Press Releases

October 2019

RTE News Call for greater clarity on border poll electorate

Irish Independent Opinion Piece Op Ed: A united Ireland will depend on long, careful planning- and on finding out who can actually vote

The Irish Times Long-term plan needed for united Ireland, Senator says

Belefast Telegraph Senator urges long-term planning for Irish unity

The Irish Examiner Long-term plan needed for united Ireland, Senator says

The Sun PROPER STEPS Senator Mark Daly says long-term planning and preparation needed for united Ireland

September 2019

Replica of 1916 Rising Proclamation presented by the President of Ireland installed in Washington Monument

August 2019

Northern Ireland Returning to Violence Warns UNESCO Chairs as a result of a Hard Border due to increasingly likely no deal Brexit, because of British Government’s U-Turn on the Backstop, or a rushed Border Poll, the only question in Both Scenarios is Scale

2 years on, not 1 recommendation of the Oireachtas Committee Report on a United Ireland has been actioned by the Government

Senator Mark Daly has called for clarification on the Taoiseach’s recent statement on a united Ireland

Senator Mark Daly & Deputy Seán Fleming welcomes Taoiseach’s U-Turn in the National Risk Assessment on the issue of possible referendum of United Ireland in report launched today.

July 2019

‘Unionist Concerns and Fears of a United Ireland’: New research report by Senator Mark Daly: Fears include Retribution, Triumphalist Nationalism and Loss of Identity

June 2019

Taoiseach & Government’s refusal to include possibility/probability of a referendum unifying the people of Ireland in the National Risk Assessment, claiming it is ‘not a risk’ leaves a void

March 2019

Corporate Manslaughter Bill must be progressed

Lives could be saved if Ross signed order for organ donors – Daly

Inaction by Minister Ross on sharing of Organ Donor information risking lives – Daly

Daly calls on Taoiseach to support National Anthem Bill

February 2019

Northern Ireland Returning to Violence as a Result of a Hard Border due to Brexit or a Rushed Border Poll: Risks for Youth Research Report

January 2019

Senator Daly pays tribute to inspirational Brian Crowley MEP as he announces his retirement from politics

FF to reintroduce Bill to protect and give official recognition to National Anthem 

December 2018

1st anniversary of Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf community Bill

August 2018

1st performance of Irish Sign Language version of National Anthem at a sporting event will help bring deaf community in from the side-lines

July 2018

Northern Ireland’s Income and Expenditure in a reunification scenario

March 2018

Inaction by Minister Ross on sharing of Organ Donor information risking lives – Daly

February 2018 

1st permanent exhibition to Irish Tricolour to open this week at GPO – Daly

January 2018

Next 3 weeks crucial for up to 50,000 Undocumented Irish and their hundreds of thousands of family members

December 2017

Civil Rights legalisation by Senator Mark Daly for the 50,000 members of the Irish Deaf Community signed into law by the President of Ireland

President’s recognition of Irish Sign Language is best Christmas present for the Deaf Community

Changing national anthem will not be supported by Fianna Fáil – Daly

October 2017

Daly expects passage of Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill by year end 

Last chance for public to send views on National Anthem – Daly

June 2017 

FG fails Irish Deaf Community during Irish Sign Language Recognition Bill Committee Stage – Daly

April 2017 

New report outlines options for Ireland in wake of Brexit – Daly

March 2017

Presidential Voting Rights Referendum needs detailed investigation – Daly

February 2017

Fianna Fáil will not accept any further delays to Irish Sign Language Bill – Daly

Submissions sought for position paper on Irish overseas and Diaspora – Daly

January 2017

Urgent Action on the Undocumented Irish needed – Daly

Senator Mark Daly receives approval for public consultation by Senate on Amhrán na bhFiann

Daly calls on the Government to implement Smart Tagging as 500 collisions causing serious injury or death involve banned drivers

December 2016

Senator Daly calls for Government to help 50,000 Undocumented Irish living in the US, who face uncertain future this Christmas

October 2016

Daly to lead debate & call for vote on Corporate Manslaughter Bill 2016

Cross party support for Senator Daly’s Recognition of Irish Sign Language Bill 2016

Sign Language Bill will be transformative for members of the Irish Deaf Community

July 2016

Mark Daly’s Bill will give recognition to Irish Sign Language for members of the Deaf Community

May 2016

Irish Oak Tree Ceremony on Capitol Hill DC to Commemorate the 1916 Rising organised by Senator Daly

April 2016

Washington Monument to Receive Commemorative Plaque from Ireland, coordinated by Senator Mark Daly

First 1916 Garden of Remembrance opens in the U.S.

March 2016

Over 4,000 secondary school students receive National Flag at special State Ceremonial event in Croke On Park

January 2016

A ban on smoking in cars where children are present has come into effect in the Republic of Ireland on New Year’s Day 2016.

Irish Flag can now be Flown at Night Thanks to Protocol Change. The change comes in time for the state ceremony on January 1st in Dublin Castle and 1916 Rising Celebrations.

July 2015

Kerry Emergency Ambulance Service is not adequate and Senator Mark Daly has highlighted that Killarney’s population will increase by 3-fold this weekend with the Emergency Ambulance Service still in crisis

Foreign Affairs Committee Condemns the Demolition and Forcible Transfer of the Protected Bedouin Population in Susiya, West Bank Following Motion Proposed by Senator Mark Daly

June 2015

British Ambassador should be called in by Minister for Foreign Affairs to answer questions on evidence of collusion in murder of Irish Citizens as a result of RTE documentary

Senator Daly seeks Minister for Foreign Affairs to attend the Seanad to Debate the Governments handling of the Ibrahim Halawa Case  

March 2015

Urgent action required by government on Halawa case after execution in Egypt-Senator Mark Daly

February 2015

Senator Mark Daly to force a vote at Foreign Affairs committee to compel Government to seek release of a young Irish/Egyptian national held in Egyptian prison without trial

Government Misleading the Public that they have never Circulated Attorney General’s Advice

Threat of ‘Death by Geography’ continues in Kerry as Man Coughing up Blood waits 55 minutes for ambulance in Kerry

January 2015

New Report shows Kerry people will die because of ‘Death by Geography’ due to governments cuts to ambulance services

December 2014 

Daly demands answers over British tapping claims

November 2014

Senator Mark Daly senate spokesperson for the Irish overseas and the Diaspora has welcomed President Obama’s executive order on Immigration Reform which may allow some of 50,000 Undocumented Irish to come home in times of distress

Senator Mark Daly calls on President Obama to include ‘Humanitarian Visas’ in Executive Order on Immigration Reform to allow 50,000 undocumented Irish Home for Christmas

Kerry Farmers penalised in unjust Finance Bill – Daly

The withdrawal of rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea by EU states is an “abdication of their duty of care”

Ambulance Service in Kerry Playing Russian Roulette with People’s Lives – Daly

October 2014 

Kerry investment falls down the Govt’s priority list – Daly

Govt Agrees to Fianna Fáil Request for Dáil and Seanad Debate on Rural Broadband

Govt Slashes Over 450 Medical Cards for Over 70s in Kerry– Daly

Families in Kerry To Pay Bill for Private Consultants- Daly

 September 2014 

Govt Vote on Commercial Rates will Ruin Small Towns and Villages – Daly

July 2014

Irish Deaf Society request for interpreter in Dáil rejected by Government

June 2014

Daly Calls for all major GAA games to be broadcast on free-to-air TV 

Kerry farmers charged over €600,000 in Single Farm Payment penalties

April 2014
Senator Daly seeks greater resources for Kerry Ambulance Service

Senator Mark Daly Calls on HSE for urgent meeting in relation to current ambulance provision in Kerry.

February 2014

New Fianna Fail Law will drive down commercial rates for Kerry sports clubs

January 2014

Minister for the Irish Overseas and Diaspora should be part of Ireland’s Foreign Policy Review

October 2013

Latest property tax fiasco adds to distress of Kerry homeowners

Senator Mark Daly to attend White House announcement by President Obama on immigration reform

Seanad reform can begin with Government accepting Fianna Fáil Bill on EU Scrutiny and Transparency in Government drafted by Senator Mark Daly

Government TD’s vote No to Unionist and All Island Foreign Affairs committee delegation on Immigration Reform to DC

Slashing of Jobseeker’s Allowance is invitation to emigrate – Daly

Enda Kenny should apologies to those who have had special needs assistants and social welfare cut for wasting 15 million

Organ Donation Consultation

Say NO to government power grab & demand real reform

September 2013

On October 4th the people must send the Government a message and show them they will not stand for lying and broken election promises

Houses of the Oireachtas publication describes Ministers power like those of King Henry VIII

Minister Brian Hayes should apologise to the Irish Overseas; the Ministers idea that facebook is a replacement for a vote is incredible says Fianna Fail Spokesperson for the Irish Overseas and the Diaspora

Not allowing citizens of a republic, regardless of their location, a right to vote is an affront to the very essence of a republic. A reformed Seanad would allow our Irish Citizens living outside the state, a voice in Leinster House

Government only allows TD to debate 2% of the laws that come into effect each year, the power grab must stop

FF calls on Deputy Griffin to remove deceptive Seanad referendum posters

National Ambulance Service presentation to public representatives last night ‘flawed’ – Daly

August 2013

Daly slams FG Deputy for wasting public money on Seanad abolition PQs

HSE have confirmed they are pursuing the recruitment of a full-time Project Manager and an administrator for the National Organ Donation &Transplantation Office

Head of the National Organ Transplant Authority : Irish Government’s organ transplant policy ‘costing lives’

Senator Daly amazed at lack of understanding shown by the Minister

Senator Mark Daly Condemns Minister Reilly’s actions in using Attorney General’s advice to tell Leinster House how to run its affairs

Senator Daly calls on Minister Reilly to address Seanad on his flawed transplant bill

Senator Mark Daly Disappointed that Fine Gael are not taking issue of Flawed EU organ donation law seriously

Senator Mark Daly today submitted the letter to the Seanad Cathaoirleach for the recall of the Seanad this August to annul flawed EU law on Organ Transplantation

Seanad likely to be recalled to discuss law on organ donation

Senator Mark Daly secures 20th signature to enable the recall of the Seanad this August to annul flawed EU law on Organ Transplantation.

July 2013

Senator Mark Daly needs 2 Senators Signatures to recall the Seanad this August on Organ Donation and Transplantation Legislation

Senator Daly welcomes the appointment of Anne Anderson – Ireland’s First Female Ambassador to the United States


Senator Mark Daly, nominated to the Senate by the Irish Kidney Association, will summon the Minister for Health back from his holidays in August to appear before the Seanad to debate the flawed legislation on organ donation and transplantation that, if amended, could save lives

Latest data on mortgages shows banks continue to be main barrier to relief for Kerry families

Fianna Fáil launches the first policy by any political party in Ireland for the Irish Overseas and Diaspora

Kerry mothers to be hit with Maternity Benefit Cut this week – Daly

May 2013

New FF policy launched to keep town centres at heart of community- Daly

Back-to-School time bomb awaits Kerry parents – Daly

February 2013

Student grant changes will discriminate against farming families – Daly

FG and Labour abandon communities as 9 Kerry garda stations close – Daly

Minister for the Office of Public Works to be questioned in the Seanad next Tuesday by Senator Mark Daly on the possible closure of Derrynane House this summer

January 2013

Daly calls on FG and Labour to reverse decision on Kerry garda station closures

Kerry to lose 8 teachers as Govt persists with further education cuts – Daly

Kerry families begin to feel the pain of Budget cuts – Daly

The Government is masterminding another shambles: as Revenue Commissioners say they will issue “indicative value” and home owners will also be able to self assess says Senator Mark Daly

December 2012

Daly ‘appalled’ at Govt attack on Kerry Garda Stations

Government needs to do honourable thing and reverse cut to Respite Care Grant – Daly

Senator Mark Daly: says homeowners cannot afford unfair property taxes, Wrong Plan at the Wrong Time

Kerry homeowners cannot afford hefty property taxes – Daly

 November 2012

Senator Daly among Oireachtas Group seeking urgent meeting with the Tánaiste

Senator Mark Daly welcomes the retention of Valentia and Malin Coast guard centres and reiterates ‘that head of the Coast Guard Mr Chris Reynolds was not fit to hold the position’

FF alternative budget reverses cuts to Home Help hours – Daly

Daly pledges full support for students’ campaign

Govt breaks promises to Kerry students – Daly

Senator Daly to form an All Party Oireachtas Group on the Undocumented Irish in the United States

Senator Mark Daly to welcome creator of Morrison Visa , US Congressman Bruce Morrison to Leinster House

Almost 2,000 Kerry students still waiting for student grants – Daly

October 2012

Senator Mark Daly stated at Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications that Director of Irish Coast Guard is not fit to hold office

Kerry families among those left in financial distress highlighted by the credit union report- Daly

Shocking delays in key social welfare appeals in Kerry -Daly

Government have left Kerry mortgage holders at the mercy of merciless banks 

Senator Mark Daly Supports FF Dail motion for full restoration of AEOS and DAS

NAMA refuses to disclose how much of €4.6 billion of property sales were private deals

AIB hike a major blow for thousands of Kerry homeowners

Senator Daly proposes “Gathering” in Leinster House of politicans of Irish Heritage

Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to hold hearing into fisher report following work by Senator Mark Daly

Senator Mark Daly welcomes Minister Coveney’s climb-down on AEOS

September 2012

US Ireland Alliance President Reluctant to appear before formal sitting of Foreign Affairs Committee

Valentia Island Coast Guard Station in Doubt as Government Parties Split on Senator Mark Daly Petition

Pensions bombshell to hit women on verge of retirement

Kerry residents fear changes to free travel scheme

Seanad to be recalled to debate EU Organ Transplantation Leglislation following petition led by Senator Mark Daly

August 2012:

Senator Mark Daly has welcomed the publication of the report into allegations of Child Abuse by 17 members of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

Senator Mark Daly has called on the Minister for Defence Alan Shatter to apologise to both former and current members of the defence forces for describing Ireland’s position of neutrality as “morally bankrupt”. 

Daly calls on Minister Rabbitte to provide more detail on his Broadband plan

Kerry families can’t afford hefty property taxes-Daly

Senator Daly believes Kerry business are suffering as Government fails on credit crisis 

Government must take immediate action on rising fuel prices

Roof on new 40 bed Kenmare hospital nears completion

Daly dismayed at figures released by Davy stockbrokers on mortgage arears

Following recent events concerning a former NAMA employee Senator Daly will reintroduce his NAMA and Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Transparency Bill 2011

Daly calls on NAMA to provide Graduate opportunities through the jobsbridge initiative

July 2012:

Daly disappointed at 4 AIB branch closures in Kerry

June 2012:

Deepening pension crisis highlights flawed raid on retirement funds – Daly

Kerry parents finally to be informed about Back-to-School payments – Daly

Senator Daly’s Bill Calling for Ban on Smoking in Cars with Children to be Developed by Minister of Health

Senator Daly urges people travelling abroad this summer to check their passports

Kerry Parents to be Informed about Back to School Payments this week- Daly

Senator Mark Daly’s Project Updates June 2012

Senator Daly Dissappointed with Senator Paul Coughlan and Government Colleagues who votes against NAMA Transparency Legislation

NAMA Transparency Bill to be voted on Wednesday, introduced by Senator Mark Daly. The Bill will force NAMA and the IBRC to ensure all loans and properties are sold in an open and transparent way

Senator Daly believes third level grant changes will hurt  Kerry families

May 2012:

Banning Smoking is Cars Where Children are Present is Simply the Right Thing to Do

Minister for Health Mr James Reilly Accepts Legislation Put Forward by Senator Daly, Crown and Van Turnhout

Senator Daly and Senator and Doctor John Crown are Introducing Legislation to Protect Children from the Harmful Effects of Tobacco 

Kerry Schools Still Facing Cuts Despite Government Spin

Senator Daly Welcomes the Clarification on the Household Charge for Commercial Businesses

Downgrading of Kerry Health Services a “Costly Mistake”

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