Articles tagged with: Phil Hogan

SENIOR MINISTERS HOGAN AND BURTON VISIT CARRICK

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5 Jul 2013 Comments Off on SENIOR MINISTERS HOGAN AND BURTON VISIT CARRICK

By Veronica Corr MINSTER for Local Government Phil Hogan’s visit to the county on Friday morning last to officiate at the opening of Carrickmacross Civic Centre was dominated by the issue on every public representative’s lips — the proposed abolition of town councils. The Minister was asked by this reporter if he believed the new civic offices — which cost in the region of €4.3 million — were value for money, given his proposed abolition of town councils next year. Intimating his view that the project was indeed worthwhile, ...

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST?

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19 Oct 2012 Comments Off on PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST?

The local government reforms announced on Tuesday by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan are certainly radical ones. Governments have been playing keepy-up with this particular political football for an eternity, it seems, producing intermittent spasms of fancy footwork before kicking firmly to touch. Minister Hogan, never one to shirk a tackle, has now muscled his timorous predecessors aside, grasping the ball and running with it in an emphatic direction. The question is: is he heading towards his own goal? The headline feature of the new ...

KERRY LADIES PROTEST AS MINISTER VISITS

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30 Mar 2012 Comments Off on KERRY LADIES PROTEST AS MINISTER VISITS
KERRY LADIES PROTEST AS MINISTER VISITS

TWO’S COMPANY! – The days when any Minister who visited Co Monaghan had to face a protest about issues such as Monaghan General Hospital are obviously in the past as Rose Riordan and Shiela Kevins from Farranfore, Co Kerry were two voices in the wilderness as they protested against the Household Charge during Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan’s visit to Monaghan last Friday. The Minister had a packed agenda and one of his duties included officially opening Monaghan’s new €3.5 million fire station where photographer Rory Geary took this ...