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Mullingar community and voluntary groups must be allowed to retain use of buildings at old Columb Barracks site

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford –Westmeath, Robert Troy has said that the protected buildings at Columb Barracks must continue to be made available to local voluntary groups irrespective of what happens with regards to housing developments on the site. Deputy Troy was commenting after it became clear that the commitment to ensure that these excellent groups retain access is not as secure as was once thought. “Without question, a new management structure needs to be put in place to ensure that the groups can continue to use the facilities in a sustainable way. “However, doubts have...
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Regional tourism businesses must receive additional supports in light of VAT increase

Fianna Fáil’s Transport, Tourism and Sport Spokesperson, Robert Troy has said that the additional funding allocated to the tourism sector must be targeted to support areas of the industry potentially affected by the increase in the VAT rate. “Minister Ross must ensure that additional funding is used to support marketing Ireland to international audiences to ensure that we maintain our strong visitor numbers. “Smaller businesses in the tourism sector outside of the capital are paying the price for perceived buoyancy in the overall tourism sector which in reality is only being felt in Dublin and larger...
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