Author: Marc O’Cathasaigh

Waterford TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes €24 million funding allocated to Waterford City & County Council for walking and cycling infrastructure in 2022.

Waterford TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes €24 million funding allocated to Waterford City & County Council for walking and cycling infrastructure in 2022.

Waterford TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes €24million funding allocated to Waterford City & County Council for walking and cycling infrastructure in 2022. The funding was announced by The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D. as part of a broader package of €289million allocated by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to local authorities throughout the country.…

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The Trolley Problem, Autonomous Cars and the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021

The Trolley Problem, Autonomous Cars and the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021

Two seemingly innocuous sections in the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021, which passed Second Stage late last year, are likely to have outsized impact on our roads and on the cars and drivers using them into the future. While they are an instance of the law trying to keep pace or catch up with…

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Commission on Taxation and Welfare

Commission on Taxation and Welfare

Establishing a Commission on Taxation and Welfare was one of the little heralded but very important commitments set out in the Programme for Government. Ireland has what is, on the whole, quite a progressive and redistributive system, but there are issues that should be examined – for instance, are we over-reliant on Corporate Tax revenues,…

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The Gorgias, American Carnage and Cambridge Analytica: Populist Messaging and Irish Political Discourse

The Gorgias, American Carnage and Cambridge Analytica: Populist Messaging and Irish Political Discourse

It’s been a long while since I read any Plato, and over 20 years since I read his Dialogues and much water has passed under many bridges since then. But despite the passing of time and the enormous change in context, particularly the technological context, listening to Melvin Bragg’s ever informative In Our Time podcast…

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Dungarvan is to receive almost €1.4m under the Government’s Rural Regeneration Fund

Dungarvan is to receive almost €1.4m under the Government’s Rural Regeneration Fund

Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, has welcomed this morning’s announcement that Dungarvan is to receive almost €1.4m under the Government’s Rural Regeneration Fund. The project, to develop a Digital Transformation Hub, providing 90 co-working spaces and an incubation, innovation and commercialisation hub, was one of 27 landmark regeneration projects selected under funding…

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Greenway Funding

Greenway Funding

Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, welcomes significant national funding to create and extend Greenways in Ireland. Two-thirds of a billion euro have been allocated to Local Authorities to advance the delivery and connection of Greenways in 2022, along with key National Road Projects. This will see connectivity between counties and will open…

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Dáil Contribution on COVID-19

Dáil Contribution on COVID-19

I join other Deputies in extending my best Christmas wishes to people. Across society, we are exhausted. We have learned more about the Greek alphabet than any of us cared to learn and the sooner we forget it the better. People in the healthcare system are exhausted, as are those in the education system. I will stick…

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Town Centre Planning for Portlaw

Town Centre Planning for Portlaw

I spoke in the Dáil with regard to the Town Centre First approach. The town centre first approach is writ large across the programme for Government. It has since been put at the heart of the Our Rural Future document and Housing for All. Our towns and villages offer a serious quality of life proposition,…

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250 New Jobs for Waterford City

250 New Jobs for Waterford City

Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes a jobs boost for Waterford with the announcement by Infosys BPM of an expansion which will see 250 new jobs brought to the city. The new centre in Waterford will provide voice support, customer service and technical support operations for large global enterprises. The new roles…

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