Alan Dillon

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Alan Dillon said : “Great news this morning for 178 local projects in Mayo under the Community Activities Fund 2021” External link

westernpeople Friday, June 17, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "The government is focusing on reducing the burden on families with children in hospital, as we know there are huge logistical and financial costs for many parents. " External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “Four years on the residents still await the conclusions of investigations undertaken by Mayo County Council's planning and environmental sections and possible meeting date with senior officials to review its findings. "I have written to the chief executive of Mayo County Council requesting an interim report on the investigation, actions completed as part of the compliant review process, outstanding items, level of engagement Mayo County Council has had with the quarry and when Mayo County Council senior management will afford a meeting with local residents,” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "I am delighted to received confirmation for both of the schools from the department of education. " External link

con-telegraph Friday, June 3, 2022 9:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “I am pleased to say a further call for proposals will be issued later this year as part of the National Plan for Equity of Access, Participation and Success in Higher Education,” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "It is hard to believe that in 2022, rural dwellers in Erris are still without a piped water supply. " External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Our islands are an integral part of our heritage and culture, and these improvements will greatly benefit these communities as well as those visiting these beautiful locations” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 24, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon commented : “This is great news for the popular school. I wish principal Miriam Quinn, the board of management, staff and students every continued success for the future” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Many students in Mayo who have contacted my office feel stranded and have yet to receive an embassy date or update. "Accommodation and flights, in some cases, have already been booked. "Students are frustrated and cannot contact the Embassy when trying to schedule an interview appointment with only limited visa appointment capacity, many of these students could face a summer without jobs” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:38:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : “These piers and harbours play an important social and economic role in their localities by contributing to the ongoing development of fishing related activities. The range of projects approved will create local construction employment over the lifetime of the projects, but equally will further enhance the amenities provided to the wider,” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 25, 2022 1:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see essential capital funding being provided to our valuable archaeological heritage which helps owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see essential capital funding being provided to our valuable archaeological heritage which helps owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I have been working with the local community in Achill to ensure these upgrade works are completed before the busy summer season in Achill. "It is great to see funding of over €15,800 being allocated for upgrade works. I expect the necessary works are completed as soon as possible and especially before the summer” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Congratulations to school principal, students and management, wishing them every success in the future” External link

westernpeople Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This is great news for the popular Islandeady school. I wish principal Donna Cafferkey, the board of management, staff and students every continued success for the future” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The supply of silage may not be there to buy this year,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “In recent days I have been contacted by numerous employees and many subcontractors from across County Mayo impacted. "This is a major blow for employees and their families, my thoughts are with them. It is also a major blow for many subcontractors who face a difficult period of uncertainty as it emerged that efforts to find an investor or buyer for the business had failed. "One subcontractor in Mayo said if Roadbridge are to collapse there is going to be severe consequences for the future of many subcontractors with many local jobs and livelihoods at risk. "One employee who was in contact has worked for Roadbridge for the past 10 years, was told by the receiver, Grant Thornton, that all employees could not accept an offer of a job or sign on as the workforce has now entered a 30-day calendar period called 'Collection Redundancy Period', otherwise they will lose their entitlement to redundancy payment. "They will not qualify for social protection payments and voiced the frustration on how employees who have lost their livelihood and the income support for themselves and their dependent families are supposed to do without any income support for the next 30 days” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 14, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon added : "I have contacted the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, and the Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys to highlight the worrying situation facing its 630 workforce and a further 1,000 indirect positions in jeopardy and those impacted in County Mayo and the real urgency for government to response to the call for interim income supports," External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 14, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Kerry have a psychological advantage over us in All-Ireland finals” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, March 12, 2022 4:42:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “After two tough years during the pandemic, the importance of this type of good news cannot be underestimated. "With 30 new jobs and a multi-million-euro investment in digital technology at Multi-Color Corporation Castlebar, it is a resounding vote of confidence in the future operations here in Mayo. "It is a testament to the hard-working and professional team at MCC and I hope this is the start of a next chapter on the growth of this company. "I know John Fennessy, as general manager, and his management team will ensure the company continues to put the best foot forward in terms of continued growth and expansion” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, March 5, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “After two tough years during the pandemic, the importance of this type of good news cannot be underestimated. "With 30 new jobs and a multi-million-euro investment in digital technology at Multi-Color Corporation Castlebar, it is a resounding vote of confidence in the future operations here in Mayo. "It is a testament to the hard-working and professional team at MCC and I hope this is the start of a next chapter on the growth of this company. "I know John Fennessy, as general manager, and his management team will ensure the company continues to put the best foot forward in terms of continued growth and expansion” External link

con-telegraph Friday, March 4, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Under current exemptions since 2018, 46 exempted developments delivered 103 new residential units in Mayo. "The regulations signed by the Housing Minister extend the exemption to the end of 2025. "For the conversion of former pubs into a home/homes, both the pubs' license must have lapsed and a limit of nine residential units can be produced under an exempted development. "The addition of the new planning exemptions and the extension of the current ones is a step in the right direction to bring vacant properties into use for residential use and bring more housing stock to the market. "The exemptions have delivered over 100 new homes since 2018 in Mayo with a much faster pace in the past year or two. "For instance, 60 of these new homes were delivered alone in 2021 compared to two in 2018. "The addition of new exemptions will deliver a further boost in the number of new residential units in Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “Recent funding increases have ensured that local authorities such as Mayo County Council can ensure the role of a Vacant Homes Officer is fully resourced as a full-time official. "This will also compliment the role of potential Town Regeneration Officers, provided for under Town Centre First. "Vacant Homes Officer will have a particular role in driving two new Housing for All schemes. "In particular, the Croí Connaithe (Towns) Initiative, which will attract people to build their own homes, and support the refurbishment of vacant properties. And secondly, to develop a Compulsory Purchase Order programme, to be implemented by local authorities, to purchase vacant properties for resale on the open market to ensure their use for residential purposes. "I have been banging the drum on making every effort to increase housing and increase usage of vacant properties so this is definitely a step in the right direction and should make some progress in delivering new housing stock close to existing amenities” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "I am pleased to learn that Balla National School have been sanctioned approval to proceed to tender for onsite services. " External link

con-telegraph Monday, February 14, 2022 6:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “In 2021, the Mayo LEO matched 367 businesses with expert guidance on their mentoring programme. "This is a valuable and free service open to client companies of the local enterprise support agency. "The programme is designed to match-up the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners with small firms who stand to benefit from one-to-one advice and guidance” External link

con-telegraph Friday, February 4, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “The Mayo LEO is a very valuable first-stop shop which provides support and services for those who are looking to start, grow and develop a business in the county. "I would urge early engagement by interested entrepreneurs to help get their business off the ground with the added value of the Local Enterprise Office’s knowledge, networks and advice behind their venture” External link

con-telegraph Friday, February 4, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I welcomed the appointment of consultants by Mayo County Council last year to undertake the relevant topographical works for the N60 traffic calming at Breaffy. These topographical surveying works took longer than anticipated but are now concluding and should allow the next step of Part 8 planning being published and to go for approval. It was important these survey works were done as it is required to finalise a design and the land take of the project” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This funding will make walking and cycling more attractive, safe and accessible to everyone and it will make a real difference in our communities across County Mayo” External link

westernpeople Monday, January 24, 2022 5:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “It’s definitely worth sitting down and taking the time to claim for certain expenses as it can result in hundreds of euro back in your pocket,” External link

con-telegraph Monday, January 10, 2022 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : "The volume of traffic in the queue is causing huge traffic congestion around the town backing up onto the Westport and Dublin Road" External link

con-telegraph Thursday, December 30, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The timing of the schemes provides stability and certainty to the sports sector as it emerges from the pandemic and plans for 2022. I am delighted to see Mayo Sports Partnership receive €93,400 allocated from the LSP Small Grant Scheme and €29,953 from the LSP Grassroots Sport Support. The recent budget announcement by the ministers of an increase in the overall sports funding for 2022 has further reinforced that sense of confidence that support is available” External link

con-telegraph Monday, December 13, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : “This additional funding of €750,000 for the hospices operating in the west is most welcome. "The funding will help to progress increasing the equitable access to palliative care services across Ireland. "Funding will also be used to support palliative care services provided by voluntary organisations and support the financial sustainability of the voluntary hospice sector” External link

con-telegraph Friday, December 10, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Sport is an opportunity to hear first-hand the experiences of abuse towards referees, officials, stewards and players, and discuss what is being done to counteract it,” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This is further confirmation that the Castlebar Campus will serve as a powerhouse for regional development and improving access to higher education, It will drive enhanced regional development and increase opportunities for students, staff, business and enterprise, and local communities in the north west” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : “These schools are currently availing of the cold lunch option under the School Meals Programme. Today’s announcement will enable primary school pupils to receive a hot nutritious meal every school day” External link

con-telegraph Monday, November 22, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : "I have in mind developing an Air Corps presence for training purposes or utilising the airport to support the work of Irish Aid being undertaken overseas. " External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is time for either an audit or review of Mayo University Hospital and for a special delivery unit to be put in place to ensure issues at the hospital can be addressed once and for all,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “It was great to receive an update that IDA Ireland is now in the final stages of completing a new planning application to Mayo County Council, with whom they are working closely. Regrettably, COVID-19 has resulted in delaying the submission, as geotechnical site surveys and associated data analysis was required to finalise the planning application. The only item outstanding is the final confirmation of a feasibility response from key stakeholders to include in the planning application and I understand IDA Ireland intend to lodge the planning application on receipt of same. If the planning permission is approved, I will be working to ensure that the lands are developed as intended and ay further lapse in planning permission is avoided” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added ( about IDA Ireland ) : “I am also continuing to ensure work progresses at pace in developing the proposed Advance Building Solution by IDA Ireland in Castlebar. It is great to see IDA Ireland increasing their efforts in Mayo and this will pay massive dividends in the future as they build on their existing success stories in the county. I will also be seeking that they prioritise other locations in Mayo where suitable lands exist and particularly as the Strategic Development Zone at Ireland West Airport Knock progresses” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “Our participants in all sports are our role models into the future. Those who facilitate them have to be guaranteed a safe, respectful and enjoyable environment. It will be to the benefit of all and I look forward to hearing from all in the near future,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon added : "Is there a strategy around the Family Resource Centre (FRC) programme, how it can be enhanced and how it can be ensured that it is reasonably balanced and that communities in desperate need of services are looked after," External link

con-telegraph Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see another playground and new MUGA being planned for Mayo and particularly in east Mayo. "I understand efforts are currently underway to progress this proposal and it would be great to see movement over the winter months and ideally a new facility in place before next summer. "These community facilities are great for families with young children and really add to the quality of life in Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, October 26, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see another playground and new MUGA being planned for Mayo and particularly in East Mayo. I understand efforts are currently underway to progress this proposal and it would be great to see movement over the winter months and ideally a new facility in place before next summer. These community facilities are great for families with young children and really add to the quality of life in Mayo” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Kennedy Centre ) : “The construction budget for this project is worth up to €2.75million and has the potential to link-in Belleek Woods with the Ballina via a new pedestrian bridge which has first to be tested for feasibility. "Other elements of the project include the redevelopment of the Kennedy Centre complex. "This has the potential to provide for a new visitor attraction, a facility for community use including meeting rooms and a potential civic reception area, as well as outdoor amenities including public sanitary and changing accommodation. "Other elements include the creation of a new adjoining public plaza plus pedestrian/cycle connections, as well as a development of the existing riverside walk along the Moy. "It is also hoped to improve vehicle parking, safe access to and from the new boating slipway and enhanced pedestrian crossing and movement along the Quay Road. "It will also hopefully include a new pedestrian bridge to facilitate circular walking route from the Quay, through the town connecting the Tom Ruane park, Ballina Town Centre, Belleek Woods and sports amenities, back to the Quay area over the River Moy” External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 22, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “We need high-quality tourism infrastructure to maintain Mayo as one of the real jewels in the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way. "This exciting project for Ballina has the potential to link two great areas with the existing improvement works done to Belleek Woods and Ballina Quay. "On top of the Monasteries of the Moy greenway, this has the potential to offer great recreational facilities to cyclists, locals and tourists. "I look forward to the design team being appointed as soon as possible and for more progression on this project” External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 22, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Kennedy Centre ) : “The construction budget for this project is worth up to €2.75million and has the potential to link-in Belleek Woods with the Ballina via a new pedestrian bridge which has first to be tested for feasibility. Other elements of the project include the redevelopment of the Kennedy Centre complex. This has the potential to provide for a new visitor attraction, a facility for community use including meeting rooms and a potential civic reception area, as well as outdoor amenities including public sanitary & changing accommodation. Other elements include the creation of a new adjoining public plaza plus pedestrian/cycle connections, as well as a development of the existing riverside walk along the Moy. It is also hoped to improve vehicle parking, safe access to and from the new boating slipway and enhanced pedestrian crossing and movement along the Quay Road. It will also hopefully include a new pedestrian bridge to facilitate circular walking route from the Quay, through the town connecting the Tom Ruane park, Ballina Town Centre, Belleek Woods and sports amenities, back to the Quay area over the River Moy” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 22, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “We need high-quality tourism infrastructure to maintain Mayo as one of the real jewels in the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way. This exciting project for Ballina has the potential to link two great areas with the existing improvement works done to Belleek Woods and Ballina Quay. On top of the Monasteries of the Moy greenway, this has the potential to offer great recreational facilities to cyclists, locals and tourists. I look forward to the design team being appointed as soon as possible and for more progression on this project” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 22, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see four projects in Mayo benefit from funding to better position the county for the growing tourist market catering to the outdoor pursuits. Each project increases the tourism and recreation infrastructure around our county, which has so much to offer in this regard. I look forward to works commencing as soon as possible and ideally completed before the next summer season” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 22, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "I am pleased to learn that Culmore National School have been sanctioned approval to proceed to tender for an additional classroom extension complete with all associated alterations. This will greatly enhance the facilities at the school and benefit the approximate 44 students attending the school" External link

con-telegraph Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon added : "It is great to see progress being made with this approval. I wish Principal Hazel Cosgrove, Amy Muldowney, Teaching Deputy Principal, Rachael Lyons, Special Education Teacher, Valerie Cunnane, Secretary and students every continued success for the future. Once the tender is awarded, the successful contractor will need to be approved to proceed to construction and I will work to ensure this happens without delay" External link

con-telegraph Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "I am pleased to learn that Culmore National School have been sanctioned approval to proceed to tender for an additional classroom extension complete with all associated alterations. This will greatly enhance the facilities at the school and benefit the approximate 44 students attending the school" External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 15, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The development of the gteic network of Gaeltacht digital and innovation hubs is a strategic initiative by Údarás na Gaeltachta. "The digital hubs aim to accelerate the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship and to create opportunities for remote working in the Gaeltacht. "This will mean that office space and workspace of the highest standard will be available to entrepreneurs and concept developers in all parts of the Gaeltacht where they can access stable, high quality broadband. "With current plans, the gteic hubs being developed via Údarás na Gaeltachta are working toward a view of becoming Ireland’s largest hub network” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This important government investment will deliver energy upgrades to at least 15 homes and community and commercial projects throughout the county. "Representing grant-aid of over €6.4 million benefiting at least 15 projects, it will result in a total investment of over €16 million into projects benefitting many parts of Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This important government investment will deliver energy upgrades to at least 15 homes and community and commercial projects throughout the county. "Representing grant-aid of over €6.4million benefiting at least 15 projects, it will result in a total investment of over €16million into projects benefitting many parts of Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The WiFi4EU initiative promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces including parks, squares, public buildings, libraries, health centres and museums in local authority areas throughout the European Union. "The WiFi4EU initiative provides local authorities with the opportunity to apply for vouchers up to the value of €15,000. "These vouchers are then used to install Wi-Fi equipment in public spaces that are not already equipped with a free Wi-Fi hotspot. "In addition, the hotspots must be free of charge to the user and free from advertising” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The impact Covid 19 has had on the Taxi, Hackney and Limousine industries has been detrimental. For some time now I have been calling for adequate financial supports to be made available for out SPSV drivers and today's €6.5 million support package will give operators the consistent support they require over the rest of this year and into the year 2022 as they return to work and our economy and society begins to reopen” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This restriction will apply to all tenancies including for students residing in student specific accommodation. "A student can make a larger upfront payment if they so wish, by way of an opt-out option, but they cannot be forced to do so” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “As the primary access road to our county, it has been a long road in getting to this point of project approval,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see the GAA communicating this update to Clubs and Counties providing much needed clarity for our Gaelic Games. While the primary focus will be on the numbers of spectators allowed to watch our games, there are other areas where activity can resume. "In particular, the resumption of drive-in events such as cinemas and bingo which take place on club or county grounds can resume from Monday, June 7. This also includes family fun days and fundraising events” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “I welcome the pro-active approach being taken by the GAA to ensure the continued adherence to Public Health guidelines and ensuring the safety of all involved in our Gaelic Games. Many of us will look forward to bringing a greater atmosphere back to our Gaelic grounds around Mayo and further afield. "Dressing rooms are to remain closed and club or county gyms are advised to remain closed. Despite these limitations, this is a step in the right direction and particularly as we enter the peak summer months” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded ( about Patrick O Donovan ) : “This is a €13.5million project and will provide protection to 116 properties which have been repeatedly subject to flooding, putting personal safety and livelihoods at risk. Minister O’Donovan has always been clear on the importance of this project to him and I look forward to his visit” External link

westernpeople Monday, May 31, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “flagship piece of remote working infrastructure” External link

westernpeople Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I wish to commend the officials at Mayo County Council for the quick turnaround on getting applications submitted for this funding which was only announced on April 26. "It represents an incredible effort by council officials to maximise the funding coming to Mayo under the €15 million fund and ensuring shovel ready projects can be commenced as soon as possible” “The funding for these 11 projects not only benefits Mayo’s larger towns but it filters all the way through to our smaller villages and communities". Councillor Ger Deere said the largest funding went to the public realm improvement for Spencer Street in Castlebar with €100,000 being allocated, an investment he greatly welcomed. "This will be a two-phase project so some of the works are only the first step in creating transformational public spaces which will allow for greater socialising and outdoor activities in an accelerated manner,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Further works are advancing to upgrade and to provide further resilience to this scheme before the summer tourist season begins. "Through the actions listed below Irish Water and Mayo County Council will endeavour to maintain a continuous compliant supply of water to all its customers and consumers on the island but would again appeal to all to ensure water use during peak demand is conserved and used for essential purposes only so everyone on the island can have an enjoyable stay” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The successful funding round undertaken by Mayo-based company, Payslip, is testament to the payroll solutions they are providing. "I understand the company has had a record year of growth and this latest investment round is a real vote of confidence in Ireland. "The new funding for Payslip will result in 150 high-value jobs needing to be filled in the FinTech space especially at their offices in Mayo and Dublin. "I wish Payslip founder and chief executive, Fidelma McGuirk, every continued success in what will be an exciting phase of expansion, as well as commending both her and their management team for growing the company to the scale it has now achieved” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The successful funding round undertaken by Mayo-based company, Payslip, is testament to the payroll solutions they are providing. "I understand the company has had a record year of growth and this latest investment round is a real vote of confidence in Ireland. "The new funding for Payslip will result in 150 high-value jobs needing to be filled in the FinTech space especially at their offices in Mayo and Dublin. "I wish Payslip founder and chief executive, Fidelma McGuirk, every continued success in what will be an exciting phase of expansion, as well as commending both her and their management team for growing the company to the scale it has now achieved” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : “There needs to be a balance between calf value and quality” External link

agriland Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Our airports and aviation sector have had an incredibly tough year so investments such as this are more welcome than ever. "As an island, we rely on aviation and maritime sectors more than our European neighbours. "This funding to support capital investments at Knock Airport will help ensure it can bounce back quickly once air travel resumes” External link

con-telegraph Monday, April 19, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “I am conscious much of the funding allocated for aviation has been to support our airports, but more needs to be done to support our airlines. "One method I propose is to incentive airlines to provide greater routes from regional airports versus an over-reliance on Dublin Airport” External link

con-telegraph Monday, April 19, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I am delighted to have the opportunity to host this Shape your Future event with my colleague, An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, to discuss remote working. "While he would very much enjoy attending an in-person public meeting in Mayo, it is obviously not possible to do so during the current Public Health restrictions. "The aim of this meeting is to discuss the future possibilities of remote and flexible working for county Mayo. "Never before has an opportunity with this level of potential for Mayo presented itself, we must grab it with no hesitation and fully utilise the timing of the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan. "The new plan for rural development, Our Rural Future, will tie-in with the National Remote Work Strategy, Making Remote Work. "The time is truly ripe for bringing about a revitalisation of the western region and shaping the future you want” External link

con-telegraph Monday, April 12, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is possible that the Dublin players shown training in the photos were there under pressure from the Dublin management team,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “We are all eager to return to GAA pitches with clubs and counties. But we can only do so in a safe manner. Blatant breaches of the rules such as this one, will inevitably delay a return. By sticking to the guidelines and supporting each other, we can all get back to the sports we love” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, April 1, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “There are also 3 BCPS in surrounding counties within very close proximity to Mayo communities which are also live” External link

finegael Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Under this funding programme, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB will be in a position to make decisions around small-scale Further Education and Training (FET) investment priorities locally, and to ensure that projects can be advanced quickly and efficiently. "The grant also allows ETBs an opportunity to consider future accommodation needs and to procure professional expertise to conduct condition surveys of existing buildings, with a view to a strategic approach to estate planning and development. "This may be of particular interest for Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB following their announcement of the new Mayo College of Further Education and Training. "In addition, funding has been provided for the introduction of an emergency health and safety works programme and further detail will be announced in the coming days” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 29, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon recalled : “Everything about that weekend was chaotic,” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT



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Alan Dillon said : “Great news this morning for 178 local projects in Mayo under the Community Activities Fund 2021” External link

westernpeople Friday, June 17, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "The government is focusing on reducing the burden on families with children in hospital, as we know there are huge logistical and financial costs for many parents. " External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “Four years on the residents still await the conclusions of investigations undertaken by Mayo County Council's planning and environmental sections and possible meeting date with senior officials to review its findings. "I have written to the chief executive of Mayo County Council requesting an interim report on the investigation, actions completed as part of the compliant review process, outstanding items, level of engagement Mayo County Council has had with the quarry and when Mayo County Council senior management will afford a meeting with local residents,” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "I am delighted to received confirmation for both of the schools from the department of education. " External link

con-telegraph Friday, June 3, 2022 9:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “I am pleased to say a further call for proposals will be issued later this year as part of the National Plan for Equity of Access, Participation and Success in Higher Education,” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "It is hard to believe that in 2022, rural dwellers in Erris are still without a piped water supply. " External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Our islands are an integral part of our heritage and culture, and these improvements will greatly benefit these communities as well as those visiting these beautiful locations” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 24, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon commented : “This is great news for the popular school. I wish principal Miriam Quinn, the board of management, staff and students every continued success for the future” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Many students in Mayo who have contacted my office feel stranded and have yet to receive an embassy date or update. "Accommodation and flights, in some cases, have already been booked. "Students are frustrated and cannot contact the Embassy when trying to schedule an interview appointment with only limited visa appointment capacity, many of these students could face a summer without jobs” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:38:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : “These piers and harbours play an important social and economic role in their localities by contributing to the ongoing development of fishing related activities. The range of projects approved will create local construction employment over the lifetime of the projects, but equally will further enhance the amenities provided to the wider,” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 25, 2022 1:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see essential capital funding being provided to our valuable archaeological heritage which helps owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see essential capital funding being provided to our valuable archaeological heritage which helps owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I have been working with the local community in Achill to ensure these upgrade works are completed before the busy summer season in Achill. "It is great to see funding of over €15,800 being allocated for upgrade works. I expect the necessary works are completed as soon as possible and especially before the summer” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Congratulations to school principal, students and management, wishing them every success in the future” External link

westernpeople Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This is great news for the popular Islandeady school. I wish principal Donna Cafferkey, the board of management, staff and students every continued success for the future” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The supply of silage may not be there to buy this year,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “In recent days I have been contacted by numerous employees and many subcontractors from across County Mayo impacted. "This is a major blow for employees and their families, my thoughts are with them. It is also a major blow for many subcontractors who face a difficult period of uncertainty as it emerged that efforts to find an investor or buyer for the business had failed. "One subcontractor in Mayo said if Roadbridge are to collapse there is going to be severe consequences for the future of many subcontractors with many local jobs and livelihoods at risk. "One employee who was in contact has worked for Roadbridge for the past 10 years, was told by the receiver, Grant Thornton, that all employees could not accept an offer of a job or sign on as the workforce has now entered a 30-day calendar period called 'Collection Redundancy Period', otherwise they will lose their entitlement to redundancy payment. "They will not qualify for social protection payments and voiced the frustration on how employees who have lost their livelihood and the income support for themselves and their dependent families are supposed to do without any income support for the next 30 days” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 14, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon added : "I have contacted the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, and the Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys to highlight the worrying situation facing its 630 workforce and a further 1,000 indirect positions in jeopardy and those impacted in County Mayo and the real urgency for government to response to the call for interim income supports," External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 14, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Kerry have a psychological advantage over us in All-Ireland finals” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, March 12, 2022 4:42:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “After two tough years during the pandemic, the importance of this type of good news cannot be underestimated. "With 30 new jobs and a multi-million-euro investment in digital technology at Multi-Color Corporation Castlebar, it is a resounding vote of confidence in the future operations here in Mayo. "It is a testament to the hard-working and professional team at MCC and I hope this is the start of a next chapter on the growth of this company. "I know John Fennessy, as general manager, and his management team will ensure the company continues to put the best foot forward in terms of continued growth and expansion” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, March 5, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “After two tough years during the pandemic, the importance of this type of good news cannot be underestimated. "With 30 new jobs and a multi-million-euro investment in digital technology at Multi-Color Corporation Castlebar, it is a resounding vote of confidence in the future operations here in Mayo. "It is a testament to the hard-working and professional team at MCC and I hope this is the start of a next chapter on the growth of this company. "I know John Fennessy, as general manager, and his management team will ensure the company continues to put the best foot forward in terms of continued growth and expansion” External link

con-telegraph Friday, March 4, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Under current exemptions since 2018, 46 exempted developments delivered 103 new residential units in Mayo. "The regulations signed by the Housing Minister extend the exemption to the end of 2025. "For the conversion of former pubs into a home/homes, both the pubs' license must have lapsed and a limit of nine residential units can be produced under an exempted development. "The addition of the new planning exemptions and the extension of the current ones is a step in the right direction to bring vacant properties into use for residential use and bring more housing stock to the market. "The exemptions have delivered over 100 new homes since 2018 in Mayo with a much faster pace in the past year or two. "For instance, 60 of these new homes were delivered alone in 2021 compared to two in 2018. "The addition of new exemptions will deliver a further boost in the number of new residential units in Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “Recent funding increases have ensured that local authorities such as Mayo County Council can ensure the role of a Vacant Homes Officer is fully resourced as a full-time official. "This will also compliment the role of potential Town Regeneration Officers, provided for under Town Centre First. "Vacant Homes Officer will have a particular role in driving two new Housing for All schemes. "In particular, the Croí Connaithe (Towns) Initiative, which will attract people to build their own homes, and support the refurbishment of vacant properties. And secondly, to develop a Compulsory Purchase Order programme, to be implemented by local authorities, to purchase vacant properties for resale on the open market to ensure their use for residential purposes. "I have been banging the drum on making every effort to increase housing and increase usage of vacant properties so this is definitely a step in the right direction and should make some progress in delivering new housing stock close to existing amenities” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "I am pleased to learn that Balla National School have been sanctioned approval to proceed to tender for onsite services. " External link

con-telegraph Monday, February 14, 2022 6:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “In 2021, the Mayo LEO matched 367 businesses with expert guidance on their mentoring programme. "This is a valuable and free service open to client companies of the local enterprise support agency. "The programme is designed to match-up the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners with small firms who stand to benefit from one-to-one advice and guidance” External link

con-telegraph Friday, February 4, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “The Mayo LEO is a very valuable first-stop shop which provides support and services for those who are looking to start, grow and develop a business in the county. "I would urge early engagement by interested entrepreneurs to help get their business off the ground with the added value of the Local Enterprise Office’s knowledge, networks and advice behind their venture” External link

con-telegraph Friday, February 4, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I welcomed the appointment of consultants by Mayo County Council last year to undertake the relevant topographical works for the N60 traffic calming at Breaffy. These topographical surveying works took longer than anticipated but are now concluding and should allow the next step of Part 8 planning being published and to go for approval. It was important these survey works were done as it is required to finalise a design and the land take of the project” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This funding will make walking and cycling more attractive, safe and accessible to everyone and it will make a real difference in our communities across County Mayo” External link

westernpeople Monday, January 24, 2022 5:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “It’s definitely worth sitting down and taking the time to claim for certain expenses as it can result in hundreds of euro back in your pocket,” External link

con-telegraph Monday, January 10, 2022 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : "The volume of traffic in the queue is causing huge traffic congestion around the town backing up onto the Westport and Dublin Road" External link

con-telegraph Thursday, December 30, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The timing of the schemes provides stability and certainty to the sports sector as it emerges from the pandemic and plans for 2022. I am delighted to see Mayo Sports Partnership receive €93,400 allocated from the LSP Small Grant Scheme and €29,953 from the LSP Grassroots Sport Support. The recent budget announcement by the ministers of an increase in the overall sports funding for 2022 has further reinforced that sense of confidence that support is available” External link

con-telegraph Monday, December 13, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : “This additional funding of €750,000 for the hospices operating in the west is most welcome. "The funding will help to progress increasing the equitable access to palliative care services across Ireland. "Funding will also be used to support palliative care services provided by voluntary organisations and support the financial sustainability of the voluntary hospice sector” External link

con-telegraph Friday, December 10, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Sport is an opportunity to hear first-hand the experiences of abuse towards referees, officials, stewards and players, and discuss what is being done to counteract it,” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This is further confirmation that the Castlebar Campus will serve as a powerhouse for regional development and improving access to higher education, It will drive enhanced regional development and increase opportunities for students, staff, business and enterprise, and local communities in the north west” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : “These schools are currently availing of the cold lunch option under the School Meals Programme. Today’s announcement will enable primary school pupils to receive a hot nutritious meal every school day” External link

con-telegraph Monday, November 22, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : "I have in mind developing an Air Corps presence for training purposes or utilising the airport to support the work of Irish Aid being undertaken overseas. " External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is time for either an audit or review of Mayo University Hospital and for a special delivery unit to be put in place to ensure issues at the hospital can be addressed once and for all,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “It was great to receive an update that IDA Ireland is now in the final stages of completing a new planning application to Mayo County Council, with whom they are working closely. Regrettably, COVID-19 has resulted in delaying the submission, as geotechnical site surveys and associated data analysis was required to finalise the planning application. The only item outstanding is the final confirmation of a feasibility response from key stakeholders to include in the planning application and I understand IDA Ireland intend to lodge the planning application on receipt of same. If the planning permission is approved, I will be working to ensure that the lands are developed as intended and ay further lapse in planning permission is avoided” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added ( about IDA Ireland ) : “I am also continuing to ensure work progresses at pace in developing the proposed Advance Building Solution by IDA Ireland in Castlebar. It is great to see IDA Ireland increasing their efforts in Mayo and this will pay massive dividends in the future as they build on their existing success stories in the county. I will also be seeking that they prioritise other locations in Mayo where suitable lands exist and particularly as the Strategic Development Zone at Ireland West Airport Knock progresses” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “Our participants in all sports are our role models into the future. Those who facilitate them have to be guaranteed a safe, respectful and enjoyable environment. It will be to the benefit of all and I look forward to hearing from all in the near future,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon added : "Is there a strategy around the Family Resource Centre (FRC) programme, how it can be enhanced and how it can be ensured that it is reasonably balanced and that communities in desperate need of services are looked after," External link

con-telegraph Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see another playground and new MUGA being planned for Mayo and particularly in east Mayo. "I understand efforts are currently underway to progress this proposal and it would be great to see movement over the winter months and ideally a new facility in place before next summer. "These community facilities are great for families with young children and really add to the quality of life in Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, October 26, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see another playground and new MUGA being planned for Mayo and particularly in East Mayo. I understand efforts are currently underway to progress this proposal and it would be great to see movement over the winter months and ideally a new facility in place before next summer. These community facilities are great for families with young children and really add to the quality of life in Mayo” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Kennedy Centre ) : “The construction budget for this project is worth up to €2.75million and has the potential to link-in Belleek Woods with the Ballina via a new pedestrian bridge which has first to be tested for feasibility. "Other elements of the project include the redevelopment of the Kennedy Centre complex. "This has the potential to provide for a new visitor attraction, a facility for community use including meeting rooms and a potential civic reception area, as well as outdoor amenities including public sanitary and changing accommodation. "Other elements include the creation of a new adjoining public plaza plus pedestrian/cycle connections, as well as a development of the existing riverside walk along the Moy. "It is also hoped to improve vehicle parking, safe access to and from the new boating slipway and enhanced pedestrian crossing and movement along the Quay Road. "It will also hopefully include a new pedestrian bridge to facilitate circular walking route from the Quay, through the town connecting the Tom Ruane park, Ballina Town Centre, Belleek Woods and sports amenities, back to the Quay area over the River Moy” External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 22, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “We need high-quality tourism infrastructure to maintain Mayo as one of the real jewels in the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way. "This exciting project for Ballina has the potential to link two great areas with the existing improvement works done to Belleek Woods and Ballina Quay. "On top of the Monasteries of the Moy greenway, this has the potential to offer great recreational facilities to cyclists, locals and tourists. "I look forward to the design team being appointed as soon as possible and for more progression on this project” External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 22, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Kennedy Centre ) : “The construction budget for this project is worth up to €2.75million and has the potential to link-in Belleek Woods with the Ballina via a new pedestrian bridge which has first to be tested for feasibility. Other elements of the project include the redevelopment of the Kennedy Centre complex. This has the potential to provide for a new visitor attraction, a facility for community use including meeting rooms and a potential civic reception area, as well as outdoor amenities including public sanitary & changing accommodation. Other elements include the creation of a new adjoining public plaza plus pedestrian/cycle connections, as well as a development of the existing riverside walk along the Moy. It is also hoped to improve vehicle parking, safe access to and from the new boating slipway and enhanced pedestrian crossing and movement along the Quay Road. It will also hopefully include a new pedestrian bridge to facilitate circular walking route from the Quay, through the town connecting the Tom Ruane park, Ballina Town Centre, Belleek Woods and sports amenities, back to the Quay area over the River Moy” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 22, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “We need high-quality tourism infrastructure to maintain Mayo as one of the real jewels in the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way. This exciting project for Ballina has the potential to link two great areas with the existing improvement works done to Belleek Woods and Ballina Quay. On top of the Monasteries of the Moy greenway, this has the potential to offer great recreational facilities to cyclists, locals and tourists. I look forward to the design team being appointed as soon as possible and for more progression on this project” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 22, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see four projects in Mayo benefit from funding to better position the county for the growing tourist market catering to the outdoor pursuits. Each project increases the tourism and recreation infrastructure around our county, which has so much to offer in this regard. I look forward to works commencing as soon as possible and ideally completed before the next summer season” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 22, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "I am pleased to learn that Culmore National School have been sanctioned approval to proceed to tender for an additional classroom extension complete with all associated alterations. This will greatly enhance the facilities at the school and benefit the approximate 44 students attending the school" External link

con-telegraph Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon added : "It is great to see progress being made with this approval. I wish Principal Hazel Cosgrove, Amy Muldowney, Teaching Deputy Principal, Rachael Lyons, Special Education Teacher, Valerie Cunnane, Secretary and students every continued success for the future. Once the tender is awarded, the successful contractor will need to be approved to proceed to construction and I will work to ensure this happens without delay" External link

con-telegraph Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : "I am pleased to learn that Culmore National School have been sanctioned approval to proceed to tender for an additional classroom extension complete with all associated alterations. This will greatly enhance the facilities at the school and benefit the approximate 44 students attending the school" External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 15, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The development of the gteic network of Gaeltacht digital and innovation hubs is a strategic initiative by Údarás na Gaeltachta. "The digital hubs aim to accelerate the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship and to create opportunities for remote working in the Gaeltacht. "This will mean that office space and workspace of the highest standard will be available to entrepreneurs and concept developers in all parts of the Gaeltacht where they can access stable, high quality broadband. "With current plans, the gteic hubs being developed via Údarás na Gaeltachta are working toward a view of becoming Ireland’s largest hub network” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This important government investment will deliver energy upgrades to at least 15 homes and community and commercial projects throughout the county. "Representing grant-aid of over €6.4 million benefiting at least 15 projects, it will result in a total investment of over €16 million into projects benefitting many parts of Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This important government investment will deliver energy upgrades to at least 15 homes and community and commercial projects throughout the county. "Representing grant-aid of over €6.4million benefiting at least 15 projects, it will result in a total investment of over €16million into projects benefitting many parts of Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The WiFi4EU initiative promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces including parks, squares, public buildings, libraries, health centres and museums in local authority areas throughout the European Union. "The WiFi4EU initiative provides local authorities with the opportunity to apply for vouchers up to the value of €15,000. "These vouchers are then used to install Wi-Fi equipment in public spaces that are not already equipped with a free Wi-Fi hotspot. "In addition, the hotspots must be free of charge to the user and free from advertising” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The impact Covid 19 has had on the Taxi, Hackney and Limousine industries has been detrimental. For some time now I have been calling for adequate financial supports to be made available for out SPSV drivers and today's €6.5 million support package will give operators the consistent support they require over the rest of this year and into the year 2022 as they return to work and our economy and society begins to reopen” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This restriction will apply to all tenancies including for students residing in student specific accommodation. "A student can make a larger upfront payment if they so wish, by way of an opt-out option, but they cannot be forced to do so” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “As the primary access road to our county, it has been a long road in getting to this point of project approval,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is great to see the GAA communicating this update to Clubs and Counties providing much needed clarity for our Gaelic Games. While the primary focus will be on the numbers of spectators allowed to watch our games, there are other areas where activity can resume. "In particular, the resumption of drive-in events such as cinemas and bingo which take place on club or county grounds can resume from Monday, June 7. This also includes family fun days and fundraising events” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “I welcome the pro-active approach being taken by the GAA to ensure the continued adherence to Public Health guidelines and ensuring the safety of all involved in our Gaelic Games. Many of us will look forward to bringing a greater atmosphere back to our Gaelic grounds around Mayo and further afield. "Dressing rooms are to remain closed and club or county gyms are advised to remain closed. Despite these limitations, this is a step in the right direction and particularly as we enter the peak summer months” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded ( about Patrick O Donovan ) : “This is a €13.5million project and will provide protection to 116 properties which have been repeatedly subject to flooding, putting personal safety and livelihoods at risk. Minister O’Donovan has always been clear on the importance of this project to him and I look forward to his visit” External link

westernpeople Monday, May 31, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “flagship piece of remote working infrastructure” External link

westernpeople Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I wish to commend the officials at Mayo County Council for the quick turnaround on getting applications submitted for this funding which was only announced on April 26. "It represents an incredible effort by council officials to maximise the funding coming to Mayo under the €15 million fund and ensuring shovel ready projects can be commenced as soon as possible” “The funding for these 11 projects not only benefits Mayo’s larger towns but it filters all the way through to our smaller villages and communities". Councillor Ger Deere said the largest funding went to the public realm improvement for Spencer Street in Castlebar with €100,000 being allocated, an investment he greatly welcomed. "This will be a two-phase project so some of the works are only the first step in creating transformational public spaces which will allow for greater socialising and outdoor activities in an accelerated manner,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Further works are advancing to upgrade and to provide further resilience to this scheme before the summer tourist season begins. "Through the actions listed below Irish Water and Mayo County Council will endeavour to maintain a continuous compliant supply of water to all its customers and consumers on the island but would again appeal to all to ensure water use during peak demand is conserved and used for essential purposes only so everyone on the island can have an enjoyable stay” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The successful funding round undertaken by Mayo-based company, Payslip, is testament to the payroll solutions they are providing. "I understand the company has had a record year of growth and this latest investment round is a real vote of confidence in Ireland. "The new funding for Payslip will result in 150 high-value jobs needing to be filled in the FinTech space especially at their offices in Mayo and Dublin. "I wish Payslip founder and chief executive, Fidelma McGuirk, every continued success in what will be an exciting phase of expansion, as well as commending both her and their management team for growing the company to the scale it has now achieved” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The successful funding round undertaken by Mayo-based company, Payslip, is testament to the payroll solutions they are providing. "I understand the company has had a record year of growth and this latest investment round is a real vote of confidence in Ireland. "The new funding for Payslip will result in 150 high-value jobs needing to be filled in the FinTech space especially at their offices in Mayo and Dublin. "I wish Payslip founder and chief executive, Fidelma McGuirk, every continued success in what will be an exciting phase of expansion, as well as commending both her and their management team for growing the company to the scale it has now achieved” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon stated : “There needs to be a balance between calf value and quality” External link

agriland Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Our airports and aviation sector have had an incredibly tough year so investments such as this are more welcome than ever. "As an island, we rely on aviation and maritime sectors more than our European neighbours. "This funding to support capital investments at Knock Airport will help ensure it can bounce back quickly once air travel resumes” External link

con-telegraph Monday, April 19, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “I am conscious much of the funding allocated for aviation has been to support our airports, but more needs to be done to support our airlines. "One method I propose is to incentive airlines to provide greater routes from regional airports versus an over-reliance on Dublin Airport” External link

con-telegraph Monday, April 19, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I am delighted to have the opportunity to host this Shape your Future event with my colleague, An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, to discuss remote working. "While he would very much enjoy attending an in-person public meeting in Mayo, it is obviously not possible to do so during the current Public Health restrictions. "The aim of this meeting is to discuss the future possibilities of remote and flexible working for county Mayo. "Never before has an opportunity with this level of potential for Mayo presented itself, we must grab it with no hesitation and fully utilise the timing of the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan. "The new plan for rural development, Our Rural Future, will tie-in with the National Remote Work Strategy, Making Remote Work. "The time is truly ripe for bringing about a revitalisation of the western region and shaping the future you want” External link

con-telegraph Monday, April 12, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It is possible that the Dublin players shown training in the photos were there under pressure from the Dublin management team,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “We are all eager to return to GAA pitches with clubs and counties. But we can only do so in a safe manner. Blatant breaches of the rules such as this one, will inevitably delay a return. By sticking to the guidelines and supporting each other, we can all get back to the sports we love” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, April 1, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “There are also 3 BCPS in surrounding counties within very close proximity to Mayo communities which are also live” External link

finegael Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Under this funding programme, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB will be in a position to make decisions around small-scale Further Education and Training (FET) investment priorities locally, and to ensure that projects can be advanced quickly and efficiently. "The grant also allows ETBs an opportunity to consider future accommodation needs and to procure professional expertise to conduct condition surveys of existing buildings, with a view to a strategic approach to estate planning and development. "This may be of particular interest for Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB following their announcement of the new Mayo College of Further Education and Training. "In addition, funding has been provided for the introduction of an emergency health and safety works programme and further detail will be announced in the coming days” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 29, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon recalled : “Everything about that weekend was chaotic,” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT



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