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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 | ]

Derek Keating has today called on the Insurance Industry for a review of home insurance given that Lucan had no major floods after the past 2 weeks of Red and Yellow Alerts from Met Eireann.    Met Éireann has lifted a Yellow Wind Alert that had been put in place.
Widespread gales with gusts of up to 109km/h affected many areas across the country over the past weeks and along with cloud bursts and stormy weather. However, the extensive flood attenuation works carried out in Lucan following the major flooding event …

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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 …