Ireland can become a global leader in hosting sporting events

Category: Arts, Sports & Community
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 17:01

Fine Gael Wexford Senator Michael D'Arcy has welcomed the news that Ireland is to host four matches in the Euro 2020 football championships. “The news that Ireland is to host four Euro 2020 games is a fantastic boost for Ireland. “Last year was a great year for Irish tourism thanks to The Gathering, and so far 2014 has been the best year for tourism in the past ten years.  Thousands of jobs have been created as a result. Hosting European Championship games here is good for sport in this country but also represents a real boost for touris …

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Social housing improvements will directly benefit tenants in Wexford - D'Arcy

Category: Environment
Published on Sunday, 07 September 2014 14:45

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has said that Government funding to improve the social housing stock in Wexford will improve the lives of many social housing tenants. €200,000 will be allocated to local authorities for adaptations and extensions to social houses to meet the needs of tenants with a disability or to address serious overcrowding. A further €173,432 will be allocated to local authorities for energy retrofitting works to social houses. This announcement is part of a €23 million national scheme to improve social …

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We need to make businesses more aware of Gov't supports – D'Arcy

Category: National Issues
Published on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:01

New LEOs will help to bridge the information gap Wexford Fine Gael Senator Michael D'Arcy has today (Tuesday 3rd June) said that small businesses need to be made more aware of the various Government supports open to them, as he responded to the latest SME Credit Demand Survey, published by the Department of Finance. “There are a lot of positive trends in this latest survey, which shows that the conditions are continuing to improve for Irish businesses. Three quarters of companies say turnover has increased or stayed the same, and one in fou …

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D'Arcy welcomes decision to halt discretionary medical card review

Category: National Issues
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 urges community youth organisations to apply for National Lottery

Category: Arts, Sports & Community
Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:28

Wexford Senator Michael D'Arcy today urged community and voluntary youth organisations to apply to a national lottery discretionary fund. “The fund which comes under the Department of Children and Youth Affairs provides one off grants to youth organisations. “The scheme is targeting small scale projects with the level of funds awarded typically less than €20,000. In all cases applicants should ensure that proposals demonstrate how a meaningful and complete project can be progressed to completion with a grant of this scale. “This gr …

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D'Arcy urges income tax cut in Budget 2015

Category: Jobs
Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 15:34

The best economic stimulus possible is to put money back in people's pockets. Lowering taxes for hard pressed Irish workers will significantly benefit the wider economy. Paying a marginal tax rate of 52% simply acts as a disincentive for people to work and spend in the economy. I have spoken on several occasions to Minister Noonan about this and I strongly welcome his stated intention to reduce personal taxes for hard pressed middle income earners if possible. This would have the effect of putting money back in the pockets of public and pri …

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Generations of Public Service

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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