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-  Alan Farrell TD

North County Dublin to benefit from competition in the bus market - Farrell

The North County is set to benefit from Dublin bus services opening up to competition says local Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrrell. The news comes as bus and rail operator ‘Go-Ahead’ has been announced as the winner of the tendering competition to operate 10% of Public Service Obligation bus services in Dublin (currently operated by Dublin Bus).

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh praises Community Champions behind Heritage Week

National Heritage Week locally is an integral part of European Heritage Days, celebrated in 50 countries across Europe. The principal aims of Heritage Week are to raise awareness of our heritage and encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion. There are over 2,000 events taking place nationally and there are well over 120 ‘Heritage Week’ events taking place in County Donegal — the most events in any county in the country per head of population.

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh welcomes Government approval for new law allowing tourists a tipple at local craft brewery and distillery

The Government has decided to progress the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016, by approving the drafting of a series of amendments to the Private Members Bill. “Under current legislation visitors to the local Kinnegar Craft Brewery sites in Rathmullan and Letterkenny couldn’t have a drink there,” said Minister McHugh. “The new laws will allow the brewery and the new Sliabh Liag distillery to operate tours and sell alcohol. This will help create extra employment and add a new destination for tourists to the county.

-  Joe McHugh

Minister McHugh welcomes €1.2M Government funding to Foyle Fishermen’s Co-operative

Three of the projects are in Donegal with the Greencastle-based organisation receiving the largest allocation of €1,284,045 as part of a €2.1M overall investment. This is important for the further development of Greencastle and will help support the sustainability of the work of the Foyle Fishermen’s Co-operative.

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