Mitchell O’Connor pays tribute to the ‘Forgotten Irish’ while reaching out to modern day diaspora
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy will attend the Global Diaspora Forum in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney tomorrow morning (Tuesday), before welcoming the Irish Elderly Emigrants Tour UK in Glasthule, as part of the Gathering 2013, tomorrow afternoon.
English welcomes approval for construction of new school building for Eureka in Kells
Fine Gael Meath West TD, Damien English, has today (Friday) warmly welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn TD, that Eureka Secondary School in Kells is to get a new school building as part of the latest phase of the Government’s school building programme.
Lots of great ideas generated at Ashbourne Community Initiative - McEntee
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has described the Ashbourne Community Initiative held last Friday’s (May 10th) in the Pillo Hotel as a very positive event, adding that she hopes many of the ideas generated at the meeting can be brought to fruition.
New school building for Eureka will come as a welcome boost to entire Kells community - McEntee
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement that a new school building is to be provided for the Eureka post-primary school in Kells. The project has been announced as part of the latest phase of the Government’s school building programme, and will be delivered as part of a Public Private Partnership.
Direct air route from Cork would support the Gathering and US multinationals - Murphy
Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has called for the establishment of a direct air route between Cork and the east coast of the United States, saying the current lack thereof is impeding Irish-based US firms in Cork.
Collins welcomes extension of scheme to help farmers during fodder shortage
Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has welcomed the extension of the Imported Fodder Transport Scheme (IFTS), which will now run until 10th May, saying it will go some way to alleviating the pressure on farmers who are struggling as a result of the fodder shortage.
Deputy Feighan welcomes €173,000 in Leader funding for major quad biking leisure project
Fine Gael Roscommon/South Leitrim TD, Frank Feighan, has welcomed the approval of €172,793 in LEADER funding for the development of an outdoor recreational and amenity facility for quad biking in Springfield, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon.
7,750 missed appointments at local hospitals in 2012 restricts ability to see new patients - Feighan
Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim said that the high level of no show patients at local hospitals is restricting the ability to see new patients. Deputy Feighan was commenting after it emerged that more than 7,750 patients failed to turn up for appointments at Roscommon and Portiuncula Hospitals in 2012.
Extension of imported fodder transport scheme will provide further relief for Meath farmers – McEntee
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has said that the decision of the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, to extend the imported fodder transport scheme should provide further relief for Meath farmers struggling to cope with shortages. Deputy McEntee added that Minister Coveney is continuing to monitor the fodder situation on a daily basis.
All sides working to alleviate fodder shortage – D’arcy
Representation to Ag Minister will have direct benefit for Louth farmersFine Gael Louth Senator, Jim D’arcy, has welcomed the extension by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, of the duration of the Imported Fodder Transport Scheme (IFTS), which he said will have a direct impact on farmers experiencing difficult in the Louth region.