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Joe Carey TD



11 Aug

cultural grants

Funding for Clare traditional music venues

Two traditional music venues have been awarded  €38,591 in funding from the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme. Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed that €20,000 has been allocated to Cois na hAbhna in Ennis with a further €18,591 going to Teach Ceoil in Kilrush. “The first two rounds of funding under the scheme were for […]

10 Aug

Carey on paternity benefit

Carey urges new fathers to claim paternity benefit

As the first anniversary of the introduction of Paternity Benefit approaches, Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey is encouraging new or expectant fathers to apply for the two weeks payment. Employed and self-employed fathers with the correct PRSI contributions are entitled to receive Paternity Benefit which is available from the Department of Social Protection to parents […]

9 Aug

Carers benefits

€4.3 million paid to Clare carers

Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed that an estimated €4.3 million was paid to almost 2,500 carers in Clare today through support grants from the Department of Social Protection.                    Deputy Carey, who is a member of the Oireachtas committee on Social Protection, explained that the €1,700 grant is paid to those providing […]

8 Aug

Clare flood relief

Clare flood relief works update

With Clare County Council receiving approval to commission a design-led plan to prevent flood damage in Clonlara, the Office of Public Works (OPW) is now considering two applications to undertake flood relief works in Quilty. Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey said that he has been informed by Minister of State for the Office of […]

7 Aug

Carey confident of rates boost

Carey confident of rates boost for small business

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey is confident that the county’s small business owners will receive a significant boost with the publication of a commercial rates bill by the end of the year. “I believe that the survival of family businesses is vital for Clare’s smaller towns and villages. Many are struggling to pay their […]

3 Aug

Joe Carey rural development

Clare communities benefitting from rural development plan

Real and sustainable progress is being made for rural communities in Clare through the Action Plan for Rural Development, according to Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey Commenting on the interim progress report on the Government’s action plan for rural development., Deputy Carey said it included 276 actions for the delivery across Government, State agencies […]