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# Aengus Ó Snodaigh

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2022
# Dublin City
Council puts security in place at Iveagh Markets as calls grow for building to be restored
A Dáil debate on the derelict site took place last week.
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# Ballsbridge
'An act of sheer wanton corporate vandalism': Former home of 1916 leader demolished in Dublin
The property at 40 Herbert Park was bulldozed this morning.
# Liveline
Joe Duffy apologises to Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh for 'defamatory comments' on Liveline
Duffy has acknowledged the “grave distress” caused to the Dublin South Central TD.
# Drug Testing
59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years
23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.
# Spoilsports
Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing
The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.
# average wage
'You always knew you weren't going to get rich becoming a member of SF'
It’s long been Sinn Féin policy that Dáil deputies are asked to accept a salary of around €38,000 – far short of the Dáil salary of €87,000.
# Lá na Poblachta
Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen
What if 24 April was a national public holiday every year?
# After Gerry
The next leader of Sinn Féin, from most to least likely
Gerry Adams has led Sinn Féin for over three decades. But who succeeds him?
# internal affairs
Sinn Féin insists it doesn't have a bullying problem
Party whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh was responding to more allegations of bullying in Sinn Féin.
# County Councils
Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns
That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.
# ssssssshhhh
Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin
One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.
# Back to Work
Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge ... with some American inspiration
The party thinks too many employers abuse the current system.
# abuse claims
Sinn Féin has complained about 'defamatory allegations' from Joan Burton
The party has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett over last week’s row at Leaders’ Questions.
# Social Welfare
'If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down'
Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.
# Concerns raised
Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace?
Concerns have been raised about whether interns are being covered by their employers.
# Not for turning
Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher
And not for the first time either.
# Missing
Why wasn't Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today?
Mary Lou McDonald’s usual Thursday afternoon rumble with the Tánaiste didn’t go ahead today. Here’s why…
# Protest
One of these Sinn Féin TDs is thinking about not paying their water charges
The party opposes water charges but is not actively encouraging householders to boycott their bills.
# JobBridge
Joan Burton's department has refused to name most of the companies who use JobBridge
Sixty-eight per cent of companies who advertised over 9,000 posts on the JobBridge asked to remain anonymous.
# Social Protection
The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%
Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.
# Aengus Ó Snodaigh
Sinn Féin TD's son Lorcan Ó Snodaigh found safe and well
Lorcan Ó Snodaigh had been missing since an incident in which his brother Fearghal was stabbed on Sunday night.
# Investigation
Aengus Ó Snodaigh says his son is "recovering well" after being stabbed
The Sinn Féin TD said his son is recovering well after being stabbed in his home at the weekend.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s been talking about the Pope in Ireland, a TD’s son and opinion polls.
# Bluebell
Teenage son of Sinn Féin TD in serious condition after Dublin stabbing
The 18-year-old man was stabbed at a house in the Bluebell area of Dublin.
# No focal
'A disaster and an insult': Government slammed for having no Irish-speaking minister
Richard Bruton’s lack of Irish annoyed the opposition at Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.
# gateway
Less than €2 extra per week for unemployed parents on Gateway scheme
The application of PRSI means that a parent with two children will take home less than €5 extra if they participate in the Gateway scheme, not the €20 that has been widely flagged.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
‘A fundamentally dishonest motion’: Sinn Féin rejects move to give TDs free vote on abortion
The party’s Ard Fheis is under way in Wexford with delegates voting down a motion to allow members to vote with their conscience on the issue of abortion.
# Outsourcing
Concern about 'cherrypicking' unemployed as government privatises job scheme
Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said some of the companies who expressed an interest in this scheme have “dubious records” in England where they provide similar services.
# Dáil Reform
TDs will be allowed to register their abstention on Dáil votes
Rather than vote Yes or No, a deputy will be able to officially abstain from a vote on a piece of legislation or a motion under changes likely to be implemented later this year.
# Political Reform
'The elephant in the room': Government's Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition
It’s no surprise that the opposition doesn’t think the government has done enough Dáil reform, but TDs think that even some changes that have been introduced aren’t working.
# Ó Snow-daigh
Ó Snodaigh wishes you all an 'amazeyballs' Christmas
Deck the Dáil with boughs of holly…
# gubu
WATCH: TDs try to figure out what 'amazeballs' means
The only problem was they were pronouncing it ‘amazey-balls’.
# Social Welfare Bill
Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'
A slight difference of opinion over Budget cuts in the Dáil chamber today…
# Parish Pump
9 things we learned from last night's 'Looking After No 1' programme
A great insight into how politicians get things done for the people who elect them or a demoralising portrayal of Ireland’s ‘parish pump’ politics.
# Syria
‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad
The photo of the party’s newest member was taken when the former Fianna Fáil TD visited Syria in 2009 and has re-emerged online in recent days.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday?
It’s coming up to St Patrick’s Day – and Sinn Féin has published a bill to make April 24, when the Easter Rising began, a holiday.
# Bank Holiday
Sinn Féin wants to make Easter Rising anniversary a bank holiday
April 24 would become ‘Lá na Poblachta’ – or ‘Republic Day’ – under a Bill introduced by Aengus Ó Snodaigh today.
# Amnesty
Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free'
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has rejected Sinn Féin’s proposal for a social welfare amnesty for those who have been overpaid or have defrauded the State.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to debate social welfare 'amnesty'
Sinn Féin wants to make it legally possible for someone to declare a welfare overpayment without penalty.
# Abortion
Sinn Féin strips Peadar Toibín of committee chairmanship over X Case vote
The Meath West TD did not vote with the party on a motion to legislate for the X Case and has been disciplined for breaking the party whip.