SPEAKING this morning Senator John Gilroy, Seanad Spokesperson on finance welcomed the overnight news of a deal on bank debt. The government has been working diligently on creating the conditions where a deal on bank debt could be secured. Most commentators said that this could not be done but last night’s news has confounded our critics. [Read more...]
SENATOR John Gilroy has been appointed Rapporteur on Suicide Prevention which requires him to bring a report before the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Health and Children. For the past several months he has been consulting with the professional and voluntary sectors who work in this area.
LABOUR Senator John Gilroy says he is seeking input from public on suicide prevention.
“I believe suicide is the single greatest challenge facing our society and we must do everything we can to reduce the incidence. [Read more...]
TODAY at the Committee discussing the Stability Treaty, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was challenged to explain how a leaflet being distributed to every home in the country was misusing quotes by three of the country’s most eminent economists in making an argument against the treaty.
Senator John Gilroy, Seanad Spokesperson on Finance for the Labour Party, expressed dismay at the level of cynicism being displayed by Sinn Féin.
SENATOR John Gilroy has expressed his dismay at the level of engagement by Deputy Richard Boyd-Barrett in terms of the Bretton Woods Agreement legislation which is going through the Houses of the Oireachtas.
“Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett proposed the most extraordinary amendment.
“He called on the government to suspend our membership of the International Monetary Fund.
SPEAKING in the Seanad, Senator John Gilroy called on the Minister for Finance to outlaw the practice in Irish lending where borrowers – even the directors of Limited Companies – are obliged to give personal guarantees to banks for loans.
Senator Gilroy said, “This practice has not worked in the past and its net effect is to discourage small and medium enterprises from expanding their businesses and creating jobs.
CORK councillor, John Gilroy has been elected as Chair of the Labour Councillors’ Association. His election took place at the AGM of the association which took place in the Mansion House, Dublin on Saturday, September 19.
Cllr Gilroy is based in Glanmire, Co Cork and represents the Blarney Electoral Area on Cork County Council.
Cllr Gilroy said, “I’m delighted to have been elected as chairperson of to Labour Councillors and would like to thank my colleagues from councils around the country for support that they have lent me.
COUNCILLORS have voted unanimously in favour of plans to develop a new school in Banduff.
At this week’s meting of Cork County Council, councillors were asked to pass a material contravention to allow the Brothers of Charity develop a two storey school in two separate phases as well as a fully equipped play area and landscaping near the Glen River at the Old Youghal Road/Banduff Road in Banduff, Mayfeild.