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Have Your Say on the Future of Rural Ireland

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Alan Kelly

The Labour Party Tipperary are holding a Rural Affairs Evening in the Clonmel Park Hotel, tomorrow Thursday June 11th at 7.30pm. The night will focus on the developments that have been made in Rural Ireland over the past few years and also the aims for the future.

Marie Sherlock, who drawing up the Labour Party Manifesto for the next general election will be present on the night. All in attendance will be given the opportunity to s...hare their ideas and Marie will be collating the ideas, which will all be considered in the writing up of the manifesto.

Speaking on the night will be Minister for Rural Affairs Ann Phelan TD, Senator Denis Landy and myself.

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1 Million Euro Funding Scheme for Home Carers

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Alan Kelly

I urge eligible groups in Tipperary to apply for a new €1 million funding scheme that has been announced for Home Carers.

The Tánaiste and Social Protection Minister Joan Burton announced her Department was providing the €1m support and training fund. The money, which will come from the Dormant Accounts Fund, was confirmed in conjunction with National Carers’ Week.

I welcome this new scheme which will help fund schemes which provide training, information and related support... services for Home Carers.

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Funding for a Long Awaited New Fire Station in Templemore

Posted on June 08, 2015 by Alan Kelly

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This morning I announced funding for a long awaited new fire station in Templemore.

I have a huge affinity with the fire service so I was delighted to visit the fire service team in Templemore today to announce funding for a new fire station. They have waited way too long for this announcement. The current fire station was built in the 1960s and they desperately needed a new one which I'm delighted will go to tender now.

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Eircom to Deliver High-Speed Broadband Access to Additional 300,000 Addresses

Posted on June 05, 2015 by Alan Kelly

I welcome the announcement that eircom plans to deliver high-speed broadband access to an additional 300,000 addresses. Tipperary is to have access to speeds of up to 1Gb/s ‘end to end’ fibre to the home (FTTH) technology in 21 new locations as a result of this major regional investment by eircom.

The areas included under this new plan are Aherlow, Ballymackey, Ballingarry, Boherlahan, Ballyporeen, Coolbawn, Carrig, Cloughjordan, Golden, Goolds Cross, Gortnagowna, Moyne, Mullennaglough, Puckane, Portroe, Rosegreen, Rossoulty, Silvermines, Templederry, Toomevara and Templetouhy.

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Works on Nenagh Water's Supply and Wastewater System will begin in July

Posted on June 01, 2015 by Alan Kelly

I can confirm that major works on Nenagh's water supply and wastewater system will begin next month.

I announced in July last year that the contract for the new gas line into Nenagh had been signed at an investment of approximately €8.5 million. This new energy source will make Nenagh much more competitive for investment thereby creating and maintaining jobs. I expect the gas line to be turned on for Arrabawn Co-op in the coming weeks and then rolled out over 14 kilometres across the town. 

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Announcement of Funding for Clonmore National School

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Alan Kelly

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Clonmore 3

Today I announced  that Clonmore National School  has been allocated funding for major renovations/extension at the school.

The school has been approved for two mainstream classrooms, refurbishment costs to include new partitions, electrical and mechanical upgrade, dry lining where necessary and wheelchair access and prefab removal 
I am absolutely thrilled to announce this news for the school, I have no doubt whatsoever that it will be welcomed by pupils, staff, parents, Chairperson of the Board of Management Pat Murray and Board of Management at the school.   I have had many meetings with Minister Jan O'Sullivan and sent many letters  to the Department of Education in relation to the school.

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Four Bus Shelters for Tipperary Transport Users

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Alan Kelly

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Bansha

I have today announced funding for the provision of four new bus shelters for Tipperary transport users.

The villages of Bansha, Limerick Junction and Monard will see the provision of new shelters following an allocation of €80,000 for Tipperary County Council. The funding comes from a financial package secured for such shelters by myself prior to leaving the role of Minister for Public Transport. The National Transport Authority has written to Tipperary County Council informing them of the availability of funding.

I met numerous people and groups who requested the provision of such shelters for bus services going through these villages.

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€382,000 for Tipperary Rural Water Schemes

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Alan Kelly

This morning I have announced €382,000 in funding for Tipperary rural water schemes. The funding has been granted to Tipperary County Council under the Department’s Rural Water Programme which sets aside funding for upgrading and upkeep of group water schemes in rural areas.

22 group water schemes across the county are eligible to gain from funding under the upgrading schemes and water conservation measures while a further five schemes will see works to improve water and was...tewater quality.

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Tipperary gets €7 million Housing Boost

Posted on May 04, 2015 by Alan Kelly

I have announced the approval of over €7 million worth of public house building for County Tipperary.  The news will create an estimated 70 jobs throughout the county and is part of the first phase of housing investment for the county which will see approximately €57 million invested in various housing supports for Tipperary. The Department of Environment are currently assessing a number of building projects submitted from Tipperary County Council with further investment expected to be announced later in the year. The move is part of a construction kick-off where I announced the commencement of over 100 social housing projects throughout the country.

 

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Launch of High Tech Sport Lab for LIT Thurles

Posted on April 27, 2015 by Alan Kelly

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LIT THURLES

On Thursday last I launched the €3.7million Sportslab for LIT Tipperary.   The new centre at the Thurles campus is set to become an international centre of excellence in sports strength and conditioning.

Through a combination of high-tech equipment and lecture staff expertise, the facility will be the most elite centre in Ireland for sports strength and conditioning, catering for 500 under and post graduate students each year.

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