Wed, Nov 18, 2020
At the start of October I made representations to Malcolm Noonan, Minister of State for Heritage on the funding crisis at Dublin Zoo. While some funding has been secured there remains a gap as a result of the COVID related drop in revenue experienced by the zoos. This is an issue Minister Noonan continues to work on with the Taoiseach.
Tue, Nov 17, 2020
Today Green Party Spokesperson for Finance Neasa Hourigan TD and Green Party Spokesperson for Social Protection Marc Ó Cathasaigh launched the Green Party's position paper on Wellbeing Indicators.
Fri, Nov 13, 2020
Neasa welcomed the statement from the Minister for Justice announcing a new Local Community Safety Partnership that will be established on a pilot basis in the Dublin North Inner City area. The pilot will bring together residents, community representatives, business interests, councillors, local authorities and State services such as An Garda Síochána, Tusla and the HSE to devise and implement the Local Community Safety Plans. The Minister's statement is available below.
Thu, Nov 12, 2020
Speaking in relation to the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union Bill 2020, Neasa highlighted some issues with the changing landscape of financial services and taxation that we are likely to see arise in a post-Brexit Europe.
Mon, Nov 2, 2020
The ongoing restrictions around partners joining pregnant people at their antenatal scans and during labour have been raised with me on a number of occasions over the last few weeks. It would seem that both the restrictions themselves and the way in which they are implemented vary greatly between hospitals and care providers. This is leading to a great deal of distress among those receiving care.
Mon, Oct 19, 2020
Neasa on the need for transparency of oversight in the context of Budget 2021.
Wed, Oct 14, 2020
Neasa speaking in her role as Chair of the Oireachtas Budgetary Oversight Committee in advance of Budget 2021 on the role the Committee plays in our national budget.