Tag: Dr. Cathal Berry TD
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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 ...

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€255,000 Investment for Portarlington in Active Travel Grants

€255,000 Investment for Portarlington in Active Travel Grants

Delighted to confirm €255,000 investment for Portarlington in active travel grants. The NTA has allocated €255,000 in funding today to Laois & Offaly County Council for active cycling and walking infrastructure. Portarlington Active Travel Scheme - €180,000 R419 Edenderry Rd, Portarlington - ...

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I Am a Veteran

I Am a Veteran

I am a Veteran - Delighted to join ONE Ireland (Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel) with their new campaign, highlighting the many skilled and diverse group of veterans in Ireland & showcasing members who are making a difference in their communities and across Irish and international society. ...

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Public Consultation Process on the Curragh Plains

Public Consultation Process on the Curragh Plains

I welcome the announcement that a public consultation process has been launched seeking views on the best way to preserve and manage the Curragh Plains. The Curragh plains is a fantastic and unique amenity to have in Kildare and it’s also a national treasure. Particularly during the lockdown, we’ve all seen how ...

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Investment needed for Military Housing

Investment needed for Military Housing

I spoke in the Dáil this week about the Land Development Agency Bill 2021. This Bill will accelerate the rollout of housing across the country which will ease the current housing pressure. I focused in particular on two former Military Barracks - Devoy Barracks, Naas and Columb Barracks, Mullingar. Housing ...

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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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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 better value for money ...