Category Archives: Blackrock

Gaelscoil Phádraig Ballybrack

The unacceptable delay of eleven years in providing suitable and adequate accommodation for Gaelscoil Phádraig Ballybrack must be urgently addressed.

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New National Skills Strategy key pillar in our plan to Keep the Recovery going

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said the new National Skills Strategy 2025 – Ireland’s Future is a key pillar in Fine Gael’s plan to keep the recovery going.

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New measures to support Ireland’s 1,300 post offices

Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said that the agreements reached as part of the Post Office Network Business Development Group report, including the introduction of eAccounts, will support rural post offices in Dun Laoghaire in the future.

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New Burglary Act will help keep repeat burglars off the streets

Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said that the new Burglary Act will help keep repeat burglars off the streets of Dun Laoghaire and improve the safety of our community.

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Almost half a million Euro awarded under 2016 DLR Grant Scheme

At the Council meeting held on Monday 11 January 2016, the Elected Members of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council approved the award of €492,659 in funding to a wide range of local groups and organisations under the dlr Grant Scheme 2016.

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Impressive second place finish for Dún Laoghaire in Irish Business Against Litter rankings

Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council was delighted to see the town of Dún Laoghaire finish second out of the 40 towns and cities surveyed across the country – the town’s highest ever finish – in the most recent Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) rankings.

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Motor insurers have role to play in attracting people home

Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday) said that bringing young people home for good is a key part of Fine Gael’s plan to keep the recovery going in 2016 and that motor insurers also have a role to play.

“Next year, for the first time since the crisis began, more people will return to Ireland than leave. However many insurers are not recognising driver experience accrued abroad and are quoting those returning to Ireland to work extremely high premiums.

“Since the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs in 2012, over 135,000 jobs have been added to the economy. Over Christmas many major employers have launched recruitment campaigns to encourage people to come back for good. This is all very positive but unexpected costs, such as very high insurance, could act as a deterrent.

“When Fianna Fáil wrecked the economy they destroyed the future of countless young people who were forced to emigrate in search of work and opportunity. Five years later, thanks to the work of the Irish people, the economy is recovering and there are opportunities at home once again.

“By 2020 we expect 70,000 Irish emigrants to have come home to take up new jobs and opportunities. The Government is working to create opportunities for these people and to reduce taxes so they can keep more of their own money. However motor insurers have a role to play to treat all customers fairly, whether they have a record of safe driving in Ireland or elsewhere.”