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Leahy launches Renua’s ‘Be My Voice’ referendum campaign

Renua Ireland John Leahy has launched his party’s referendum campaign with the slogan ‘Be My Voice’ while also throwing down the gauntlet to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to ‘’come out from behind the shadows of his army of spin-doctors and debate him on the forthcoming referendum’’. Speaking at the launch of the Renua Ireland campaign […]

RENUA slams “crazy” political holidays

The ongoing extended political holiday being enjoyed by our TDs and Senators is unacceptable and crazy in a modern world,” Renua Ireland has claimed. Commenting on the decision of the Oireachtas to take a break until the middle of April (Tuesday the 17th to be precise) party said: ‘’It is astonishing that in the aftermath […]

Working poor must not be forgotten

The government must commission an immediate investigation into why more than 100,000 people who get up early in the morning to go to work live in poverty, Renua Ireland has warned. The party was commenting on the latest Social Justice Ireland on poverty. ‘‘The revelation that the number of working poor has risen consistently since […]

Those who rebel now must stay the course

Those who rebel against party whips over abortion would be wise to realise their commitment and the consequences of that commitment will not be a short-term affair, Renua Ireland has warned. The party said: ‘’Given the ferocity of the media backlash; those who stand for Life are acting with great courage. They must realize the […]

LEAHY CALLS FOR WATER DEBACLE EXPLANATION

RENUA Ireland leader, Cllr John Leahy has warned Irish Water he will be demanding explanations for the post Storm Emma water shortage debacle at the next Offaly Council meeting. Cllr Leahy said: ‘”Taxpayers must be concerned by the difficulties Irish Water faced in dealing with these short-term weather conditions, which were well forecast. Yes, Storm […]

LAOIS-OFFALY SHORTCHANGED IN LOCAL GOVT SHAKE-UP

REAL REFORM MUST EMPOWER TOWN COUNCILS WITH REAL PLANNING ROLE   Local Government Minister John Paul Phelan, must move rapidly to clarify the future of towns across Laois-Offaly under his proposals for reform RENUA Ireland leader, Cllr John Leahy has insisted. Cllr Leahy said: “The current vague proposals to re-establish 28 new urban borough councils […]

REAL REFORM MUST EMPOWER TOWN COUNCILS WITH REAL PLANNING ROLE

‘’Local Government Minister John Paul Phelan must move rapidly to clarify the future of towns in Laois Offaly under his proposals for reform’’ RENUA Ireland leader John Leahy has warned. Mr Leahy said; ‘’the current vague proposals are not clear about the future of key towns such as Portlaoise, Mountmellick, Tullamore, Birr and Edenderry. This, […]

RENUA PRAISES EMERGENCY SERVICES IN THE WAKE OF STORM EMMA

RENUA Ireland has said that we should praise Ireland’s public services for their collective response to the challenge posed by the recent weather conditions. The party said that: “Often public servants are criticised, but on this occasion, we should recognise the work that they have done in putting Ireland back on its feet. Whether it […]

NEW PRISON POLICY REQUIRED TO DEAL WITH RISE IN SERIOUS CRIME

The absence of proposals for a prison building programme in Project Ireland 2040 is a glaring omission driven by an ill-judged, soft criminal justice system, RENUA Ireland has warned. The party said: “If we are to implement what the people want, namely tough long-term prison sentences for hardened criminals you need prisons. The failure of […]

GOVERNMENT MUST SHOW COURAGE TO TAKE ON THE SHADOW OF THE VULTURE FUND

RENUA Ireland has warned the government it must; ‘’show courage and take on the gathering shadow of the Vulture Funds across Ireland. The party Leader Cllr. John Leahy states We all as politicians have seen the consequences of Mortgage Arrears breakdown. Broken families. Damaged communities. Ghost towns. Empty farm-homes Damaged lives. Now, at a time […]