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Joe Carey TD



1 Nov

National School

Clare schools will have lowest teacher pupil ratio

Clare schools are set to benefit from the lowest pupil teacher ratio ever, according to Fine Gael TD Joe Carey. And he says that additional Special Need Assistants (SNAs) will ensure extra supports for local children who need them most. “I am delighted that children here in Care will benefit from the lowest pupil teacher […]

31 Oct


€1million funding for Clare towns and villages

ALMOST €1 million has been allocated to nine towns and villages in Clare under the latest round of the Government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme, Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed. The biggest single allocation of €200,000 went to Newmarket on Fergus for the development of the Tradaree Food Hub while €100,000 was allocated […]

30 Oct

Joe Carey and Michael Creed

Low interest loans helping Clare farmers reduce debt

MORE than a hundred Clare farmers have availed of low interest loans from the Strategic Banking Corporation to pay down more expensive forms of short-term debt. Responding to Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed confirmed that the average amount borrowed was €32.704 at an interest rate of 2.95 per cent and  […]

30 Oct

Fine Gael Deputies Tom Neville and Joe Carey at the Parliamentary Mental Health Forum in Dublin Castle.

Carey appointed to mental health advisory committee

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has been appointed to serve on the special committee to advise the Government on the future of mental health care. He is one of four Government representatives on the committee and will be joined by his constituency colleague Deputy Michael Harty who was nominated by the Rural Independent Group. […]

29 Oct

Joe Carey and Pat Burke

Major developments at Lakyle school

The provision of an all-weather astro turf playing pitch at Lakyle National School in Whitegate will form part of an extensive redevelopment of the school which has served the community since its opening in 1909. The major part of the work will involve the provision of a new classroom, resource learning room and a staff […]

29 Oct

Joe Carey and William Chair at Our Lady's

Vitalograph sets scene for major Ennis jobs drive

Welcoming the announcement of 50 new jobs and a €12 million investment at the Vitalograph plant last week, Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey said he hoped it would be the first of a series of major employment initiatives in the Ennis area. Deputy Carey, who was recently appointed Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on […]