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After nearly 26 years in the Dáil, our TD for Longford-Westmeath Willie Penrose has announced he is stepping down at the next election. Willie has served the people of Longford/Westmeath and indeed Ireland with integrity and honour. 🌹

We had a ball at Dublin Pride. Wishing everyone a happy and safe day and night. 🌈✨🏳️‍🌈

A special #Pride throwback to our 2011 pledges to the LGBT community. Proud that we delivered on all commitments. 🏳️‍🌈🌈✨ #tbt

Today we are at @usi.ie lobby of Oireachtas Members. We are clear college fees must not rise in #Budget19, they should go.

Did you know that according to the latest survey by Irish Congress of Trade Unions, over 50% of young workers have gone without a basic need like food to pay their rent? Our 🏠spokesperson @janosullivantd has said it is time for the Government to get their act together and produce an affordable homes strategy for young people who want to rent or buy. Read Jan's full statement at the link in our bio

#OnThisDay last year Leo Varadkar was elected Taoiseach. In that time the housing crisis has gotten worse.
➡️Nearly 10,000 people are homeless 👩🧔
➡️The number of children who are homeless is increasing month on month 🧒🧒
➡️Rents are sky-rocketing across the country 🏠
➡️The Government have yet to produce a plan for affordable and social housing. 😡
They say a week is a long time in politics, well a year can seem like a lifetime and we have yet to see any workable proposals for affordable housing for those who want to rent and buy.

The benefits of 🚴‍♀️are obvious. This #BikeWeek we should discuss ways we can protect cyclists by investing in better infrastructure and promote safe cycling on our roads. #BikeWeekIE

The Government is setting aside money for a rainy day fund when it is bucketing down for victims of the housing crisis. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Locking money away in the Rainy Day Fund when Housing is so desperately needed is the wrong choice.

#OnThisDay 1868: James Connolly was born in Edinburgh. He later went on to set up the Labour Party with Jim Larkin. Today we remember the massive contribution James Connolly made to the labour movement. #Connolly150

Happy belated birthday to @ivanabacik - what a weekend to celebrate your birthday. #repealedthe8th

Still get chills thinking back to Saturday. YES. #Repealedthe8th #repealthe8th

What a scorcher of a day. ☀️ If you're planning a few pints later or a bag of cans in your back garden, make sure you vote first. #Repealthe8th #TogetherForYes #Together2Vote

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