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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.


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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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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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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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Public Service Obligation flights to Kerry support the local economy - Coghlan

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)



Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, that the Public Service Obligation (PSO) Kerry to Dublin air route will be retained.

 

“Following an EU public tendering process the Minister announced that Stobart Air has been successful in securing...

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Rhododendron control initiative good news for Killarney National Park - Coghlan

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Government Chief Whip and Kerry Senator Paul Coghlan has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaelteacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, that a new Rhododendron control intiative will be put in place to bring the invasive species under control in Killarney National Park. S...

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Coghlan calls for Seanad meeting in Muckross House to mark 50th anniversary

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 



Speaking in the Seanad, Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, has called for a meeting of Seanad Éireann to be held in Muckross House in order to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the house to the public.

 

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Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme a priority for Irish Water - Coghlan

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Seanad Chief Whip and Fine Gael Senator for Kerry, Paul Coghlan, today (Thursday) welcomed the news that Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme has been included as a priority project in Irish Water’s Proposed Capital Investment Plan 2014-2016.

 

“I have contacted Irish Water and specifically asked them about Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme; I wanted assurance that...

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Rhododendron threatening Killarney National Park - Coghlan

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)




Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, has today (Wednesday) stressed the importance of cutting back on invasive species such as Rhododendron in Killarney National Park. Senator Coghlan was speaking on the order of business in the Seanad.

 

“Rhododendron is a thr...

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