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-  Joe McHugh

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.

-  Joe McHugh

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.

-  Pat Deering TD

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).

-  Peter Burke TD

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.

-  Joe 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.

-  Senator Paul Coghlan

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.

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