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Over €20,000 for Portarlington Community Centre

Over €20,000 for Portarlington Community Centre

Good news this morning for Portarlington Community Centre! I welcome the news that they have been allocated €20,646 under the COVID Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary groups. This funding is being provided to community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, which have suffered ...

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Vaccinations for Workers in Indoor Dining Settings

Vaccinations for Workers in Indoor Dining Settings

Recently in the Dáil, I questioned Minister Eamonn Ryan about providing vaccinations for people working in indoor hospitality dining settings. As indoor dining returns over the next couple of weeks, it’s essential that our hospitality staff are protected against the virus.

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Reserve Defence Forces Legislation

Reserve Defence Forces Legislation

Landmark Defence legislation being voted through the Dáil. Potential to be transformative for our Reservists if implemented properly. Huge thanks to everyone involved.

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RACO before the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee

RACO before the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee

Thanks to the RACO members, General Secretary, Comdt Conor King, Deputy General Secretary, Lt Col Derek Priestly & President of RACO, Comdt Luke Foley for appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on Defence recently. We discussed various important issues affecting members of the Defence Forces.  

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Search and Rescue (SAR) Service

Search and Rescue (SAR) Service

This week in the Dáil, I spoke to Minister Simon Coveney in relation to the provision of the Search and Rescue (SAR) Service. We should identify what component of the service the Air Corps can look after and then task and resource it accordingly. Any part of the service that cannot be provided by the Air Corps ...

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Military Air Transport – Leaders’ Questions

Military Air Transport – Leaders’ Questions

In the Dáil this week, I asked the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar if the Government would consider acquiring a strategic airlift aircraft for the Defence Forces. I have previously raised this issue with the Tánaiste. Military air transport is a real weakness for Ireland. Throughout the pandemic alone, we’ve had ...