Further progress for South East Technological University – Coffey
Fine Gael Waterford Deputy Paudie Coffey has said that further progress has been made in delivering a technological university for the South East Region. Deputy Coffey has said the process for creating technological universities has been on-going since this government came to office; the Minister has now instructed the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to start implementing a plan that will see WIT and Carlow IT (CIT) progress to becoming a technological university for the South East region.
400 jobs for Irish Water at Abtran will have enormous impact on Bishopstown - Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork South Central Deputy, Jerry Buttimer, has said the announcement of 400 new jobs to be created at the Abtran facility in Bishopstown, for Irish Water, will be a shot in the arm for the local area, which has struggled under the weight of high unemployment in recent years. This news comes on the back of figures released this morning by the CSO which show that the unemployment rate has fallen to below 14% to 13.7% for the first time since Aug 2010, demonstrating that the Government’s plan to get people back to work is starting to pay off.
Doherty encourages Meath groups to apply for Caring Communities grants
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) encouraged community groups in Meath to apply for funding under the Caring Communities initiative, which is run by the Community Foundation for Ireland.
Funding secured for N72 road repairs in Cappoquin Town – Coffey
Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has said that funding has been secured from the National Roads Authority to carry out road surface repairs on the N72 road that runs through Cappoquin Town, Co Waterford.
Merger of Kilkee Marine Rescue and Irish Coast Guard will safeguard local unit - Breen
Fine Gael Clare Deputy, Pat Breen, has welcomed the formal merger of the Kilkee Marine Rescue and the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG), saying the local unit will benefit significantly by joining forces with the nationwide emergency service. Deputy Breen will address an event this evening (Wednesday) in Kilkee being held to mark the merger.
Cork to Cavan walkway will encourage tourists to the Rebel County as the Gathering gathers pace - Harrington
Welcoming the announcement of €105,750 for a new pedestrian, cycling and wheelchair access bridge at Millstreet in Co. Cork, as part of the Beara Breifne walking route, Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, said the project will encourage more tourists to visit Cork in the coming months and years.
Local authorities must standardise parking charges to save town centres – Coghlan
Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Wednesday) repeated his call for action to be taken on parking charges, which he said are crippling town centres across the country. Senator Coghlan made his comments during Order of Business in the Seanad.
Collins welcomes funding for Millstreet Bridge and knock-on effect from tourism
Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has welcomed the announcement of funding for the building of an access bridge at Millstreet as part of the walking route link that will run from Dursey Island in Cork to the Ulster Way in Blacklion in Co. Cavan.
Mafic to create 70 jobs in Kells under Succeed-In-Ireland- Minister Bruton
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D, today (Monday) announced that Mafic (Black Basalt) Ireland Limited (Mafic) will create 70 jobs over the next three years with a multi-million Euro investment in their new production facility in Kells, Co. Meath, under the Succeed-in- Ireland Initiative.
Allocation of funding will lead the way for future investment in jobs – Bernard J Durkan TD
Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Bernard J Durkan, has today (Thursday) warmly welcomed the announcement by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, that funding has been allocated to allow Kildare County Council accept the €29 million tender for the upgrade and expansion of the wastewater treatment plant in Leixlip.