Month: September 2016

Newsletter September 2016

Added September 30th, 2016

Please find here a copy of my most recent newletter, a copy of which was posted to every home in the Limerick County Constituency.

Newsletter September 2016


O’Donovan secures €36,000 for Dromcollogher Flood Relief Works

Added September 27th, 2016

Minister Patrick O’Donovan TD has secured funding of €36,000 for minor flood relief works at Ballinlonig, Dromcollogher. Patrick O’Donovan secured the funding from the Office of Public Works in response to queries he had received from residents in the area who had raised the issue of flooding with him.
“I am delighted to have secured this funding from my colleague Minister Sean Canney TD, Minister of State for the OPW. This money is being allocated to Limerick City and County Council to carry out badly needed works in the area, aimed at preventing future flooding. I know from meeting local people in the area that this was an issue that they are anxious to get resolved, and having secured the money from OPW, I look forward now to Limerick City and County Council carrying out the necessary works.”
Patrick O’Donovan said that he has been working closely with Minister Sean Canney on securing funding for a number of flood relief projects in Limerick and he said he is confident of further allocations been made to communities in Co. Limerick in the near future.
“I am committed to working within the Government to get the maximum amount of funding for projects like this one in Dromcollogher, and I will work with my colleagues to ensure that these projects, and others, are pushed at the highest possible level.”

O’Donovan “Massive jobs boost for Newcastle West”

Added September 13th, 2016

The Minister for Tourism and Sport, and local Fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan has today welcomed the announcement of up to 110 new Medical Device manufacturing jobs for Newcastle West, Co. Limerick by Ortec Inc., a successful United States Medical Device specialist manufacturer who will establish its European Headquarters in Newcastle West.

“Over the last number of years I have been working closely with the IDA, Limerick City & County Council, the Shannon Group and the local promotors of the project, Stephen O’Donovan, Derry McMahon and Peter Byrne to secure this major investment for the town of Newcastle West”.

“The promoters and the wider Newcastle West community are really thrilled to welcome Ortec to our home town. This is a fantastic endorsement of the promoters of this project and our community, and we all look forward to working successfully with the company for many years to come.

Today’s announcement is a great boost for Newcastle West and the surrounding areas and is evidence of what is possible for manufacturing companies in regional locations. I wish both the Ortec and promotors every success with this project.”

Finally I believe it is important to point out that in the recent past IDA have a more noticeable positive presence in Co. Limerick. I want to acknowledge the role of Niall O’Callaghan in ensuring that IDA view Limerick as a strategic location for foreign direct investment and I hope to see that continue into the future with further announcements.

O’Donovan: “€291,000 secured for Great Southern Trail”

Added September 5th, 2016

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed an allocation of €291,000 from Minister of State Michael Ring for the Great Southern Trail. This announcement from the Department of Rural Development comes after a separate recent allocation of €1million from the Department of Planning, Community and Local Government.

“I’m delighted to receive this news from Michael Ring. The Great Southern Trail is a fantastic tourism and recreation amenity in Co. Limerick and these investments will make a major impact on the standard of the amenity.”

Patrick O’Donovan said that since becoming Minister with responsibility for Tourism and Sport he had put a group in place including representatives of the Council and the Local Development Companies, West Limerick Resources and Ballyhoura, to develop the tourism product in Co. Limerick and this was project that has been prioritised by the group.

“I’m very happy that we have been able to make progress on attracting investment for this amenity. Recently Limerick City and County Council have taken charge of the trail and will administer funds from the Government. I will continue to work with the Council and the Local Development Companies to ensure that the plans we are working on to develop the tourism product for Limerick continues to be developed.

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