This week at Cabinet the Government agreed to proceed with legislation that will exempt local sports clubs from paying commercial rates on the non-profit parts of their building.
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White T.D., today opened the next phase of the public consultation process as part of the development of a White Paper on Energy Policy.
Today I launched Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week with Anne Doyle. Carbon Monoxide is highly dangerous. You can’t see it or smell it. In fact it is often called “the silent killer”. You can protect your home from the dangers of this deadly gas by taking preventive measures and by learning to recognise the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Check the website Read More
I was delighted to open the ESB Networks new electricity distribution control centre in Dublin South on Friday, which provides the capacity to centrally control Ireland’s electricity distribution network.
Tomorrow night (Fri. September 19th) is Culture Night. Dublin South/Rathdown will be buzzing with over twelve unique events taking place across our locality. Please find below information on each of the events and see what takes your fancy.
I would like to alert local parents to a free anti-bullying session which will take place on Tuesday October 7th at the Stillorgan Park Hotel. I welcome the additional funding that Minister Jan O’Sullivan has provided to support the delivery of anti-bullying training sessions for parents of primary and secondary school children across Ireland. It’s positive that one of the sessions will take place in Stillorgan and will be open to parents of primary and secondary school children.
I’m delighted to learn that the HSE, as I had suggested last February, has purchased the former Mount Carmel Hospital. The Churchtown campus will now be brought back to life as a much needed ‘step-down’ facility for patients who no longer need acute hospital care.
Today eircom announced that it has reached a critical milestone in the rollout of Ireland’s largest fibre network by passing the one millionth premises with superfast broadband.
I warmly welcome the latest CSO figures which show that the number of people signing on the Live Register in Nutgrove has dropped by 10.6% between August 2013 and August 2014, while the Live Register has also fallen by 7.7% in Dún Laoghaire in the same period.
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