Tag Archives: Alan Kelly


Households can beat the water charges cap by conserving water, insists Minister Kelly

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has said that if people save 10-15% of water they use, they can “beat the cap” attached to water charges and that a meter “can only save a household money”. Single-adult households are set to pay €160 a year in water charges, while all other households will pay €260. The charges [...]

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Smarter Travel

Smarter Travel areas announced

Transport Minister, Alan Kelly, has announced the results of a major new sustainable transport investment programme – the Smarter Travel Demonstration Areas. Limerick City, Dungarvan and Westport have officially become Ireland’s Smarter Travel Demonstration Areas 2012-2016 representing a city area, medium-sized town and small town. The three areas will see a combined investment €23 million [...]

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Willie Penrose

No replacement for Penrose until after Budget

A new Minister for Housing will not be appointed until after the Budget, it has been revealed. The vacancy came about following Deputy Willie Penrose’s decision to quit his post as a super junior minister in light of the government’s plans to close the army barracks in Mullingar, in his constituency of Longford/Westmeath. The race [...]

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