D'Arcy welcomes decision to halt discretionary medical card review

Published on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:51

Wexford Fine Gael Senator Michael D'Arcy welcomed the HSE's decision to halt the review of discretionary medical cards. It comes after a meeting of the Cabinet Sub Committee on Health, when the Government decided to address issues surrounding eligibility for the cards to take account of medical conditions, including new legislation if necessary. We need a compassionate medical needs based approach to medical cards “I am pleased that the Government has listened to the concerns on this issue. We have all been shocked in recent weeks by stor …

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D'Arcy welcomes the continued commitment by all stakeholders to the future of post offices

Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 16:21

Senator Michael D'Arcy has welcomed the continued commitment by all stakeholders to the future of post offices. Following last week's meeting with the Minister of Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, the Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) has been asked to make a detailed submission to the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy setting out its recommendations. Our post offices are a vital and essential part of urban and rural communities, both from the perspectives of service provision and the welfare and financial services that …

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D’Arcy welcomes funding for piers and harbours in Wexford

Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:51

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, of  details of a €23m package for the repair of public owned piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the winter storms and investment in the ongoing development of Ireland's public harbour network.  This funding is badly needed in coastal communities like Courtown “After the most destructive winter storms in living memory, I strongly welcome the provision of over €1.5 Million for the …

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Seanad should honour key role of John Major in peace process- D’Arcy

Published on Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:53

Fine Gael Wexford Senator, Michael D'Arcy, has called on Seanad Eireann to extend an invitation to former British Prime Minister, John Major, to speak before the House on his role in the Northern Ireland peace process. Senator D'Arcy made his comments following the 20th anniversary of the Downing Street Declaration of December 1993. The Declaration was the key precursor to the IRA ceasefire of August 1994 and the subsequent ceasefire by the Combined Loyalist Military Command and was key to produce a positive change of attitude by the both sides …

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Japan lifts decade old beef embargo - major opportunity for Irish agri sector

Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 19:03

Wexford Senator, Michael D'Arcy has welcomed the announcement by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, that Japan has lifted its embargo on the importation of Irish beef. The decision means that Japan is open to Irish beef for the first time since 2001 and Ireland is now one of just five countries which can export beef to Japan. The decision to allow access for Irish beef to Japan comes after a meeting between the Taoiseach and Minister Coveney with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. Bord Bia estimates that the short to medium term opportunit …

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Welfare anti-fraud measure should be extended to airports + ports - D'Arcy

Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 13:56

Wexford Senator, Michael D'Arcy has called for measures aimed at tackling welfare fraud to be extended to all Irish airports and ferry ports. Figures released earlier this week reveal that 45 investigations are under way after a total of 122 detections at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports since June of last year. Anti-welfare fraud measures at our ports could save millions New powers allow for Social Welfare Inspectors to stop and interview people they suspect of welfare fraud at Irish airports. According to figures released from  the Dep …

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michael darcy Did you know Michael Darcy Senior (Michael's Father) has served as a public representative for North Wexford and Fine Gael since the 70's, playing a huge part in various projects and amenities.

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