Candidate for Galway West

After studying in Trinity College, Niall began working extensively on improving the NHS – England’s public health system.

Niall believes that the SocDems have been at the heart of getting a 10-year vision for our health system – Sláintecare and he wants to use his experience to be a major part of making that vision a reality.

Niall is proud to say that Galway is one of the best places to live in the world. It is changing from a large town to a small city and he believes that so far, politicians haven’t done a good job of managing that change.

Finally, Niall wants to see the SocDems one day lead a government and implement their policies and long-term vision for the country – building public services everyone can be proud of, ensuring there is openness and transparency in government and making the economy work for everyone.

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“I believe the SocDems can one day lead a government and implement our policies and long-term vision for our country – building public services we can be proud of, ensuring there is openness and transparency in government and making the economy work for everyone”

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6 months ago

Niall Ó Tuathail

Eva Policarpo and I were able to contact Dr. Mara Carvalho, a GP in Portugal to ask what happened in Portugal after they voted to legalise and regulate terminations.

Here's what she said:

In the 6 years before the vote, 14 women died because of unsafe abortions. Since the vote NO woman has died for this reason.

Before the vote, 250 women per year needed emergency healthcare because of abortions. That number is less than 50 now, and reducing. Severe infections and sepsis (that killed Savita) is now practially eliminated.

Now that abortion is legalised, doctors like Dr. Carvalho can build an understanding of why abortions happen and develop interventions to reduce the number. Abortion rates in Portugal have FALLEN by 10% since their Yes vote.

We all want to reduce the number of abortions. Voting Yes is an important part of making that happen.
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Please keep sharing people! Let’s dispel the “floodgates will open” myth, let’s remind people that voting NO does nothing more than keep the status quo of backstreet abortions. Compassion, choice and smart public health measures that reduce abortion rates go hand in hand.

Thanks for that :) Can I share it on Engineers and Techies Together for Yes?

had to share that, even though I said i wasn't gonna share anyting else for 24 hours! lol

Hi Niall, can I share this?

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6 months ago

Niall Ó Tuathail

One of the many reasons I am voting Yes is to honour the memory of Savita. She came to our city and, as you can see from this beautiful video, embraced Galway with open arms.

We failed her in return. According to Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, who led the HSE Inquiry into her death, the 8th amendment played a "major role" in her death. I'm so sorry Savita that we didn't sort out the 8th amendment in time for you to live a long and healthy life with the children you wanted.

We will do better. We will vote Yes. We will make amends.
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Two independent reports say she died from medical negligence and nothing to do with the 8th. I'm voting NO

I'll never forget Savita, and the price she paid for our terrible laws. #VoteYes

Voting no for abortions on demand !!

READ the folliwing independent medical inquiry......coroners report ...the HSE report ....the HIQA report..... Then you will know that Mrs Halapanavar died from sepsis NOT from the lack of abortion. Vote NO....

Heartbreaking watching this video, such a beautiful woman. I’ll be voting yes for her and for all women. #togetherforyes 💙❤️

Vote no

It is the time to say big yes

Best of luck on Friday Niall. This is why I will be voting No http://thomasroddy.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/why-we-must-vote-no-to-save-eighth.html?m=1

It’s time #voteyes #repealthe8th of

#vote yes

I’m voting No

Absolutely in love with this video bring on saving the 8th. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=184009218922655&id=181771352479775

no it did not

That piano music doesnt do it

Vote no

She died from neglect

Voting big fat no and my family

I vote to save woman not to protect woman who can't keep legs together. I vote for healthy baby's not for them who can't live properly. With pain and shame just to be in this world. I vote for memory of Savita and other woman's who took their own life's because noone heard them voice. I vote for raped,abused and homeless woman's where government promises are just to others think that they are actually doing something but now in these days rent rate go to high that family's are forced to leave their house because thy can't pay rent. They have kids and some of families waiting baby. How they will live normal life. I vote for woman's who need protection not for free minded woman's who don't know what they doing.

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6 months ago

Niall Ó Tuathail

I was proud to have my opinion piece on the referendum published in The Galway Advertiser this week (page 36). Hopefully, it will add to what has been quite a poor public debate. ... See MoreSee Less

I was proud to have my opinion piece on the referendum published in The Galway Advertiser this week (page 36). Hopefully, it will add to what has been quite a poor public debate.

 

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Vote NO on May 25th and protect the lives of unborn boys and girls. ...

BTW "poor public debate" what a joke....hope you're not too sore ye lost the Claire Byrne debate last Monday night!

Great article Niall - it clearly answers all the questions I've been getting on the doors from undecided voters.

Such a sensible and realistic article. Last paragraph in particlular. Well done Niall Ó Tuathailand keep up the good work.

Very right you are! Before our referêndum No defenders kept saying that legal termination would increase the abortion rates in general, as well as the number of abortions per woman. A few years later, we see the opposite: less abortions, less teen pregnancies, no women going back for their 4th, 5th, or 10th termination. I hope Ireland gets to see this happen too!

Very well written. I applaud your clarity on the issue

Regardless of which side a person sits on, surely respect is the least we can all expect regarding our views. I feel this has been surely missing in this referendum. Well written article Niall.

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Well done Niall.

Just read it there Niall Typical from a Repealer...no mention of the unborn baby's life that is being ended. Regarding No campaigners being against no change at all will the Repealers accept the 12/24 week limits if the referendum is passed. I doubt it from what I hear. They NEED TO BE HONEST ABOUT THIS. Regarding the same campaigners against change I was in favour of same sex marriage but now campaign for equal rights for unborn babies. If abortion is legalised I would bet any amount of money abortion rates will rise. It happened after England legalised abortion so why won't that happen here. Anyway go neirí an bother leat agus go mbeirimid go leir beo at an am seo arís. 🙂

Not my cup of tea Niall but I'm sure you believe in what you are doing.

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7 months ago

Niall Ó Tuathail

From #9 to #6 - getting there!
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According to a Fianna Fáil constituency poll seen by the Connacht Tribune - Galway City Tribune, I am the "biggest threat" to Galway returning the same 5 TDs at the next election.

It's huge progress for us to move from #9 at the last election to #6, and it's really all down to the incredible campaign team in the Social Democrats Galway West-South Mayo who I am so honoured to work with, and to everyone who helps spread the word about the campaign. With their and your support, I would be honoured to represent you in Dáil Éireann and make a difference to our health system, building Galway in the right way, and building a new political movement that can one day lead government.

Another push and we will get there. If you would like to join (in my biased opinion) one of the best campaign teams in the country, make some change happen and have fun while we do it, please sign up here: www.niallotuathail.ie/join-the-team/
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From #9 to #6 - getting there!
--According to a Fianna Fáil constituency poll seen by the Connacht Tribune - Galway City Tribune, I am the biggest threat to Galway returning the same 5 TDs at the next election.Its huge progress for us to move from #9 at the last election to #6, and its really all down to the incredible campaign team in the Social Democrats Galway West-South Mayo who I am so honoured to work with, and to everyone who helps spread the word about the campaign. With their and your support, I would be honoured to represent you in Dáil Éireann and make a difference to our health system, building Galway in the right way, and building a new political movement that can one day lead government.Another push and we will get there. If you would like to join (in my biased opinion) one of the best campaign teams in the country, make some change happen and have fun while we do it, please sign up here: http://www.niallotuathail.ie/join-the-team/

 

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Legend!! MVT! Most Valuable Threat!

That will have them thinking about you now 👍

Well done Niall 🙂

Delighted to read this!

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