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-  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.

-  Joe McHugh

€4,800 ceadaithe d’Áislann Chill Chartha le hoibreacha riachtanacha a chur i gcrích ag an Ionad- An tAire McHugh

“Fáiltim roimh an fógra maidin inniú ón Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta agus Acmhainní Nádúrtha, Seán Kyne TD, go bhfuil deontas suas le €4,800 ceadaithe aige do Áislann Chill Chartha, chun cur ar a gcumas an díon a dheisiú. “This busy committee are carrying out important work on behalf of the community of Kilcar, and with regards the Irish language also. I’m delighted that this funding has been made available and I believe this grant will help them in continuing with the important work they carry out in attending to the Kilcar community.”

-  Joe McHugh

Minister McHugh launches 2017 Our World Irish Aid Awards for primary schools

“The Our World Irish Aid Awards give pupils from all over Ireland a great opportunity to gain insight into the lives of children in developing countries, and convey their understanding through projects which are both creative and educational. Pupils will learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which are aimed at eradicating poverty, addressing environmental degradation and climate change, and building a more peaceful, fair and sustainable world by the year 2030. It is so important that pupils in Ireland today learn about these Goals which are so vital for the creation of a better world and a better future for all.

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