Alan Kelly MEP Alan Kelly TD

Thank you for visiting my website. I was honoured to have been given a mandate to serve the people of Tipperary and will continue to do my best to deliver at national level for all my constituents.

I am delighted to now serve as Minister of Environment, Community & Local Government, having previously been Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Public and Commuter Transport.

In order to ensure that I deliver the best possible information for my constituents, I welcome any suggestions for the site. I also invite my constituents to inform me about any events coming up in your area and I will advertise it here for you.

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Two Tipperary project groups have been successful in securing funding under the governments “Better Energy Communities” programme

 I am delighted to confirm that a total of €2,939,731 had been allocated to Tipperary.

Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative Ltd received €1,433,661. This project is a collaboration of eight communities within Tipperary coming together as a community run co-operative to carry out deep retrofits on 200 homes (Drombane, Kilcommmon, Lorha, Birdhill, Borrisokane, Loughmore, Cloughjordan, Riverstown and Carrig) and 2 community buildings. Measures include roof insulation, cavity and external wall insulation, full window replacement, high efficiency boilers with integrated controls, solar water heating installation, solid fuel room heater, electricity energy monitor, efficient lighting and chimney draught limiter. The key aim of the project is to increase user comfort, reduce energy usage within homes and communities, and to generate local employment.

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Have Your Say on the Future of Rural Ireland

The Labour Party Tipperary are holding a Rural Affairs Evening in the Clonmel Park Hotel, tomorrow Thursday June 11th at 7.30pm. The night will focus on the developments that have been made in Rural Ireland over the past few years and also the aims for the future.

Marie Sherlock, who drawing up the Labour Party Manifesto for the next general election will be present on the night. All in attendance will be given the opportunity to s...hare their ideas and Marie will be collating the ideas, which will all be considered in the writing up of the manifesto.

Speaking on the night will be Minister for Rural Affairs Ann Phelan TD, Senator Denis Landy and myself.

However, the main focus of the night will be on those in attendance and getting their opinions and suggestions.

The evening is open for all to attend and if you are interested in going on the night please email your name to secretary@labourtipperay.com or contact constituency secretary Adrian on 087-3175331.

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1 Million Euro Funding Scheme for Home Carers

I urge eligible groups in Tipperary to apply for a new €1 million funding scheme that has been announced for Home Carers.

The Tánaiste and Social Protection Minister Joan Burton announced her Department was providing the €1m support and training fund. The money, which will come from the Dormant Accounts Fund, was confirmed in conjunction with National Carers’ Week.

I welcome this new scheme which will help fund schemes which provide training, information and related support... services for Home Carers.

Home Carers play a vital role in many families across Tipperary. It is important that the Government supports their valuable work and I want to thank my colleague and party leader, Joan Burton, for giving this scheme the green light because it will ensure that Carers get much-needed support in the community.

The purpose of the scheme is to upskill carers to help them provide the best care possible, to reduce their risk of injury, and help them cope with the emotional and psychological aspects of their role.

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Funding for a Long Awaited New Fire Station in Templemore

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This morning I announced funding for a long awaited new fire station in Templemore.

I have a huge affinity with the fire service so I was delighted to visit the fire service team in Templemore today to announce funding for a new fire station. They have waited way too long for this announcement. The current fire station was built in the 1960s and they desperately needed a new one which I'm delighted will go to tender now.

I am pictured at the fire station this morning with Murta...gh Crawford (Assistant Fire Officer), Ray O'Leary (Acting Chief Fire Officer), John Shinners (Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer), Michael Davern (firefighter), Kieran Galvin (Sub Officer), Eddie Scully (Firefighter), John O'Meara (Station Officer), Eddie Ryan (Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer), James Devanney (Firefighter) and Paul Gallagher (Assistant Chief Fire Officer).

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