THE announcement of a €200 million investment by Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard in facilities in East Cork has been warmly welcomed today (Friday) by Fine Gael TD for Cork East, David Stanton. One hundred million euro is to be spent on developing and expanding facilities at the plant in Midleton with a further €100 million being spent in Dungourney.
The revaluation programme, which determines the amount of commercial rates paid by businesses to local authorities, has been in place in Dublin since 2005, but it has still not been extended to the rest of the country.
FINE Gael Cork East TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, David Stanton has said that it’s time for us to seriously consider altering our current summertime arrangements to benefit the economy and society. Deputy Stanton made his comments during a Topical Issues debate in the Dáil.
“For a number of years I have been raising the possibility of extending our summertime period which runs from the last weekend in March until the last weekend in October.
Minister Fitzgerald was responding to a question by Deputy Stanton in the Dáil this week.
CORK East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton has said that the meeting which he arranged regarding Youghal ambulance which took place today with senior officials of the National Ambulance Service, public representatives, some GPs from Youghal was very constructive and informative for both sides.
The meeting was also attended by Minister of State Sean Sherlock, Sandra McLellan TD, Cllr Barbara Murray and the Mayor of Youghal, Cllr Eoin Coyne.
Deep concern and unease has been expressed in Youghal and surrounding areas at reports that the ambulance service in the area would be downgraded.
FINE Gael TD for Cork East, David Stanton, has said that the Leaving Cert results show that a second chance system should be introduced for maths, which could save students who fail the subject from missing out on getting into college.
“As thousands of students across the country anxiously receive their Leaving Cert results today, yet again the most striking trend to emerge is the high failure rate in maths and science.
CORK East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton welcomes the announcement of €200,000 funding for Cobh Library. The funding allocation, announced yesterday (July 19th), is part of a new Capital Programme for Libraries administered by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to improve local library facilities.