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-  Joe McHugh

Royal & Prior Principal to meet with Education Minister

The principal of Royal & Prior Howard Welch is to meet Education Minister Richard Bruton next week to discuss possible future funding. Donegal TD and Minister of State Joe McHugh has arranged the meeting. It follows a visit to the Raphoe secondary school by Minister McHugh. The Fine Gael TD was given a tour of some of the school including the sports hall where Olympian Chloe Magee began her route to international sports stardom.

-  Joe McHugh

Aquaculture Licensing- Deadline for Submissions this week- Minister McHugh

Donegal Minister Joe McHugh has urged residents of coastal areas in the county to have their say on the future of aquaculture. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has appointed a review panel regarding the licensing process and the associated legal framework in the view of changing legislation. Minister McHugh says a three person Review Group has invited written submissions or observations on matters within the Group’s Terms of Reference.

-  Joe McHugh

Minister McHugh meets Greencastle Harbour Users

“There is a clear argument, which I support, for work to re-commence on the breakwater project and further, the development of Greencastle harbour from a whole range of commercial viewpoints,” said Minister McHugh. “Fishing, marine tourism and commercial possibilities are there for Greencastle to harness in the years ahead and I wanted to get a first hand briefing on local views in the area.

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh welcomes fantastic €6.2M Government Boost for Killybegs

Donegal TD and Minister of State Joe McHugh has today welcomed news that the Government is to pour €6.2 Million into upgrading work in Killybegs harbour. On top of that, Donegal County Council will also benefit from further funding at other harbours in the county.

-  Joe McHugh

Minister McHugh vows to fight for undocumented Irish in USA

“As Minister for the Diaspora this has been a key issue for me. Within days of the election of Donald Trump I met emigrant representation groups in Boston and New York,” said McHugh. “This is personal because I know so many families who have a loved one who is working in the United States, paying their taxes, raising their families and contributing in such a positive way to the communities where they live in America.

-  Joe McHugh

We’re working hard to make Brexit work for Donegal- Minister McHugh

“In the wake of the meeting between An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and British Prime Minister, Theresa May, I am in no doubt of the enormity of the Brexit situation and its potential implications for Donegal. “The Irish Government has a very clear understanding the nature and scale of the challenge presented by Brexit challenge. Ireland began preparations for a potential Brexit two years ago, well before the UK’s referendum and since last June, this preparation has steadily intensified.

-  Senator Neale Richmond

Have your say on Sunday library openings – Richmond

Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, today (Monday) welcomed the opening of a public consultation into expanding the operating days of the Dún Laoghaire Lexicon library to include Sundays.

-  Senator Maria Byrne

Limerick schools among the best in Ireland – Byrne

Fine Gael Limerick Senator, Maria Byrne, has highlighted that Limerick schools have featured prominently in a list compiled by Independent News and Media detailing the best schools in Ireland on the basis of college entry.

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