Archive for 2018

Erin Foods in Thurles

Posted on December 18, 2018 by Alan Kelly

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Thurles

The development of the 8.5 acre Erin Foods site is something I’ve worked on for over a year and this week is another important milestone in its redevelopment with the submission of a planning application for the site. The application will consist of a new LIDL store, an Advance Technology Unit (ATU) and a new site entrance which will commence the new proposed inner relief road linking the Slievenamon road to the Mill road.

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Funding for Summer Works Scheme in Tipperary

Posted on December 17, 2018 by Alan Kelly

The following schools have been allocated funding for Summer Works Scheme;

Structural Improvements: Portroe N S Gaile N S St Marys Jnr B N S S N Naomh Ruadhain S N Baile Na Hinse S N Na Mbuachailli S N Chaoimhghin

Curricular Requirements: Scoil Mhuire St Mary's Secondary School

Windows: Thomastown N S New Inn B N S Ballydrehid N S St Peter & Paul Clogheen Central N S St John The Baptist Boys School Cashel Community School

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Niamh Kennedy

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Alan Kelly

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Great event yesterday morning at the unveiling of a commemorative piece by Portroe Tidy Towns to acknowledge Niamh Kennedy’s success in winning Miss Ireland. Well done to all involved; the tidy towns committee, the Kennedy family and Pat Burke and John Hogan for all their work on the piece. Well done to Niamh for all her work on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.

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Anam Cara Tipperary

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Alan Kelly

Anam Cara Tipperary, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 17th of December at 7:20pm in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles Co. Tipperary. Anam Cara Tipperary offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

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Claire Byrne

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Alan Kelly

Friends, last night I was a guest on the Claire Byrne Live show on RTÉ 1. I was a guest on the show because I have been campaigning for the drug Pembrolizumab to be made available to all women suffering from Cervical Cancer whose clinicians feel it could help them. Vicky Phelan is on this drug and it has really helped her live a good quality of life. Vicky joined me on the show last night to fight with me to get this drug made available. She did so because the Government as a result of the Cervical Check Scandal earlier this year decided to pay for her treatment and for any other women affected by the scandal. Also on the programme with us was Aine Morgan. She is from Loughrea in Galway. Another lovely lady. She also has Cervical Cancer. She wants to be on the drug and her clinician, Dr Fennelly, the same as Vicky’s, wants he on it. She feels it’s her last chance. The difference is that the Government will not pay for her treatment as she was not part of the audit scandal that Vicky was.

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Tanaiste Visits Hydro Electric Plant in Silvermines

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Alan Kelly

I was delighted to attend the visit of Tanaiste Simon Coveney to the site of the Hydro Electric Plant in the Silvermines. I have been involved with this project for some time now and I’m in constant contact with Darren Quinn, CEO. Siga-Hydro. Siga Hydro announced plans in early 2016 for a pumped storage hydroelectric power station in Silvermines, Tipperary and continues to progress and develop the Project. Silvermines Hydro Electric Power Station (300MW) is supported is a Strategic Project of National Importance and can enable Ireland to meet its climate change ambitions.

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Marion Kelly's Legacy

Posted on November 16, 2018 by Alan Kelly

I have huge admiration for the extended family of Marion Kelly for the way in which they fought over the last year to ensure that the drug that Marion was on - Respreeza - was guaranteed for the remaining 19 Irish people battling the rare disorder Alpha-1 antitripsan deficiency. The provision was confirmed by the HSE and CSL Behring - the manufacturers of the drug on Wednesday this week. The determination the family showed to honour Marion and the solidarity they had for the remaining patients is something that will always stay with me. Here is Marion’s sister Niamh telling their story on Tipp Fm earlier.

http://tippfm.com/podcasts/tipp-today-highlights-marion-kellys-family-welcome-return-life-saving-drug/?fbclid=IwAR0SGY4xxvCvu5weinilVCKGZPFME5YwtUw8Y5pASkb4OggO0nxkFPGRMo4

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Great News For Nenagh With Planning Granted For Arrabawn Co-op expansion

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Alan Kelly

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Tipperary County Council has granted permission for works at Arrabawn Co-op that will facilitate a three year, €30million investment programme at its Nenagh headquarters.

The programme will transform the site into a world-class manufacturing facility and is the largest round of investment every undertaken by Arrabawn.

It will double capacity at the plant, delivering up to 20 new jobs in the process as Arrabawn increases its employment levels at the plant to 100, up from 60 eight years ago.

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Micheál o Suilleabháin

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Alan Kelly

I was saddened to hear of the death of of Micheál o Suilleabháin. A sad day for Clonmel where he was born and Newport where he made his home for the last number of years. Micheál was a renowned musician, and founder of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick, he has left a rich legacy. Condolences to his brother John and the extended O'Sullivan family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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60 bed modular for University Hospital Limerick

Posted on November 05, 2018 by Alan Kelly

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Limerick Hospital

I am delighted it has been confirmed this morning that a new 60 bed modular unit will be built at University Hospital Limerick. This is something I have been campaigning for with my Labour colleagues to ease the overcrowding issue in there for some time. It is not going to solve the unacceptable delays and overcrowding but it is a step in the right direction. Important that Nenagh, St Johns and Ennis Hospitals are used more and that transport between hospitals is improved. The staff working in the hospitals do a great job.

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