Commencement Notices

Submitting Commencement Notices is the main way a Senator can get answers direct from Government Ministers. I have and will continue to use this as an opportunity to highlight particular issues, both local and national, and seek answers and updates.

 

TAMS II Scheme should include generators

"Funding for generators should be included in the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II list of investment items" said Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, during a commencement debate in Seanad Eireann earlier this week. “TAMS II has a budget of €395 million to help finance farm expansion and modernization, including machinery. Some of the main objectives are to enable growth and competitiveness in the agriculture sector, address environmental issues, support the increased efficiency on

Bandon Southern Relief Road needs to be prioritised in National Investment Plan

Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has expressed the need for prioritising investment in the proposed Bandon Southern Relief Road project. The proposal to extend the Bandon Southern Relief Road involves constructing a bridge over the R63, which would override the existing steep terrain, after which a 2.5 km single carriageway would be built connecting to the western side of the town. Senator Tim Lombard said: “The need to prioritise the Bandon Southern Relief Road is of upmost importance. “Band

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National strategy required for solar farm developments

Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is continuing to fight for national guidelines regarding the development of solar farms. Senator Lombard said: “The last few years have seen huge increases in applications to build solar farms here in Ireland. It is worrying that no national strategy currently exists to ensure this industry develops in a sustainable manner. “I have brought this issue to the attention of Seanad Eireann, and to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Env

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Aid required for Grain Sector

The plight of the farming community has been a recurring issue brought up this year, one sector that really requires focus and support is the grain industry and our grain growers. Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “Over the past few years the grain sector in Ireland has been declining and unfortunately is now on the verge of collapse. A fourth year of bad weather, mediocre prices and reduced volume has been severely detrimental to the grain industry. “We are looking at a situation from Cork

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Waiting list delays for Psychology Services needs to be addressed

The Primary Care Psychology Service in the Cork and Kerry Community Health Organisation (CHO) provides vital services for children, aged 18 and under, with social, emotional or behavioural problems. This is a critical service; mental health has a profound effect on an individual’s quality of life, physical and social well-being, as well as long-term economic productivity. Cork based Senator Tim Lombard said: “It was recently brought to my attention that the wait times to receive Psychological

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Catch-up scheme needed for MenB vaccine

Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has called for the Meningitis B vaccine programme, introduced in October 2016, to be back-dated to allow for a catch up scheme for all children. “The Meningitis B vaccine programme introduced by my Fine Gael colleague and Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, in October last year was a great incentive for families to ensure their children are vaccinated. We are all aware of the dangers of Meningitis B and it is a critical investment in our future to immuni

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