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Colm Keaveney, Spokesperson for Mental Health & Special Needs

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Galway East

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Lower Dublin Road,
Tuam, Co. Galway

093 24070

colm@colmkeaveney.ie

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Personal Details

Born Dunmore January 1971. Educated St. Jarlath's College, Tuam, Co. Galway. Public Representative. Trade Union organiser. First Elected 2011.

Local News

Keaveney demands immediate action on crisis in Dublin psychiatric services

Fianna Fáil has condemned the Government for ignoring warnings about an escalating crisis in north Dublin’s psychiatric services. The party’s Spokesperson on Disability, Mental Health & Special Needs, Colm Keaveney TD, has demanded an urgent statement from the Minister for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch and Health Minister James Reilly following alarming reports that very sick patients with serious psychiatric difficulties have been forced to wait up to 8 days at Beaumont Hospital’s emergency department before being moved to a psychiatric bed. Read More | Share

15,776 children waiting for speech & language assessment - Keaveney

New figures show major regional imbalances in HSE services for children with disabilities Read More | Share

Keaveney to raise Dáil debate on Ballinasloe mental health unit

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disability, Mental Health and Special Needs, Colm Keaveney TD, will be raising a special debate in the Dáil this afternoon on the latest controversy surrounding the closure of St Brigid’s Mental Health Unit in Ballinasloe. Read More | Share

Keaveney urges communities across Co Galway to stand up to cuts to mental health services

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, Colm Keaveney TD, is urging people across Co Galway to attend a public meeting in Ballinasloe next week about the closure of St Brigid’s. Read More | Share

Keaveney calls for a halt to closure of St Brigid’s Ballinasloe

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, Disability & Special Needs Colm Keaveney has called on the Minister for Health James Reilly to put a stay on the ill-advised closure of the Admissions Unit in St. Brigid's Ballinasloe pending a full review of the decision. Read More | Share

Keaveney calls for a halt to closure of St Brigid’s Ballinasloe

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, Disability & Special Needs Colm Keaveney has called on the Minister for Health James Reilly to put a stay on the ill-advised closure of the Admissions Unit in St. Brigid's Ballinasloe pending a full review of the decision. Read More | Share

Speech of Colm Keaveney TD, FF Dáil motion demanding transparency at Irish Water

For most of my adult life I have paid for water, so I value it as a resource. I have no objection to the principle of paying for water, but I am opposed to the Irish Water model that the Government has imposed on this country by legislation. It was rammed through the House at the latter end of the previous session. Read More | Share

Keaveney hits out at cynical delays in filling key mental health posts

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health Colm Keaveney TD has criticised the Government’s cynical tactic of delaying the filling of key frontline mental service posts next year in an effort to save money. Read More | Share

Speech of Colm Keaveney TD, Dáil debate on Assisted Decision Making Bill 2013

I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on this Bill and I welcome it as an important step in the state’s progress towards ratifying the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read More | Share

Keaveney calls for statement on Stewarts Care Ltd.

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disabilities and Mental Health Colm Keaveney has called for an urgent statement from the Government regarding the suspension of a number of staff at Stewarts Care Limited over allegations of abuse or neglect. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Current Spokesperson for Mental Health & Special Needs.

First Elected in the General Election of 2011.

Elected to Galway County Council 2004 and reelected in 2009.

Elected to Tuam Town Council in 1999.

Contested general elections in 1999 and 2007.