Alan Dillon

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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

Alan Dillon said : “These grants are important as they help our older citizens and those with disabilities and mobility issues in Co. Mayo to remain living independently in their own homes for longer should they wish and will also facilitate early return from hospital” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 1, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “At present, it is well known that the manual gate system is of significant concern to local residents who have been calling for an automated level crossing to be put in place. The construction of an overbridge will avoid any delays to traffic flow versus installing a level crossing. Part of the planning application will require letters of consent from affected landowners and engagement is currently underway to secure these consents. I would urge those involved to complete the process as quickly as possible to avoid any undue delays” External link

westernpeople Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It will be of enormous benefit to the almost 200 boys and over 150 girls attending the school. While increasing overall capacity at the Ballyhaunis school, it also importantly increases the special education infrastructure at primary level in east Mayo. "This is the second school in Mayo to receive additional accommodation this year. Last month, additional accommodation in the form of a Special Education Needs classroom was approved for Derrywash NS outside Castlebar” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Leaving Certificate ) : “I wish to thank the students, parents and teachers who contributed to the survey. "This allows me to provide very clear information to the Department of Education on the ranked preferences of Leaving Certificate students. "The strongest preference amongst Leaving Certificate students was for an approach using calculated grades with an option to sit scaled-down end of year exams or by using standardised continuous assessment. "The oral and practical element of exams also was a source of concern with the ranked preferences of students being firstly to cancel them, secondly, partake in a scaled down version with ongoing assessment; and, thirdly, move these online” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Dara Calleary ) : "The scheme includes an expectation that Mayo County Council will consult with Fáilte Ireland so there should also be added tourism potential from these projects”. “I hope to see applications being submitted as soon as possible so it may be possible for some works to commence before the summer months”. Stated Deputy Dara Calleary: “This specifically proposed that local authorities provide artistic spaces, to improve wellbeing and that can provide year-round use. “I am strongly encouraging Mayo County Council to embrace this scheme and to submit suitable applications that will offer a new way of delivering support to the arts, culture and entertainment sectors that have suffered greatly during the pandemic" External link

con-telegraph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This is a very difficult time for students, their families, teachers and the entire education community. It is an important time in young people's lives, and I want to facilitate their contribution to the ongoing discussions,” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, February 7, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “We have excellent examples of this such as Ballycroy National Park where significant access and visitor experience improvements were undertaken without negatively impacting on the ecological and natural appeal of the area,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I understand these works will cost in the region of €3 to 4 million which is a significant investment in the tourism sector in Achill. "Once completed, it is expected the new Keem Skywalk will become one of the must-see destinations for anyone visiting the Wild Atlantic Way. "I am conscious this project has experienced delays but with significant design works to be undertaken shortly, the new signature discovery point is moving a step closer to completion. "I expect the consulting engineers to be appointed by the end of April and construction commencing by the end of 2021 or early 2022” External link

con-telegraph Friday, January 29, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “While the natural beauty of Keem is what makes the area famous, it is necessary to tastefully improve the infrastructure if longer-stay tourists are to be attracted to Achill and the surrounding areas of Mayo. "Environmental protection will be a key objective of the project, as well as maximising the visitor experience and community benefits. "We have excellent examples of this such as Ballycroy National Park where significant access and visitor experience improvements were undertaken without negatively impacting on the ecological and natural appeal of the area” External link

con-telegraph Friday, January 29, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This is fantastic news for the many renewable energy farmers across Mayo who have invested heavily in the sector across our county in an effort to reduce our carbon emissions and over dependence on fossil fuels,” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “I know coaches continued to coach online to keep the girls’ spirits up. But this LGFA Central Council decision was a huge blow to them. They must put that right,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, December 16, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The development of this new primary school for Ballina is very welcome for the pupils and staff of the school,” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : "This means that any business that moves goods from, to or through Great Britain will be subject to a range of customs formalities, SPS checks and other regulatory requirements that do not apply to such trade today. “There is now an extensive range of training material and information available online on the government’s new Brexit Information Hub to help businesses prepare for Brexit and the lasting change that it will bring," External link

con-telegraph Monday, November 23, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It was understood that the TII was working with an external consultancy group back in early March to conduct a feasibility study on the Breaffy N60 speed reduction where the speed limit on the N60 in Breaffy village is currently 100kmh and must be reduced to 60kmh. This report was severely impacted by Covid-19 and conducted later in Autumn. From speaking to local community residents, parents, businesses and teachers they have all expressed their frustration in the long-awaited publication of the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) consultant’s report,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added ( about Paul Dolan ) : “I have also been in contact with Mr. Paul Dolan, Head of Roads at Mayo County Council who has informed me that this report won’t be finalised until mid-December. This road is extremely busy, between St. Johns National school which accommodates 500 plus students, the GAA pitch, housing estates and businesses that occupy the village, there is a serious risk of a tragic road accident every day that the speed is left at 100kmh” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded ( about Paul Dolan ) : “I have also been in contact with Mr. Paul Dolan, Head of Roads at Mayo County Council who has informed me that this report won’t be finalised until mid-December. This road is extremely busy, between St. Johns National school which accommodates 500 plus students, the GAA pitch, housing estates and businesses that occupy the village, there is a serious risk of a tragic road accident every day that the speed is left at 100kmh” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added ( about Eamon Ryan ) : "We urge Minister Ryan to work with Ireland West Airport Knock on building the necessary system for testing passengers pre-departure and on arrival in Ireland. “Minister Ryan outlined recently that a cross-departmental technical working group will report back to government this week with a plan to establish approved Covid-19 tests for international arrivals. It is vital that this plan is implemented urgently," External link

con-telegraph Monday, November 9, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Four of the aforementioned sites will be scheduled for installation later this month. They will provide communities in rural Mayo with free high-speed internet access at publicly-accessible sites under the Government’s new Connected Communities initiative. Town & Village funding to support the BCPs is currently being used to procure office furniture, public health guidelines equipment for Covid-19 and other resources,” External link

westernpeople Monday, October 19, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : “So far 10 businesses in Mayo have applied for the scheme, which is designed to support employers to continue to recruit apprentices during the immediate Covid-19 period” External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 16, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This funding will enable towns and villages to implement immediate measures that will encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise, while adhering to public health guidelines” External link

con-telegraph Monday, October 12, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "I see from the report that NAMA has had year-on-year growth in staff numbers from 2010 to 2014, resulting in 369 employees at the end of 2014. " External link

con-telegraph Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Once again I would like to thank An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar for this opportunity and look forward to working with Government colleagues on these crucial areas,” External link

finegael Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Libraries play such an important role in our communities in terms of learning, self-development and for recreational purposes. This funding will ensure that these libraries have all the equipment that they need and are modern facilities that can be used now and for future generations in Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Monday, September 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Heather Humphreys ) : “My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys, has confirmed to me that €255,206 has been allocated to County under what is the third tranche of the Government’s Covid. -19 Stability Fund,” External link

westernpeople Friday, September 4, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This significant funding comes at a time of great urgency around student support and re-opening planning for the next academic year” External link

con-telegraph Monday, August 24, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The approval of a new extension for St Joseph’s Secondary School in Castlebar is the culmination of years of effort and it is excellent to see that work now progressing to the construction stage. "The principal, Marie MacCabe, as well as the board of management, have worked tirelessly over the years on advancing this project. "An expansion of this scale will significantly improve the facilities of the school and benefit the roughly 600 female students in attendance. "The works themselves will also be a significant boost to the local economy in Castlebar with the construction work itself. "This is the fifth project approved for Mayo by the Department of Education and since the start of June. "Previous approvals include extensions to St. Oliver Plunkett NS and St Joseph's Rehins in Ballina, Ballintubber NS, Bonniconlon NS and a new playing court at Mulranny NS. "All of these investments in our educational facilities around Mayo create additional capacity for pupils and better teaching environments” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This can be an extremely stressful time for families, particularly given what people have been through as a result of the pandemic. I encourage everyone who thinks they may qualify to check the department’s website” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon commented : “This is crucial to helping Mayo businesses to get back on their feet after what has been such a difficult few months,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “Our local greenway will encourage tourism in the future, and will also provide a safe, segregated space for people walking and cycling,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “There are a place to meet neighbours and friends and keep in contact during these challenging times. We must trust publicans to be competent and uphold the law within their premises, and I’m sure the majority will,” External link

con-telegraph Friday, July 17, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : ”Despite numerous calls since universities and colleges closed to refund this money or cancel obligations under the terms of a lease, some private landlords have opted not to do so. "This is unacceptable, grossly unfair and very stressful for students and, in many cases, their parents, who cannot afford to lose this money at such a difficult time,” External link

con-telegraph Friday, May 29, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Within MUH a high numbers of healthcare staff have contracted the virus and staff are fearful they may infect others without presenting any known symptoms,” “I believe it is the responsibility of hospital management and the HSE to protect the wellbeing of its staff and arrange routine testing for personnel who are essential for critical services within their acute hospitals and these healthcare workers should be prioritised” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon says : “small and medium retail businesses are crucial to getting our country through the COVID-19 pandemic” External link

mwir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Alan Dillon ) : “families who have paid private health insurance all their lives should rightly be annoyed and upset with the lack of care they are receiving as a result of the state’s takeover of private hospitals. Deputy Dillon highlighted an issue brought to his attention of a well know Castlebar man, where his consultant is refusing to fulfil urgent spinal surgery until contractual arrangement are in place” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “there is a real urgency to resolve the current impasse between private and public consultant contracts, I have asked the Minister to liaise swiftly with the Consultants group, his own Department of Health and the HSE to ensure all proposed measures protect all patients and their access to quality care” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : “Last week, I was contacted by the wife of this Castlebar individual, who was referred to a hospital in Dublin with spinal complications causing extensive discomfort and pain. "After four nights in the hospital, he was informed by staff that his consultant could not perform his urgent surgery due to him being a ‘private consultant’. "He was told that his case for urgent surgery was not required - or not deemed an emergency - after further diagnostic tests. "To the amazement of the family he was later discharged that evening back to Mayo University Hospital. "It’s crazy to see what this family is dealing with in the middle of a pandemic and how stressful this situation has been for them all to see their loved one's quality of life being severely impacted” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "Under normal circumstances this surgery would have been scheduled without question or without any delay in a private setting or public hospital" External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “These commitments will be implemented by operators as soon as possible. Each service provider will provide details and implementation updates on their own website. "The commitments will remain available to consumers until 30 June 2020 and will be reviewed in advance of that date if needed,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "They would have lynched him in Ballina if he declared for Sligo" External link

con-telegraph Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : “Farmers need to top that up with a bit of extra K from chemical fertiliser if you are putting out that type of slurry,” External link

agriland Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "We're dealing with low beef prices, so don't pay too much for them (the beef calves). The beef price today is €3.65/kg. It's going to cost you about €1,000 to take that calf through to finishing at very efficient levels. Do the sums for yourselves," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon explains : “We would always say look for a positive figure of around +10kg or as close to that as possible in terms of a beef bull that’s being used on the farm,” External link

agriland Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Hereford, Aberdeen Angus and continentals would have made more, but we would be looking at a significant drop in calf price of around €50/head to compensate for the loss of beef price over the past 12 months,” External link

agriland Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon explains : “Typically, the Friesians are coming in at around that at the minute when they’re slaughtered – approximately €1,050-1,100/head – so margins are very, very tight at the minute on dairy calf-to-beef farms,” External link

agriland Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I think protecting the rural economy is crucially important,” “I think we need to see a beef regulator who has the powers and the teeth to ensure we have transparency and we have traceability around fair prices” External link

irishmirror Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I think protecting the rural economy is crucially important,” “I think we need to see a beef regulator who has the powers and the teeth to ensure we have transparency and we have traceability around fair prices” External link

irishmirror Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I’ve always been a team player and I will continue to be a team player,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 24, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT



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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

Alan Dillon said : “These grants are important as they help our older citizens and those with disabilities and mobility issues in Co. Mayo to remain living independently in their own homes for longer should they wish and will also facilitate early return from hospital” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 1, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “At present, it is well known that the manual gate system is of significant concern to local residents who have been calling for an automated level crossing to be put in place. The construction of an overbridge will avoid any delays to traffic flow versus installing a level crossing. Part of the planning application will require letters of consent from affected landowners and engagement is currently underway to secure these consents. I would urge those involved to complete the process as quickly as possible to avoid any undue delays” External link

westernpeople Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It will be of enormous benefit to the almost 200 boys and over 150 girls attending the school. While increasing overall capacity at the Ballyhaunis school, it also importantly increases the special education infrastructure at primary level in east Mayo. "This is the second school in Mayo to receive additional accommodation this year. Last month, additional accommodation in the form of a Special Education Needs classroom was approved for Derrywash NS outside Castlebar” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Leaving Certificate ) : “I wish to thank the students, parents and teachers who contributed to the survey. "This allows me to provide very clear information to the Department of Education on the ranked preferences of Leaving Certificate students. "The strongest preference amongst Leaving Certificate students was for an approach using calculated grades with an option to sit scaled-down end of year exams or by using standardised continuous assessment. "The oral and practical element of exams also was a source of concern with the ranked preferences of students being firstly to cancel them, secondly, partake in a scaled down version with ongoing assessment; and, thirdly, move these online” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Dara Calleary ) : "The scheme includes an expectation that Mayo County Council will consult with Fáilte Ireland so there should also be added tourism potential from these projects”. “I hope to see applications being submitted as soon as possible so it may be possible for some works to commence before the summer months”. Stated Deputy Dara Calleary: “This specifically proposed that local authorities provide artistic spaces, to improve wellbeing and that can provide year-round use. “I am strongly encouraging Mayo County Council to embrace this scheme and to submit suitable applications that will offer a new way of delivering support to the arts, culture and entertainment sectors that have suffered greatly during the pandemic" External link

con-telegraph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This is a very difficult time for students, their families, teachers and the entire education community. It is an important time in young people's lives, and I want to facilitate their contribution to the ongoing discussions,” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, February 7, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “We have excellent examples of this such as Ballycroy National Park where significant access and visitor experience improvements were undertaken without negatively impacting on the ecological and natural appeal of the area,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I understand these works will cost in the region of €3 to 4 million which is a significant investment in the tourism sector in Achill. "Once completed, it is expected the new Keem Skywalk will become one of the must-see destinations for anyone visiting the Wild Atlantic Way. "I am conscious this project has experienced delays but with significant design works to be undertaken shortly, the new signature discovery point is moving a step closer to completion. "I expect the consulting engineers to be appointed by the end of April and construction commencing by the end of 2021 or early 2022” External link

con-telegraph Friday, January 29, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “While the natural beauty of Keem is what makes the area famous, it is necessary to tastefully improve the infrastructure if longer-stay tourists are to be attracted to Achill and the surrounding areas of Mayo. "Environmental protection will be a key objective of the project, as well as maximising the visitor experience and community benefits. "We have excellent examples of this such as Ballycroy National Park where significant access and visitor experience improvements were undertaken without negatively impacting on the ecological and natural appeal of the area” External link

con-telegraph Friday, January 29, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This is fantastic news for the many renewable energy farmers across Mayo who have invested heavily in the sector across our county in an effort to reduce our carbon emissions and over dependence on fossil fuels,” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “I know coaches continued to coach online to keep the girls’ spirits up. But this LGFA Central Council decision was a huge blow to them. They must put that right,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, December 16, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The development of this new primary school for Ballina is very welcome for the pupils and staff of the school,” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : "This means that any business that moves goods from, to or through Great Britain will be subject to a range of customs formalities, SPS checks and other regulatory requirements that do not apply to such trade today. “There is now an extensive range of training material and information available online on the government’s new Brexit Information Hub to help businesses prepare for Brexit and the lasting change that it will bring," External link

con-telegraph Monday, November 23, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “It was understood that the TII was working with an external consultancy group back in early March to conduct a feasibility study on the Breaffy N60 speed reduction where the speed limit on the N60 in Breaffy village is currently 100kmh and must be reduced to 60kmh. This report was severely impacted by Covid-19 and conducted later in Autumn. From speaking to local community residents, parents, businesses and teachers they have all expressed their frustration in the long-awaited publication of the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) consultant’s report,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added ( about Paul Dolan ) : “I have also been in contact with Mr. Paul Dolan, Head of Roads at Mayo County Council who has informed me that this report won’t be finalised until mid-December. This road is extremely busy, between St. Johns National school which accommodates 500 plus students, the GAA pitch, housing estates and businesses that occupy the village, there is a serious risk of a tragic road accident every day that the speed is left at 100kmh” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded ( about Paul Dolan ) : “I have also been in contact with Mr. Paul Dolan, Head of Roads at Mayo County Council who has informed me that this report won’t be finalised until mid-December. This road is extremely busy, between St. Johns National school which accommodates 500 plus students, the GAA pitch, housing estates and businesses that occupy the village, there is a serious risk of a tragic road accident every day that the speed is left at 100kmh” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added ( about Eamon Ryan ) : "We urge Minister Ryan to work with Ireland West Airport Knock on building the necessary system for testing passengers pre-departure and on arrival in Ireland. “Minister Ryan outlined recently that a cross-departmental technical working group will report back to government this week with a plan to establish approved Covid-19 tests for international arrivals. It is vital that this plan is implemented urgently," External link

con-telegraph Monday, November 9, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Four of the aforementioned sites will be scheduled for installation later this month. They will provide communities in rural Mayo with free high-speed internet access at publicly-accessible sites under the Government’s new Connected Communities initiative. Town & Village funding to support the BCPs is currently being used to procure office furniture, public health guidelines equipment for Covid-19 and other resources,” External link

westernpeople Monday, October 19, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : “So far 10 businesses in Mayo have applied for the scheme, which is designed to support employers to continue to recruit apprentices during the immediate Covid-19 period” External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 16, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This funding will enable towns and villages to implement immediate measures that will encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise, while adhering to public health guidelines” External link

con-telegraph Monday, October 12, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "I see from the report that NAMA has had year-on-year growth in staff numbers from 2010 to 2014, resulting in 369 employees at the end of 2014. " External link

con-telegraph Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Once again I would like to thank An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar for this opportunity and look forward to working with Government colleagues on these crucial areas,” External link

finegael Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Libraries play such an important role in our communities in terms of learning, self-development and for recreational purposes. This funding will ensure that these libraries have all the equipment that they need and are modern facilities that can be used now and for future generations in Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Monday, September 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Heather Humphreys ) : “My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys, has confirmed to me that €255,206 has been allocated to County under what is the third tranche of the Government’s Covid. -19 Stability Fund,” External link

westernpeople Friday, September 4, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This significant funding comes at a time of great urgency around student support and re-opening planning for the next academic year” External link

con-telegraph Monday, August 24, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “The approval of a new extension for St Joseph’s Secondary School in Castlebar is the culmination of years of effort and it is excellent to see that work now progressing to the construction stage. "The principal, Marie MacCabe, as well as the board of management, have worked tirelessly over the years on advancing this project. "An expansion of this scale will significantly improve the facilities of the school and benefit the roughly 600 female students in attendance. "The works themselves will also be a significant boost to the local economy in Castlebar with the construction work itself. "This is the fifth project approved for Mayo by the Department of Education and since the start of June. "Previous approvals include extensions to St. Oliver Plunkett NS and St Joseph's Rehins in Ballina, Ballintubber NS, Bonniconlon NS and a new playing court at Mulranny NS. "All of these investments in our educational facilities around Mayo create additional capacity for pupils and better teaching environments” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “This can be an extremely stressful time for families, particularly given what people have been through as a result of the pandemic. I encourage everyone who thinks they may qualify to check the department’s website” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon commented : “This is crucial to helping Mayo businesses to get back on their feet after what has been such a difficult few months,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “Our local greenway will encourage tourism in the future, and will also provide a safe, segregated space for people walking and cycling,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “There are a place to meet neighbours and friends and keep in contact during these challenging times. We must trust publicans to be competent and uphold the law within their premises, and I’m sure the majority will,” External link

con-telegraph Friday, July 17, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : ”Despite numerous calls since universities and colleges closed to refund this money or cancel obligations under the terms of a lease, some private landlords have opted not to do so. "This is unacceptable, grossly unfair and very stressful for students and, in many cases, their parents, who cannot afford to lose this money at such a difficult time,” External link

con-telegraph Friday, May 29, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Within MUH a high numbers of healthcare staff have contracted the virus and staff are fearful they may infect others without presenting any known symptoms,” “I believe it is the responsibility of hospital management and the HSE to protect the wellbeing of its staff and arrange routine testing for personnel who are essential for critical services within their acute hospitals and these healthcare workers should be prioritised” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon says : “small and medium retail businesses are crucial to getting our country through the COVID-19 pandemic” External link

mwir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said ( about Alan Dillon ) : “families who have paid private health insurance all their lives should rightly be annoyed and upset with the lack of care they are receiving as a result of the state’s takeover of private hospitals. Deputy Dillon highlighted an issue brought to his attention of a well know Castlebar man, where his consultant is refusing to fulfil urgent spinal surgery until contractual arrangement are in place” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon concluded : “there is a real urgency to resolve the current impasse between private and public consultant contracts, I have asked the Minister to liaise swiftly with the Consultants group, his own Department of Health and the HSE to ensure all proposed measures protect all patients and their access to quality care” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : “Last week, I was contacted by the wife of this Castlebar individual, who was referred to a hospital in Dublin with spinal complications causing extensive discomfort and pain. "After four nights in the hospital, he was informed by staff that his consultant could not perform his urgent surgery due to him being a ‘private consultant’. "He was told that his case for urgent surgery was not required - or not deemed an emergency - after further diagnostic tests. "To the amazement of the family he was later discharged that evening back to Mayo University Hospital. "It’s crazy to see what this family is dealing with in the middle of a pandemic and how stressful this situation has been for them all to see their loved one's quality of life being severely impacted” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "Under normal circumstances this surgery would have been scheduled without question or without any delay in a private setting or public hospital" External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon added : “These commitments will be implemented by operators as soon as possible. Each service provider will provide details and implementation updates on their own website. "The commitments will remain available to consumers until 30 June 2020 and will be reviewed in advance of that date if needed,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "They would have lynched him in Ballina if he declared for Sligo" External link

con-telegraph Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon explained : “Farmers need to top that up with a bit of extra K from chemical fertiliser if you are putting out that type of slurry,” External link

agriland Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : "We're dealing with low beef prices, so don't pay too much for them (the beef calves). The beef price today is €3.65/kg. It's going to cost you about €1,000 to take that calf through to finishing at very efficient levels. Do the sums for yourselves," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon explains : “We would always say look for a positive figure of around +10kg or as close to that as possible in terms of a beef bull that’s being used on the farm,” External link

agriland Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “Hereford, Aberdeen Angus and continentals would have made more, but we would be looking at a significant drop in calf price of around €50/head to compensate for the loss of beef price over the past 12 months,” External link

agriland Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon explains : “Typically, the Friesians are coming in at around that at the minute when they’re slaughtered – approximately €1,050-1,100/head – so margins are very, very tight at the minute on dairy calf-to-beef farms,” External link

agriland Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I think protecting the rural economy is crucially important,” “I think we need to see a beef regulator who has the powers and the teeth to ensure we have transparency and we have traceability around fair prices” External link

irishmirror Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I think protecting the rural economy is crucially important,” “I think we need to see a beef regulator who has the powers and the teeth to ensure we have transparency and we have traceability around fair prices” External link

irishmirror Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Alan Dillon said : “I’ve always been a team player and I will continue to be a team player,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 24, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT



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