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Hard Questions to be asked as Horse Racing Ireland and Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board to appear before Public Accounts Committee

Hard Questions to be asked as Horse Racing Ireland and Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board to appear before Public Accounts Committee

Press Release, June 14th, 2024 Waterford T.D., Marc Ó Cathasaigh has said that next week’s Public Accounts Committee hearing with Horse Racing Ireland is vitally important, following the Primetime Investigates programme on the Irish and European horse industries. Speaking today Ó Cathasaigh said “The programme by the RTE Primetime Investigates team was exceptional investigative journalism…

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Funding for Outdoor Sports Equipment and Biodiversity Measures for Sports Clubs

Funding for Outdoor Sports Equipment and Biodiversity Measures for Sports Clubs

Dep. Marc Ó Cathasaigh: This question builds on my question in the previous grouping. It relates to two new streams of funding that are being made available for sports clubs. The first is the new fund for outdoor sports equipment, called the participation nation outdoor fund, which is very welcome. Given my political background, I…

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Sports Capital and Equipment Funding and Access to Participation

Sports Capital and Equipment Funding and Access to Participation

Dep. Ó Cathasaigh: A very welcome signal went out to clubs this week about their applications. I welcome the Minister of State’s very strong focus on equality of participation. There is an outdated attitude evident which, thankfully, I think is disappearing. “Keep those girls off the good grass” is one of the things we hear…

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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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