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Lifeguard cover needs to be extended while schools remain off

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has said full-time lifeguards are needed in Galway during the month of June and has called for a review of the cover provided while schools remain off. Currently, lifeguard cover is provided at weekends in June and seven...

Any changes to TWSS should be expedited to address unfair treatment of women returning from maternity leave

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte TD has welcomed a commitment from the Minister for Finance that he will propose changes to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) to ensure the scheme treats women returning from maternity leave...

Alternative Plan For Frontline Workers’ Childcare Must Be Put In Place Immediately

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte, has called for an alternative childcare solution to be put in place for frontline workers’ following the news that a plan to provide temporary childcare in their homes has been cancelled. Deputy...

FF Calls For Debate On Independent Scouting Ireland Report

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte TD has called for a debate to be held in Dáil Éireann on today’s independent report into historical child abuse within the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland and Scouting Association of Ireland. Deputy...

Urgent Need For Legislation To End Discrimination In TWSS Which Blocks Women Returning From Maternity Leave

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte TD has said there is an urgent need for legislation to alter the new temporary wage support scheme from Revenue. PQs received by Deputy Anne Rabbitte confirm the temporary wage subsidy scheme...

Children Should Be Given Access To Their School Workbooks That Are Sitting Idle

Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte TD, has called on the Minister for Education to allow children access their workbooks that have been kept in their schools since March. As children across the country enter their ninth week of...

Impending Crèche Capacity Crisis Could Cause Chaos

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte TD, has warned of an impending capacity crisis that could hit the childcare sector in the coming months as the country reopens following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Speaking in the Dáil...

Women Returning From Maternity Leave Discriminated Against Under Wage Support Scheme

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte TD, has described as discriminatory the new wage support scheme from Revenue after it emerged that those returning from maternity leave cannot sign up. Deputy Rabbitte’s comments come as childcare...

Children With Special Needs And Their Families Deserve Clarity On Status Of The July Education Programme – Rabbitte

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte TD has called on the Minister for Education and his Department to clarify the status of the July Education Programme, also known as the ‘July Provision’. Deputy Rabbitte explained, With the...

Gambling Advertising Needs To Stop During COVID-19 Lockdown

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs and TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte has called on the National Lottery and all other companies involved in the gambling industry to cease advertising amid the COVID-19 crisis.  She has called on media outlets...