July 14, 2024

Advantageous Gael TD for Donegal Joe Mc Hugh has voted in opposition to the Authorities on a Sinn Féin movement to handle the recruitment and retention disaster throughout the retained fireplace service. 

Deputy McHugh, who resigned the celebration whip final 12 months over the mica disaster, sided with the Opposition by voting in opposition to a authorities modification.

Sinn Féin’s movement referred to as on the federal government to convey ahead a monetary funding bundle to fund a brand new framework for service supply for retained fireplace providers, to extend firefighters’ pay and create higher situations for present and future members. It additionally referred to as on the federal government to urgently have interaction with consultant our bodies appearing on behalf of the Retained Firefighters to avert an escalation of commercial motion.

The federal government tabled a counter movement, which acknowledged that the function of a Retained Firefighter is part-time, and was by no means meant to offer a full-time revenue.

Deputy McHugh voted in opposition to the counter movement on Wednesday night. The Coalition gained the vote by 71 to 62 votes.

Sinn Féin TDs Eoin Ó Broin and John Brady have accused Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien of “staggering vanity” in his failure to have interaction with the celebration’s proposals designed to handle points on the coronary heart of the recruitment and retention disaster throughout the retained fireplace service.

Teachta Ó Broin mentioned: “But once more this week, Darragh O’Brien has displayed staggering vanity in his failure to have interaction on this challenge, and the anger he has provoked was there for all to see when dozens of retained firefighters stood up and walked out of the Dáil public gallery in disgust on Tuesday evening.

“These firefighters travelled from all around the state to Dublin to attend the talk, which was a chance for the federal government to convey ahead significant proposals that might finish the necessity for an all-out strike subsequent week.

“As an alternative, they had been handled with contempt by Minister O’Brien.

“I as soon as once more urge him to evaluate his response to stop an all-out strike throughout the state subsequent week. He should act instantly to convey an finish to this disaster. His failure to take action is placing lives in danger.”

Joe McHugh votes in opposition to authorities on firefighters movement was final modified: June sixteenth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin