Pat Deering TD

Pat has been an active member of Fine Gael for the past 25 years. He was elected to Carlow County Council in 2009, where he served as Fine Gael Whip, before being elected to Dáil Éireann last year. He is the Chairman of Carlow County GAA Board and a member of the IFA.

Pat also has his own dairy farm. Father to two young children, Pat also has a huge interest in Irish history and his favourite historical figure is Michael Collins.

Planning applications for wind farms should be put on hold until the new guidelines are in place- Deering

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has called for the freezing of all planning applications for wind farms, until the review by Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan TD, of the 2006 Wind Energy Development Guidelines is complete. Deputy Deering was contributing to a Dáil debate on the matter this week.

€4.5 million in additional funds for local and regional roads - Deering

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the news that €4.5 million in funding is being provided to local authorities for regional and local road works under the Community Involvement Scheme (CIS).

€100,000 for the repair and conservation of protected structures in Carlow- Deering

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the news that €100,000 in funding is to be granted to twelve buildings and structures in Carlow under the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme 2014.

Revitalisation plan will boost business and job creation in Carlow – Deering

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has today (Tuesday) said a new revitalisation plan for Carlow will boost business opportunities and job creation in the town. The ‘Carlow Town Team Revitalisation Programme’, which has been launched this morning by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, features seven key supports with an investment of over €130,000.

Govt funding will allow for development of new skateboard park in Tullow - Deering

Fine Gael Carlow/Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has today (Saturday) welcomed the fact that just under €59,000 in funding has been awarded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to allow Carlow County Council to provide a new skateboard park in Tullow Town.