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

Families need better childcare support says Gallagher

Increased supports for middle-income families are needed in this year’s budget according to Senator Robbie Gallagher. “The cost of childcare is still a huge issue for many families and are a huge factor in preventing many women from entering or returning to the workforce. “The Single Affordable Childcare scheme has failed to live up to… Continue reading Families need better childcare support says Gallagher

Government not prioritising rural Ireland for jobs – Gallagher

Border Region particularly neglected in terms of FDI job promotion says Senator The Governments assertion that it is supporting the creation of new and well paid jobs and investment outside of the capital is mere rhetoric according to Senator Robbie Gallagher. Senator Gallagher was speaking after a Parliamentary Question reply to Fianna Fail from the… Continue reading Government not prioritising rural Ireland for jobs – Gallagher

FF Bill to speed up the refurbishment of vacant homes – Gallagher

A new Bill introduced by Fianna Fail will help speed up the refurbishment of thousands of vacant older buildings in older in cities and town centres according to Senator Robbie Gallagher. The ‘Vacant Housing Refurbishment Bill 2017’ establishes a special planning and building control approval process in each planning authority. It will enable the expedited… Continue reading FF Bill to speed up the refurbishment of vacant homes – Gallagher

Budget 2018 funding needed to protect Irish businesses exposed to Brexit – Gallagher

Funding allocated to enterprise agencies just isn’t enough to protect Irish exporters and businesses from the threats posed by Brexit according to Senator Robbie Gallagher who has joined his party colleagues in calling for additional funding to be allocated to enterprise agencies in Budget 2018. “Recently, we welcomed the announcement of €6.7m in additional funding… Continue reading Budget 2018 funding needed to protect Irish businesses exposed to Brexit – Gallagher