MenB vaccine should be provided as catch-up programme

MenB vaccine should be provided as catch-up programme

00   “The vaccine injections cost hundreds of euro, so it’s vital that people know they can bring their children and teenagers to their GPs for the vaccines without having to worry that they will be charged.” Social Democrats Spokesperson for Children,...
MenB vaccine should be provided as catch-up programme

SocDems back calls for reporting on reduced school hours

00 “The Department of Education itself says reduced timetables should be used only in exceptional circumstances and never as a behavioural management tool.” Social Democrats Spokeswoman for Children, Councillor Jennifer Whitmore, has backed calls for schools to...
MenB vaccine should be provided as catch-up programme

Department of Education must speed up schools’ safety assessments

00 “All affected schools need to know with certainty that these assessments will be carried out within the coming week, so that they will be in a position to advise pupils, parents and teachers exactly where they stand.” Social Democrats’ Spokesperson for...
MenB vaccine should be provided as catch-up programme

Budget 2019 leaves parents short-changed by 10 weeks on parental leave

21 “Today’s Budget provides for an extra two weeks of paid parental leave per parent. This is a meagre allocation – and it doesn’t even kick in until November of next year.” Social Democrats Spokesperson on Children, Councillor Jennifer Whitmore, has said the...
Human milk bank needed in Republic of Ireland

Human milk bank needed in Republic of Ireland

10 “We can’t allow families and babies-in-need to be caught up in any potential political upheaval in the wake of Brexit. The Government needs to take a proactive approach and establish a donor milk bank in the Republic.” Social Democrats Spokeswoman for...