SPRING STATEMENT THE FIRST STEP IN SETTING THE GOVERNMENT'S ECONOMIC PLAN UNTIL 2020 - KENNY

Posted on April 30, 2015 3:21 PM   

Speaking on the Spring Economic Statement The Spring Economic Statement is not next year's Budget, and does not contain the sort of detail or specifics of a budget. It is a picture of the Irish economy at this point in time, Spring of 2015. It is about stating where we are now, and how that compares to where we have come from. It is about stating where we want to go as a country. The Spring Statement is the first step that indicates the Government's strategy for managing the economy until the year 2020, and making the most of the...

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COOLOCK / DARNDALE AREA TO GET NEW PRIMARY CARE CENTRE - KENNY

Posted on April 22, 2015 3:33 PM   

A brand new Primary Care Centre has been approved for the Coolock/Darndale area, local Labour TD Sean Kenny has confirmed. "Construction on the new facility will be getting underway early next year and will be built and operational late in 2016 or early 2017. The new centre will be situated at the Health Centre on Cromcastle Road in Dublin 5 and will house GP and community nursing teams." "It will offer the following services - GP Out of Hours Service Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy Social Work Speech & Language Therapy Home Help, Dental Services Mental Health Services Early Intervention and School...

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KENNY CALLS FOR JOBS CERTAINTY AT CADBURYS COOLOCK

Posted on April 22, 2015 3:32 PM   

Speaking during a Topical Issues debate on the matter. Dublin Bay North Labour TD Sean Kenny today called on everything possible to be done for the workers at the Cadbury's plant in Coolock who have been told that 63 jobs were going to be lost. "Workers were told almost two months ago that 63 jobs would be lost at the Cadbury plant in Coolock, as a consequence of the transfer of the production of the Timeout bar to Poland. Myself and other North Dublin deputies obtained topical issue debate at that time to try to identify how these jobs could...

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FREE GP CARE FOR OVER 70s AND UNDER 6's TO BE AVAILABLE THIS JUNE - KENNY

Posted on April 16, 2015 1:16 PM   

Speaking on the Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2015 I warmly welcome the fact that free GP care will be available for children under the age of 6 and for people over the age of 70 from the end of June this year. This is a major step forward that will deliver huge savings for families and pensioners, and help promote health and well-being throughout the population. People aged over 70 who currently have to pay to see their GP will also now be able to access the free service. This is the latest phase in the overall plan to...

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LABOUR HAS DELIVERED NEW SCHOOLS & €434m OF IMPROVEMENTS TO SCHOOLS ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES - KENNY

Posted on April 15, 2015 5:51 PM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD Sean Kenny has said that Labour in Government is delivering new school builds and improvement works to existing schools and that this shows that Labour is committed to the children in local communities. "More than €434 million was provided for major school building and modernisation projects in Dublin between 2011 and 2015. This year will see a new school being built in Belmayne, that school being St Francis of Assisi National School. In 2012, St. Michael's House Special School, Dublin 5 was built from the ground up and is a fine addition to our community...

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KENNY WELCOMES SUMMER SCHOOL WORKS SCHEME ACROSS DUBLIN BAY NORTH

Posted on April 2, 2015 10:45 AM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD Sean Kenny has welcomed the news of structural improvements that schools across Dublin Bay North will be able to avail of this summer. "Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan today announced a €36m investment in 559 schools throughout the country. The investment is the final part of the current Summer Works Scheme and will bring total investment in small and medium scale works in our primary and post-primary schools under the scheme to more than €108m." "St Brigids Convent NS in Killester, Dublin 5 is having changes made to its external appearance. In Beaumont,...

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SANCTION FOR 250 NEW GARDA RECRUITS ESSENTIAL - KENNY

Posted on April 1, 2015 3:03 PM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD and member of the Oireachtas Justice Committee Sean Kenny has said that the sanction given this week for 250 new Garda recruits is warmly welcomed and is essential for the Gardaí to meet future challenges. "Two batches of 125 new recruits will enter the Garda College in Templemore over the next number of months, which will mean that 550 new Gardaí will have been recruited from September 2014 to September 2015. These new officers will greatly add to the strength of the Gardaí." "As well as new recruits, there has been an invested of €27.5m...

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OVER €370 MILLION IN NEW SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS TO BE DELIVERED IN DUBLIN CITY AND FINGAL - KENNY

Posted on April 1, 2015 1:42 PM   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD Sean Kenny has welcomed the news that the housing lists in Dublin City and Fingal are set to reduce by 21% and 23% respectively with the delivery of 4723 social housing units in total by the end of 2017. "Overall, a total of €373,235,868 is to be invested in Dublin City and in Fingal from now until 2017 in enable it to increase the numbers of social housing units that can be acquired or built in the county. When the funding for the four Dublin councils is combined it comes to over €500 million until...

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