Statements



 Here you can find my Statements and Contributions to Seanad Éireann.

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God Has No Country - The US Travel Ban

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Coghlan repeats words of O’Flaherty – “God Has No Country”

 

Fine Gael Kerry Senator, and Seanad Leas Cathaoirleach, Paul Coghlan, speaking during the Seanad Order of Business today (Tuesday) said “We hav...

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COTHLAN SPEAKING ON THE SPRING ECONOMIC STATEMENT

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

SENATOR PAUL COGHLAN SEANAD GOVERNMENT CHIEF WHIP SPEAKING IN THE SEANAD ON THE SPRING ECONOMIC STATEMENT Wednesday 6th May 2015. Apart from being a European requirement this is a very useful exercise as regards the management of our economy and charting as well as plotting our recovery from the brink of the collapse which this government inherited. Rescuing the economy and saving the country was of paramount importance. We did not want to default nor did we want to leave the Eurozone so...

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Coghlan appeals to An Taisce to withdraw request for judicial review on N86

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Like all reasonable people, I am saddened and disturbed at what is happening regarding the upgrade of the N86 Tralee to Dingle road, one of the most important tourist routes in the country, and i would appeal to An Taisce to withdraw its request for a judicial review in order to allow this much needed development to go ahead, says Paul Coghlan, Government Chief Whip in the Seanad and Fine Gael Senator for Kerry.


In ...

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Coghlan Condemns Shooting of Heather the Hen Harrier

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief whip, Paul Coghlan , has expressed concern in relation to the shooting down of a young female hen harrier in Co.Kerry.  Senator Coghlan was speaking about the matter on the Order of Business in the Seanad today (Tuesday).

"I was most concerned to hear it confirmed this week that a female hen harrier, named Heather, was shot down in the Watervill...

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Coghlan welcomes approval of N71 upgrade at Relagh

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe that approval has been granted for the realignment of the N71 between Kenmare and Glengarrif.


"Works will begin on N71 at Releagh in January 2015.  The 1.6km stretch will be widened and resurfaced making the route safer and improving travel tim...

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NAMA's Success in Recouping Money for the State Welcome - Coghlan

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has welcomed the progress of NAMA as it continues to sell property and repay debts.

 

“NAMA has paid off €16.1 billion in bonds to date, with €1 billion of that paid out just this week. NAMA has proven to be a great success in recovering a lot of the debt that was crippling the economy during the recession. It should be note...

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Funding for improvements to local routes will make our roads safer and better - Coghlan

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Fine Gael Senator for Kerry, Paul Coghlan, has welcomed the announcement today (Wednesday 3rd December) by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, that funding has been allocated for improvements to the N86 Tralee to Dingle road. This is part of a €60 million national funding package for minor works announced by Minister Donohoe.

 

“I’m delighted that funding has...

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Coghlan Welcomes Credit Review Office's 14th Report

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)



I welcome the 14th report of the Credit Review Office and compliment the credit reviewer, Mr. John Trethowan. The report stated that in 56% of appeals, the Credit Review Office found in favour of the borrowers, which has resulted in €29.7 million of extra credit being made available to SMEs and farms, thereby helping to protect or create 2,090 jobs. Ensuring SMEs and farmers have acce...

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Killarney House and Gardens to open to the public in 2015

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



Last week I asked Minister Humphreys to outline her plans for Killarney House and Gardens, to say when they will open, how they will be managed and staffed and what they will showcase. I am very pleased that she has confirmed that Killarney House and Gardens will open to the public in 2015.


In her response, Minister Humphreys discussed her visit to Killarney House o...

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Coghlan welcomes Rates Exemption for Non Profit Childcare Providers

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)



Seanad Government Chief Whip and Kerry Senator Paul Coghlan has welcomed the development that Community not-for-profit childcare providers will be exempt from commercial rates from early 2015.

An amendment has been introduced in the Seanad to the Valuation (Amendment)(No.2) Bill 2012 which means not-for-profit community childcare providers will be exempt from rates. This will be a major boost for community chi...

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