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Joe Flaherty said : “With regard to the 139 gardaí assigned to County Longford as of 30 September, that figure is in the round very good, suggesting there is a garda for every 208 people in the county,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “We are told that the backlog can be cleared in 6-8 weeks. Let’s get moving on it now,” External link

longfordleader Friday, April 30, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Co Longford ) : “The start of the scheme has been delayed by Covid-19 but will see €4.4m spent on retrofitting the houses across Co Longford in one of the most significant energy efficiency projects in the county” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty remarked : “The Minister and I both agree that we simply cannot disappoint these people,” External link

longfordleader Friday, March 26, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The public need to see a clear pathway out of restrictions from the end of the month. Not withstanding a massive effort from the general public, Covid-19 numbers show no no sign of abating and it is inconceivable to think that lives and livelihoods can be left on hold for much longer” External link

longfordleader Monday, March 22, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty commented : “It seems that pharmacists and pharmacy staff in many other health regions are now vaccinated, or the process is almost complete, but yet only a handful of those in the sector have been called locally” External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty stated : “There is a high level of anxiety. The public want to examine and tease out the detail of the scheme but fear that Covid restrictions are impeding these efforts” External link

leitrimobserver Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : “Members of the public are struggling with low quality maps; they may not have access to printers at the moment and certainly haven’t been able to meet as a community to discuss concerns” External link

leitrimobserver Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty outlined : "This six week period is non statutory and the team have have assured the public that any submissions or observations or queries will be accepted after the stated March 19 deadline," External link

longfordleader Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “She was a lot more than just a teacher,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Local businessman Luie Herterich is already advancing his old Pig Market open air market and dining area which will link Main St and Breaden’s Lane for the first time. This represents a real opportunity to create a unique space off the main thoroughfare” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty outlined : "This six week period is non statutory and the team have have assured the public that any submissions or observations or queries will be accepted after the stated March 19 deadline," External link

longfordleader Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : “The Corlea facility is a hidden gem and were it to link with the proposed visitor centre and peatlands centre of excellence it would truly be transformative for the region,” “I know that a number of sites will be looked at and any decision will hopefully be decided on the merit of the location but it would seem obvious at the outset that the Lanesboro / Corlea option has tremendous potential” External link

agriland Monday, February 8, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : "I am aware of an early age manager from county Longford who has been in touch with the Minister and the Department. She is desperately seeking funding and support for two children with special needs who, unfortunately, are not yet of ECCE age. It is clear we need a strong suite of supports for SEN children in the early years sector, which means interim support for SEN children who to date do not qualify for additional supports, such as the two children identified in county Longford," External link

longfordleader Friday, February 5, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : “This is consequently causing immense anxiety, depression, stress and fatigue of the ongoing virus with many feeling their sense of security weakened,” “Many have had to deal with vast changes in their domestic setting. Many will have had to support their parents and grandparents with the impact of Covid-19 and in some cases have had to undertake child minding roles with parents working full time and schools and creches closed at times. It is certain the class of 2021 are both deserving and in need of a break” External link

longfordleader Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : "This is extremely difficult for people and especially parents who are trying to manage treatment and medication and cannot be allowed to continue. In the event that the service is not fully restored then the only option for the many users is to attend the service in Crumlin and this is simply unimaginable," External link

longfordleader Friday, November 20, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “A decision on Longford Co Council’s URDF application will come through Minister Darragh O’Brien later this month,” “I know the Minister and officials were impressed with the application which seeks €13m in funding and represents the largest ever application for funding from the local authority” External link

longfordleader Friday, November 13, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : “I have asked the rail provider and its contractors to redouble efforts to have the works completed. Every efforts has to be made to get the works done as quickly as possible. Several locals are arriving at least an hour late to their work and now have to tell employers that this will continue for possibly another two weeks” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Commission ) : “It is important to categorically state that last week’s Mother and Baby Homes Bill does not seal the valuable material collected by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission over the last number of years,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The database, taken in context with the final report, is a hugely important piece of material and it was critical that it was transferred in order to safeguard access,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty told : “I have no issue with that and fully accept people’s right to protest,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Revenue in these outlets has plummeted and industry sources confirm that there has been a shift to online gambling and trade across the retail outlets now is down by at least 40%,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : "As proprietor of the Irish World newspaper he was a voice for the Irish in London. He played an important but little known part in the peace process. Whilst the bright lights of London were home he never forgot the magic of Clonterm bog" External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty commented : “It is good to see the inclusion of the FDT Consultant Engineering & PM Ltd in respect of their plans for an ambitious Technology Energy cluster on the site of the power station,” External link

longfordleader Friday, September 25, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The focus of the retrofit programme is quite rightly beginning here in Longford where fossil fuel use is highest, and where communities will be negatively impacted by the closure of the peat-fired power station in Lanesboro,” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “It was an incredibly strong application from the housing team at Longford Co Council led by Director of Services, John Brannigan. Time and time again we have seen the number of derelict houses highlighted and now we finally have the resources to tackle it” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “I look forward to working with those behind the three projects to see their progression and successful funding. If fully approved they will bring much investment and jobs to our region,” External link

longfordleader Friday, September 11, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “The threat of COVID-19 will be with us for a very long time and we need to find new ways to live with the virus. The further reopening of society needs to be worked on in the coming weeks,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “For several months I have been dealing with local business owners who were wracked with doubt and whether they would be able to open for business again. A suite of supports in the stimulus will greatly assist them in this regard. "The key now will be to ensure that as many local businesses as possible apply for and draw down the Restart Grant with likely grants now boosted by as much as 150%” External link

longfordleader Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “For several months I have been dealing with local business owners who were wracked with doubt and whether they would be able to open for business again. A suite of supports in the stimulus will greatly assist them in this regard” External link

longfordleader Friday, July 24, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “The Fianna Fáil imprint on the agriculture policy of this draft Programme for Government is there to see and I believe it will help farmers,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “At no stage did I attempt to say that their behaviour was acceptable,” “The men know my position on feuding. They know I’m repulsed by it. And I also stated in the letter that it needed strong people from their community to stand forward, acknowledge the damage they’ve done to the wider community and assure the wider public that these actions are in the past” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : "This letter is by no means an attempt to sway the court," External link

longfordleader Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “Thousands of young workers in rural Ireland do not have access to public transport and need their private vehicles to get to work or college. The Minister and his Department need to begin examining options to alleviate the backlog of driver tests, such as hiring additional driving test instructors,” External link

longfordleader Friday, May 29, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “The accelerated nature of decarbonisation has far outpaced the level of investment in Longford and we need to see the €11 million in funding which is in place for reskilling released immediately. "We have to invest in the region, we have to create jobs and we have to secure the future viability of Longford,” External link

longfordleader Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty commented : “All birth partners can now attend the labour ward when their partner is in active labour. Birth partners of mothers who have a planned Caesarean Section can now see and hold their baby on return to the ward following their baby’s birth” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “Every sector and organisation have been hit hard since the COVID-19 restrictions have been put in place so this will be a welcome relief for many organisations. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday May 20. I would recommend any organisation eligible should apply as soon as possible,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : "This is long awaited and much welcomed news for one of the most progressive secondary schools in the country" External link

longfordleader Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “On the back of yesterday evening’s roadmap it was important to see the government outline a series of supports this morning aimed at kickstarting local businesses” External link

longfordleader Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty explained : “Local businesses will be able to access a max €10,000 restart grant. Details being finalised but basically it will be based on a waiver / rebate for the rates which your business paid for 2019 and will not exceed €10,000 for any business” External link

longfordleader Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Many local childcare providers signed up to the scheme and have been paying staff themselves in the expectation that these monies would be refunded. However that now looks uncertain and it was foolhardy to unveil a plan until all the details were finalised” External link

longfordleader Monday, April 6, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : "We need to ensure that emergency legislation later this week ring-fences all closure affected workers for the COVID 19 €305 payment rather than standard jobseekers' payment," External link

longfordleader Sunday, March 15, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “I am calling on the Minister for Children, Minister for Finance, and Minister for Social Protection to consider these temporary measures during this developing crisis,” External link

longfordleader Friday, March 13, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty told : “We pride ourselves on democracy. It’s a fledgling democracy but it’s an outstanding country and I’m steadfast in my determination to defend the integrity of this country,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Robert Troy ) : “I think we had two exceptionally strong candidates and, in particular, I want to pay tribute to Robert Troy,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “I fully appreciate and understand the place this school has in local history and the local community. It is a huge asset for the community. This isn’t a new issue; it is going back to when Sr Elizabeth retired in 2002” External link

longfordleader Friday, February 7, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty says : "It was a fantastic start in life, and a strong community with a strong football club and athletics club. Marginalised county. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “He was always very good to the councillors and general public who would travel over year after year for the London dinner,” “He always made sure the Longford people got their proper and right positions in all the photograps which were taken and he never, ever forgot his Longford roots” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty stated : "Neither business stood to gain from the event but both bought into its objective and from the first year that Frank Kiernan Jnr revived the festival at Connolly Barracks in 2014, they have steadfastly believed in what we are trying to achieve. Continuing he said: “It would be remiss if I didn't thank the staff at Longford Co Council and in particular Marie Kenny and the outdoor staff who were there anytime we needed them" External link

longfordleader Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Adrian Green ) : “This year's festival is supported by the LEADER programme and want to pay tribute and acknowledge the support and guidance that we have received from Adrian Greene and the LEADER team,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Why should he be singled out, or anyone singled out for that matter?” External link

irishtimes Monday, February 18, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “This mindless attack shows no consideration for the people, young and old, hoping to access GP services this morning,” External link

thejournal Monday, February 18, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Peter Kelly ) : “I was extremely fortunate to have known and worked with Peter for many years. There wasn’t a man with a bigger heart or a man more committed to the Longford cause,” External link

theirishworld Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty added ( about Peter Kelly ) : “On a personal level I have lost a great friend and mentor. Peter was truly a larger than life personality and it is the end of era for Longford,” External link

theirishworld Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The second application gets into the real meat of the development and provides for the demolition of the existing cinema and the creation of a new urban space at river walk level. It will connect to Bridge St and also steps up to a new glazed atrium entrance for the centre” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Whenever I did ‘Monster Chiller Horror Theater,’ I tried to get a Pittsburgh reference in there,” External link

post-gazette Friday, July 1, 2016 7:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The movies he showed were not scary. You had to really suffer through those things, they were so bad,” External link

post-gazette Friday, July 1, 2016 7:24:00 AM EAT



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Ben Goodwin stated ( about Joe Flaherty ) : "Beyond our physical environment, Joe's legacy can be seen and felt every day as we go about our work, from the structure of our housing programs, to the high standards we uphold not only for our clients but also for ourselves, to the way we build relationships with supporters and partners from all across our community to drive our mission forward," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ben Goodwin wrote ( about Joe Flaherty ) : "Our House will honor Joe's legacy by continuing to strive to be a force for positive change in the lives of our clients and our community," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ben Goodwin stated ( about Joe Flaherty ) : "I am so grateful that I got a chance to know Joe over the past 11 years," "He was a very kind and gracious man, and was always so supportive and encouraging of the ongoing work of Our House. In our conversations he shared many valuable words of wisdom and pieces of advice that I will continue to hold closely through the rest of my life" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Connellan said ( about Joe Flaherty ) : "I'm lucky enough to be filling the seat left by Joe Flaherty when he was elected to the Dáil. I'm hugely delighted and hugely proud for myself and for my mother. This is something I've aspired to achieve and I'm looking forward to it," External link

longfordleader Monday, February 24, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Martin said ( about Joe Flaherty ) : “Joe understands the need of Longford socially, economically and it forms part of a wider agenda we have experienced throughout this campaign so far of regions being left behind,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

James Bannon says ( about Joe Flaherty ) : “Carrigy might have the edge but I think Flaherty will get in,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

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Joe Flaherty said : “With regard to the 139 gardaí assigned to County Longford as of 30 September, that figure is in the round very good, suggesting there is a garda for every 208 people in the county,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “We are told that the backlog can be cleared in 6-8 weeks. Let’s get moving on it now,” External link

longfordleader Friday, April 30, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Co Longford ) : “The start of the scheme has been delayed by Covid-19 but will see €4.4m spent on retrofitting the houses across Co Longford in one of the most significant energy efficiency projects in the county” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty remarked : “The Minister and I both agree that we simply cannot disappoint these people,” External link

longfordleader Friday, March 26, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The public need to see a clear pathway out of restrictions from the end of the month. Not withstanding a massive effort from the general public, Covid-19 numbers show no no sign of abating and it is inconceivable to think that lives and livelihoods can be left on hold for much longer” External link

longfordleader Monday, March 22, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty commented : “It seems that pharmacists and pharmacy staff in many other health regions are now vaccinated, or the process is almost complete, but yet only a handful of those in the sector have been called locally” External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty stated : “There is a high level of anxiety. The public want to examine and tease out the detail of the scheme but fear that Covid restrictions are impeding these efforts” External link

leitrimobserver Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : “Members of the public are struggling with low quality maps; they may not have access to printers at the moment and certainly haven’t been able to meet as a community to discuss concerns” External link

leitrimobserver Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty outlined : "This six week period is non statutory and the team have have assured the public that any submissions or observations or queries will be accepted after the stated March 19 deadline," External link

longfordleader Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “She was a lot more than just a teacher,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Local businessman Luie Herterich is already advancing his old Pig Market open air market and dining area which will link Main St and Breaden’s Lane for the first time. This represents a real opportunity to create a unique space off the main thoroughfare” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty outlined : "This six week period is non statutory and the team have have assured the public that any submissions or observations or queries will be accepted after the stated March 19 deadline," External link

longfordleader Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : “The Corlea facility is a hidden gem and were it to link with the proposed visitor centre and peatlands centre of excellence it would truly be transformative for the region,” “I know that a number of sites will be looked at and any decision will hopefully be decided on the merit of the location but it would seem obvious at the outset that the Lanesboro / Corlea option has tremendous potential” External link

agriland Monday, February 8, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : "I am aware of an early age manager from county Longford who has been in touch with the Minister and the Department. She is desperately seeking funding and support for two children with special needs who, unfortunately, are not yet of ECCE age. It is clear we need a strong suite of supports for SEN children in the early years sector, which means interim support for SEN children who to date do not qualify for additional supports, such as the two children identified in county Longford," External link

longfordleader Friday, February 5, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : “This is consequently causing immense anxiety, depression, stress and fatigue of the ongoing virus with many feeling their sense of security weakened,” “Many have had to deal with vast changes in their domestic setting. Many will have had to support their parents and grandparents with the impact of Covid-19 and in some cases have had to undertake child minding roles with parents working full time and schools and creches closed at times. It is certain the class of 2021 are both deserving and in need of a break” External link

longfordleader Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : "This is extremely difficult for people and especially parents who are trying to manage treatment and medication and cannot be allowed to continue. In the event that the service is not fully restored then the only option for the many users is to attend the service in Crumlin and this is simply unimaginable," External link

longfordleader Friday, November 20, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “A decision on Longford Co Council’s URDF application will come through Minister Darragh O’Brien later this month,” “I know the Minister and officials were impressed with the application which seeks €13m in funding and represents the largest ever application for funding from the local authority” External link

longfordleader Friday, November 13, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : “I have asked the rail provider and its contractors to redouble efforts to have the works completed. Every efforts has to be made to get the works done as quickly as possible. Several locals are arriving at least an hour late to their work and now have to tell employers that this will continue for possibly another two weeks” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Commission ) : “It is important to categorically state that last week’s Mother and Baby Homes Bill does not seal the valuable material collected by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission over the last number of years,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The database, taken in context with the final report, is a hugely important piece of material and it was critical that it was transferred in order to safeguard access,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty told : “I have no issue with that and fully accept people’s right to protest,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Revenue in these outlets has plummeted and industry sources confirm that there has been a shift to online gambling and trade across the retail outlets now is down by at least 40%,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : "As proprietor of the Irish World newspaper he was a voice for the Irish in London. He played an important but little known part in the peace process. Whilst the bright lights of London were home he never forgot the magic of Clonterm bog" External link

longfordleader Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty commented : “It is good to see the inclusion of the FDT Consultant Engineering & PM Ltd in respect of their plans for an ambitious Technology Energy cluster on the site of the power station,” External link

longfordleader Friday, September 25, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The focus of the retrofit programme is quite rightly beginning here in Longford where fossil fuel use is highest, and where communities will be negatively impacted by the closure of the peat-fired power station in Lanesboro,” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “It was an incredibly strong application from the housing team at Longford Co Council led by Director of Services, John Brannigan. Time and time again we have seen the number of derelict houses highlighted and now we finally have the resources to tackle it” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “I look forward to working with those behind the three projects to see their progression and successful funding. If fully approved they will bring much investment and jobs to our region,” External link

longfordleader Friday, September 11, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “The threat of COVID-19 will be with us for a very long time and we need to find new ways to live with the virus. The further reopening of society needs to be worked on in the coming weeks,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “For several months I have been dealing with local business owners who were wracked with doubt and whether they would be able to open for business again. A suite of supports in the stimulus will greatly assist them in this regard. "The key now will be to ensure that as many local businesses as possible apply for and draw down the Restart Grant with likely grants now boosted by as much as 150%” External link

longfordleader Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “For several months I have been dealing with local business owners who were wracked with doubt and whether they would be able to open for business again. A suite of supports in the stimulus will greatly assist them in this regard” External link

longfordleader Friday, July 24, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “The Fianna Fáil imprint on the agriculture policy of this draft Programme for Government is there to see and I believe it will help farmers,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “At no stage did I attempt to say that their behaviour was acceptable,” “The men know my position on feuding. They know I’m repulsed by it. And I also stated in the letter that it needed strong people from their community to stand forward, acknowledge the damage they’ve done to the wider community and assure the wider public that these actions are in the past” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : "This letter is by no means an attempt to sway the court," External link

longfordleader Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “Thousands of young workers in rural Ireland do not have access to public transport and need their private vehicles to get to work or college. The Minister and his Department need to begin examining options to alleviate the backlog of driver tests, such as hiring additional driving test instructors,” External link

longfordleader Friday, May 29, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “The accelerated nature of decarbonisation has far outpaced the level of investment in Longford and we need to see the €11 million in funding which is in place for reskilling released immediately. "We have to invest in the region, we have to create jobs and we have to secure the future viability of Longford,” External link

longfordleader Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty commented : “All birth partners can now attend the labour ward when their partner is in active labour. Birth partners of mothers who have a planned Caesarean Section can now see and hold their baby on return to the ward following their baby’s birth” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “Every sector and organisation have been hit hard since the COVID-19 restrictions have been put in place so this will be a welcome relief for many organisations. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday May 20. I would recommend any organisation eligible should apply as soon as possible,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : "This is long awaited and much welcomed news for one of the most progressive secondary schools in the country" External link

longfordleader Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “On the back of yesterday evening’s roadmap it was important to see the government outline a series of supports this morning aimed at kickstarting local businesses” External link

longfordleader Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty explained : “Local businesses will be able to access a max €10,000 restart grant. Details being finalised but basically it will be based on a waiver / rebate for the rates which your business paid for 2019 and will not exceed €10,000 for any business” External link

longfordleader Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Many local childcare providers signed up to the scheme and have been paying staff themselves in the expectation that these monies would be refunded. However that now looks uncertain and it was foolhardy to unveil a plan until all the details were finalised” External link

longfordleader Monday, April 6, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty added : "We need to ensure that emergency legislation later this week ring-fences all closure affected workers for the COVID 19 €305 payment rather than standard jobseekers' payment," External link

longfordleader Sunday, March 15, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty concluded : “I am calling on the Minister for Children, Minister for Finance, and Minister for Social Protection to consider these temporary measures during this developing crisis,” External link

longfordleader Friday, March 13, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty told : “We pride ourselves on democracy. It’s a fledgling democracy but it’s an outstanding country and I’m steadfast in my determination to defend the integrity of this country,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Robert Troy ) : “I think we had two exceptionally strong candidates and, in particular, I want to pay tribute to Robert Troy,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “I fully appreciate and understand the place this school has in local history and the local community. It is a huge asset for the community. This isn’t a new issue; it is going back to when Sr Elizabeth retired in 2002” External link

longfordleader Friday, February 7, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty says : "It was a fantastic start in life, and a strong community with a strong football club and athletics club. Marginalised county. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “He was always very good to the councillors and general public who would travel over year after year for the London dinner,” “He always made sure the Longford people got their proper and right positions in all the photograps which were taken and he never, ever forgot his Longford roots” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty stated : "Neither business stood to gain from the event but both bought into its objective and from the first year that Frank Kiernan Jnr revived the festival at Connolly Barracks in 2014, they have steadfastly believed in what we are trying to achieve. Continuing he said: “It would be remiss if I didn't thank the staff at Longford Co Council and in particular Marie Kenny and the outdoor staff who were there anytime we needed them" External link

longfordleader Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Adrian Green ) : “This year's festival is supported by the LEADER programme and want to pay tribute and acknowledge the support and guidance that we have received from Adrian Greene and the LEADER team,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Why should he be singled out, or anyone singled out for that matter?” External link

irishtimes Monday, February 18, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “This mindless attack shows no consideration for the people, young and old, hoping to access GP services this morning,” External link

thejournal Monday, February 18, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said ( about Peter Kelly ) : “I was extremely fortunate to have known and worked with Peter for many years. There wasn’t a man with a bigger heart or a man more committed to the Longford cause,” External link

theirishworld Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty added ( about Peter Kelly ) : “On a personal level I have lost a great friend and mentor. Peter was truly a larger than life personality and it is the end of era for Longford,” External link

theirishworld Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The second application gets into the real meat of the development and provides for the demolition of the existing cinema and the creation of a new urban space at river walk level. It will connect to Bridge St and also steps up to a new glazed atrium entrance for the centre” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “Whenever I did ‘Monster Chiller Horror Theater,’ I tried to get a Pittsburgh reference in there,” External link

post-gazette Friday, July 1, 2016 7:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Flaherty said : “The movies he showed were not scary. You had to really suffer through those things, they were so bad,” External link

post-gazette Friday, July 1, 2016 7:24:00 AM EAT



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actor9.09%EN07/01/201601/07/2016
comedian63.64%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
spokesman18.18%EN06/26/200826/06/2008
Names Lang Count
Joe FlahertyEN100.00%


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Ben Goodwin stated ( about Joe Flaherty ) : "Beyond our physical environment, Joe's legacy can be seen and felt every day as we go about our work, from the structure of our housing programs, to the high standards we uphold not only for our clients but also for ourselves, to the way we build relationships with supporters and partners from all across our community to drive our mission forward," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ben Goodwin wrote ( about Joe Flaherty ) : "Our House will honor Joe's legacy by continuing to strive to be a force for positive change in the lives of our clients and our community," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ben Goodwin stated ( about Joe Flaherty ) : "I am so grateful that I got a chance to know Joe over the past 11 years," "He was a very kind and gracious man, and was always so supportive and encouraging of the ongoing work of Our House. In our conversations he shared many valuable words of wisdom and pieces of advice that I will continue to hold closely through the rest of my life" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Connellan said ( about Joe Flaherty ) : "I'm lucky enough to be filling the seat left by Joe Flaherty when he was elected to the Dáil. I'm hugely delighted and hugely proud for myself and for my mother. This is something I've aspired to achieve and I'm looking forward to it," External link

longfordleader Monday, February 24, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Martin said ( about Joe Flaherty ) : “Joe understands the need of Longford socially, economically and it forms part of a wider agenda we have experienced throughout this campaign so far of regions being left behind,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

James Bannon says ( about Joe Flaherty ) : “Carrigy might have the edge but I think Flaherty will get in,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT