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-  Sarah Meade

Doherty urges community workers to check out new Meath Partnership course

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) urged volunteer and community workers based in Meath to check out a new course being run by Meath Partnership and the National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth. The certificate programme is entitled ‘Community Work in a Changing Meath’.

-  Sarah Meade

Deering urges Teagasc to hold local briefings on fodder crisis

Fine Gael Carlow/Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has today (Thursday) urged Teagasc to organise briefing sessions in local livestock marts for farmers being adversely affected by fodder shortages. Deputy Deering added that this would make the necessary information more accessible for farmers who need to get their fodder stocks up to acceptable levels.

-  Deborah Sweeney

eircom gets broadband up to speed with 25,000 homes in Louth to benefit - Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael Louth Deputy, Peter Fitzpatrick, has said news that almost 25,000 homes in Louth will be able to access high-speed broadband by next September will act as a boost for businesses in the region and allow households to experience the same connectivity speeds that have been taken for granted in other parts of the country for years.

-  Emma Hynes

Coffey welcomes Cork County Council’s support for motion to reduce costs for new businesses

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey has today (Thursday) welcomed the cross party support from Cork County Council for his Private Member’s Bill, which aims to reduce the burden of costs for new businesses. Deputy Coffey introduced this Bill into the Dáil a number of weeks ago and has called on other councils to support him in this with a view to helping start-up businesses in towns and villages right across the country.

-  Sarah Meade

FG TDs meet Transport Minister to push for action on North Meath roads

Fine Gael Meath TDs last night (Wednesday) held a meeting with the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, to push for action on the condition of the roads in North Meath. The meeting was attended by Deputies Regina Doherty, Helen McEntee, Ray Butler and Damien English.

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