Month: March 2022

€339,755 funding for 5 key heritage projects in Waterford.

€339,755 funding for 5 key heritage projects in Waterford.

Waterford Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh has today welcomed €339,755 funding for 5 key heritage projects in Waterford. The funding announced today by Minister Malcolm Noonan has been allocated to Waterford City & County Council under the Historic Structures Fund which is administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. It is…

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Dáil Contribution on Overseas Development Aid in light of Global Food Shortages

Dáil Contribution on Overseas Development Aid in light of Global Food Shortages

Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine with regard to the resultant and expected global food shortages and the impact on Ireland’s overseas development aid; and if he will make a statement on the matter Transcript Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh The Minister referred to…

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Higher Education Authority Bill 2022: Committee Stage

Higher Education Authority Bill 2022: Committee Stage

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science discussed the Higher Education Authority Bill 2022. Transcript will be available here https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/find/?member=%2Fie%2Foireachtas%2Fmember%2Fid%2FMarc-%C3%93-Cathasaigh.D.2020-02-08

Land Use Plan and National Soil Strategy

Land Use Plan and National Soil Strategy

There are various commitments in the programme for Government on land use. For example, there is a commitment to the effect that: Within 24 months, we will evaluate the potential for contributions towards our climate ambition from land-use improvements and set in train the development of a land-use plan, based on its findings. There is…

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Annual Funding for Youth Services in Dungarvan and West Waterford

Annual Funding for Youth Services in Dungarvan and West Waterford

Green Party TD for Waterford Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes significant annual funding announced for youth services in Dungarvan and West Waterford. The funding was announced today by Deputy Ó Cathasaigh’s colleague Minister for Children, Equality, Integration, Disability & Youth Roderic O’Gorman.  Minister Roderic O’Gorman today confirmed that the selection process for eight new UBU Your…

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Pre Council of Europe: Food Shortages

Pre Council of Europe: Food Shortages

I will pick up on a couple of the points raised by Deputy Carthy, but will focus on them through a slightly different lens. I looked through the European Council agenda, which states that it “will continue its discussion on how to build a more robust economic base … notably by reducing strategic dependencies in…

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The planned response for meeting the educational needs of children coming to Ireland from Ukraine

The planned response for meeting the educational needs of children coming to Ireland from Ukraine

My Dáil Contribution regarding the need for a planned response for meeting the education needs of children coming to Ireland from Ukraine. Transcript Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh If the Leas-Cheann Comhairle and Minister of State remain lawyers despite their current occupation, then I remain a primary school teacher, and I am very much proud to…

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€182,400 funding for 22 heritage projects in Waterford

€182,400 funding for 22 heritage projects in Waterford

Waterford Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh has today welcomed €182,400 funding for 22 heritage projects in Waterford. The funding announced today by Minister Malcolm Noonan is allocated under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS), administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. This funding announcement follows the launch last week by Minister…

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Report on the Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community

Report on the Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community

Transcript of my Dáil Contribution on the Report on the Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community I very much welcome the opportunity to discuss the report. It is particularly timely and fitting that it is discussed in the week we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the declaration of Traveller ethnicity. It was extremely important, symbolically…

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