I raised the different rates of funding provided by the Department of Agriculture to male and female applicants aged 41-55 years under the TMAS scheme and questioned whether it amounts to unlawful discrimination.
I again raised the proposed transfer of Shannon Heritage in the Dáil, this time with the Tánaiste.
Government dithering on Clare County Council’s proposed takeover of Shannon Heritage is damaging to the assets there, staff morale and ultimately Clare tourism. A high-level person needs to be appointed by gov’t to bring decision makers in relevant Depts and national/local govt bodies together.
Outlining to EC President Ursula von der Leyen the role of neutral, non-aligned States, like Ireland, in bringing about a peaceful end to conflict, I asked that this position be reflected in EU policy.