Religious congregations must live up to their side of the deal- Buttimer
Fine Gael Senator and Leader of the Seanad, Jerry Buttimer, has condemned religious congregations for failing to pay their share of the redress scheme to survivors of residential institutional child abuse.
14,000 people in Sligo & Leitrim will benefit from increase in pension payment
Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim, Tony McLoughlin, said almost 14,000 people in the region will benefit from the increase to the state pension.
New TAMS II measure will help Carlow tillage farmers to modernise and cut costs - Deering
Fine Gael Carlow Kilkenny TD, and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pat Deering, has said the new specialised Tillage Measure under TAMS II is going to help Carlow tillage farmers to modernise and cut costs.
Further youth mental health services needed for Sligo/Leitrim- McLoughlin
Fine Gael TD for Sligo/Leitrim, Tony McLoughlin, has called for further youth mental health services for the region.
Government is fully committed to the Castlebar campus of GMIT
Fine Gael Senator Michelle Mulherin has said the Government is fully committed to the Castlebar campus of GMIT.
McHugh welcomes 1Gbps superfast broadband for 14,200 Donegal homes
“The National Broadband will connect 1.8m people in 750,000 postal addresses to a minimum of 30Mbps download and 6Mbps upload speeds,” said Minister Joe McHugh. “Here in County Donegal the aim is to connect every single home to broadband and this is being rolled out over the next few months and will continue to every home by 2020.
McHugh welcomes more than €750,000 in grants for seafood and aquaculture industries in Donegal
Donegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed a massive Government funding injection into the county’s seafood processing and aquaculture sectors. Five Donegal companies in Fanad, Killybegs and Donegal Town are set to benefit from the grants scheme with a total grant award amounting to more than €750,000.
29 schools in Donegal will undergo major improvements thanks to Government funding – McHugh
“This local investment is part of an overall allocation of €47million for vital school projects around the country. “Works will be carried out in schools in Donegal over the summer months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other school staff will be kept to a minimum. “I am confident that school authorities here in Donegal will be able to achieve best value for money on prices for jobs, and I call on schools to ensure that they maximise the benefit to their schools of the works sanctioned by my Fine Gael colleague, Education Minister Richard Bruton.
Sinn Féin wants to put Carlow at the back of the class
Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has criticised Sinn Féin for what he says is the attempted exclusion of Carlow from a significant educational advancement for the South East, the new Technological University for the South East (TUSE).
Burke slams “Fianna Fáil-Sinn Féin Alliance” over water charges
Deputy Peter Burke, Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath has this week slammed the new position taken by Fianna Fáil over excessive use of water, branding the approach as that of a new a “Fianna Fáil-Sinn Féin Alliance”. Burke said this new level of populism flies in the face of those who sacrificed so much to stabilise our economy, and will put our current and future budgets at risk.