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.

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Gas Works Start

Work begins today to bring gas to Nenagh. Phase 1 will bring gas to the major user in the town - Arrabawn. The laying of pipes will start this morning, with work starting at Stafford Street with a number of crews working in the area. As the saying goes you can't make an omellete without breaking eggs, so there will some disruption over the coming weeks.

I worked tirelessly to make this happen, it was the single most important project I wanted to deliver for Nenagh. It gives Nenagh huge capacity and fantastic opportunities that it never saw before.

This is hugely important for Nenagh. Gas provision will create a huge competitive advantage for Nenagh. Energy consumption and the cost of oil and other energy sources are now one of the largest, if not the largest cost concerns for businesses and employers in Nenagh.

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Funding for Two Schools in Tipperary

Sacred Heart 2
Sacred Heart 2
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that funding has been allocated for new builds Carrig National School, Ballycommon and Sacred Heart Convent, Roscrea.    I have no doubt whatsoever that it will be welcomed by pupils, staff, parents and Board of Management at the schools.   I have had many meetings with Minister Jan O'Sullivan and sent many letters  to the Department of Education in relation to the schools, and have visited the schools to meeting the staff and pupils.

The project at Carrig National School consists of a two store extension of 1500 m2  to provide an eight classroom school The protected structure on the site is being retained and this together with the prefabs will provide accommodation when the construction is taking place.  The project at the Sacred Heart Primary School in Roscrea consists of the demolition of existing school and prefabs, and provision of a twelve classrooms school.  Temporary accommodation will be provided on site during the construction.   

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€77,495 for Seven Projects in Tipperary

I welcome the announcement by the Department of Health that seven projects in Tipperary have been allocated €77,495 from the National Lottery. 

Minister Kelly said “this is very great news for all seven groups, and will make a big difference to them.  The funding can cover different items for example the replacement of windows or a contribution to an organisation for a bus for their clients. 

The Department of Health has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once-off grants to organisations, providing a range of health related services. The seven Tipperary groups are Clonmel Community Mothers Prgramme, St Cronan's Association in Roscrea, Elm Tree Communities, Cappawhite Community Council, Arthritis Ireland Cashel branch, Vee Valley Day Care Center and Camphill Grangemockler.

Applications for Lottery funding come mainly from community groups and voluntary organisations that provide health services to specific client groups.

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Capital Grants for Three Tipperary Youth Groups

I am delighted to announce the allocation of capital grants to three youth groups in Tipperary.

The three youth groups are Tipperary SPY (Special Project for Youth) has been allocated funding for Upgrade of I.T. equipment, upgrade soft equipment for youth premises, purchase of equipment to support programme development., Tipperary Youth Information Project has been allocated funding for Upgrade of I.T. equipment and install integrated communications network for Youth Information centres, purchase of software updates, purchase of equipment to support programme development  and Foroige Nenagh Youth Development Project for To upgrade and replace office equipment and furniture, I.T. and media equipment, games consoles and outdoor signage    The Tipperary Projects are part of 50 youth projects and organisations throughout the country that have been allocated capital grants for small to medium scale equipment and upgrade projects. 

This is very welcome news for all groups, there are large number of volunteers giving up their spare time working with these youth groups, and I have no doubt that these grants will make a difference to all involved. 

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