Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Housing Grants Schemes Closing date

The final date for receipt of applications for Mobility Aids Grant, Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability and Housing Aid for Older People Grant will be FRIDAY, 12th APRIL 2013.

Meath County Council
Housing Grants Scheme

Mobility Aids Grant
Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability
Housing Aid for Older People Grant 

Due to reduction in central funding for 2013, Meath County Council hereby gives notice that the final date for receipt of applications under the above scheme will be FRIDAY, 12th APRIL  2013
Meath County Council will endeavour to approve as many applications as possible from those on hand at Friday, 12th April 2013 and will prioritise such applications on the basis of medical need and / or works requirement, as appropriate. 

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Helen McEntee selected as FG’s candidate for Meath East Bye-election

Helen McEntee, daughter of the late TD, Shane McEntee, has tonight (Thursday) been selected as Fine Gael’s candidate for the Meath East Bye-election. Helen was chosen unopposed as the Party’s candidate at a selection convention in Kells.

Speaking following her selection, Helen said: ‘I am delighted to have been chosen by Fine Gael to run in the Bye-election to fill the seat left vacant in Meath East by the death of my father. I want to continue his good work by dealing with the issues that matter most to the people of Meath East’.
“I could never hope to fill my father’s shoes. But I can promise to work just as hard as he did. He was an incredible man with a passionate determination to serve his community. For the last two and a half years, I have been working with Dad to help address the challenges facing people in Meath East. I will continue this work with the same level of commitment and determination if elected to Dáil Eireann.

“I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as possible over the next three weeks right across the constituency. I’ll be kick starting my campaign first thing in the morning and I can’t wait to get it underway.”

Director of Elections, Frances Fitzgerald TD, said: ‘Helen is an impressive and committed candidate. I have no doubt she will be extremely dedicated TD if elected to Dáil Eireann. She has first-hand experience on the real issues facing families and all the people in this community. The entire Fine Gael organisation – including YFG, Councillors, Senators, TDs and Ministers - will be involved in campaigning for a No. 1 vote for Helen McEntee on March 27th’.
Campaign Manager and Meath West TD, Damien English, said: ‘Helen has the experience, the academic credentials and the dedication to make a great TD. She has worked with her Dad over the last two and a half years on a range of issues facing Meath East from pyrite to pylons, and the challenges facing small businesses. Fine Gael will be running a vigorous campaign between now and March 27th to secure a great result for Helen and the people of Meath East’.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Constitution Convention Seeking Submissions on Same Sex Marriage in Advance of Next Meeting

The Chairperson of the Constitutional Convention, Mr Tom Arnold, has today urged people to submit any suggestions, proposals or comments they have regarding the issue of same sex marriage ahead of the Convention’s examination of the issue at its next meeting on the 13th April.

Tom Arnold said:
“One of the central principles of the Convention is that it is a citizens' forum, so I am calling for people to engage with the Convention by making their views known on what is a very important subject for many in Irish society today.

We are keen that the Conventions deliberations and subsequent decisions are properly informed. Therefore, we want to hear from all sides of the debate regarding the proposal to make a constitutional provision for same-sex marriage.

I am strongly encouraging organisations, citizens and the diaspora to make their voices heard.�€

Submissions, proposals and comments must be received by 19th March, 2013. To make a submission or to find out additional details on the Conventions work go to www.constitution.ie

The meetings of the Convention will be broadcast live on line.