Today’s passage, from second stage to committee stage, of the Irish Sign Language Bill is a great day for the Irish Deaf Community according to Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill. The Donegal Senator has welcomed the cross-party support in Seanad Éireann today (Wednesday, 19th October) for the passage of legislation on Irish Sign Language (ISL), which is testament to the hard work of the Irish Deaf Community in raising awareness of their needs, and shining a spotlight on the challenges they face on a day to day basis.Posted: Oct 25, 2016 Click here to read "Ó Domhnaill welcomes 2nd Stage Passage of Irish Sign Language Bill –"
Fianna Fáil PQs reveal new group established to review Local Government changes. Parliamentary Questions from have revealed a new Government review group has been established to investigate whether Town councils should be restored, just 12 months after their abolition. Responding to the information, Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Government to restore [...]Posted: Jun 22, 2015 Click here to read "Government rowing back on disastrous decision to abolish Town Councils – Ó Domhnaill"
“This decision set to undermine marriage” Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has hit out at the Government decision to axe all State funding for pre-marriage courses offered by Accord. Speaking in Seanad Éireann this week the Donegal Senator said; “It is very suspicious that the Government would cut State funding to a Catholic Church [...]Posted: May 15, 2015 Click here to read "Ó Domhnaill slams government decision to axe funding for Accord Pre-Marriage Courses"
Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Government to take urgent action to tackle worsening Fair Deal waiting lists. Over the past year the number of older people waiting for a nursing home bed under the scheme has increased four-fold, and now stands at more than 2,000. Fianna Fail has put down [...]Posted: Nov 13, 2014 Click here to read "Ó Domhnaill urgent action as Fair Deal lists increase four fold in one year"
Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has said the Government’s Valuation Bill, which passed third stage in the Seanad this week, will result in voluntary sports clubs being liable for commercial rates if they rent out pitches or club facilities to generate an income. Minister Simon Harris introduced an amendment to the Valuation Act which was ostensibly [...]Posted: Oct 23, 2014 Click here to read "Voluntary Sports clubs may now be liable for rates with Government Valuation Bill – Ó Domhnaill"
Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has accused the Revenue Commissioners of causing undue distress to homeowners in Donegal after they received letters demanding payment of the Household Charge, despite having already paid the levy. Revenue issued thousands of letters to families across the country advising them that the money would be taken from their [...]Posted: Jul 4, 2014 Click here to read "Revenue letters cause undue stress and anxiety – Ó Domhnaill"
Donegal Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Energy Regulator to suspend any increases in the PSO levy in light of rising electricity and gas costs. The Commission for Energy Regulation looks set to approve a 56% hike in the levy, which will add almost €30 a year to an average household [...]Posted: Jul 4, 2014 Click here to read "PSO levy increases should be scrapped – Ó Domhnaill"
Copy of my submission to the CER on the open consultation on the PSO levy 2014/2015.Posted: Jul 3, 2014 Click here to read ""
Recommendations in CEDRA Report not being implemented Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Brian Ó Domhanill, says the Government is again letting down rural Ireland by not implementing key recommendations in the Pat Spillane Chaired Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA) Report. Senator Ó Domhnaill also accused the Government of turning its [...]Posted: Jul 3, 2014 Click here to read "Rural Ireland Let Down by Government – Ó Domhnaill"
Less than 50% of suckler cow farmers apply for Beef Genomics Scheme Fianna Fáil Senator and Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture Brian Ó Domhnaill has criticised the high level of bureaucracy involved in applying for beef standard support schemes. Fewer than 50% of suckler cow farmers in Donegal had applied for the Beef Genomics [...]Posted: Jun 24, 2014 Click here to read "Huge decrease in applications for farm support in Donegal due to excessive red tape – Ó Domhnaill"