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.
Older people in Donegal to benefit from reduced prescription charges – McHugh
“New health legislation being introduced this week is good news for older people in Donegal as it will reduce their prescription charges. This means more money in the pockets of older people as they care for their health,” said Minister McHugh
McHugh meets Donegal troops in Lebanon and urges young people to follow in their footsteps
“Donegal people have a proud tradition in serving in the Defence Forces and an Open Day is being planned at Finner Camp for this interested in continuing that proud tradition. “They are looking for general service recruits, apprentices and cadets and I strongly encourage young men and women in Donegal to consider this exciting opportunity.
Minister to meet with Kerry Deer Society – Coghlan
Speaking in the Seanad today, Leas Cathaoirleach, Senator Paul Coghlan, raised the issue of the indigenous Red deer and Japanese sika deer in County Kerry and called on the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, to meet with the Kerry Deer Society.
150 new jobs a significant vote of confidence in local economy- Durkan
Kildare-based food manufacturer Dawn Farms, which exports to over 40 markets around the world, has today announced it will add a further 150 jobs to its headquarters in Naas over the next five years.
Vet Lab in Limerick must remain open- Neville
Fine Gael TD for Limerick Tom Neville called for the veterinary laboratory there to remain open in the Dáil this week.
Hard work rewards as Cork-Boston route finally set to take off – Buttimer
Fine Gael Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has expressed his delight at the launch of Norwegian Airlines transatlantic routes from Cork after a long and challenging journey to secure the service.