Minister Alan Kelly launches national roll out of Smart Technology Energy Saving Scheme from climote & Electric Ireland

Minister Alan Kelly T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has formally launched the national roll out of the Smart Technology Energy Saving Scheme in Nenagh. The national energy saving scheme will see 10,000 homes across Ireland fitted with a climote remote control heating system to enable families take full control of the energy used in their homes. […]

Morris Questions Reliability Of Kelly Promises

Sinn Féin’s Tipperary General Election candidate Cllr. Séamie Morris has followed up his recent criticism of the depths to which the Irish Health Service has been allowed to fall, by questioning whether promises from Minister Alan Kelly can be counted upon at all. He was speaking after the release of a video in which he […]

ALONE Respond To Alan Kelly’s Announcement Of €56 million For Housing Adaptation Grants

ALONE, the charity that supports older persons to age at home, welcome the announcement of €56.25 million funding for housing grants made by Ministers Alan Kelly and Paudie Coffey yesterday but remain acutely aware that it is significantly reduced from the €99.2 million allocated in 2010. ALONE also question whether this is additional funding or […]

Minister Kelly’s ‘Power Is A Drug’ Comment Is Destructive And Elitist – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to withdraw comments he made where he likened his love of power to a drug. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister Kelly’s comments were reported in an interview he engaged with for The Sunday Independent newspaper: “Quite frankly the comments made […]

Roads Funding Announcement Is AnEelection Con Job – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has accused the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly of attempting to pull the wool over the eyes of Co. Tipperary residents following his announcement that the county has been allocated €16 million for road repairs in 2016. Deputy McGrath went on to say that while commitments to continue the restoration […]

Minister Kelly In Rome For Audience With Pope Francis

Minister Alan Kelly T.D., will today (16 September, 2015) join other EU Environment and Climate Ministers as well as Environment Commissioner Vella and Climate Commissioner Arias Cañete, in an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican.   The meeting comes as UN negotiations towards a new global climate deal enter their final phase.  […]

A Vote For Labour’s Kelly Is A Vote For His Fine Gael Masters

Councillor Séamie Morris of Sinn Féin has strongly criticised the Labour Party for entering into a voting pact with Fine Gael ahead of the general election. But he said he was not surprised by the arrangement, because the pact mirrors the behaviour of the Labour Party in government as they gave in to each of […]

Minister Kelly’s Latest U-Turn Proves Irish Water a Monumental Mistake – Cahill

Cllr. Jackie Cahill has strongly criticised Minister Alan Kelly for failing to address the concerns of Tipperary people regarding Irish Water. The Fianna Fáil Councillor was reacting to the latest U-turn announced by Minister Kelly in the Dáil last Wednesdaywhereby it was confirmed that Tipperary people will be paying towards the costs of establishing Irish Water […]

New Minister Alan Kelly could give lifeline to LEADER

Tipperary Sinn Féin spokesperson Cllr Seamus Morris has welcomed the appointment of Alan Kelly as Minister for the Environment as it gives the Labour minister the chance to repeal some of the right-wing laws and decisions enacted by the previous minister, Phil Hogan. Cllr Morris said “The Local Property Tax has imposed a burden on […]

Period of calm needed in Brooks controversy – Minister Kelly

“Emergency legislation will not solve the Garth Brooks concerts issue and may even jeopardise any concert taking place. Amending the legislation on which Dublin City Council granted the existing concert licence could open up all the concerts to a legal challenge and rushed legislation may not stand up to such a challenge. It would only […]

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