Portlaoise Hospital

Portlaoise Hospital Local Election Candidate Fiona McLoughlin Healy welcomed calls made by Minister Jame Reilly and Fine Gael Party Chairman Charlie Flanagan in the wake of the Prime Time programme last night.  The Minister for Health, James Reilly has called for an investigation into the deaths of four infants born at the Midlands Regional Hospital […]

Irish Water Dail Question

Irish Water Dail Question Question No.            556 Irish Water Chun an Aire Comhshaoil, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil: To the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government where in the Water Services Act it specifies that Irish Water will be retained in public ownership, […]

Naas Hospital Wait lists

Naas Hospital Wait lists Here are the latest wait lists published for Naas Hospital. Waiting lists 30/12/2011 31/12/2013 0-3Months 3-6Months 6-8Months 8-12Months 12+Months Total 0-3Months 3-6Months 6-8Months 8-12Months Total Naas General Hospital 46 84 26 9 0 165 301 14 5 0 320  

Change to Law on Rates

Change to law on rates will support local businesses Fine Gael Local Elections Candidate Fiona McLoughlin Healy has welcomed a change to law on rates. Under legislation put forward by Fine Gael TD Paudie Coffey, businesses will no longer be forced to pay rates arrears from the previous tenant when they take on new premises. […]

Local Area Hackney Licence Scheme Further Update

Local Area Hackney Licence Scheme Further update Fine Gael Local Election Candidate Fiona McLoughlin Healy today welcomed the announcement of the C0-0rdination units by Minister Alan Kelly for the Local Area Hackney Licence Scheme. The Local Area Hackney Licence Co-ordination units are as follows New Transport Co-Ordination Unit Clare Clare Accessible Transport Ltd Cork Bantry […]

€40M Sports Capital Fund announced by Minister Michael Ring

€40M Sports Capital Fund announced by Minister Michael Ring Sports Capital Fund announced – clubs urged to register before February 7th 2014 Fine Gael Local Election Candidate Fiona McLoughlin Healy today welcomed the announcement of the 2014 Sports Capital Fund Programme by Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport. The Minister announced today […]

Unfinished Housing Estates in 2014 – Minister Outlines Proposals

Unfinished Housing Estates – Minister Outlines Proposals for Unfinished Housing Estates in 2014 Local Fine Gael Election Candidate Fiona McLoughlin Healy welcomes Minister O’Sullivans statement that Encourages Local Authorities To Submit Funding Proposals For Unfinished Housing Estates in 2014. Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, today encouraged local authorities to submit proposals to resolve […]

€12.5 Billion for the Agriculture Sector

Fiona McLoughlin Healy welcomes support of more than €12.5 billion for the Agriculture Sector Fine Gael Local Elections Candidate Fiona McLoughlin Healy has welcomed the allocation of more than €12.5 billion in Common Agricultural Policy and exchequer funding to the agriculture sector in the period to 2020. “I’m delighted that the new draft Rural Development […]

€38.4m Allocated To Private Housing Grants in 2014 Announced by O’Sullivan

€38.4m Allocated To Private Housing Grants in 2014 Increased funding for every local authority in 2014 Today (15th Jan 2014) Minister Jan O’Sullivan allocated €38.4m to local authorities for a range of private housing grants in 2014. The increased funding supports home adaptations for older people, people with a disability and people with mobility issues. […]

Property Tax Update

A Property Tax is Necessary to Restore our Public Finances We cannot continue to spend more money than we take in in taxes. We are still borrowing about €1 billion/month and we still have to reduce the general government deficit to below 3% of GDP by 2015. A Property Tax is a responsible way to […]