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An Intimate Interview – Anne Rabbitte TD with Paul Tierney of Kinvara FM

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Waiting times increase at Galway University Hospital Alarming

20th February 2019 Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte is calling on the government to address the increasing waiting times at Galway University Hospital. Figures have shown outpatient waiting lists increase from 35,138 in January 2017 to 39,662 in January...

Calls for Digital Safety Commissioner appeal as Gardaí warn against social media self-harm challenge MOMO

25th February 2019 Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte TD has reiterated calls for a Digital Safety Commissioner as Gardaí have warned against ‘The Mo-Mo Challenge’, a new challenge on social media sites which promotes self-harm....

After School Services should be Consulted on New Regulations that could cost them their business

21st January 2019 Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte has criticised the rushed manner in which Minister Zappone has introduced new restrictions on after-school services. The new regulations have been published without any...

Galway’s Digital Potential left behind by the Government

23rd January 2019 Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte is calling on the Minister for Communications, the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Rural & Community Development to examine mobile phone blackspots in Co. Galway and to urgently...

The Benefits of Forest Bathing

Have you heard about Forest bathing?  We all know how good being in nature can make us feel. We have known it for centuries. The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air — these things give us a sense...

Govt should consider extending the Meningitis B vaccine to all children

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte has called on the Health Minister, Simon Harris, to examine the viability of providing the Meningitis B vaccine free to all children, given the recent outbreak of meningitis. Three people have died from the...

FF Spokespeople raise child homelessness and Direct Provision with Minister Zappone

19th November 2018 Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Anne Rabbitte and Spokesperson on Equality & Integration Fiona O’Loughlin have written to Minister Katherine Zappone requesting a meeting to discuss the actions which need to be taken to address...

Teen appointments put on back burner as hospital waits for new x-ray scanner

7th November 2016 Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte says children in Galway and the Western region are being forced to wait unacceptable lengths of time for orthodontic appointments.  The current assessment waiting list for teens is 8 months, but because...

Middle income families left behind on childcare costs

10th October 2018 Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte has expressed frustration at the lack of childcare supports for middle income families.  Today’s budget saw no increase in the universal subsidy rate, leaving middle-income...

2,069 Children wait over a YEAR to see a Heart Specialist – Rabbitte

22nd July 2018 Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte says new figures on waiting times for children are a damning indictment of the Health Minister’s record in office. “It’s simply inexcusable that for example 2,069 children are...

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