D’Arcy slams AIB over rate rise

Category: National Issues
Published on Thursday, 04 October 2012 22:44

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, today (Thursday 4th October), slammed AIB over its latest unnecessary interest rate rise.  “This is the second increase in the last two months, despite the fact that the ECB rate has remained unchanged. AIB state that they need to return their mortgage business to profitability, but in my view this move will only add to the significant stress that people are already under, and in many instances will only serve to push people into arrears”.  This rate rise will add an additional €30 per mo …

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€90m microfinance sheme launched

Category: Jobs
Published on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 13:15

D'ARCY URGES WEXFORD BUSINESSES TO APPLY. Fine Gael Senator Michael D'Arcy, has today (27 September) urged small businesses in Co. Wexford who have been refused credit by the banks to apply to the Government's new Microfinance Scheme. The Scheme was launched earlier today by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. The €90 million Scheme will be open for business from next Monday, 1st October. “This new scheme will be of huge benefit to small businesses in Wexford who have been refused traditional sources of f …

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Disadvantaged Areas Scheme and AEOS payments will be welcomed by farmers after difficult summer

Category: National Issues
Published on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:07

Fine Gael Senator Michael D'Arcy, has today (25th September) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, of the payment of two vital funding schemes for farmers: 1. The Disadvantaged Areas Scheme (DAS) - €154m; and 2. The reopening of the Agri-Environmental Options Scheme (AEOS) to new entrants - €20m “The combination of these two announcements will provide a welcome boost to the farming community. Payments under the 2012 DAS will start issuing on schedule this week, delivering a total of €154 million to fa …

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Parents and legislators need to be vigilant to ensure children are protected from cyber stalkers

Category: National Issues
Published on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 20:04

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has today (Wednesday) said that legislators and parents need to be more vigilant against the threat posed to children by cyber stalkers. Senator D'Arcy was debating the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Bill 2012. “This Bill is further evidence that this Government values our young and vulnerable and it is an immense pity that it took the abuse of countless children to get us to this point. The publication of the wording of the Children's Referendum today underlines the G …

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Wexford to be key beneficiary of €2.25 billion government infrastructure stimulus programme

Category: Jobs
Published on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 13:42

I welcome the Government announcement of a €2.25 billion domestic infrastructure stimulus programme, which is designed to give the economy a boost and create much needed jobs in Wexford and across the rest of the country. “I am delighted with today's announcement which will pump €2.25 billion into the Irish economy, making significant investments in roads and schools across the country and creating 13,000 jobs. “Today's announcement represents an important investment in our future through the provision of top class educational facilit …

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D’Arcy calls for debate on high energy drinks

Category: National Issues
Published on Friday, 13 July 2012 13:59

Health implications of consuming energy drinks need to be examined Fine Gael Wexford Senator, Michael D'Arcy, has called for a debate to be held in the Seanad next week on the danger of consuming high energy drinks in advance of or during sporting activity. “The case of a young man who collapsed after a match was recently brought to my attention. It was determined that were a number of contributory factors which lead to the collapse, including fatigue and dehydration. However, the most crucial factor was said to be the consumption of a hig …

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