Weekly Cavan Voice

Dear Friend,

Welcome to 20th edition of the Cavan Voice. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my weekly updates.

Kindest Regards,

Joe O’Reilly TD



Virginia Show

This years show was an outstanding success with a record attendance and great weather. All involved in its organisation deserve our thanks and congratulations. I sensed a real optimism in the many I met. There is an understanding that the economy is turning for the better and that this is set to accelerate. It was a privilege to be a judge of the Community Sector Stands and to present to the winners. Amidst incredible competition and excellence in all presentations the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association won the overall award. It is a recognition of the fact that their organisation provides the opportunity to live a full life without alcohol. At a time when many are the victims of addiction and substance abuse their alternative is very relevant.
The Show remains a great occasion and an opportunity to meet friends and neighbours. The good weather on the day mirrored this years exceptional summer. Let’s hope it lasts into September!

Construction in County Cavan
In an effort to keep Cavan to the fore I am making a submission to Housing Minister Paudie Coffey TD explaining that under this Government we have had record investment in Water and Sewerage throughout the County making us ready for a big expansion of our villages and towns. I have suggested that a package of incentives should be put in place to get house building going again in Cavan. You can read my statement here.

Second Year Of Early Childhood Education
My proposal last week has received very favourable reaction and very good coverage on Northern Sound and in the Anglo Celt. I will keep after it.

Exhibition by Virginia Students in Johnston Library, Cavan Town
If you get a spare hour someday in Cavan Town then I would encourage you to go down to the Johnston Library to see the World War 1 Exhibition, by the students of Virginia College. The graphics, the script and the photographs are extraordinary. I had the privilege of attending the launch by Minister Humphrey’s and even that event was outstanding. Great credit is due to Dr Eimear O’Reilly (Redhills), a teacher in Virginia who let the initiative. It is funded by the Peace III Programme. We were treated to very high quality presentations from Minister Humphrey’s, Mr Seamus Greene (Principal), Mr Liam Brady (Student), Dr Eimear O’Reilly (Teacher) and Cllr. Paddy O’Reilly (Chairman of BOM). This project, which involved a number of the academic departments in the school, is really high quality and is an experience that the students will never forget and will always benefit from.
Well done to Eimear and the Students!

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My contact details are:

Leinster House

Dail Eireann,
Kildare Street
Dublin 2

Tel: 01 6183721 Fax: 01 6184601

Constituency Office

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

Tel/Fax: 049 4365853

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