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[10 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Egan’s genuine commitment makes him an excellent candidate says Local TD Derek Keating

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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[10 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Local Lucan TD Derek Keating secures meeting with Education Minister  for Lucan schools to review crisis

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 …

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[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Minister agrees to meet Lucan schools to review prefab crisis

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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[14 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Local TD Derek Keating attends 50th BT Young Scientist

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 …

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[7 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Good Luck to the Lucan Sarsfields! Congratulations to Lucan hurler Peter Kelly!

Congratulations to Lucan hurler Peter Kelly from Hillcrest who wins a GAA All Star. I continue to be so excited with the wonderful success of all our Lucan sport groups, but especially this weekend’s Dublin Senior Hurling Final. As a No.1 fan and supporter, I am delighted to join in the best wishes expressed by all public representatives.

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[23 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Martin’s mismanagement of health service resulted in overpayments on 63,000 deceased medical card holders for 14 years says Local TD Derek Keating

“Freedom of Information figures obtained at the time showed that almost 2,000 GPs received on average an annual overpayment of €2,296. In the Eastern Regional Authority, this rose to an average of €3,651 each. GPs were overpaid for 13,250 patients for up to five years and received money for 1,230 patients for between five and 14 years or more.

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[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Derek Keating Fine Gael TD  calls for an intensive debate on the Referendum to abolish the Seanad

As a Dublin TD representing one of the fastest growing constituencies in the country, I appeal to all concerned not to leave the issues that we are voting on in less than four weeks’ time to the last minute.

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Post Office for Lucan confirmed!

On Wednesday evening 24th July 2013, An Post confirmed to me that it is NOW advertising for and seeking expressions of interest from retail stores for the New Lucan Post Office South of the N4. The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 21st August at 5pm…

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[28 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
BREAKING NEWS ON THE LUCAN ALL-WEATHER FACILITY:

I am delighted to announce that the Planning Application was Granted  by South Dublin County Council for the All-Weather Football Facility that I initiated. We will now re-engage with the Department of Sport for the Capital Grant. I am confident that when built, this facility will serve the overall well-being needs, over many years to come, of over 1,200 Lucan boys, girls and senior players in all 5 Lucan Soccer Clubs, as well as assisting in bringing more success on the field of play. I thank and congratulate all 5 …

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[29 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Speaking on the Late Late Show Dublin TD Derek Keating said “John Crown’s proposal to introduce a Liberal response to heroin is dangerously wrong”

Speaking on the Late Late Show Deputy Derek Keating, in response to Professor Crown’s proposal to introduce a “liberal response to the heroin, cocaine and cannabis problem in Ireland by medicalising the problem, completely and totally rejects this proposal.
This is fully understandable and would be absolutely typical from a person with a medical expertise and background such as Professor John Crown who is an Oncologist Consultant at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, but the drugs issue in Ireland is more to do with crime, anti-social behaviour, the personality of individuals and …