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Sports Capital Programme

Sports Capital Programme

Sports Capital Programme November 30, 2020 As we look forward to Waterford’s place in the upcoming Hurling All Ireland Final, sport is on the mind of everyone in the county! 2020 has been a year like no other for sport in Ireland but I’m happy to see that registration for the Sports Capital Programme opens…

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TUSE Waterford

TUSE Waterford

TUSE Waterford November 19, 2020 Since 2018, €56 million has been spent on Technical University projects throughout Ireland. Of that, the Technical University of the South East (TUSE) has only received €8.1 million, or 14% of the total budget. Much less than funds allocated to either Dublin, Cork or Galway, all of which are regions…

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Wellbeing Indicators

Wellbeing Indicators

Wellbeing Indicators Dublin, November 17, 2020 My Green Party colleagues and I launched our Wellbeing Indicators Position Paper earlier today. We believe that GDP is not a way to measure the wellbeing and the quality of life of Irish Citizens; it’s time we looked to Wellbeing Indicators to measure the welfare of the Irish nation…

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Flu Vaccine 2020

Flu Vaccine 2020

Child Flu Vaccine Nov 12, 2020 I spoke in the Dáil this week about the Flu Vaccine programme 2020. Our GPs and Pharmacists have been extremely busy rolling out an unprecedent number of Adult Flu Vaccines and also the Children’s Flu Vaccine. Unfortunately it seems we won’t receive more Adult #FluVaccine due to global supply…

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Greens Call on EPA to Address Air Pollution in Waterford City

Greens Call on EPA to Address Air Pollution in Waterford City

More monitoring needed to access the scale of the problem A motion calling for the EPA to address the Waterford Metropolitan District ‘as a matter of urgency to discuss air-quality monitoring throughout the metropolitan region’ received unanimous support in the chamber last Monday. The motion, put down by Green Party councillor Marc Ó Cathasaigh, came…

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Concerns for Funding of National Biodiversity Data Centre

Concerns for Funding of National Biodiversity Data Centre

Precarious Funding Situation puts the Centre’s Ongoing Work at Risk Concerns have emerged about the future of the National Biodiversity Data Centre due to lack of clarity around the renewal of staff contracts for 2020. The agency, which is based out of WIT’s Carriganore Campus, is a national centre for the collection and analysis of…

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Major announcement of 248 jobs in active travel infrastructure and a Regional Cycle Design office for Waterford.

Major announcement of 248 jobs in active travel infrastructure and a Regional Cycle Design office for Waterford.

Waterford TD welcomes major announcement of 248 jobs in active travel infrastructure and a Regional Cycle Design office for Waterford. Waterford TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomed today’s announcement of 248 jobs by his Green Party colleague Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D which will see new Active Travel positions being created in Waterford City and…

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Traveller Education

Traveller Education

Traveller Education. November 13, 2020 Waterford Green Party TD welcomes an announcement of €300,000 for targeted supports to ensure that the increase in Traveller participation in Higher Education remains on track. Marc Ó Cathasaigh TD, Green Party Spokesperson for Social Protection and a former Primary School teacher welcomed the announcement of €300,000 funding by Minister…

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Free Child Flu Vaccine

Free Child Flu Vaccine

Free Child Flu Vaccine November 13, 2020. Waterford TD encourages parents to avail of the Free Child Flu Vaccine for their children aged 12 and under. Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh is encouraging parents to avail of the Child Flu Vaccine which is free of charge for children aged 12 and under…

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North Quays Announcement

North Quays Announcement

North Quays Announcement Waterford Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes today’s historic announcement of unprecedented funding for the North Quays Project which he says displays a significant vote of confidence in our city and county. The total package of €110.6m is made up of €80.6m in Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) support for…

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**Updated** Social Protection Provisions for Covid-19

**Updated** Social Protection Provisions for Covid-19

A great deal has changed in the two weeks since the first raft of #Covid-19 supports were introduced by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.  I travelled to Dublin last week to attend a briefing on these measures along with spokespeople from other parties. What’s clear is that these payments have been designed…

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