Category: Press Releases

Annual Funding for Youth Services in Dungarvan and West Waterford

Annual Funding for Youth Services in Dungarvan and West Waterford

Green Party TD for Waterford Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes significant annual funding announced for youth services in Dungarvan and West Waterford. The funding was announced today by Deputy Ó Cathasaigh’s colleague Minister for Children, Equality, Integration, Disability & Youth Roderic O’Gorman.  Minister Roderic O’Gorman today confirmed that the selection process for eight new UBU Your…

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€182,400 funding for 22 heritage projects in Waterford

€182,400 funding for 22 heritage projects in Waterford

Waterford Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh has today welcomed €182,400 funding for 22 heritage projects in Waterford. The funding announced today by Minister Malcolm Noonan is allocated under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS), administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. This funding announcement follows the launch last week by Minister…

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Launch of the Final Report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Key Issues Affecting the Traveller Community

Launch of the Final Report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Key Issues Affecting the Traveller Community

Waterford Green Party TD welcomes the launch of the Final Report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Key Issues Affecting the Traveller Community. The report launch marks the 5th anniversary of the declaration of Traveller ethnicity in Ireland and highlights the variety of issues which affect the Travelling community in Ireland. The Travelling community had…

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Immediate lifting of visa restrictions between Ukraine and Ireland.

Immediate lifting of visa restrictions between Ukraine and Ireland.

Green Party TD for Waterford Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes the immediate lifting of visa restrictions between Ukraine and Ireland. This measure means that people who feel it’s safe to leave Ukraine can do so without needing to arrange a visa in advance and will be of considerable benefit to Ukrainian people with family members already…

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Funding for Waterford under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Funding for Waterford under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Waterford Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh has today welcomed €691,814 funding for four key Waterford projects which will help tackle vacancy and dereliction and bring landmark town centre buildings back to life. The funding was allocated under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme as part of Our Rural Future and will see buildings turned…

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Town Centres First Policy

Town Centres First Policy

Before I begin to talk about the town centre first policy, I wish to acknowledge the members of the Ukrainian community that are outside the gates today. Trying to relate the personal stories of the people at the gates to the large scale of the war on Europe is unthinkable. It does not touch on…

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Social Justice Ireland’s new report Measuring Success: Sustainable Progress Index 2022

Social Justice Ireland’s new report Measuring Success: Sustainable Progress Index 2022

This is a welcome chance to discuss an important and substantial piece of work that issues every year from Social Justice Ireland, which tracks our attainment in terms of the sustainable progress index or sustainable development goals over of the year. I raised this issue this time last year and submitted a similar Topical Issue.…

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Wellbeing Indicators: 12th Indicator for Language and Culture

Wellbeing Indicators: 12th Indicator for Language and Culture

Transcript of Dáil Contribution on a 12th Wellbeing Indicator for Language and Culture: I have a question regarding the well-being framework that is under development at the moment. We are quite closely shadowing the OECD framework, Better Life, which is welcome in many respects. It is a good model to follow. However, one of the…

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Government measures introduced to help mitigate recent increases the cost of living

Government measures introduced to help mitigate recent increases the cost of living

Waterford TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh has welcomed the suite of Government measures introduced to help mitigate recent increases the cost of living in areas such as transport, energy and medicine.  The measures announced by The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath T.D., and the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D., have been designed…

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€4.79m funding for sports organisations in Waterford.

€4.79m funding for sports organisations in Waterford.

Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes €4.79million funding for sports organisations in Waterford following the announcement of the Sports Capital Programme allocations for 2022. The funding which is spread across 65 Waterford clubs and organisations will provide funding for projects over 16 different sports as well as scouting, community facilities, community games and multi…

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