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[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Thank you to the residents and groups of Dublin Mid West who have contacted me during the last term…

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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 | ]

Dublin TD, Derek Keating, has today withdrawn his nomination for the B list of the European Elections with Brian Hayes in May in favour of Senator Eamonn Coghlan.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 …

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[27 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

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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[27 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

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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[19 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

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 …

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[14 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

Local TD, Derek Keating, is delighted to confirm that provision of €80,000 to design a priority cycle route from Celbridge to Palmerstown along the N4 corridor has been made under the Sustainable Transport Grant system by the Minister for Transport. A further €20,000 has been provided to review the traffic sustainability on the R136 outer ring road to examine the provision of bus stops, crossing locations and a cycle network from the Newcastle Road Roundabout and the N4 access. I am optimistic that the reviews will yield results.
This €100,000 is …

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[14 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

Local TD, Derek Keating, can confirm that the Minister for Transport has made provision of €80,000 to design and plan the completion of a cycle lane from Liffey Valley Shopping Centre via the Fonthill Road and through the Village of Clondalkin to the Belgard junction.
“I welcome the provision of this money to South Dublin County Council for design and planning purposes.
This Government is committed to doing everything possible to enhance road safety, contribute to better facilities for those who choose to …

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[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fine Gael TD Derek Keating says that it is astonishing that the Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin TD, would give a televised address on exiting the bailout without acknowledging that he was a senior Minister in the Fianna Fáil Government which caused the economic crash and led Ireland into the Troika programme and left only 5 months money in Ireland’s till.

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[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fine Gael Dublin TD Derek Keating welcomed the latest Live Register figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which show that the number of people out of work in the Dublin area has dropped by 5,398 over the last 12 months.