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Welcome, from Senator Robbie Gallagher

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. On this site you will find information about me, my policy interests, and hopefully, the ways in which I can help you.

As the only Fianna Fail Oireachtas member in Monaghan, I am committed to ensuring the county’s interests are heard alongside the concerns of councillors across the country.

I welcome any feedback you might have and look forward to hearing from you

Health Insurers forcing older people to pay more says Senator Gallagher

Senator Robbie Gallagher has reacted to reports that the average person over the age of 60 is paying a premium that is 25pc more expensive than their younger counterparts by calling for an immediate review of the regulations. “Health insurers have been accused by their regulator of deliberately targeting younger, healthier consumers and disadvantaging older… Continue reading Health Insurers forcing older people to pay more says Senator Gallagher

Gallagher calls for more Gardaí after town assaults

Senator Robbie Gallagher says that Monaghan Town clearly needs more gardaí after a number of assaults took place in the town over recent weeks. “It is a well known fact there are Monaghan Town locals who avoid the town after dark!” acknowledged Senator Gallagher. In the month of December 2017 alone there were 23 individual… Continue reading Gallagher calls for more Gardaí after town assaults

Latest outpatient waiting times a disgrace says Gallagher

Over 134,000 people are waiting over a year for an outpatient consultation, an increase of nearly 50,000 year on year – up from 84,746 in November 2016 according to Senator Robbie Gallagher. Senator Gallagher was commenting on the most recent figures on waiting times which show that there are almost 500,000 people now waiting for… Continue reading Latest outpatient waiting times a disgrace says Gallagher

GPs sending patients to EDs for diagnostic tests will continue until there are enough consultants says Gallagher

The issue of GPs being forced to send their patients to Emergency Departments in order to skip years of long queues to see consultants and obtain critical diagnostic tests is not new and will not end until our hospitals are properly resourced according to Senator Robbie Gallagher. “Recent media reports outlined the situation of people,… Continue reading GPs sending patients to EDs for diagnostic tests will continue until there are enough consultants says Gallagher

95% of businesses don’t have a Brexit plan – Gallagher

Senator Robbie Gallagher says that new information from Inter Trade Ireland shows that 19 out of 20 businesses do not have a plan to deal with Brexit yet and that the Government needs to ensure businesses are adequately supported in preparing contingency plans for dealing with the Brexit fallout. The figures were based on interviews… Continue reading 95% of businesses don’t have a Brexit plan – Gallagher

Big increase in older people acting as carers – Gallagher

There is a significant increase in the number of older people acting as carers for loved ones and relatives according to Senator Robbie Gallagher. Senator Gallagher was speaking after new information was released from Census 2016 by the CSO. “Between 2011 and 2016, there has been an 18.5% increase, from 24,746 to 29,311, in the… Continue reading Big increase in older people acting as carers – Gallagher

Serious Issue with Garda Numbers in County Monaghan -Gallagher

Only one patrol car covering entire Clones and North Monaghan area at night says Senator Senator Robbie Gallagher has demanded that the Minister for Justice and Equality come to the Seanad to address the issue of Garda numbers and policing along the border and particularly the need for plans to strengthen the force in the… Continue reading Serious Issue with Garda Numbers in County Monaghan -Gallagher

Brexit-ready apprenticeship schemes needed in Monaghan– Gallagher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education in Seanad Eireann, Senator Robbie Gallagher says that there is a need for an acceleration in the number and range of apprenticeship schemes available to young people here in Monaghan and across the country. “The scale and diversity of apprenticeships on offer in the UK has increased and we are… Continue reading Brexit-ready apprenticeship schemes needed in Monaghan– Gallagher

FF puts stamp of fairness on Budget says Gallagher

Senator Robbie Gallagher says that Fianna Fail has ensured that fairness for families and people on low and middle incomes was prioritised in the Budget. Key elements of the Confidence & Supply arrangement such as childcare provision and additional health spending were delivered this week, he said. “Childcare continues to be one of the biggest… Continue reading FF puts stamp of fairness on Budget says Gallagher

Senator Robbie Gallagher Brexit Speech Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis 14th October 2017

Living in a Border County like Monaghan Brexit is of huge concern for me. The border region is already disadvantaged when compared to the rest of the country in terms of its exposure to poverty, and social exclusion. Brexit only serves to compound the problems that we in border counties face. The practical, political, social… Continue reading Senator Robbie Gallagher Brexit Speech Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis 14th October 2017