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Galway Minister of State throws hat into the ring to be new Minister for Agriculture

Fianna Fail’s Anne Rabbitte has expressed her interest in taking up the role of Minister for Agriculture following the resignation of the Mayo TD Darragh Calleary from the position following the Golfgate controversy. Minister Rabbitte says the new Minister for...

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...

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...

Childcare providers confused and frustrated over Department flip-flopping

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs and TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte has warned that childcare providers are losing faith in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs due to confusion with its COVID-19 Wage Support Childcare Scheme. The...

No detriment policy for students required

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte has written to the Minister for Education calling on him to instruct his Department to introduce a ‘No Detriment Policy’ to ease pressure on third level students who are completing their semesters remotely. She explained: I...

Information messaging service needed to inform the public on COVID-19 updates

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Anne Rabbitte says there is a need for an opt-in public information service which would deliver text updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak directly to people’s mobile phones. Deputy Rabbitte appealed: There has been much panic and...

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