Tag: Dr. Cathal Berry TD
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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 ...

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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 represent innovative and ...

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Urgent need for a new Secondary School in Kildare South

Urgent need for a new Secondary School in Kildare South

The shortage of secondary school places in Kildare South has been an ongoing issue for a number of years. While short-term solutions can be found for Sept 2021 by increasing capacity in nearby secondary schools, the only definitive solution is to build a new secondary school for the Curragh/Newbridge/Kildare area as ...

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Portarlington Regeneration Strategy

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 submissions on the future ...

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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 important national issues ...

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Finance Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed)

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 couple of years? I ...

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Pfizer Development Plans in Newbridge

Pfizer Development Plans in Newbridge

Pfizer has announced approximately €300 million capital investment in its Irish operations which will support the further development of existing manufacturing sites, including their site in Newbridge, which is great news for the town. The investment will provide additional manufacturing and laboratory capacity ...

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The Hive – Kildare Youth Hub

The Hive – Kildare Youth Hub

Youth mental health is such an important issue throughout these difficult times. The Hive in Kildare Town provide support for young people and their doors are still open, particularly for individual support work. They are working hard to provide positive alternatives and support for young people in the coming ...

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Level 5 Restrictions

Level 5 Restrictions

It has been decided that from midnight on Wednesday 21 October 2020, the country will be placed on Level 5 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19, for six weeks. This action is based on a review of the current public health advice and is in response to the deteriorating situation with the virus in Ireland. ...