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A Big Week for Former Dell/Mid West Workers as EGF Starts Rolling

Posted on February 11, 2010 by Alan Kelly

With Dell Committee at EGF Meeting
With Dell Committee at EGF Meeting

This is a huge week for the former workers in Dell, Banta, Flextronics, Irish Express Cargo and the other companies that were closed as a result of the Dell pullout of Limerick in January 2009. On Wednesday morning I met with the EU Commissioner for Employment, Mr. Andor and got assurances regarding the flexibility of the EGF scheme that can be used for job placement, training and starting your own business. These are the three key pillars under which workers can used their share of the €2.8 million that was allocated to them.

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Permanent link | Categories: DellEGFMid Westalan kelly

Meeting Commissioner Andor

Posted on February 10, 2010 by Alan Kelly

With Commissioner Laszlo Andor
With Commissioner Laszlo Andor

On Wednesday I met with Commissioner for Employment Affairs, Laszlo Andor. He is the Hungarian Commissioner and an exceptionally approacable and likeable person. My request for the meeting was principally to get an update on the Dell EGF fund and he told me that the fund was very flexible as regards its administration and also that it would be released this week to the Irish Government. I also got an assurance that the Waterford Crystal fund would be passed by the Commission soon and before the Parliament by March or April, which I broadly welcomed. WE also spoke about the SR Technics application and a number of other issues which I am persuing with the Commissioner on behalf Ireland and my constituents.

 

Permanent link | Categories: Commissioner AndorDellEGFalan kellyMid West

Campaign Launch Limerick - Kemmy endorses Kelly!

Posted on April 03, 2009 by Alan Kelly

Limerick Campaign Launch
Limerick Campaign Launch

Today we formally launched my campaign in Limerick and I was delighted to have my party leader Emaon Gilmore there. It was also attended by Jan O'Sullivan TD, as well as a host of Cllrs and local candidates. I was delighted also to have a number of the Kemmy family present as well to show their support.

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Permanent link | Categories: Arts Sport & TourismEducationEnterprise Trade & EmploymentHealthLimerickJoe KemmyJan O SullivanJoe LeddinThomas HannonMid West. LimerickNorth TippNorth KerryJoe KemmyJim KemmyTom ShorttGinger McLoughlin

Nenagh Hospital A&E Vigil

Posted on March 30, 2009 by Alan Kelly

Nenagh Hospital Vigil
Nenagh Hospital Vigil

Tonight members of the Nenagh Hospital Action Group (NHAG) began a Vigil for one hour outside Nenagh Hospital. This Vigil will take place every night from 7-8pm to protest at the imminent closure of the 24 hour A&E. As of now, we are of the understanding that the A&E will close next Monday, April 6th. That would simply be disgraceful.

Here we have a large, widely dispersed, geographical area in North Tipperary that will be left without a local A&E from 8pm to 8am. Yet there is no strategy for how the ambulance services are going to be run how this will work with local doctors, how Limerick Regional Hospital is going to seal with the extra patients etc.

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Permanent link | Categories: HealthHealthHarneyNorth TipperaryMid WestLimerickEnnis

The Fight For Nenagh Hospital Goes On

Posted on March 17, 2009 by Alan Kelly

Limerick Here We Come - Nenagh Hospital Action Group Protest
Limerick Here We Come - Nenagh Hospital Action Group Protest

Yesterday we continued the fight for the retention of services in the Mid West Acute services with a protest outside the Mid West Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle. Here we gathered with the Ennis Action Group to protest at the imt closure of the A&E's in both Nenagh and Ennis,. It is planned to take away their 24 hour status from Apil 6th.

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Permanent link | Categories: HealthHealthNenagh HospitalLimerickMid WestEnnis

Continuing the Work in Limerick

Posted on March 07, 2009 by Alan Kelly

Campaigning with Jan
Campaigning with Jan

I was out again in Limerick with Jan O'Sullivan, Cllr. Tom Hannon and Cllr. Joe Leddin as well as a number of their colleagues. As the only Mid West candidate, I feel a real sense that the people of the area want to have someone from their end of the constituency representing them in Brussels. It is coming across in spades!

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Permanent link | Categories: LimerickJan OSullivanMid WestTom HannonJoe Leddin

Mid West Labour Conference

Posted on February 27, 2009 by Alan Kelly

Mid West Conference Feb 09
Mid West Conference Feb 09

On Thursday (Feb 26th), we held a get together of Labour party members, supporters and other organisations and voluntary groups in the Mid West in the Marriott hotel in Limerick. A very large crowd attended to here myself and Jon O'Sullivan speak either side of our party leader, Eamon Gilmore.

There was a wide range of people at the meeting to here Eamon give a fantastic speech, which espoused the need for strong leadership in order to turn this country around. He also spoke of the need for the Government to take on many of Labour's economic policies (as they have been doing) in order to stimulate growth and help save jobs.

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Permanent link | Categories: Enterprise Trade & EmploymentMid West. LimerickClareNorth TipperaryEamon GilmoreJan OSullivan

On the Canvass Trail in Limerick

Posted on February 14, 2009 by Alan Kelly

Canvassing in Limerick
Canvassing in Limerick

I was canvassing in Limerick city with many of my colleagues recently. The response was excellent and I was very encouraged by it. Its very easy to canvass with my friend and colleague Jan O'Sullivan, as she is very popular with the locals in Limerick. I was also out with Joe Kemmy, Jim's brother, which is always a pleasure. I was always a huge admirer of Jim Kemmy. He was a man of huge integrity and kept his values and beliefs throughout his political life.

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Permanent link | Categories: Enterprise Trade & EmploymentLimerickJoe KemmyJan O SullivanJoe LeddinThomas HannonMid West. LimerickNorth TippNorth Kerry

Election Heating Up Now

Posted on May 04, 2009 by Alan Kelly

Kilmallock Fair
Kilmallock Fair

Another day, another two counties knocked out on the canvassing trail. The Fair in Kilmallock was busy today as was I and James Heffernan – a fantastic local election candidate. Every Labour candidate across the country now is full of energy, buoyed on by the amazing response on the doorstep and the natural momentum we have gained over the past year. The Labour team is hungry for success and James will deliver I have no doubt. He comes from a strong hurling family and he possesses the same hunger for success that has made the Heffernan name famous.

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Permanent link | Categories: Arts Sport & Tourismkilmallockalan kellyjames heffernanlimerickkilfinnanestephen gouldingnewcastlewestabbeyfealeathea

Canvassing in West Limerick/Listowel

Posted on April 09, 2009 by Alan Kelly

Canvassing in Rathkeale
Canvassing in Rathkeale

Today I was canvassing in West Limerick and I visited Adare, Rathkeale, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale and Listowel. It was a hectic but productive day. Today re-iterated to me again the quality of candidates that we have standing in the local elections for the Labour party across Munster.

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Permanent link | Categories: Stephen gouldingseamus hoganpat leahytom hannonAdarelimerick westrathkealenewcastlewestabbeyfealelistowelKerryalan kelly

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