Yet another Minister displays government ignorance on the plight of Tipp Town – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the latest government reply to the levels of employment deprivation in Tipperary Town and West Tipperary as deeply disturbing. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he raised the matter during Priority Questions to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, earlier today: “In the last ten days we […]

Projects Along The Waterway Corridors Receive REDZ Funding

Waterways Ireland welcomes the announcement by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, TD, of €842,000 funding under the REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zones) initiative, which will stimulate economic development along rural waterways, Blueways and their hinterlands. The contribution to communities across the waterway corridors is highly significant as the development […]

IWAI PR1 Heritage Bill 2016

Heritage Bill 2016 – Canals Act 1986 (amendment 2016) With no advance notice or consultation with the inland waterways stakeholders & canal communities the Heritage Bill 2016 was published on 4 January 2016. Part 2 deals with amendments to the Canal Act 1986. Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys in introducing the […]

IFA meets Minister to Press for Early Implementation of Amendments on Hedge-cutting and Burning

At a meeting with the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys this week, IFA acknowledged that the proposed changes in the Heritage Bill of a one-month extension for hedge cutting and burning of gorse on a pilot basis are a positive step and will be welcomed by farmers.   At the meeting, […]

Common Sense Prevails At Last For Hedge Cutting – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision of the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys to review of Section 40 of the Wildlife Acts, which sets controls on the burning and cutting of vegetation in rural areas. Deputy McGrath went on to say that practices like road side hedge cutting which […]