Japan lifts decade old beef embargo - major opportunity for Irish agri sector

Category: National Issues
Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 19:03

Wexford Senator, Michael D'Arcy has welcomed the announcement by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, that Japan has lifted its embargo on the importation of Irish beef. The decision means that Japan is open to Irish beef for the first time since 2001 and Ireland is now one of just five countries which can export beef to Japan. The decision to allow access for Irish beef to Japan comes after a meeting between the Taoiseach and Minister Coveney with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. Bord Bia estimates that the short to medium term opportunit …

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Welfare anti-fraud measure should be extended to airports + ports - D'Arcy

Category: National Issues
Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 13:56

Wexford Senator, Michael D'Arcy has called for measures aimed at tackling welfare fraud to be extended to all Irish airports and ferry ports. Figures released earlier this week reveal that 45 investigations are under way after a total of 122 detections at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports since June of last year. Anti-welfare fraud measures at our ports could save millions New powers allow for Social Welfare Inspectors to stop and interview people they suspect of welfare fraud at Irish airports. According to figures released from  the Dep …

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Bumper tourism figures show the Gathering has been a huge success – D’Arcy

Category: Tourism
Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 16:38

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has said that the latest tourism figures recorded by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which show an increase in visitor numbers of 6.4%, is proof that the Gathering has been a huge success. Senator D'Arcy also commended all of those involved locally, in organising Gathering events in Wexford since the beginning of the year.   Tourism numbers way up “The latest tourism figures are hugely encouraging, and they are a strong vindication of the effort put in by local people in Wexford who hav …

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D’Arcy welcomes Bill to inform parents on paedophiles' location

Category: National Issues
Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 09:18

Fine Gael Senator Michael D'Arcy has welcomed Minister for Justice Alan Shatter's confirmation that provisions for an Irish version of “Megan's Law” will be included in upcoming legislation. Minister Shatter was responding to a Bill submitted by Independent TD Denis Naughten. Michael debating with Minister Shatter in the Seanad Legislation expected shortly While details of the Bill are not yet clear, it is thought it will include the formation of the Information on Child Sex Offenders Scheme (ICSO), where concerned parents can request in …

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Budget gives green light to entrepreneurs and SMEs – D’Arcy

Category: Jobs
Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 19:49

Exemption on tax of up to €40,000 per year for entrepreneurs Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has said that measures announced in today's Budget will provide a boost to entrepreneurs and SMEs. Start Your Own Business scheme - €40K tax free “I am delighted that entrepreneurs and start-up businesses are being targeted for supports. The Government is putting in place a major package of new supports for start-up and growing businesses. “The Start Your Own Business scheme will enable long term unemployed people to have a tax …

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Fianna Fáil has no credibility to talk about growth, jobs or the public finances – D’Arcy

Category: News
Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 19:43

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has today (Tuesday 15 October 2013) strongly criticised Fianna Fáil's reaction to Budget 2014, saying the Party has no credibility to talk about growth, jobs or the public finances. Fianna Fail fundamentally lack credibility on the economy “Fianna Fáil's Finance Spokesperson, Michael McGrath, stood up in the Dáil earlier and said the Budget should focus on growth, jobs and the public finances. Fianna Fáil doesn't have a shred of credibility to talk about any of these three issues. Every cit

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