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Planning Permission for Nenagh Hospital Development

Posted on February 02, 2015 by Alan Kelly

I can confirm that planning permission has been granted for significant works at Nenagh Hospital.  


On January 8, 2014 I announced €2.2m in funding for a new medical wing in Nenagh Hospital, planning permission has been granted for this building work.   The work will go to tender in the near future.  This is a complete new build and will contain 16 new modern single room units. No buildings will be demolished as part of this extension. There will also be a new day room added as part of the build. The project is scalable, so it can increased in size in the future if necessary and will be completed by 2015.

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Digital Award for St. Mary's Primary School Nenagh.

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Alan Kelly

Digital Award 1
Digital Award 1

I was delighted to present a Digital School of Distinction Award to St. Mary's Convent Primary School, Nenagh yeseterday evening. I am pictured with Ciara Lewis, Lorraine McLoone, Pamela O'Brien, (Board of Management), Peader O'Dwyer (Principal) and Leanne Lynch

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Launch of Dive Ireland 2015

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Alan Kelly

Dive Ireland
Dive Ireland

Last night I launched Dive Ireland 2015 in the Abbey Court Hotel.

It is a wonderful tribute and testament to the strength of Lough Derg Sub Aqua & Search & Rescue and the ability of its members that they successfully pitched for and were awarded the opportunity to host Dive Ireland 2015.

Allowing that there are 80 + Dive clubs in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and that their delegates and representatives will attend the A.G.M., as well as the Diving Officers and Training Of...ficers meeting, we are looking forward to 1500 / 2000 visitors over the Dive Ireland Weekend and it will be a wonderful boost to the local economy and a fantastic opportunity to show case Nenagh.

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Gas Works Start

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Alan Kelly

Work begins today to bring gas to Nenagh. Phase 1 will bring gas to the major user in the town - Arrabawn. The laying of pipes will start this morning, with work starting at Stafford Street with a number of crews working in the area. As the saying goes you can't make an omellete without breaking eggs, so there will some disruption over the coming weeks.

I worked tirelessly to make this happen, it was the single most important project I wanted to deliver for Nenagh. It gives Nenagh huge capacity and fantastic opportunities that it never saw before.

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Funding for Two Schools in Tipperary

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Alan Kelly

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Sacred Heart 2
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that funding has been allocated for new builds Carrig National School, Ballycommon and Sacred Heart Convent, Roscrea.    I have no doubt whatsoever that it will be welcomed by pupils, staff, parents and Board of Management at the schools.   I have had many meetings with Minister Jan O'Sullivan and sent many letters  to the Department of Education in relation to the schools, and have visited the schools to meeting the staff and pupils.

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€77,495 for Seven Projects in Tipperary

Posted on December 01, 2014 by Alan Kelly

I welcome the announcement by the Department of Health that seven projects in Tipperary have been allocated €77,495 from the National Lottery. 

Minister Kelly said “this is very great news for all seven groups, and will make a big difference to them.  The funding can cover different items for example the replacement of windows or a contribution to an organisation for a bus for their clients. 

The Department of Health has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once-off grants to organisations, providing a range of health related services. The seven Tipperary groups are Clonmel Community Mothers Prgramme, St Cronan's Association in Roscrea, Elm Tree Communities, Cappawhite Community Council, Arthritis Ireland Cashel branch, Vee Valley Day Care Center and Camphill Grangemockler.

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Capital Grants for Three Tipperary Youth Groups

Posted on December 01, 2014 by Alan Kelly

I am delighted to announce the allocation of capital grants to three youth groups in Tipperary.

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44,395 people in Tipperary to get the Christmas Bonus

Posted on November 29, 2014 by Alan Kelly

Some 44,395 people in Tipperary will begin to receive the Christmas Bonus from Monday for the first time since 2009.

This is an example of how local people are beginning to share in the economic recovery.  


The payment is being paid to recipients from Monday and throughout the week. Groups that will benefit include pensioners, long-term welfare recipients, and those on Carers Allowance, Carers Benefit, Disability Allowance, One-Parent Family Payment, Blind Pension, and many others.


In the past, the Christmas Bonus was always a vital payment for households during what was an expensive time of year. It provided pensioners and those on fixed incomes with a helping hand, and the decision by Fianna Fail to scrap it in 2009 was a particularly mean one.

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Tipperary Broadband Plan gets Clearer as New Map Launched

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Alan Kelly

A new map service enabling people in Tipperary to find out whether they will get high-speed broadband from a commercial operator or the State is very good news.  

Access to broadband is vital for every home and business in our county.

 

Not only does it help attract investment and jobs to rural areas, but it also enables people to interact socially with one another, access important information about public services, and to use it as a learning tool.

 

The new online map service launched today by my colleague, Communications Minister Alex White, allows people to easily identify the areas where broadband will be provided by a commercial operator by the end of 2016, and where the State will then intervene.

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€100 Conservation Grant for Rural Dwellers

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Alan Kelly

I was delighted to be in a position to include rural dwellers for the €100 Conservation Grant. Rural dwellers have been paying for water for years, whether they have their own well or are part of a group scheme, the also pay have also had to pay for their septic tank.

 

The Water Conservation Grant replaces the tax rebate and social protection measures previously announced, as it is a more straightforward means of addressing water issues for all households on equal terms and will reduce households’ outlay on water services both now and in the future.

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