News & Statements

Infrastructure Stimulus Plan to benefit Laois directly – Flanagan

Fine Gael Chairman Charlie Flanagan has said the announcement of a €150m Exchequer capital funding programme for the next year will directly benefit projects in County Laois. The allocation of funding will be concentrated on the areas of road repairs and a local authority energy

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).