220m and €300m, says Varadkar

Jul 20th 2022, 6:00 AM 32,851 Views 42 Comments

The first St. Brigid’s day public holiday will be Monday 6th February 2023.

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'

Updated Jun 22nd 2022, 9:00 AM 46,177 Views 108 Comments

The public servants due to have their pay restored include medical consultants, members of the judiciary and some CEOs.

'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue
# Violence Against Women
# Violence Against Women

'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue

Jan 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 14,450 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government must lead on the issue.

Road safety fears raised over relaxation of lorry driver resting time rules
# Hauliers
# Hauliers

Road safety fears raised over relaxation of lorry driver resting time rules

Jan 15th 2022, 6:15 AM 20,946 Views 30 Comments

“I am not aware of any scientific evidence that supports this move” a Sinn Féin spokesperson said.

# louise-oreilly - All time

‘Stay away from blame’: Health officials say no single reason for nursing home outbreaks
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

‘Stay away from blame’: Health officials say no single reason for nursing home outbreaks

May 19th 2020, 9:01 PM 13,296 Views 52 Comments

The issue of elderly patients being discharged from acute hospital settings was raised by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly today.

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 11:00 PM 53,368 Views 126 Comments

In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether
# Campaign Pledges
# Campaign Pledges

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:10 AM 18,148 Views 125 Comments

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

Aug 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 29,831 Views 104 Comments

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

Almost 1,000 people added to the waiting list for home help hours since March
# Hospital Discharges
# Hospital Discharges

Almost 1,000 people added to the waiting list for home help hours since March

Jul 28th 2019, 10:00 PM 20,241 Views 48 Comments

As of the end of June, 7,217 people are waiting on home support packages in the country.

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?
# Home Help Hours
# Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

Jul 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 16,426 Views 8 Comments

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

Jul 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,033 Views 9 Comments

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight
# Emergency Care
# Emergency Care

Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight

Jul 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 10,875 Views 9 Comments

The Department of Health has said the opening hours of the new unit have not yet been finalised.

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

Jul 11th 2019, 4:15 PM 11,068 Views 16 Comments

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

Nearly 300 health workers have been assaulted in Irish hospitals so far this year
# Hospital Attacks
# Hospital Attacks

Nearly 300 health workers have been assaulted in Irish hospitals so far this year

Jun 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 10,805 Views 38 Comments

Of the 279 assaults, 249 were on nurses and midwives.

'Wholly unsatisfactory': Harris pressed in Dáil over recruitment freeze in the HSE
# The Health Service
# The Health Service

'Wholly unsatisfactory': Harris pressed in Dáil over recruitment freeze in the HSE

May 15th 2019, 9:38 PM 18,652 Views 35 Comments

Harris said he believed the HSE was putting “sensible” controls in place.

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 61,774 Views 100 Comments

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

HSE's €318 million spend on agency staff in 2018 described as 'sickening waste of money'
# Increase
# Increase

HSE's €318 million spend on agency staff in 2018 described as 'sickening waste of money'

Feb 19th 2019, 10:30 PM 15,874 Views 48 Comments

An extra €26 million was spent on agency staff in 2018, compared to 2017.

New children's hospital memos show costs were on the up from summer 2017
# Health Crises
# Health Crises

New children's hospital memos show costs were on the up from summer 2017

Feb 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 13,353 Views 61 Comments

The new children’s hospital is currently estimated to cost €1.7 billion.

Almost 15,000 elderly people were forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments last year
# Wait Times
# Wait Times

Almost 15,000 elderly people were forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments last year

Feb 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 8,831 Views 41 Comments

The latest figures show there was an increase of nearly 3,000 on the year previous.

Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer
# Abortion Services
# Abortion Services

Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 9,451 Views 21 Comments

It could be a number of years before these ‘counsellors’ are outlawed.

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results

Oct 18th 2018, 2:03 PM 7,964 Views 25 Comments

Due to the upsurge in the number of women presenting for their smear test, there is now a backlog of 60,000.

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

May 10th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,659 Views 60 Comments

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism
# Shouting Match
# Shouting Match

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism

Feb 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 27,455 Views 195 Comments

The Citizens’ Assembly confirmed this week that seven of the 99 citizens were recruited improperly by Red C Research and Marketing.

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote
# Abortion
# Abortion

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote

Dec 14th 2017, 2:16 PM 17,185 Views 78 Comments

Louise O’Reilly said the motion to allow unrestricted access to a termination up to 12 weeks went “slightly beyond party policy”.

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects
# Epilim
# Epilim

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects

Nov 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,092 Views 12 Comments

Women who took an epilepsy drug while pregnant say they were not told it could harm their babies.

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'

Nov 15th 2017, 4:45 PM 12,445 Views 24 Comments

The health minister said he takes it “extraordinarily seriously” if anyone is experiencing pain as a result of a surgery in this country.

Minister Zappone to raise Irish women's vaginal mesh complications with Simon Harris
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Minister Zappone to raise Irish women's vaginal mesh complications with Simon Harris

Nov 9th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,046 Views 8 Comments

Concerns about procedures using these devices have been raised in recent months amid international scrutiny and hundreds of law suits.

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'

Nov 7th 2017, 7:10 AM 14,354 Views 56 Comments

We spoke to female TDs and ministers past and present about the issue.

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year
# Parliamentary Question
# Parliamentary Question

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year

Aug 24th 2017, 6:01 AM 8,494 Views 18 Comments

Since 2010, 892 incidents have happened on Irish roads involving National Ambulance Service vehicles.

Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies
# Counselling
# Counselling

Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

Jul 11th 2017, 2:56 PM 13,859 Views 40 Comments

The Regulation of Information Act may be strengthened to deal with rogue crisis pregnancy agencies.

'Risk to the public': 128 doctors working as consultants not on the required specialist register
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

'Risk to the public': 128 doctors working as consultants not on the required specialist register

Jun 25th 2017, 7:07 PM 20,994 Views 39 Comments

The figures came following a parliamentary question asked by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals
# Gerry Adams
# Gerry Adams

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

Dec 19th 2016, 7:59 AM 10,502 Views 71 Comments

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability
# Welcome Change
# Welcome Change

Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability

Jul 20th 2016, 8:00 AM 15,928 Views 42 Comments

Children with a severe disability who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance will qualify for the card, once legislation is passed.

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night
# Not Your Mother
# Not Your Mother

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night

Jul 6th 2016, 9:28 AM 57,866 Views 98 Comments

“I did not come in here to do what your mother should have done and put manners on you.”