News & Statements

Flanagan welcomes progress on second level broadband connections

Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the progress that has been made on connecting all second level schools in Laois to 100Mbps high speed broadband. Deputy Flanagan has said that he expects all secondary level schools in Laois to be completed by the end of October.

Flanagan raises concerns over Avon factory with NAMA

Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan has raised concerns over the abandoned Avon factory in Portarlington with NAMA representatives. Locals in Portarlington have become very concerned at the dilapidated state of the building.

Flanagan meets with IFA officials on CAP

Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan met with local representatives from the IFA and reassured them that he has urged Minister Coveney to do all in his power to negotiate the best deal possible for Irish farmers during CAP reform negotiations.

Flanagan seeks Bus Eireann report on Heywood C.S. from Minister Cannon

Laois Offaly T.D. Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the decision by Minister for State at the Department of Education, Ciaran Cannon, to seek a comprehensive report on the travel arrangements for children attending Heywood C.S. Deputy Flanagan was speaking after he raised the issue with the Minister in the Dail last Tuesday.

Payments a welcome respite for farmers after difficult summer

Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, of the payment of the two vital funding schemes, the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme (DAS) and the Agri-Environmental Options Scheme (AEOS).

Petitions system allows for direct democracy

Laois Offaly T.D. Charlie Flanagan has said the new parliamentary petitions system will allow for direct democracy and ensure that citizens have an opportunity to influence the parliamentary agenda. Deputy Flanagan was speaking after the petitions system was launched by a cross party group of TD's and Senators in Dublin last Thursday.

Flanagan welcomes advance on Single Farm Payment

Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, that he is seeking a 50% advance on Single Farm Payments for farmers in October, in light of the impact of the recent inclement weather on farm incomes.

Mixed feelings over Constituency Commission changes

Fine Gael Party Chairman Charlie Flanagan has admitted to having mixed feelings over the recent decision by the Constituency Commission to recommend splitting up Laois and Offaly for the first time in the history of the State. Deputy Flanagan was speaking after the publication of the Constituency Commission report which will see Laois and Offaly becoming two three seater constituencies.