News & Statements
Minister Stanton welcomes Cork boundary progress
Progress with the Local Government Bill 2018, which will provide for changes to Cork City and Cork County boundaries, has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton.
Decision to approve Ringaskiddy Incinerator is very disappointing – Stanton
Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has expressed his disappointment that An Bord Pleanala has granted planning permission for an incinerator at Ringaskiddy. The waste-to-energy incinerator will be built and operated by Indaver Ireland Ltd.
€8.8 million National Food Innovation Hub will help our agri-food sector deal with Brexit challenge – David Stanton
Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed today's funding announcement by An Taoiseach and Minister Michael Creed, of €8.8 million for the development of the National Food Innovation Hub. The Hub will be located at Teagasc's Moorepark facility outside Fermoy.
Protection from unreasonable rent increases for tenants in Cobh – Stanton
Fine Gael Cork East TD, David Stanton, has welcomed the designation of Cobh as a Rent Pressure Zone under the Government’s rental strategy, saying this will protect tenants from unreasonable rent increases.
Changes to US J1 Summer Work Travel Programme in 2016 – Stanton
“Students wishing to travel to the USA this summer to participate in the J1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) Programme should be aware of an important policy change this year”, says Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton.
Youghal and Cobh receive total of €228,443 capital funding under Ireland’s Ancient East – Stanton
The formal announcement of two funding allocations of €200,000 and €28,443 for Youghal and Cobh respectively has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton. The Clockgate Tower in Youghal is to receive €200,000 to allow for it to be open to the public as a museum and interpretive centre, and Cobh Heritage Centre will receive €28,443 for the development of a new exhibition on Cobh’s maritime past.
Whitegate refinery of strategic importance – Stanton
David Stanton, Cork East Fine Gael TD has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD that Whitegate Refinery is of ‘strategic importance’ to the state and that its retention as an operational refinery is ‘highly desirable’. Minister White’s comments were made during a special Dáil debate on the issue secured by David Stanton TD.
GE Healthcare $40 million investment to create 140 additional jobs in East Cork – David Stanton
Fine Gael TD for Cork East, David Stanton has welcomed today’s (Tuesday) announcement by GE Healthcare of the creation of an extra 140 jobs at its plant in Carrigtwohill. This will bring the total number of people employed by GE in East Cork to almost 640.
Proposals to extend Daylight Saving Time should be give further consideration – Stanton
Fine Gael TD for Cork East and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, David Stanton has said that further consideration should be given to Justice Committee recommendations to extend Daylight Saving Time by three weeks.
600 new Gardaí as Budget 2016 confirms Govt commitment to tackling crime – Stanton
Fine Gael TD for Cork East and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, David Stanton, has said that the announcement of 600 new Gardaí in Budget 2016 marks the Government’s commitment to increasing resources for an An Garda Síochána.