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Monthly archive June, 2012

Symphysiotomy | Walsh report must be binned, and survivors listened to

Yesterday, I attended a public meeting for the Survivors of Symphysiotomy, a group of women who were horrifically abused in Irish hospitals. These women have been largely voiceless until now, and it is with great courage, and justified outrage, that they have chosen to speak out. They were violated by a barbaric medical operation that...

Insolvency Bill | The Government’s briefing of bankers before the Dáil, press or public is a disgrace

This government promised a “democratic revolution”. The reality has been that key economic documents are released to the Bundestag before the Dáil, and briefings on the insolvency legislation are given to the banks before the people’s representatives.

Article | Paying €1.1bn to bondholders is con job

Paying off private investors who took a risk while the State cuts funds for training disabled teenagers is obscene, writes Stephen Donnelly, in the Sunday Independent. THIS week, we’re all going to be taken for mugs. Again. Over the next four days, €1.1bn will be paid to senior unsecured bondholders in the former Anglo Irish...

Open Government | Donnelly calls for Ireland to join international partnership

 Stephen Donnelly, the Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, has called on the Government to follow Barack Obama’s lead and join the Open Government Partnership.“Fifty five countries have joined the Open Government Partnership since US President Barack Obama launched it last September, but the Government has said it has no plans to do so,”...

Greystones & Wicklow | Welcome progress on primary care centres

Stephen Donnelly, the Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, has welcomed a statement from the Minister for Health, James Reilly, confirming that progress has been made towards the opening of new primary care centres in Wicklow and Greystones.

Kilcoole, Newtown, Newcastle | Higher rent supplement levels should apply

Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, has called on the Department of Social Protection to allow rent supplement recipients in Kilcoole, Newtownmountkennedy and Newcastle stay in their homes, and to ensure that recipients of rent supplement are treated fairly, efficiently and respectfully.