Local Business

8 Jan

€10 million extra for flooding clean-up and new Shannon Authority

The provision of €10 million extra for the flooding clean-up fund, as well as a new Shannon authority and other measures will come as a relief to those affected by flooding. The last number of weeks have been extremely difficult for communities as the wettest December on record has resulted in severe flooding in many […]

6 Jan

The unfairness of motor tax installment payment charges

  I have questioned the manner in which motor tax charges are levied for people who pay in installments. While paying in installments undoubtedly incurs additional administration work, I believe the rise in online payments for motor taxation should allow the State offset some of these charges. Most people cannot afford to pay their motor […]

19 Nov

Focus on finding a buyer for Roche intensifies

Since the announcement last Thursday that Roche would be divesting interest in their plant in Clarecastle, I have ensured that every effort is being made to find a buyer and help preserve employment at the plant. I immediately met with the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton in Leinster House. Minister Bruton […]