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Public Liability Insurance Premiums Are Too Expensive – Ó Murchú

The ‘madness’ of residents’ associations being charged more than €3,000 in Dundalk for a field in their estate has to stop, Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú has told the Dáil. The Dundalk TD was speaking during a debate with Minister Sean Fleming about public liability insurance and what the government is doing to bring it down. […]

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Business Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

PayPal Have Questions to Answer Over Dundalk Job Losses

PayPal must explain how jobs, which were lost in Dundalk last week, were advertised in India the day before staff in Louth were told their fate, Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú has said. The Sinn Féin TD says he has been made aware that some of the positions, in what PayPal calls its ‘UK credit collections’ […]

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Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Government Response to Passport Chaos is Totally Insufficient – Imelda Munster

Sinn Féin TD for Louth and East Meath Imelda Munster has criticised the government’s insufficient response to the ongoing crisis at the passport office, which has seen chaos for applicants right across the state. Deputy Munster raised the issue with Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien in the Dáil, calling on the government to take urgent […]

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Business Climate Dáil Éireann Government Louth

New €55m Green Transition Fund Will Help Businesses to Move Away From Fossil Fuels – O’Dowd

Fine Gael TD for Louth and East Meath, Fergus O’Dowd, has welcomed news from his colleague the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD, that a new €55m package of measures has been agreed that will help businesses move away from fossil fuels and mitigate against spiralling energy costs. O’Dowd said “The new […]

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Business Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Pressure Needs Applied to Ensure Delays to Roll-Out of National Broadband Plan Are Minimised – Ó Murchú

Pressure needs to continue to be applied to ensure that Covid delays to the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan are minimised, Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú has told Communications Minister Eamon Ryan. The Dundalk TD asked Minister Ryan last week for an update on the National Broadband Plan and said: ‘People really require delivery on […]

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Dáil Éireann Education Government Louth

Access to Education for All Extremely Important – Ó Murchú

The importance of access to education for all was stressed in Leinster House last week with Deputy Ó Murchú highlighting how his family have benefitted from various routes through second and third level. There was some light-hearted ribbing between the Sinn Féin TD and Fine Gael Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris, after Deputy Ó […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Education Government Louth

DKIT Needs TU Status – Ó Murchú

Families who are sending students to Dundalk IT ‘need TU status for the college’ according to Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú who raised the Technological University in Leinster House with Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris. The Sinn Féin TD said: ‘I have a specific question about technological university status for Dundalk Institute of Technology, DkIT, […]

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Tories’ Abortion Push Deletes the Human Right to Life and Undermines the GFA!

Aontú Leader & Meath West TD, Peadar Tóibín, has criticised the new powers being taken by Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis to strong arm the North into accepting the extreme Westminster’s Abortion legislation and further erode the GFA. An Teachta Tóibín: “From the outset, the imposition of abortion on the North by Westminster has been undemocratic […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Funding From Dublin Port Company to Conserve Historic Port Records From Four Courts Fire 1922

Dublin Port Company is supporting the State’s effort to recover from the Four Courts fire of 1922 by funding the conservation of 200-year-old records concerning Dublin Port. On 30 June 1922, the Public Record Office of Ireland at the Four Courts was destroyed in the opening engagement of the Civil War. In the aftermath of […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Education Government Louth

O’Dowd Welcomes Increased Investment in Third-Level Education

Local Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has welcomed the new landmark policy on the Future of Higher Education announced this morning by his colleague the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD. O’Dowd said “As part of the overall announcement the Government has decided that income contingent loans for fees will not […]