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# Peadar Tóibín

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Leaders' Questions
Varadkar: 'Ireland is a pretty safe country. We shouldn't be scaring people into thinking otherwise'
The Taoiseach said he does not think minimum sentences are a good idea.
This year
# North-South Interconnector
Peadar Tóibín: Govt and EirGrid face 'significant resistance' if they try to overground project
A report ruled out the full undergrounding of the North-South Interconnector.
Last year
# pet theft
Govt won't oppose Bill that aims to introduce a separate offence for pet theft
The Bill proposes a mandatory minimum sentence of not less than 10 months’ imprisonment.
# ambulance diversion
Further protests planned over Navan A&E with Dublin protest not ruled out
Concerns have been raised by a number of politicians about the number of ambulances being sent to Drogheda.
# Navan Hospital
Closure of Navan A&E is 'built into' HSE's 'fresh look' review, say local TDs
A working group review into the planned closure of ED services at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan should be completed in a few weeks.
A review group tasked to give a fresh look at the planned closure of the emergency department will be completed in "a few weeks".
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly asked the HSE to carry out a review of capacity levels in light of a number of concerns being raised.
However, opposition TDs have hit out against the wording of the terms of reference in which the review group is operating.
'Drogheda is under pressure': Taoiseach urges caution over Navan ED closure
On-call GP service 'majorly concerned' over plans to require referrals for patients to Navan
# Navan Hospital
'It's D-Day for Navan A&E' crowd told, as thousands attend protest
A protest is taking place in Navan about HSE plans to close the hospital’s ED and replace it with a 24-hour medical assessment and injury unit.
# Cost of Living
Govt won't be dropping motorway tolls as part of its plan to tackle the cost-of-living surge
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says he is not a fan of tolls but they do help pay for road infrastructure.
A spokesperson for Minister Eamon Ryan has confirmed that there are no plans to reduce toll charges despite commuters facing crippling price hikes in fuel, reports Christina Finn.
Some in Govt circles say they are open to looking at reducing toll charges, but fear that such a proposal would not get past the Greens.
One Fine Gael TD says he is in favour of a toll reduction, saying it would help motorists that are under pressure.
No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre
Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF
# Bloody Sunday
Peadar Tóibín names Soldier F under parliamentary privilege in the Dáil
Soldier F faced murder charges for his role on Bloody Sunday.
# Oireachtas
Criticism of British Ambassador's refusal to appear before Good Friday Agreement committee
Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín said the decision to refuse the invitation was “a disgrace”.
All time
# state claims agency
30 cases taken against the State over Covid-19 deaths in care settings
The number of cases was released in response to a query from Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín.
# Abortion in Ireland
FactCheck: Does Irish law allow for 'gender selection abortions'?
Aontú has made this claim on a number of occasions, but does it stack up?
A recent post by political party Aontú says the State's termination system blatantly "allows for the targeting of baby girls".
Rónán Duffy looks at whether the relevant laws around terminations in Ireland permit this.
# outdoor summer
Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days
A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.
# Adoption
'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'
Adopted people have called for long-awaited tracing and information legislation to be published as a matter of urgency.
# student nurses
'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.
# Most unparliamentary
There was another 'unparliamentary language' incident in the Dáil today
Peadar Tóibín TD made the comments as TDs were debating the government’s Living with Covid-19 plan.
# the candidate podcast
The Candidate Podcast: Richard Boyd Barrett, Peadar Tóibín and Catherine Murphy answer your election questions
We put your questions to those looking for your votes.
# The candidate
What are your big election questions for Richard Boyd Barrett and Peadar Tóibín? It's YOUR chance to ask
We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.
# ge2020
Claim that Sinn Féin TDs have 'zero' influence over policies is untrue, says McDonald
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín said party policy decisions are made by a small group of people.
# ge2020
Aontú withdraws application for injunction against RTÉ
The seven-way debate is scheduled to take place on RTÉ One tonight.
# no state funding
Aontú launches its election campaign today... but the party is relying on 'grassroots' to fund it
Leader Peadar Tóibín has said the country can “do better than Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael”.
# beef protests
TD told he has no right to speak on behalf of beef farmers in High Court
Peadar Tóibín tried to make representations in the ongoing Liffey Meats case.
# Rally for Life
'Heartbroken': After defeat in 2018, what's next for Ireland's pro-life campaigns?
Activists are taking a long view, as they hope to one day change Irish abortion law.
# Dáil
Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"
Tóibín was speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar under Dáil privilege today.
# council seats
Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals
Aontú won three seats in the local elections in the south, and one seat in the Northern Ireland local elections.
# aontú manifesto
Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'
Aontú has 53 candidates running in the local elections.
# New Beginnings
'There is extraordinary division in Ireland': Aontú to stand 60 candidates in upcoming elections
The party will officially launch at an event in Dublin on Saturday.
# drumroll please
Ireland's newest political party is called 'Aontú' but what does it mean?
The latest party in the Irish political landscape so far has a membership of around 1,400.
Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'
Tóibín talks about his new party, his hopes for the local and general elections and why some old colleagues are not on speaking terms with him.
# Sarah O’Reilly
Cavan councillor quits Fianna Fáil to join Peadar Tóibín's new party
O’Reilly was critical of Fianna Fáil leadership in her departing statement.
# the eighth amendment
'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil
“What’s the ethnicity about? Is that to find out if we have immigrants in this country who avail of health services as women?”
# no name party
Tóibín signs up two members to his new 'Euro-critical party' which aims to protect 'all human life'
Sinn Féin councillor in Kildare Ide Cussen resigned from the party earlier today.
# gone
Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party
The TD was suspended from the party for six months because he voted against the abortion legislation in the Dáil.
# removed
Tóibín says he only learned he had lost Culture Committee chairmanship when he read it online
Last week, Tóibín was suspended from the party for six months.
# Disciplined
Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation
Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.
# termination of pregnancy
'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation
The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passed by 102 votes to 12.
# Numbers Game
Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published
Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
# clontarf hospital
Clontarf Hospital lost 26% of its staff in just two years
Clontarf Hospital lost 41 staff between 2016 and 2017.
# Abortion stance
Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election
He also confirmed that he won’t be resigning from the party.
# I Won't Back Down
Peadar Tóibín: 'One child’s life is more important than my job, and every TD's job'
The Sinn Féin TD said he will oppose such proposals in the Dáil.
# two days to go
'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run
McDonald says her first campaign as leader is not practice for a general election.