Tag: Dr. Cathal Berry TD
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Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

There is a persistent epidemic of violence against women in this country that needs to be eradicated. A sizeable minority of men in Ireland have unacceptable attitudes and inappropriate behaviours towards women which we must call out and challenge when we see them and educate ourselves on how we can do better as a ...

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New Public Holiday – St Brigid’s Day

New Public Holiday – St Brigid’s Day

I very much welcome the announcement this week that St Brigid’s Day will be an annual public holiday from next year on. It’s a wonderful acknowledgement of the work of the Brigidine Sisters as well as for Kildare. It’s great for both men and women in this country to have a worthy role model to look up to. The ...

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Kildare Military Veteran’s Story – Dr Cathal Berry

Kildare Military Veteran’s Story – Dr Cathal Berry

Delighted to take part in the Kildare Military Veteran’s Story project by The Irish Military Heritage Foundation/Ireland's Military Story supported by Kildare County Council Heritage Office and Creative Ireland. Proud to have served as a member of the Defence Forces - an organisation that has watched over this ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Visited Moore Abbey in Monasterevin to meet with the CEO of the Muiríosa Foundation, Siobhán Bryan to discuss various issues. Volunteered at the ONE Medical Clinic for Defence Forces Veterans. Spoke to Will Faulkner on Midlands 103 about the current conflict on the Russia-Ukraine border. Spoke to ...

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Portarlington Arts Festival

Portarlington Arts Festival

What started off as a conversation over a cup of coffee has become a reality. The first-ever Portarlington Arts Festival turned out to be a great success this year. There certainly is fantastic talent here locally in Portarlington. It was great also to meet Dermot Muldowney (Portarlington’s new Peace Commissioner) at ...

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Laois & Offaly Newsletter September 2021

Laois & Offaly Newsletter September 2021

Here is a copy of my Newsletter. Just sharing some of the latest updates, progress and future plans for Portarlington and the surrounding areas. Feel free to contact me if you would like a copy! Click here to view the full Newsletter.    

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Minister Donnelly visits Punchestown Vaccination Centre

Minister Donnelly visits Punchestown Vaccination Centre

Great to meet with Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly last week in the Punchestown vaccination centre. Glad the Minister could meet with the fantastic staff and volunteers in the vaccination centre and witness first-hand the amazing work they do here on a daily basis. Big shout out also to Sgt Mick Brogan ...

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On Duty in Punchestown!

On Duty in Punchestown!

Pictured are Sgt Mick Brogan, Dr Cathal Berry, TD (a former Army officer) and retired RSM John Murray volunteering at the Punchestown Vaccination and Testing Centre this week. Over 1,650 people were due to be vaccinated at the centre on Monday. Deputy Berry remarked that “it’s fantastic to be involved in the ...

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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 ...