Senator Maura Hopkins welcomes funding for Castlerea Food Hub

Senator Maura Hopkins has welcomed the news that Roscommon County Council has allocated €500,000 to “An Chistin” – the proposed Food Hub in Castlerea stating that it is “excellent news for the town”. Commenting on the news Senator Maura Hopkins…

91 Roscommon Schools to receive Minor Works Grant

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD has announced that 91 Roscommon Schools are to receive a Minor Works Grant for the 2016/2017 school year. Each grant is worth €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and…

Maura Hopkins calls on HSE to be more transparent on Roscommon Mental Health Plans

Senator Maura Hopkins has released a statement clarifying her position on Roscommon Mental Health Services and has called on the HSE to clarify their future intentions for services. The statement reads as follows: I have been very clear in my…

Senator Maura Hopkins welcomes funding for Garda Text Alert Groups

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has said she is very happy that Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has been able to secure additional funding for Garda Text Alert Groups. Senator Hopkins said “ I have met with a large number of people…

Maura Hopkins “Roscommon to benefit from €5m Rural Economic Development initiative”

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has said that communities in Roscommon are to benefit from a €5 million national initiative to support Rural Economic Development. Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys announced details of a…

Maura Hopkins helps launch National Women’s Enterprise Day

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins recently attended the launch of National Women’s Enterprise Day which takes place in the G Hotel on Wednesday October 19th. The Event is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices and will highlight and celebrate…

Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief to visit Roscommon

Updated on Monday at 12pm Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief Sean Canney is to visit areas affected by Flooding in Roscommon and Leitrim today, Monday September 19th. He is scheduled to visit a number of areas…

Almost €200,000 awarded to two Roscommon projects

Almost €200,000 has been awarded to two Roscommon Recreation projects as part of a €4.455 million fund for rural recreation projects as part of the Government’s programme to support rural development. The announcement was made earlier today by the Minister…

Maura Hopkins encourages female participation in politics

Senator Maura Hopkins recently addressed the Women for Election Summer-school in partnership with Facebook and used the opportunity to encourage female participation in politics. The Ballaghaderreen native was a guest speaker on a panel focused on reaching voters online and…

Maura Hopkins wants to see Government action on the rising cost of Motor Insurance

Senator Maura Hopkins has again raised the spiralling costs of motor insurance which is placing a massive burden on motorists which requires government action in a number of key areas. Speaking earlier the Ballaghaderreen native said “last week the CSO…

Maura Hopkins welcomes Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has welcomed the Town and Village Renewal Scheme which was launched earlier this week by the Minister for Regional, Rural, Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphries TD. Senator Hopkins said, “As Government spokesperson in…

Opening of Jazz Pharmaceuticals facility welcomed by local politicians

Local politicians have welcomed yesterday’s official opening of a new €50 million Jazz Pharmaceuticals manufacturing and development facility in Monksland. Jazz Pharmaceuticals is a global pharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Dublin and they expect to employ up to 50…

Approval given “in principal” for Social Housing in Monksland

Senator Maura Hopkins has said that over €1.6 million is to be spent on the construction of 10 housing units in Monksland. “The Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney, has confirmed to me this afternoon this project is being given approval…

“Great opportunities for people in Creative Sector” – Maura Hopkins

Senator Maura Hopkins launched the Ballaghaderreen Pilot of the Ignite Creative Pod on Friday last at the Creative Communities Igniting Change Conference in the Northern and Western Regional Assembly. Senator Hopkins stated that “the Creative Communities Igniting Change project is…

Maura Hopkins says cost of Motor Insurance jumping by 38.6% is scandalous

Senator Maura Hopkins raised the spiralling costs of motor insurance which is placing a massive burden on motorists in the Seanad this week. She stated that “earlier this week the CSO has found that motor insurance jumped by 38.6% in…

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