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Joe Carey TD



14 Oct


Budget will bring more Gardaí to Clare

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey says that The Budget announcement of 800 additional Gardaí for next year will have a significant effect on the fight against crime in rural areas of the county. “Ongoing recruitment will bring the strength of the force up to 15,000 Garda members, 2,000 Garda Reserve members and 4,000 civilian […]

13 Oct


A good deal for carers and the self-employed

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey says that Budget 2017 has delivered a new deal for carers and the self-employed whose significant contributions to society have been largely overlooked. “As a member of the Joint Committee on Social Protection, I was delighted that we could deliver long-term illness and treatment benefits for the self-employed as […]

12 Oct

Joe Carey TD with principal Ray McInerney during a visit to Ennis National School.
Photograph by Yvonne Vaughan Photography.

Budget will bring new teachers to Clare schools

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey says that the Budget announcement of 2,400 additional teaching posts nationally in 2017 will mean new teachers for schools in Clare. “Local schools may also from benefit from additional resource teachers as the allocation includes 900 new resource teachers nationally. In addition, 115 new Special Needs Assistants will be […]

12 Oct

Joe Carey in Carron recently with Michael Davoren Burren IFA and Sharon Parr, scientist with the Burren Programme.

Budget benefits for rural communities

Budget 2017 will bring significant benefits to rural communities in Clare with substantial funding directed at creating jobs and attracting investment to areas outside the major urban centres. That’s the view of Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey who said he welcomed the budget’s concentration on rural and regional development which, he said, would bring […]

12 Oct

ABBA impersonators welcoming the launch of the new Scockholm to Shannon service

Stockholm flights to boost Clare tourism

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has received confirmation that SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) will operate a new twice weekly service from Stockholm to Shannon from August until October next year. Deputy Carey said that the latest expansion of the Shannon route network was a further endorsement of his successful campaign to secure the airport’s independence […]

9 Oct

Joe Carey TD in Shannon
Photograph by Yvonne Vaughan Photography.

Live register fall shows more Clare people are back at work

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has welcomed a fall of more than 14 per cent in the county’s live register as a positive indication that the Government’s job creation strategies are getting more Clare people back to work. “The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the Live Register in Clare […]