Keane calls for development of national framework on delivery of child community services

Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has today (Thursday) called for a national framework to be developed to ensure information is being shared effectively between agencies providing child community services.
Senator Keane made her comments after the publication of the report, ‘Leading Community Change: Delivering Better Outcomes in an Irish Community’ by the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) based in Tallaght West. The report recommends the development of such a framework, and also suggests that child and community services be incentivised to realign delivery and resources towards evidence informed models.

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This post was written by on April 3, 2014

Keane calls for review of commercial rates imposed on GAA, FAI and IRFU

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Cáit Keane, has today (Wednesday) called for a re-assessment of the new commercial rates set by Dublin City Council for Croke Park and the Aviva Stadium, after it was announced that rates will more than double on each stadium. Senator Keane added that the Government should re-examine the new Valuation Bill to include a derogation for sporting organisations.

The independent Valuation Office have increased the rate on Croke Park from €528,000 to €1.028 million, while the IRFU and the FAI have been informed that the bill for the Aviva will be going up to €1.028 from last year’s figure of €437,000.

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This post was written by on January 29, 2014

Keane Welcomes NRA Funding for roads upgrade and maintenance in 2014

Senator Cáit Keane has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, that the National Roads Authority of Ireland has awarded funding of €1,474,918 to South Dublin County Council towards roads maintenance and upgrades for 2014.

“This is very positive for the South Dublin area and I widely welcome the news of this funding to be allocated to South Dublin County Council for investment in our roads network in the county area. Two of the major road projects to benefit from the funding are the Leixlip/M50 junction and the M50 Upgrade Phase 1 having been allocated 437,500 and €500,000 each. the remainder of the near €1,474,918 million figure will be spent on other roads in the South Dublin area.

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This post was written by on December 19, 2013

Local Government Bill 2013 Second Stage Speech

Well we are here today to bring into being one of the most ‘radical’ changes we have seen in Local Government since the foundation of the State, The Minister has brought forward and set out a wide range of actions, to deliver reform across key areas of local government in order to address weaknesses, to enhance effectiveness and accountability, and to improve performance across the entire system. This Bill gives legislative effect to those proposals and I am privileged to be elected into this position (by Councillors) and given the opportunity to contribute to this important debate, on behalf of the people of Ireland for an enhanced Local Government.

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This post was written by on December 16, 2013