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"Criminal" that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

"Criminal" that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle

Feb 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 9,941 Views 27 Comments

The machines were purchased by the HSE, but only five of the 12 machines are currently being used.

‘Concerns will be addressed in full’: Emotional Reilly says baby deaths are ‘disturbing’
# Portlaoise Hospital
# Portlaoise Hospital

‘Concerns will be addressed in full’: Emotional Reilly says baby deaths are ‘disturbing’

Feb 5th 2014, 11:40 PM 13,977 Views 31 Comments

The Minister for Health appeared close to tears in the Dáil earlier.

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue
# Analysis
# Analysis

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue

Jan 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,779 Views 47 Comments

The alliance exists because its members voted against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, but can it gain wider appeal? Today’s conference at the RDS will be a key indicator.

‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month
# The RA
# The RA

‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month

Jan 5th 2014, 7:54 PM 18,020 Views 124 Comments

The alliance consists of five Fine Gael TDs and two senators, most of whom lost the party whip over their vote against abortion legislation last July.

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

Oct 16th 2013, 5:00 PM 6,849 Views 32 Comments

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

‘No foot-dragging’: Government promises draft sex offenders bill by end of the month
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

‘No foot-dragging’: Government promises draft sex offenders bill by end of the month

Oct 11th 2013, 11:13 PM 6,321 Views 25 Comments

The heads of a bill to deal with sex offenders will be published by the government before the end of the month, as the Dáil debated an independent TD’s proposed legislation today.

A Sarah's Law for Ireland: Dáil to discuss child sex offenders bill
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

A Sarah's Law for Ireland: Dáil to discuss child sex offenders bill

Oct 11th 2013, 8:10 AM 5,779 Views 28 Comments

The bill is being introduced in the Dáil by the Reform Alliance TD Denis Naughten this morning.

Shatter: Government will not oppose Child Sex Offenders Bill
# Child Sex Offender
# Child Sex Offender

Shatter: Government will not oppose Child Sex Offenders Bill

Oct 8th 2013, 6:10 PM 7,480 Views 37 Comments

The bill – which was put forward by the Reform Alliance – will be discussed by the Dáil on Friday.

Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad

Oct 6th 2013, 6:25 PM 6,076 Views 33 Comments

One of their members Denis Naughten TD also says that “there might have been a different result on Saturday had the Dáil had been reformed first.”

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

Sep 18th 2013, 6:25 AM 2,771 Views 24 Comments

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'

Sep 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,018 Views 23 Comments

Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance

Sep 13th 2013, 10:20 AM 14,780 Views 111 Comments

Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

Aug 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 6,516 Views 32 Comments

The government chief whip has told TheJournal.ie that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m'
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m'

Aug 23rd 2013, 6:15 AM 14,537 Views 127 Comments

TD Denis Naughten has said the payment of €130 would remain intact but would be based on school attendance under his proposal which he said could also help reduce truancy.

Catch-up: The things you should know about final Dáil abortion vote
# This Happened
# This Happened

Catch-up: The things you should know about final Dáil abortion vote

Jul 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 17,370 Views 46 Comments

A ministerial rebellion and a new minister within hours; anger at criminalisation of and lack of advocacy for women; the Dáil bar can stay open until 5am.

Flanagan seeks removal of suicide clause from abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Flanagan seeks removal of suicide clause from abortion bill

Jul 6th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,816 Views 45 Comments

Meanwhile, Deputy Denis Naughten is seeking regulations for where a pregnant woman is unable to give informed consent.

TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit

Jun 21st 2013, 7:05 PM 3,637 Views 6 Comments

Denis Naughten has demanded an immediate audit of staffing levels, saying it’s clear the current levels are inadequate.

Westerners most likely to face delays for life-saving ambulances
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

Westerners most likely to face delays for life-saving ambulances

Jun 10th 2013, 2:15 PM 5,852 Views 46 Comments

15HSE figures show that in January, targets for sending paramedics to a cardiac emergency were missed more often than not.

'Not fit for purpose?' Why the Dáil's party whip system may need reform
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

'Not fit for purpose?' Why the Dáil's party whip system may need reform

Apr 21st 2013, 8:00 AM 10,392 Views 36 Comments

The whip system – where TDs must vote with their party position or risk expulsion – is the subject of some debate in political circles but immediate reform, ahead of potentially divisive abortion debate, appears unlikely.

Free vote for TDs among radical proposals for Dáil reform
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

Free vote for TDs among radical proposals for Dáil reform

Apr 18th 2013, 1:30 PM 12,138 Views 70 Comments

Goverment TDs should be allowed to vote against their party on certain matters under proposals by backbench TD Eoghan Murphy in an internal document circulated among Fine Gael members this week.

TD claims Ireland is becoming a 'safe haven for convicted sex offenders'
# Sexual Offences
# Sexual Offences

TD claims Ireland is becoming a 'safe haven for convicted sex offenders'

Mar 19th 2013, 2:55 PM 7,781 Views 25 Comments

Denis Naughten takes issue with laws that don’t require sex offenders to register with Gardaí immediately upon arrival here.

Call for national fund for children with life-limiting conditions
# Respite
# Respite

Call for national fund for children with life-limiting conditions

Mar 4th 2013, 2:47 PM 2,862 Views 4 Comments

Deputy Denis Naughten said that such a fund could reduce the cost of care per child by €24,000 per year.

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions
# Emergency
# Emergency

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions

Dec 14th 2012, 6:04 PM 7,265 Views 34 Comments

Independent TD Denis Naughten said today that there is a need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service.

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,163 Views 51 Comments

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

Obama pledges new drive on US immigration reform
# Immigration Reform
# Immigration Reform

Obama pledges new drive on US immigration reform

Nov 14th 2012, 7:40 PM 5,739 Views 23 Comments

Obama’s second term could be good news for the estimated 50,000 Irish people living illegally in the United States.

Over €750,000 spent on prison sports equipment in 2010, 2011
# Balls
# Balls

Over €750,000 spent on prison sports equipment in 2010, 2011

Jul 25th 2012, 8:28 AM 3,094 Views 24 Comments

Figures released by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter show more than €80,000 was spent by Irish prisons on footballs over the last two years.

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area?

Jul 24th 2012, 10:07 AM 7,830 Views 113 Comments

Should a law similar to the so-called Sarah’s Law in the UK be introduced in Ireland?

TD says new law should give parents access to sex offender details
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

TD says new law should give parents access to sex offender details

Jul 24th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,435 Views 21 Comments

TD Denis Naughten who published the bill this week said Garda intelligence should be used to protect our children.

Bill will propose potential life sentences for women guilty of incest
# Incest
# Incest

Bill will propose potential life sentences for women guilty of incest

May 19th 2012, 8:45 AM 6,198 Views 35 Comments

Legislation being brought forward by Denis Naughten will end a 17-year legal loophole where men are given longer sentences than women.

HSE report: ambulances regularly miss targets for response times
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

HSE report: ambulances regularly miss targets for response times

Apr 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,250 Views 28 Comments

Statistics released by James Reilly show that almost half of life-threatening cardiac emergency calls are late in being dispatched.

Govt hopes to legislate against 'sham marriages'
# Convenience
# Convenience

Govt hopes to legislate against 'sham marriages'

Nov 25th 2011, 7:15 AM 2,423 Views 25 Comments

In the meantime, marriage registrars have received revised guidelines to try and prevent marriages of convenience.

Over €2 million being spent on payslips described as 'shameful'
# Payslips
# Payslips

Over €2 million being spent on payslips described as 'shameful'

Nov 8th 2011, 8:53 AM 1,291 Views 21 Comments

Some departments have done better than others in implementing electronic systems but the TD who uncovered the figures slammed the government.

Call for creation of official sex offenders register
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

Call for creation of official sex offenders register

Oct 10th 2011, 11:06 AM 678 Views 4 Comments

Independent TD Denis Naughten says address notification breaches by offenders shows system is not protecting children.

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

Sep 20th 2011, 6:40 PM 2,286 Views 54 Comments

David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.

Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote
# Roscommon Hospital
# Roscommon Hospital

Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote

Jul 7th 2011, 4:00 PM 1,770 Views 23 Comments

Naughten loses whip for voting against his party on the hospital cuts, while Frank Feighan faces the wrath of constituents for voting ‘Yes’.

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