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Joe Carey TD



8 Oct


Funding for Feakle houses is welcome news

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has welcomed the approval of a provisional budget allocation of almost €2.5 million for the construction of ten local authority houses in Feakle. Deputy Carey said that €2,452,805 would be made available to Clare County Council under the local authority housing construction programme and he expected that construction would […]

6 Oct

GP rural doctor

State salaries proposed for rural doctors

Offering state-paid salaries to family doctors if they move to rural areas could ensure that every community in Clare will have access to its own GP, according to Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey. “Health Minister Simon Harris has stated that he will make the offer when talks on new GP contracts begin in November. […]

5 Oct

M18 motorway construction

M18 due for completion in eighteen months

Travel time between Ennis and Galway will be significantly reduced within the next eighteen months when the motorway from Gort to Tuam is scheduled to be open for traffic. That’s according to Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey who has been told by Transport Minister Shane Ross that, under the terms of the public/private partnership […]

26 Sep

Joe Carey being briefed on the issue of rural crime by Paul Connole in Fanore last week.
Yvonne Vaughan Photography

Garda pay deal will help tackle rural crime in Clare

The pay deal struck between the Department of Justice and the Garda Representative Association last weekend will have a significant effect on combatting crime in rural areas of Clare, according to Fine Gael TD Joe Carey. Deputy Carey said that the agreement, which is likely to be accepted by rank and file Gardaí in the […]

23 Sep

Garda text alert

Garda text alert funding to combat Clare crime

Government funding for Garda text alert groups will help prevent crime in Clare, according to Fine Gael TD Joe Carey. “Funding for the Community alert programme has been doubled to €350,000 and now incorporates a new €100,000 rebate scheme for local groups registered under the Garda text alert scheme, “ he explained. “This funding will […]

21 Sep

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey
Photograph by Yvonne Vaughan Photography.

Carey seeks council support for rural grants scheme

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has asked Clare County Council to work with local communities, business interests and state bodies to secure a significant share of €5 million Government fund to support Rural Economic Development. The Rural Economic Development Zones (REDZ) initiative provides funding for projects to stimulate economic development in rural towns and […]