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Jean
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Urgent Action is Required to Prevent the Collapse of the Defence Forces

By the end of September, the Irish Defence Forces (DF) will have reached an all time low. An all time low in numbers and in morale. Proud experienced Officers, NCO’s and enlisted women and men are wal... read more..

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Jean
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Statement on the Presidential Election 2018

In August 2017 I became concerned that the main political parties in Leinster House were working together to deny the citizens of this Republic the opportunity to select their next President by means ... read more..

Media
Jean
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Defence (Veterans Lapel Badge) Bill 2017

Today in the Seanad, I introduced my Defence (Veterans Lapel Badge) Bill 2017. This Bill provides for the establishment of a Veterans Lapel Badge to be conferred upon former members of the Army, Air C... read more..

Media
Jean
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Irish Water Refunds -How To Get Yours

Irish Water has launched a dedicated refunds website page water.ie/refunds as the government legislation necessary to enable the refunding of household water charges progresses through the Oireachtas.... read more..

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Jean
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Constituency Commission Report 2017

The CONSTITUENCY COMMISSION REPORT 2017 has just been published based on the results of the 2016 Census of Population Result A PDF of full report is available at: Constituency Commission Report 2017 ... read more..

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World Refugee Day - The Bigger Picture

As the Irish delegate from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on EU Affairs to COSAC, I recently visited the Sicilian Port of Pozzallo in the province of Ragusa. What I saw there in the well-staffed and w... read more..

Blog
Jean
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Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme 2017

2017-06-07 Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme 2017 The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme will be paid out on week ending 14th July 2017 Previous applicants d read more..

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My Speech on the Defence Forces

Today I thanked the Minister for Defence Paul Keogh for debating the issue of the Defence Forces with me.  His speech included a great deal of information about investment in the Defence Forces, new a... read more..

Blog
Jean
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Does the Department of Defence have its priorities wrong?

Today I wrote to the Taoiseach in his capacity as Minister of Defence regarding the recent Public Appointments Service advertisement for a new post of Assistant Secretary Defence Capability (People) D... read more..

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Jean
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Repealing the ban on Good Friday Alcohol Sales

Today in the Seanad I spoke on the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 which was introduced by Senator Billy Lawless and co-signed by myself and other Independent Senators. I am delighted that t... read more..

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Jean
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The Siege of Jadotville-Unfinished Business

Last week I was delighted to host a briefing for members of the Oireachtas on Jadotville-Unfinished Business, presented by retired Commandant Leo Quinlan who is the son of unit commander Commandant Pa... read more..

Media
Jean
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Craughwell asks Government how it intends to defend every line and dot of the Good Friday Agreement in light of UK Supreme Court Ruling.

At the  Order of Business in the Seanad today,  I asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs to come to the Seanad today to explain how the Irish Government intends to defend every line and dot of the Goo... read more..

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Are Vulture Fund Tax Losses the Tip of the Iceberg ?

Today I am calling for the establishment of a Commission on Taxation. A major question now is "Are Vulture Fund Tax Losses the Tip of the Iceberg"? Following on from RTE's revelations on this weeks "... read more..

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BREXIT- The Big Issues

Hot off the press ! In conjunction with my Independent Seanad colleagues, I produced a  short booklet on the serious implications of BREXIT for Ireland. This year I hope to establish a cross party Sea... read more..

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Jean
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Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise daoibh go léir

Dear Friends, it has been a busy and eventful year and I have much to be grateful for. My sincere thanks to the City and County Councillors who elected me to the 25th Seanad and to members of the ICPS... read more..

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Jean
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Senator Craughwell Calls on Government To Immediately Engage with Defences Forces and an Garda Siochána Following Brexit And Possible Reintroduction of North/South Border

As the shock of the British Referendum result to leave the EU reverberates around Europe and the world, the stock exchange and money markets are set to record their worst day ever. As the UK’s closest... read more..

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Jean
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The Late Jo Cox MP

It was  with a heavy heart that I rose today in the Seanad to offer my sympathies to the family of the late Jo Cox MP.  Sadly neither her son of 5 nor her daughter of just 3 years will ever have known... read more..

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Jean
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Senator Craughwell "Only one politician highlighted the potentially serious nature of the Planning and Development Act 2015" Sunday Times

In the Sunday Times this weekend there was an excellent article on some of the problems surrounding policy making in Ireland. The article reiterated my own belief that the policy  advice and direction... read more..


Seanad Reform
Jean
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Seanad Election 2016 : Crèche, Retirement Home or an Upper House to be proud of ? Let the people decide

As the  Seanad Election 2016 approaches, the question has to be asked ‘does party politics serve the people or the party’.  The fallout from the General Election 2016 has resulted in many high profile... read more..

Seanad Reform
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Isn't it time we reformed the Seanad ?

Now that the General Election is over, I am asking the people of Ireland to start a conversation about real reform of the Seanad so it is now longer a resting place for those who did not get elected t... read more..

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Press Releases
Jean
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Craughwell - "We can't tar all Councillors with the same brush"

Following the screening of the RTE Investigates   program last night, Senator Gerard Craughwell said that he was shocked by the revelations regarding some Councillors.   ... read more..

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Jean
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CraughwellI - Is the emergency over or not ? FEMPI Bill 2015

Speaking today on the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2015, Senator Gerard CraughwellI began by congratulating  Minister Howlin and the staff of his Department who successfull... read more..

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Jean
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Defence Forces Show Craughwell Their Real Colours

Speaking today Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell former 1st Infantry Battalion Sergeant,  congratulated the Defence Forces under Chief of Staff  Vice Admiral Mellett on the graduation of 200 Defen... read more..


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Senator Gerard Craughwell- Irish Times Podcast 5th August 2015

Today Senator Gerard Craughwell, Lucinda Creighton TD and Political Journalist Sarah Bardon were interviewed by Irish Times journalist Hugh Linehan.  Listen here for the Podcast. Irish Times Politica... read more..

Media
Jean
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Craughwell - Calls for the Seanad to be recalled to debate Irish Water

Earlier this week Eurostat ruled that State funds spent on Irish Water will have to stay on the exchequer balance sheet. Minister Noonan himself has described this as “embarrassing” and “controversial... read more..

Media
Jean
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Senator Gerard Craughwell- Heavy School Bags

Speaking at a Seanad Commencement Debate on the 16th July,   Senator Gerard Craughwell called on the Minister for Education and Science to develop policy on the weight of school bags. While there was ... read more..

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Craughwell - Save the paintings from the Alfred Beit Collection

An urgent debate on the proposed of valuable paintings from the Alfred Beit Trust Collection took place in the Seanad on the 18th of June following the failure of the Government to agree the Order of ... read more..

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