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Funding Annouced for Lakeside Villages

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Alan Kelly

www.discoverloughderg.ie
www.discoverloughderg.ie

I have announced funding under the Lough Derg Marketing Strategy Group. I am delighted to annouce that funding has been allocated to a number of projects under the Lough Derg Marketing Strategy Group. I am particularly happy with this as I made sure that the Lough Derg Strategy was launched and I announced €2 million for it in May this year.

€25,000 has been allocated for the Millennium Cross Car Park & Walkway Surfacing. The car park is used by visitors who walk to the cross to see the panoramic views of Lough Derg. Improvement works are required at the car park. Walking surface to improve access along the Lough Derg Way from the Millennium Cross to Tountinna.

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200 New Recruits for the Training College in Templemore

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Alan Kelly

I welcome the announcement in the budget of an additional 200 Garda recruits for the training college in Templemore.

This is great news for the town of Templemore, particularly businesses in the area with the extra revenue in the town as well as the potential for tourism. 100 recruits will start in December and 100 more will start in January.

I also welcome the investment of €10 million for the Garda Fleet.  The  increased  investment  in  An  Garda  Síochána  marks a positive step forward  for policing in Ireland. New vehicles and ongoing recruitment will help  ensure a strong, visible policing presence is provided in communities right across the country, helping to reduce crime

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FRS Recruitment the Preferred Bidder to Deliver the Jobpath Programme

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Alan Kelly

FRS
FRS

I am delighted to announce that a Tipperary company is among the preferred bidders to deliver the Government’s Jobpath programme.

The company, FRS Recruitment, who are based in Roscrea form part of the Turas Nua Ltd Consortium who have been selected to deliver the Jobpath programme in the Southern half of the country for the Department of Social Protection.

Subject to the final contract being signed, this is likely to result in Roscrea being the head office for the southern region bringing up to 500 employees with their head office expected to be located in North Tipperary.

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Review of Planning System

Posted on October 07, 2014 by Alan Kelly

I have announced major reforms of the planning system as part of the forthcoming Planning No.1 Bill which was approved by Government this week. The general scheme of the Bill will be published in the coming weeks.

The new reforms include new Part V requirements for developers, the introduction of a vacant site levy and ‘Use it or Lose it’ clauses with planning permissions.

The new Part V proposals will require developers to provide up to 10% of their housing units for social housing and the legislation will remove the ability of developers to account for their social housing commitments through cash payments to local authorities. The proposals will furthermore ensure that the social housing units will be located predominantly on the site of the original developments.

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Revie of An Bord Pleanala

Posted on October 06, 2014 by Alan Kelly

I am initiating an in-depth operational review of state planning body, An Bord Pleanala.

An Bord Pleanala (ABP) is an independent body established initially under the Planning and Development Act 1976 which is responsible for the determination of planning appeals and certain other matters under planning legislation, including the assessment and determination of applications for strategic infrastructure development such as major roads, railways, electricity transmission lines etc, as well as proposals for the development of Strategic Development Zones (SDZs).

 

It is also responsible for dealing with proposals for the compulsory acquisition of land by local authorities and others under various enactments.

 

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Simon Community

Posted on October 05, 2014 by Alan Kelly

Simon
Simon

I was delighted to support the Simon Community Sleepover in Semple Stadium this weekend.  I am with David Morgan Semple Stadium Director, Jackie Bonfield Manager Mid West Simon Community and Denis Quinn Principal Colaiste Mhuire Co Ed Thurles.

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Ploughing Championship

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Alan Kelly

The Cottage Loughmore
The Cottage Loughmore

I was delighted to attend the Ploughing Championship last week, which was a massive success and was attended by huge crowds, congratulations to all involved in the organisation.  The Labour Party had a tent and had a large number of visitors over the three days.  I was delighted to meet Mary Fogarty and Maeve O'Hair of the Cottage in Loughmore. which is a community co-operative shop and tearoom.  The village hadn't a shop for a number of years, so I have no doubt this is a welcome addition.  This is a unique venture and is the first one in the country.

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Official Opening of New School Extension at the Presentation Secondary School in Thurles

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Alan Kelly

Thurles Presentation
Thurles Presentation

On Friday last, I officially opened the new school extension at the Presentation Secondary School in Thurles.

Last year, I was delighted to announce a huge investment for the Presentation Secondary School in Thurles. The school received in the region of €500,000 which allowed the school to build six new classrooms and four new resource rooms as well as other works. The school is one of the first two schools in the country to receive funding under phase 2 of the Governments School Building Capital Programme for extensions and renovations. The new extension of adds to the magnificent building.

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Official Opening of the 'Who to Talk to' Event

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Alan Kelly

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I was delighted to officially open the 'Who to Talk to' Event which was organised by Tipperary Local Enterprise Office and held in LIT Thurles. 

This event is an excellent example of collaboration and collective effort. Tipperary County Council in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland, the Education & Training Board, LIT, Local Development Companies, Teagasc and the Local Enterprise Office came together to repeat the successful ‘Who To Talk To’ initiative which is now in it’s third year. 

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St. Anne's School Tipperary Town

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Alan Kelly

green flag
green flag

On Friday last I was delighted to visit St Anne's School in Tipperary Town where I raised a green flag. This flag was my first green flag as Minister, it was also the first Green flag for St. Anne’s.  It was great to meet the students and staff at the school.  I have no doubt that the school will be successful in its quest for more green flags.

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