KENNY OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY OF DETECTIVE GARDA DONOHUE

Posted on January 31, 2013 11:31 AM   

Firstly, in the time available, I would like to pay my respects to Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was laid to rest today. I would also like to express my deepest condolences to his family, his colleagues and his friends. I am deeply saddened and shocked by his brutal and cold blooded shooting. Many other Gardai have been killed in similar circumstances. I particularly recall the killing of Garda Michael Reynolds in 1976 for a number of reasons. Firstly, he was shot dead in St. Ann's Park in Raheny near where I live; secondly both us went to the same...

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KENNY WELCOMES MORE TECH JOBS AND HEADQUARTERS TO DUBLIN

Posted on January 29, 2013 11:16 AM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD Seán Kenny has welcomed the creation of 60 new jobs for Dublin and the setting up of a new European HQs by Etsy, PE Lynch and 10Gen. "Part of the Government's plan for jobs and growth is ensuring that we attract more fast-growing start-ups and emerging companies to locate in Ireland, so that they establish deep roots here from early in their growth and make a substantial impact on our economy. There is also of course the possibility that these start-ups will become world-leading companies in the future. "Today's announcement that three high-growth emerging technology...

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SUICIDE PREVENTION MEASURES ON RAILWAYS NEEDED - KENNY

Posted on January 24, 2013 4:54 PM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD and Oireachtas Transport Committee member, Seán Kenny, has today welcomed the release of figures by the Railway Safety Commission that record the number of suicides on railway lines over the last decade. "The Railway Safety Commission has released these figures in response to a parliamentary question that I asked of the Minister for Transport. The figures show that 96 people have died by suicide on the Republic's rail network over the past decade. The number of deaths over the years in question varies from eleven suicides in 2001 and 2004, to three in 2009. "Last...

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KENNY WELCOMES LAUNCH OF NEW CREDIT CARD STYLE DRIVING LICENCES

Posted on January 24, 2013 10:49 AM   

Sean Kenny, the Dublin Bay North Labour Party T.D. and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, has welcomed the launch this week of the new credit-card style driving licences. "Almost 6,000 new plastic card licences have issued to drivers following the changeover from paper licences to plastic card licences last week. This is part of an EU Directive to standardise drivers' licences across Europe, as up to now, as many as 100 different types of licence were in operation throughout the EU. This means that the new licences will be recognised throughout the EU, so Irish road users will...

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KENNY WELCOMES SUCCESS OF GARDA DIVERSION PROGRAMME

Posted on January 21, 2013 5:57 PM   

Dublin Bay North Labour T.D. and member of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, Seán Kenny, has welcomed the publication of the 2012 Annual Report on the Garda Diversion Programme. "I welcome the reduction in the number of children coming to the attention of the Gardaí in 2012 compared to the previous year. The figures show that 5,177 less children came to the notice of the Gardaí in 2011 which is a decrease of 29% compared to 2011. The Minister also welcomed the expansion of the restorative justice process with a 14% increase in practice on 2011 figures." "I would note that...

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KENNY WELCOMES ADDITIONAL 2,000 PLACES ON EXTENDED CE SCHEME PROGRAMME

Posted on January 18, 2013 1:03 PM   

Dublin Bay North Labour T.D., Seán Kenny, has welcomed the allocation of 2,000 additional places on the Community Employment programme. "This will bring the total number of Community Employment places this year to 25,300 as part of the Government's wider efforts to help jobseekers to become employment-ready and find a job, training or educational opportunity. "Community Employment plays a vital role for both jobseekers and their communities. It provides work experience, including appropriate training for jobseekers which helps them to take up work on the open labour market by developing their skills, experience and confidence. It is also of immense...

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KENNY WELCOMES SIGNING OF AGREEMENT ON SERIOUS CRIME PREVENTION BETWEEN IRELAND & ROMANIA

Posted on January 17, 2013 4:00 PM   

Seán Kenny, the Dublin Bay North Labour Party TD and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, has welcomed the signing of a Bilateral Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of Romania on cooperation in combatting serious crime. "I warmly welcome this Agreement, as it will serve to strengthen ties between EU countries in the fight against organised crime such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and terrorism among others. The Agreement also provides for cooperation by both countries in training initiatives to share expertise in the areas of prevention, detection and investigation of criminal activities, and provides...

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NEW DUBLIN BAY NORTH CONSTITUENCY WILL PRESENT A CHALLENGE TO FUTURE DEPUTIES

Posted on January 17, 2013 1:54 PM   

The purpose of this Electoral Amendment Bill is to provide for the number of members of Dáil Éireann, for the revision of constituencies, and for the number of members to be elected for such constituencies. The Bill implements the recommendations of the Constituency Commission Report 2012 Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies. The Commission was established under the Electoral Act 1997 to report on the constituencies for the election of members to Dáil Éireann and the European Parliament in light of the results of the 2011 Census of Population. This means that in line with the Programme for Government, that the...

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KENNY CALLS ON DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL TO CARRY OUT SERVICING ON CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS

Posted on January 15, 2013 10:57 AM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD Seán Kenny, today called on Dublin City Council to review the maintenance of the central heating systems in their Seniors City flat complexes. This follows the discovery yesterday of two people in a flat at Drumalee Court, Stoneybatter, in the north city. It is suspected that the people, who died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, may have been in the flat for up to four days. "I received a phone call this morning from a worried senior citizen who told me that his gas heating system had not been serviced by Dublin City Council for...

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KENNY WELCOMES GO-AHEAD FOR WORKS AT CHANEL COLLEGE

Posted on January 11, 2013 11:53 AM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD Seán Kenny has welcomed the go-ahead for emergency works at Chanel College in Coolock to proceed. "These works are needed in order to keep Chanel College in good working order so that students can go school in facilities that are in the best of condition. The works will be proceeding in the early part of the year." "The government and Minister Quinn are both determined to do all that they can to ensure funding is applied where it is needed despite the tough time the economy has been going through lately."...

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KENNY WELCOMES POSTPONEMENT OF LOYALIST PROTEST IN DUBLIN

Posted on January 9, 2013 5:38 PM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice Seán Kenny, has welcomed the report by RTE that the chairman of the loyalist group planning to protest in Dublin city centre on Saturday has said the protest will not go ahead as scheduled. "I understand that the protest has been put on hold following contact with Gardaí. I welcome this as I would be quite concerned that the protest would lead to unrest along the lines of what happened in 2005 when loyalists last came down to protest." "While I respect the right of people to...

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KENNY REPEATS CALL FOR IMPROVED ACCIDENT PREVENTION MEASURES ON LUAS NETWORK

Posted on January 9, 2013 2:29 PM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD and Member of the Oireachtas Transport Committee, Sean Kenny, has called for improved accident prevention measures on the Luas Network. "oday there are reports of two separate incidents on the Luas Red Line. I would point out that I raised the issue of safety last year and I called for an improved system on the Luas Network in view of collisions on the Luas line." "I said at the time and I say it again now, that it seems to me that stories of Luas services being stopped due to an accident are quite frequent....

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KENNY WELCOMES CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AGAINST LANDLORDS WHO IGNORE PRTB

Posted on January 9, 2013 12:49 PM   

Seán Kenny, the Dublin Bay North Labour Party TD and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, has welcomed the securing of criminal convictions against two landlords who failed to register their tenancies, despite a number of statutory notices and warning letters instructing them to do so. The two were fined a total of €24,300 in fines and cost. "These cases can be seen as an escalation of the Private Residential Tenancies Board's (PRTB) mandate to maintain a register of registered private tenancies. One landlord in Wexford was convicted for failing to register his property in which a rental tenancy...

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LINKS TO STORIES ON NEWSPAPER WEBSITES ARE NO COPYRIGHT BREACH - KENNY

Posted on January 4, 2013 4:00 PM   

Seán Kenny, the Dublin Bay North Labour TD and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications has stated it is absurd for the National Newspapers of Ireland organisation (NNI) to say that links to its member sites is a breach of copyright unless a license is sought to do so, or if the links are for personal use. "Over their long history, newspapers have successfully faced up to the challenges posed by a succession of technological developments such as photography, radio and TV, and they really need to take a more imaginative approach in dealing with the challenge posed by...

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PERMISSION TO DUMP SPOIL IN DUBLIN BAY SHOULD BE REFUSED

Posted on January 4, 2013 12:34 PM   

Dublin Bay North Labour T.D., Seán Kenny, today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to refuse a pre-Christmas permit application by Dublin City Council for the dumping of 824,000 tonnes of spoil in Dublin Bay, approximately 3km from the Baily at Howth, under the Dumping at Sea Acts 1996 to 2010. "This massive amount of spoil will emanate from the tunnelling at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment works extension due to commence in 2014." "Dublin City Council need to consider alternatives to dumping the material on the Dublin Bay seabed as the cloud, plume and dirt from the proposed dumping would...

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