STATEMENT: St Johns Ambulance Report

Green Party call for Publication of St John’s Ambulance report on Historic Sexual Abuse.  Patrick Costello, Green Party Spokesperson for Justice secured at last nights parliamentary party meeting the full backing of the party to support his call for St. John’s Ambulance to publish immediately their report on historic child sexual abuse in the organisation. …

WATCH: Exploitation of Migrant Fishing Workers in Ireland

Transcript: Deputy Patrick Costello: In December last year, Noteworthy produced a series of reports investigating the exploitation and abuse of migrant fisherman in the Irish fishing industry. This morning in the audiovisual room, I hosted Maria Delaney, the journalist who undertook that investigation, along with Migrant Rights Centre Ireland and the International Transport Workers’ Federation…

WATCH: New Secondary School needed in Dublin 8.

Transcript: Deputy Costello: In Dublin South-Central there is a huge under-provision of second level education. Figures from the Department of Education show that in Dublin 8 alone there are about 3,500 primary school pupils and there are currently second level places for less than a third of them. A new school is badly needed. There…

STATEMENT: ‘Say No To Investor Courts!’ – Green TDs Costello & Hourigan host NGO and Civic Society roundtable meeting on CETA.

Patrick Costello TD for Dublin South Central and Neasa Hourigan TD for Dublin Central today hosted a roundtable discussion in Leinster House of NGOs and Civic Society groups looking to stop damaging investor courts from being introduced into the state via the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The meeting took place following Costello’s landmark Supreme…

WATCH: BusConnects G-Spine Rollout

Full Transcript: Deputy Costello: The G-spine promised an improvement of about 20% for Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard. We’ve seen the same problems that everyone is highlighting declining service, ghost buses and buses full driving past bus stops. We’ve talked a lot about the lack of bus drivers, but I want to dig in more into…