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.
Lords Brexit vote positive news for Irish in Britain - Richmond
Government spokesman on EU Affairs in the Seanad, and Chair of the Seanad Brexit Committee, Neale Richmond, has welcomed last night’s vote in the House of Lords, saying that it is positive news for the Irish community in Great Britain.
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.
Preparations underway on Action Plan for the Twenty Year Strategy for the Irish Language - Kyne
Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne, has today (Wednesday) confirmed that his Department is working on an Action Plan for the Twenty Year Strategy for the Irish Language.
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.
Minister Harris cuts prescription charges for over 390,000 people
Minister for Health Simon Harris today announced that 390,000 people over 70 years with a medical card, including their dependents, will benefit from reductions to prescription charges.
Statement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD Leader of Fine Gael
“I was deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of former Dáil Deputy, Peter Mathews.