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Private Members Business- 21st of January

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The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Howlin, has just set out very clearly how the Government has dismantled the traditional appointment system to State boards, made it fair and open and took it away from being the preserve of political patronage and the traditional inner circle. He set out the situation lucidly and I do not propose to repeat those points.

In his remarks to Deputy Ross, Deputy Spring reminded me of the great biblical exhortation to let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Those two speeches have fulfilled their purpose. What I propose to do in this motion of confidence in the Tánaiste is to look at her extraordinary record in the face of the worst recession in the history of this State in maintaining a welfare system, a fair society and the dignity of those in need. Some points merit repetition. The core social welfare rates were maintained right through the recession. That is an achievement of the Tánaiste and the Government. Free travel was protected. The respite care grant has been fully restored to €1,700 and it was never less than approximately €1,400. Two weeks of paternity leave have been introduced. A modest but incremental increase has begun for the old age pension. Up to 75% of the Christmas bonus has been restored. Family income supplement has increased by €5 per week. The list goes on. The living alone allowance has been increased by €9 a week. School meals are of the utmost importance and an extra €3 million has been allocated for their provision. A second year of preschool care has been provided. One can see a complete package of welfare achievements by the Government in the midst of the deepest recession. That is the ultimate yardstick by which people with proper critical faculties will assess the performance of the Government and the role of the Tánaiste when they will look at the confidence motion tonight. There is no escaping those realities.

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The Weekly Cavan Voice, 43rd Electronic Edition

Welcome to 43rd edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my updates.

Kindest Regards and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Joe O’Reilly TD

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The Weekly Cavan Voice, 42nd Electronic Edition

Welcome to 42nd edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my updates.

Kindest Regards,
Joe O’Reilly TD

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The Weekly Cavan Voice, 41st Electronic Edition

Welcome to 41st edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my updates.

Kindest Regards,
Joe O’Reilly TD

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The Weekly Cavan Voice, 40th Electronic Edition

This special 40th edition of the Cavan Voice is to ask for your support at our Convention next Tuesday night, 8th September, in the Hotel Kilmore.

I greatly appreciate your support and certainly do not take it for granted. I want to set out in this special edition, some of the reasons why I believe I can go on representing you effectively.

Since my election to the Dáil I have tried to provide a good service to you, the members. I have done this by writing and emailing to you regularly, providing up to date information. I have provided a monthly round of Clinics throughout the County and kept you informed of them. I have made myself available to meet people in our office in Cavan as often as possible and, in my own home as often as was required. I am delighted that with the help of my outstanding staff I have been able to provide you, the Membership, with a first class service in our offices in Cavan and Dublin. Accompanied and ably assisted by Mr. Michael Smith and Mr. Peter O’Reilly, I have attended good participative Annual General Meetings in our branches, giving most winter and autumn nights to this.

Over the Dáil term I have tried to modernise our Party’s approach to canvassing and political activity. With your outstanding co-operation we have put out regular editions of the Cavan Voice Newsletter throughout the County. During the Dáil term I have canvassed regularly in our urban centres to maintain a strong connection with our voters. I want to especially thank those who assisted me in that. Of course, I have done all the traditional things that TD’s do, such as attending family events, local festivals, official functions and relevant public meetings. I have maintained a very strong social media presence, and a strong presence in all local media.

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The Weekly Cavan Voice, 39th Electronic Edition

Welcome to 39th edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my weekly updates.

Kindest Regards,
Joe O’Reilly TD

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The Weekly Cavan Voice, 38th Electronic Edition

Welcome to 38th edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my weekly updates.

Kindest Regards,
Joe O’Reilly TD

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The Weekly Cavan Voice, 37th Electronic Edition

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Welcome to 37th edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my weekly updates.

Kindest Regards,
Joe O’Reilly TD

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The Weekly Cavan Voice, 36th Electronic Edition

Welcome to 36th edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my weekly updates.

Kindest Regards,
Joe O’Reilly TD

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The economic recovery is gaining momentum and the Government has a plan to spread its benefits to everyone in Cavan and Monaghan- O’Reilly TD

Speaking after Minister Noonan’s Spring Economic Statement speech in the Dáil yesterday, Fine Gael TD for Cavan and Monaghan has said that “The economic recovery is gaining momentum and the Government has a plan to spread its benefits to everyone in Cavan and Monaghan.”

“Fianna Fáil’s economic legacy and disastrous policies caused years of hardship for many people in this Country and in Cavan and Monaghan. Yesterday’s Spring Statement was a commitment from this Government that it is now time for better living standards and improved public services for the people. Almost every family in Cavan and Monaghan is directly or indirectly affected by emigration, the message that the Government was sending out yesterday is that it is time to give our young emigrants the opportunity to come home. The Government has a plan to create and cultivate the conditions to achieve this vision and the Spring Economic Statement shows that the plan is already working.”

“Since coming into Government in 2011, we have seen a drastic reduction of our national deficit, from €15 billion to €4.5 billion, and a move towards the European average. This was achieved with less tax increases, fewer expenditure cuts and the maintenance of the core social welfare rates, protecting the most vulnerable while getting the economy back on track.”

“We built more schools in the midst of the economic recovery than were built under Fianna Fáil and the Greens in the boom years. In Cavan, we have seen the approval of two new national schools for Mullagh and Virginia and the necessary funding for the long overdue Secondary School in Kingscourt. Two key education projects for the Cavan, which I am keen to see completed, are the Holy Family School in Cootehill and the new Third Level Education Campus for Cavan Institute and I remain committed to assisting their progress”.

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