Tag: Dr. Cathal Berry TD
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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 ...

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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 ...