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STARDUST DAIL MEETING

The Stardust Victims and Relatives Committee were in Dail Eireann on Wednesday last. I accompanied Eamonn Gilmore to a meeting in the Labour Parliamentary Room where Ms. Antoinette Keegan, Ms. Gertrude Barrett and the other members of the Stardust delegation outlined the continuing failure of Taoiseach Cowen and his government to respond to the Coffey Report. I’ve now tabled a series of parliamentary questions on the Stardust Committees continuing fight for justice.

HEADING FOR DONEGAL AND A GENERAL ELECTION?

I hope to go on the election trail shortly in Donegal South West. It will be great to return to one of Ireland’s most interesting and beautiful counties. I last visited the county to address a public meeting on the future of Irish fisheries in Killybegs when I was Marine Spokesperson. For the first time in over a decade Labour (and our new candidate Cllr. Frank McBrearty) will be mounting a serious challenge to take a Donegal Dail seat.

PYRITE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

I have again been in contact with the Environment Minister John Gormley, Taoiseach Brian Cowen and the Fingal County and Dublin City Council Managers to ask them to finally address all of the outstanding legal and remediation issues caused by the ongoing scandal of pyrite contaminated homes in Dublin North East, as well as in other parts of North and West Dublin and the wider Leinster region.