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Joe Carey TD



11 Nov

Joe Carey with Education Minister Joe McHugh

Design team appointed for Shannon Gaelscoil building project 

A new building for Gaelscoil Donncha Rua in Shannon has moved a step closer to construction with confirmation that a design team has been appointed to start the architectural and planning process.

8 Nov


Clare to benefit from €300 million education and training fund

Clare is set to benefit from a share of the €300 million fund established for the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) as part of the Government’s Future Jobs Ireland policy to prepare businesses and workers for the changing employment landscape

8 Nov

New Vienna service announced for Shannon Airport
Tourism boost as first direct service brings Viennese tourists to the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way
Shannon secures first route support from the increased Tourism Ireland route development fund for regional airports announced in Budget 2020
 Shannon Group are delighted to welcome today’s announcement by Lauda, the low-cost Austrian airline, of a new twice-weekly service from Shannon Airport to the Austrian capital, Vienna, commencing in 2020 and operating from March to October.
“We are delighted to be adding a new airline at Shannon Airport. We have been working closely with Lauda and their parent Ryanair, to deliver this service. This new service will undoubtedly be very popular with our passengers from across the region,” said Andrew Murphy, Managing Director, Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company. 
Pictured L-R Joe Carey TD, Brendan Griffin, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport, Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection and Caroline Kelleher, Director of Public Affairs, Shannon Group. Pic Arthur Ellis.

Carey welcomes improved European connections

Welcoming the announcement that Aer Lingus will operate new routes from Shannon Airport to Paris and Barcelona next year, Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey said that improved connectivity to Europe would help the Mid West deal with the negative effects of Brexit.

7 Nov

Cnoc-na-Gaoithe Tulla

€900,000 for Tulla Cultural Centre auditorium

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed that a €900,000 Government grant has been awarded for the provision of a multifunctional performance auditorium at the Cnoc na Gaoithe Cultural Centre in Tulla.

25 Oct

Agricultural shows

€45,000 allocated to Clare agricultural shows

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has welcomed a €45,000 allocation to nine Clare Agricultural Show Societies from the Department of Rural and Community Development to help with the financial cost of organising their shows next year.

24 Oct

Joe Carey Clare farmers

Clare farmers receive €30 million from Basic Payment Scheme

5,580 Clare farmers have received more than €30 million through advance payments of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed.