Category: Press Releases

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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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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SETU and Teacher Training Education

SETU and Teacher Training Education

Waterford TD believes that the SETU campus in Waterford could become a “centre of excellence for teacher training education” in an exchange with Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education. Deputy Ó Cathasaigh was questioning the Minister in the Joint Oireachtas Committee of Education on issues around SETU and regional balance in the context…

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North Quays, Waterford City

North Quays, Waterford City

“Quarter 2, 2026” is when we can expect to see trains start to use the new Waterford’s new train station on the North Quays, according to Irish Rail CEO Jim Meade in response to questions raised by Green Party TD for Waterford Marc Ó Cathasaigh. Mr Meade was speaking at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on…

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Barrow Bridge & Waterford-Rosslare Rail Line

Barrow Bridge & Waterford-Rosslare Rail Line

“Irish Rail’s Plans to repair and automate the Barrow Bridge brings the reopening of the Waterford-Rosslare line another step closer to realisation” according to Waterford TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh. Deputy Ó Cathasaigh was speaking after a Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport session in which the Waterford Green Party TD questioned Jim Meade, the CEO of…

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Record-breaking 2023 for Public Transport in Waterford and nationally

Record-breaking 2023 for Public Transport in Waterford and nationally

Green Party T.D. for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, has welcomed figures released by the NTA showing record-breaking numbers of passengers using public transport in 2023, saying it proves the old line ‘build it and they will come’. Figures released by the NTA today shows a 133% recovery in passenger numbers since 2019, equating to 304…

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€157,350 for West Waterford projects under the CLÁR Programme

€157,350 for West Waterford projects under the CLÁR Programme

Green Party TD for Waterford Marc Ó Cathasaigh has welcomed the announcement of €157,350 for West Waterford projects under the CLÁR Programme which he says will “help revitalise our communities and make them even better places to live and work”. The funding, under the 2023 CLÁR Programme, is part of a broader package of over…

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Looking at Value Chain, Farmer often Least Rewarded’, Sinkevičius tells Ó Cathasaigh

Looking at Value Chain, Farmer often Least Rewarded’, Sinkevičius tells Ó Cathasaigh

Green Party TD for Waterford Marc Ó Cathasaigh took the opportunity to engage with European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius while attending a high-level Greens/EFA Group Leaders meeting in Brussels recently. During their interaction, they discussed the Commissioner’s recent visit to Ireland to discuss the nitrates derogation and the need to…

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New Bunmahon Coastguard Facility

New Bunmahon Coastguard Facility

Green Party T.D. for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, welcomes the opening of the new Bunmahon Coast Guard facility. The new facility which includes kit rooms, will improve training capabilities and provide the unit with much needed storage space for equipment and vehicles. Fibre broadband provision should allow the unit to potentially send out drones to…

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