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Funding for Two Schools in Tipperary

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Alan Kelly

Sacred Heart 2
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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Tipperary Primary School Sets to Receive Funding Boost

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Alan Kelly

Tipperary primary schools are set to receive a funding boost to carry out small-scale repairs, with the announcement of the 2014 Minor Works Grant by my colleague Education Minister, Jan O’Sullivan today.

Every primary school in Tipperary with permanent recognition will receive a small amount of funding to carry out small capital or improvement works to the school, with payments issuing to schools next week.

This funding will help schools make improvements to their school buildings and grounds, and invest in their furniture, and IT and sport equipment.

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Rural Dwellers are Entitled to €100 Conservation Grant

Posted on November 24, 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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An Post Sorting Facility in Roscrea

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Alan Kelly

It was confirmed to me recently that planning permission has been granted to An Post for a sorting facility for An Post in Benamore Roscrea. Permission has been granted for the change of use of the ground floor to a new An Post Sorting Facility with alterations to include all the necessary ancillary works. This is great news for Roscrea, it is a significant investment in the town and represents another major step for the town.

The building will be modified for use as a Delivery Service Unit to serve Roscrea. It will meet the needs of the mail services in the area and improve facilities for customers as well as improving the working environment for employees. An Post hope to open the facility in mid 2015.

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Local Businesses Can 'Bank' on Credit

Posted on November 02, 2014 by Alan Kelly

Local businesses will benefit from the new Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) when it begins providing loans to SMEs soon.

 

A total of €5 billion is set to be loaned to SMEs across the country over the next five years under the new bank, with an initial tranche of €800m to be released.

Local businesses across Tipperary have been crying out for to greater supports from Government to help them develop and grow in the future. As a local Labour representative, I have been particularly diligent on pressing home the need for us to implement the strategic banking fund that Labour had pledged to deliver in the Programme for Government.

 

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