Weekly Cavan Voice

Dear Friend,

Welcome to 21st edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my weekly updates.

Kindest Regards,

Joe O’Reilly TD


Function in honour of Dessie Boylan
I was delighted to be at a well attended function to honour Mr Dessie Boylan, in Buddy Kiernan’s Lounge in Ballyheelan on Friday night.
As I pointed out on the night, Dessie’s leadership of his community took him to the Chair of Cavan County Council, Lakeland Dairies, the Presidency of ICOS, at the vanguard of the establishment of the rural water schemes and to lead heritage and historical work in Crosserlough.
I further stated that Dessie had emerged as a leader because of his innate intelligence, commitments and above all, because he had the trust of his community. In his own speech, Dessie pointed out that it was really appropriate that the function should be held in the premises with the name of the late Buddy Kiernan, who had been his mentor, friend and role model.
The Gerry Wheelan Weekend
I very much enjoyed the Gerry Wheelan weekend in Cootehill. Attending the opening with Minister Humphrey’s and attending James Greenan’s special concert, incorporating Cootehill’s own River Dance.
The Cootehill Comhaltas and the Wheelan Family have huge reason to be happy with the weekend and proud of its success. I was delighted with all the old friends I met from my days in St Aidan’s Comprehensive.
The Cavan Voice (Hard Copy).
Distribution of the Hard Copy of the Cavan Voice and another leaflet citing Government achievements for each town is complete in Cootehill. Some of Kingscourt, Mullagh, Virginia and parts of Ballyjamesduff, Ballyhaise, Redhills and Cavan Town are also covered.
Our remaining Urban centres will shortly be distributed. A huge thanks to the voluntary people who are making this possible. It’s never too late to enlist if you could help in any other town.
Annual Parliamentary Party Conference in Cork.
We had a very successful, up beat Parliamentary Party Conference last Thursday and Friday, in Fota, Co. Cork. The conference broke into groups with a reporting back arrangement in place. Within my group, I lost no opportunity to advance concerns that you, the Membership, have been expressing to me over the recent weeks and months.
I had successful meetings with relevant Minister’s on a few projects that we are trying to advance for Cavan, within the lifetime of this Government.
By-Election’s in Roscommon and Dublin South-West.
I have been appointed as Assistant Director of Elections for the By-Election in Roscommon. Minister Michael Ring is the overall Director. Anyone who could volunteer to come to Roscommon for a day would be greatly appreciated. Please get in touch with me or my Office if you are able to and would like to come.
We have an outstanding candidate and as the leading Party by a mile in the Country, we should give it a very good attempt.
Now that the Dáil is resumed, I will be assisting in the Dublin-West By-Election with other colleagues mid-week. Again, if you would like to go to Dublin-West your assistance would be badly needed. The Director of Elections there is Minister Damien English.
If you know of another Member or supporter who is not getting an Electronic Cavan Voice and has an email address, it would be really helpful to pass it on to me. In fact, it would be very helpful if you, local leaders, checked out people that you know who might have an email address, or a family member with one, and would like to get my weekly newsletter, please let me know.
This would be particularly helpful during the Dáil term when information of particular relevance from Dáil Debates and Legislation would be passed on, through the Weekly Cavan Voice.

You know you are always welcome to be in touch on a personal or community issue.
My contact details are:
Leinster House
Dail Eireann,
Kildare Street
Dublin 2

Tel: 01 6183721 Fax: 01 6184601

Constituency Office Address

Teach Fine Gael
11 Rossa Place,
Cavan Town,
Co Cavan

Tel/Fax: 049 4365853

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