September 30, 2023

Mica, males’s well being and expertise shortages have been prime of the agenda throughout a gathering between Donegal’s newly elected Cathaoirleach Cllr Martin Harley and An Taoiseach this week.

Cllr Martin Harley held a two hour assembly with Leo Varadkar in Authorities Buildings on Tuesday night.

Councillor Harley, who was first elected in 2009, was elected Mayor of Donegal in June, and outlined his predominant priorities for his time period:

“Males’s well being might be an enormous focus of mine. I wish to run an occasion with the HSE to boost consciousness on males’s well being points and get them to speak extra about it and see their GP sooner moderately than too late.

“I additionally wish to promote apprenticeships together with the Donegal ETB of which I’m a board member to extend the talents wanted within the nation in the mean time.

“One other huge focus for me at a council stage is the Mica right here in Donegal. I strongly consider addressing and resolving the problem is of paramount significance.”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stated: “I had a very good two-hour assembly with Councillor Harley in Authorities Buildings on Tuesday night to debate the problems that matter to the individuals of Donegal. The assembly gave Councillor Harley the chance to boost these points instantly with me. I dedicated to Councillor Harley to work on these points.

“The necessity for extra funding this 12 months for native and regional street upkeep, a prime up allocation for the Native Enchancment Scheme and, within the coming years, funding to advance new street initiatives which can be delayed, the pressing have to service rather more land for housing have been raised on the assembly. On vitality safety and local weather, they impressed on me the necessity to enhance assist to farmers, faculties, neighborhood buildings and companies to put in photo voltaic panels and develop into vitality environment friendly.

“I look ahead to working with Councillor Harley and visiting Donegal throughout his time period as Cathaoirleach.”

13 Positive Gael Councillors have been elected as the primary citizen of their county in current months. Every of the mayors have been invited to fulfill with their occasion chief, Leo Varadkar, this week.

Donegal points to the fore as new Cathaoirleach meets Taoiseach was final modified: July seventh, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin