Wicklow, Ireland – June 11th, 2023 – Senator Pat Casey, a dedicated representative for Co Wicklow, is back with his second weekly roundup for June, highlighting crucial matters that will impact the lives of residents and their families in the region.
Retained Firefighters Industrial Dispute:
Senator Casey commends the invaluable role played by our retained firefighters in safeguarding our communities. Acknowledging their first-ever industrial action, he supports their demand for a complete reform of the service, which they believe is not fit for purpose in the current landscape. Senator Casey vows to collaborate with all stakeholders to seek a swift resolution to the dispute.
Farm Safety Scheme under TAMS 3:
This week’s announcement signals the opening of the farm safety scheme’s applications, operating under TAMS 3. Notably, this is the first time that farm safety investments have their standalone loan scheme within TAMS, now enhanced with a higher rate of 60% grant. Senator Casey urges all farmers to seize this opportunity to prioritize farm safety by making practical investments.
Wicklow County Council’s Community Grants Scheme:
Senator Casey acknowledges the vital role of councillors in securing funding through the community grants scheme. Over 200 deserving community groups have been awarded funding, contributing to the betterment of communities across Wicklow. He extends his congratulations to the recipients and expresses gratitude for their valuable services to the region.
About Senator Pat Casey:
Senator Pat Casey, a Laragh native, has deep roots within the Wicklow community. As the Managing Director of Glendalough Hotel, he has provided substantial employment opportunities in the local tourism sector. Senator Casey’s extensive community work includes founding the award-winning Brockagh Resource Centre, serving on the board of County Wicklow Partnership, and remaining an active member of Laragh GAA, among other notable engagements.
Having started his political journey in 2004 with Wicklow County Council, Senator Casey later served as Chairperson. Since his election to Dáil Eireann in 2016, he has played a pivotal role as Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Housing and Urban Renewal, focusing on addressing Ireland’s housing crisis.