Brexit

Brexit

In the Dáil this week, I spoke to Minister Thomas Byrne in relation to a variety of important issues relating to Brexit. Brexit is fast approaching. In less than 30 days, Britain will leave the EU. We must work now to limit the impact on our businesses and on our country.

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The Week in Politics

The Week in Politics

I was on the Week in Politics this week on RTÉ One TV. I gave a quick update on Ireland’s mass vaccination programme. Ireland’s success in suppressing the virus has not occurred by chance. We have embraced science & enlightenment throughout and we can now reap the rewards.     ...

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Progress for the Reserve Defence Force

Very productive Oireachtas Committee meeting on Foreign Affairs & Defence last week. The positive developments will not only allow Reserve troops to officially travel abroad for training, ceremonial and sporting events, but will also legally permit them to deploy on operations at home and on ...

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Air-Sea Rescue Contract

Air-Sea Rescue Contract

Leaders’ Questions – Air-Sea Rescue Contract The Air-sea rescue contract is worth €600 million over a ten-year period. Rather than funding a foreign private helicopter company, I believe we should properly invest in the Irish Air Corps to provide this service instead. This would ensure ...

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Just Transition Fund 2020

Just Transition Fund 2020

I really welcome confirmation from the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD that following major funding allocations of €27.8 million from the Just Transition Programme, a variety of projects in Kildare, Laois and Offaly have received funding. These projects ...

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Portarlington Regeneration Strategy

A major priority for me over the next four years is the redevelopment of both the Curragh Camp and Portarlington. Both towns need new secondary schools and numerous derelict buildings to be refurbished. Accordingly, please see the below flyer from Downey Planning Consultants requesting ...

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Brexit

Brexit

In the Dáil, I raised a number of important issues in relation to Brexit. In less than 50 days Britain is leaving the EU, whether there is a deal in place or not, and we are going to be facing a major shock to our trade relations with our nearest neighbour. We must act now to reduce the impact on ...

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November Newsletter 2020

November Newsletter 2020

It's been a busy few months across the constituency. Have a read of my newsletter here, which will fill you in on some of the details - November Newsletter 2020   If you would like to keep up to date with all that is happening locally in Kildare, Laois and Offaly, as well as other ...

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Finance Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed)

In the Dáil, I spoke about the Finance Bill 2020. I focused on the provision relating to the Naval Service Sea-Going Personnel tax credit. I raised the following points with the Minster. Is this tax credit going to be continued to be rolled over into the future of is it just for a ...

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