Tag: Dr. Cathal Berry
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Motion on Mental Health

Motion on Mental Health

Today the Regional Group TDs have brought forward a motion on mental health to the floor of Dáil Éireann, which I am pleased has been accepted by the government. Mental health is such an important issue which requires absolute focus and commitment to solving# the issues that we have. We need to properly ...

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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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Portarlington Christmas Lights 2020

Portarlington Christmas Lights 2020

Fantastic to see the Christmas lights being switched on in Portarlington last Friday for the ‘Big Switch On’! Thanks to the Christmas Lights Committee for all your hard work and dedication over the past few weeks - the town looks great! The countdown to Christmas has officially begun ...

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Progress for the Reserve Defence Force

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 Peace Support ...

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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 our businesses and on ...

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Portarlington Community Groups & Voluntary Organisations

Portarlington Community Groups & Voluntary Organisations

Another productive meeting in Portarlington tonight with the Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations in the town. The meeting was led by Mark Prendergast (Prendergast Leadership) who gave a great insight into how to maximise achievement within our community groups and organisations. It was great to get together ...

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Financial Support for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Financial Support for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

In the Dáil, I asked the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, about the possibility of providing additional financial supports for Kildare, Laois and Offaly to support businesses following the local restrictions that were imposed in the three counties recently.  

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Dr. Cathal Berry – Issues affecting the Defence Forces

Dr. Cathal Berry – Issues affecting the Defence Forces

 I spoke to the Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney about a number of immediate issues facing the Defence Forces. Removing the requirement for a person to purchase their discharge from the Defence Forces following line service. Improving sea-going pay for the Naval Service. Troops should be ...

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Supporting Kildare – Education and Tourism & Hospitality Sector

Supporting Kildare – Education and Tourism & Hospitality Sector

This week I attended a conference call with Tourism Minister Catherine Martin, Into Kildare and other local TDs and Senators, to discuss a specific financial support package to help the Tourism and Hospitality sector in Kildare during this difficult time for many businesses following the recent extension of Covid-19 ...

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New Covid-19 Restrictions Anncounced

New Covid-19 Restrictions Anncounced

New Covid-19 measures have been announced for the country following an increase in cases over the past few days. All measures are in place for the next three and half weeks until September 13th. ⏺ All businesses should facilitate remote working where possible ⏺ All visits to homes will be limited to six ...