Floods: EU Commission statement following meeting with Minister Alan Kelly

Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, and Irish Environment Minister Alan Kelly in Brussels Just finished meeting today in Brussels (20th January) EU Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella and Irish Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly held a productive discussion on Flood management. Commissioner Vella noted the progress Ireland was […]

Tipperary entrepreneur heading for ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ National Final #IBYE

A young Tipperary entrepreneur has won a place at the national final of the prestigious ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, for a chance to share a €100,000 investment fund.   Philip Martin from Blanco Nino Ltd based in Clonmel is representing the region in the Best Start up Business category at the national final in […]

Minister Kelly’s spin leaves Bansha-Monard residents out in the cold – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has accused Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly of misleading the residents of Bansha and Monard in Co. Tipperary regarding the provision of a long awaited bus shelter for the communities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he was contacted by numerous irate constituents who have yet to see any sign of […]

“Minister Kelly must extend ‘accountability’ to wind energy firms,” McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision of the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to initiate a review of the work An Bord Pleanála. Deputy McGrath made his comments after the Minister announced he wanted to increase the level of accountability to the public within the Board and to ensure that it is […]

Minister Kelly meets with Local Authorities to share details of Ireland 2016 county plans and looks forward to the 1916 commemorative events being arranged for Tipperary

The Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, have met with Mayors and Chief Executives from all 31 Local Authorities to share details of local county plans being developed as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.   The meeting […]

Seamus Healy TD Slates Minister Alan Kelly for Hypocrisy and Broken Promises on Water Charges in Dáil

“This is the same Deputy Alan Kelly who stood in the general election in 2011 in Tipperary North. He knocked on every door in that constituency and asked every voter to give him their number one vote so that he could make sure that Fine Gael would not impose water charges on this country and […]

Seamus Healy TD Replies to Minister Alan Kelly in Dáil on Water Charges

The irony and hypocrisy of today’s announcement introducing water charges by Labour Party Minister Alan Kelly T.D. will not be lost on the general public.   During the last General Election Minister Kelly and the Labour Party asked the people of North Tipperary to vote for him to prevent Fine Gael imposing Water Charges. He […]