Author: Marc O’Cathasaigh

Communities, Farmers and SMEs to join the Solar Revolution

Communities, Farmers and SMEs to join the Solar Revolution

Press release, May 23rd Waterford T.D., Marc Ó Cathasaigh has said that the new Small Scale Renewable Energy Support Scheme launched this week will enable communities, farmers and SMEs to join the solar revolution. Ó Cathasaigh said “We know that schools, homes and business have already embraced the idea of generating electricity for their own…

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Capital Rail Projects and Improved Services in the South East

Capital Rail Projects and Improved Services in the South East

Press Release, May 23rd 2024 Marc Ó Cathasaigh, Green Party T.D. for Waterford met with the CEO of Irish Rail, Jim Meade and Minister Eamon Ryan this week to discuss rail capital investment in the South East. The reopening of the Barrow Bridge was a particular focus of discussion with Dep. Ó Cathasaigh requesting that…

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Protection of Hedgerows Bill 2024: First Stage

Protection of Hedgerows Bill 2024: First Stage

I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the protection of hedgerows, to confer power on the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications to make regulations for the protection of significant hedgerows and for the establishment of a register of significant hedgerows, to prohibit the…

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Well-being Framework

Well-being Framework

Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh I am an enthusiastic supporter of the well-being framework and the move to go beyond GDP in how we assess the health of our economy in order to remind ourselves that the economy should work for society and not the other way around. I want to raise three issues that should…

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Update on Gaza

Update on Gaza

The world watches on aghast as Israel continues to prosecute its war against the people of Gaza with scant regard for civilian casualty, flouting international law and ignoring the clear wishes of the international community. The ground invasion of Rafah is compounding what is already a humanitarian catastrophe and heaping misery on a blameless population,…

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Report of the Joint Committee on Autism

Report of the Joint Committee on Autism

Dep. Ó Cathasaigh:I echo Deputy Buckley’s point that the committee worked very hard and in a collegiate fashion. Much of that is down to the Cathaoirleach, Senator Carrigy, who deserves great praise. We were very much supported by AsIAm in that work. We had an initial private session with Adam Harris at which we said…

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Post Office services in An Rinn

Post Office services in An Rinn

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: Chaitheamar roinnt uaireanta sa Dáil an tseachtain seo ag déanamh díospóireachta ar úsáid na Gaeilge agus ar an gcineál infheistíochta a theastaíonn san oideachas, sa tithíocht agus i gcúrsaí mar sin chun an teanga, atá i ngéarchéim thromchúiseach, a chosaint agus a athbheochan. Tá ár gceantair Ghaeltachta, tobar ár dteanga dhúchais agus…

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Dáil Question on Energy Poverty

Dáil Question on Energy Poverty

Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh Deputy Naughten is Chair of the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands. Excellent work is being done by that committee in the area of energy poverty. I have spoken strongly about the fact that we have responded in the short term and cash was the…

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