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Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, Derek Keating, has welcomed the announcement by Olympic silver medallist and Clondalkin native, Kenneth Egan, to that he is to run for Fine Gael in the upcoming local elections in the Clondalkin Local Electoral Area.
“Kenneth is well used to going into battle. Although he is new to politics I believe that he will do well because he is well respected in the Clondalkin area. When I met with him recently I was genuinely impressed by his commitment to young people in Clondalkin, an area …
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Dublin TD, Derek Keating, has today withdrawn his nomination for the B list of the European Elections with Brian Hayes in May in favour of Senator Eamonn Coghlan.
Speaking to Party members, Deputy Keating thanked those who have nominated him and is delighted to endorse Senator Eamonn Coghlan to be a member of the Brian Hayes “Dream Team” for the forthcoming European Elections in the Constituency of Dublin.
I cannot think of two finer candidates to lead the campaign. Brian Hayes has been an outstanding Minister of State and has made a …
Local TD for Lucan, Deputy Derek Keating, (after raising a Special Notice Question in the Dáil on the crisis at two of Lucan’s largest national schools, St. Thomas’s and Scoil Áine Naofa) Minister Ruairí Quinn has agreed, at Derek Keating’s request, to meet with the School representatives along with Deputy Keating’s fellow TDs, Robert Dowds and Joanna Tuffy on this Wednesday 5th Feb, at 7pm.
The following is the contribution in the Dáil on Wednesday 29th by Deputy Derek Keating which secured this meeting.
“During my 15 years as an elected public …
“Some of the results of this report raise concerns at the general lack of awareness in caring for people with dementia in our hospitals.
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Local TD for Lucan, Deputy Derek Keating, has today raised a Special Notice Question which was agreed by the Ceann Comhairle on the crisis at two of Lucan’s largest national schools, St. Thomas’ Junior National School and Scoil Áine Naofa Senior National School.
Minister Ruairí Quinn has agreed, at Derek Keating’s request, to meet with the School Boards and school representatives.
The following is Deputy Derek Keating’s Speaking Note from the Dáil today:
I wish to thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me the opportunity to raise this very urgent matter.
Minister Cannon, as …
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Fine Gael Local TD Derek Keating has said that the revelations surrounding extremely low profit margins at Rehab Lotteries warrant further scrutiny. Deputy Keating made his comments in the aftermath of a contribution by the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD, to a Dáil debate on charities last night.
“I am very concerned at the revelations about low profit margins at Rehab. It is hard to understand how scratch card sales worth almost €4 million in one year could generate a profit of less than €10,000.
“It is perfectly reasonable for people …
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Fine Gael TD for Dublin MidWest has welcomed the decision by the Government to re-establish the Irish Embassy to the Holy See.
“I am very happy to see that this has occurred. The stated purpose of the re-established embassy is to enable Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis on the issues of poverty eradication, hunger and human rights.
“The Vatican is a veritable international crossroads and Ireland is seen as an international leader in tackling global hunger and poverty eradication. We have a proud humanitarian history and the …
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Local Fine Gael TD Derek Keating has called for former chief executive of CRC, Paul Kiely, to return the pension pay-off he received when he left the organisation in June 2013. As today it was revealed that Mr Kiely was given a €740,000 retirement pay-off after he left his post. The deal included €200,000 tax free, €273,336 which was taxable and €268,689 paid into Mr Kiely’s pension fund.
“It is increasingly clear that the charitable funds raised in good faith by CRC volunteers were used as a slush fund for the …
To use a young person’s expression, “I am blown away” with the rang of research, says Keating
As a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Education & Skills, I was delighted to share in the pride of those young scientists from Clondalkin, Saggart, Newcastle, Palmerstown and Lucan who presented their findings and research at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. This year the 50th anniversary. I was delighted to attend with the Minister for Sport Michael Ring TD.
With over 2,000 projects from around the country and 550 selected to take …