Tag: Sarah Jane Hennelly

Poverty is the reality of the recovery

Poverty is the reality of the recovery

| August 16, 2017

JOB security is scarce, wages are low, contracts are short, and quality of work is poor. That’s the reality of the much-heralded recovery, according to Social Democrats Limerick representative and party chairperson Sarah Jane Hennelly. Commenting on a recent homelessness statistic, which shows that 17 per cent of people experiencing homelessness are currently working, she accused the government of […]

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Opera Centre not the answer to Limerick’s housing crisis

Opera Centre not the answer to Limerick’s housing crisis

| August 12, 2017

WE need to be vigilant to ensure that the growing number of jobs in our city corresponds with an increase of accommodation. Otherwise, rent and house prices will continue to spiral, warns Social Democrats general election candidate for Limerick City, Sarah Jane Hennelly. She was responding to comments made by Solidarity councillor Cian Prendiville on the proposed […]

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Limerick Social Democrats condemn mosque attacks

Limerick Social Democrats condemn mosque attacks

| June 10, 2017

The Social Democrats Limerick representative, Sarah Jane Hennelly, has pledged her support to those affected by separate incidents at two mosques in Limerick. Ms Hennelly said: “I wish to show my support for the city’s Muslim residents and the Imams of both mosques, who must have found the incidents very distressing. These acts of vandalism […]

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252 people categorised as homeless in Limerick

252 people categorised as homeless in Limerick

| March 4, 2017

LOCAL Social Democrats representative Sarah Jane Hennelly has condemned the Government following publication of new homeless figures confirming that 252 people are now homeless in Limerick. In the Mid-West region, there are 52 children living in emergency accommodation while the nationwide figures show 7,000 people in emergency accommodation, including 2,400 children. “This is totally unacceptable. It […]

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Social Democrats concern over Limerick housing crisis

Social Democrats concern over Limerick housing crisis

| January 28, 2017

THE recent threat of evictions to tenants by international vulture funds has highlighted the precarious nature of tenancies in the city. That’s the view of Limerick Social Democrats chairperson Sarah Jane Hennelly, who has expressed concern over the shortage of accommodation and its effect on the home rental sector. Figures released from Rebuilding Ireland in […]

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Limerick plays key role in Social Democrats’ mental health manifesto

Limerick plays key role in Social Democrats’ mental health manifesto

| February 23, 2016

  LIMERICK faces particular challenges in relation to mental health, access to services and suicide. This is the opinion of Social Democrats General Election candidate for Limerick City, Sarah Jane Hennelly, who carried out research locally late last year, which has now partly informed her party’s new mental health manifesto. “It was important to incorporate the […]

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Social Democrats planning to tackle Limerick housing crisis

Social Democrats planning to tackle Limerick housing crisis

| February 19, 2016

by Alan Jacques [email protected] LIMERICK City’s housing crisis needs to be tackled at the highest level of government. This is the opinion of Social Democrats General Election candidate for Limerick City, Sarah Jane Hennelly, whose party launched its housing policy last weekend. Under the Social Democrats’ plan, housing would become the responsibility of a senior minister, […]

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Social Democrats driving Cork-Limerick motorway project

Social Democrats driving Cork-Limerick motorway project

| January 29, 2016

by Alan Jacques [email protected] GENERAL Election candidate for Limerick City, Sarah Jane Hennelly, insists that the Social Democrats are the only party that can be trusted to move forward plans for the construction of the long-overdue Cork-Limerick M20 Motorway. Her party’s manifesto, launched in Dublin last week, is the only one to specifically identify the construction […]

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O’Dea is not in favour of changing abortion legislation

O’Dea is not in favour of changing abortion legislation

| January 22, 2016

by Alan Jacques [email protected] LIMERICK TD Willie O’Dea has come out in favour of the existing legislation in relation to abortion after being challenged to clarify his position over whether the law should be changed to allow for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. The opposition spokesman on Social Protection was one of four Fianna Fáil […]

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Limerick rally works to change perception of violence against women

Limerick rally works to change perception of violence against women

| December 5, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] STIGMA is a huge deterrent for women seeking justice against violence. That’s the view of Social Democrats General Election candidate for Limerick City, Sarah Jane Hennelly. Ms Hennelly was among 50 people who attended a rally in the city last weekend calling for a change in the way we think about […]

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