Archive for May 2011
QUESTIONS Nos. 8 & 10
To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to improve accessibility and functionality of the metropolitan area networks in the towns of Bantry, Skibbereen and Dunmanway, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the capacity available to the metropolitan area networks in the towns of Bantry, Skibbereen and Dunmanway, County Cork; his views on whether these networks are being used to the maximum potential following the investment by the State of 90% of the cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Read the rest of this entry »
Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy Noel Harrington has warmly welcomed the ‘Three-Pronged Plan’ for tourism announced by the Government this week, saying that the initiatives being implemented can only help attract tourists to Cork South West and create jobs as a result.
This week, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, said that the Government will abolish the travel tax, rebate levels of charges to airlines by Dublin Airport Authority and establish a new marketing initiative. Read the rest of this entry »
As part of today’s Jobs Initiative, County Councils are being provided with an additional €60 million for the Regional and Local Roads Investment Programme. This funding is being provided under the Restoration Improvement Programme.
Under this Programme, County Councils have submitted a three year programme (for the period 2011 – 2013) identifying the roads most in need of improvement in their area. The additional funding being provided under the Initiative will enable local authorities to bring forward works on roads which were not scheduled to take place until 2012. The funding will bring about an improvement in the condition of approximately 650km of regional and local roads at 554 different locations throughout the country.
The Jobs Initiative announced in the Dail today by Minister Michael Noonan, has been widely welcomed, especially the Research and Development Tax Credit Scheme, the section on Tourism to get the industry working and the economy moving. Also the allocation of €60 million investment on our Regional and Local Roads. All of these will have a positive impact for West Cork as well as the National scene…