Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Joint Oireachtas Committee

Since 2016 I have been the Government spokesperson in the Seanad on Communications, Climate Action and Environment. I will lead debates on issues such as broadband, mobile networks, and postal distribution networks and energy policies.

You can find out more about the work of the Committee here.

 

6% increase in Cork employment opportunities

  Job creation in Cork is up by 6% in the last year – an increase of 1,372 jobs throughout the county. “This is excellent news for all of us here in Cork, and is consistent with the strong employment performance across the economy. “I am very pleased to see this strong level of job creation delivered by Government-backed companies; the employment boost from Enterprise Ireland backed companies shows the Regional Action Plans for Jobs is delivering for Cork. “Fine Gael’s priority

Lombard opens Constituency Office in Kinsale

  Yesterday morning (Monday) Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, opened his new constituency office in Kinsale. [caption id="attachment_1162" align="aligncenter" width="251"] Senator Lombard welcomes the public to visit his new constituency office[/caption]   “I am very excited about this new venture. I feel it is very importan

Lombard declares for Cork South West

  Senator Tim Lombard has voiced his intention to declare for the Cork South West Fine Gael convention. Senator Lombard said: “The current precarious political situation has emphasised the need for clarity regarding Fine Gael candidates for the next general election, whether that will be this year, next year, or 2021. “I have previously indicated but am now declaring my intention to put my name forward to contest the Fine Gael convention for the Dáil Éireann in Cork South West.

Designation of ladies finals as free-to-air an important step

Seanad spokesperson on Communications, Senator Tim Lombard, said the designation of these events is an acknowledgment of the valuable contribution that the representative associations make to women's sport throughout Ireland. Cork-based Senator Lombard said: “The ladies' senior finals deserve this special recognition that is already afforded to the men's senior finals. “The designation of these events is an acknowledgment of the valuable contribution that the representative associations ma

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Additional Incentives for Electric Cars

Budget 2018 has allocated €17 million towards incentivizing the uptake of electric vehicles and the roll-out of the renewable heat incentive. Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “As a member of the joint Oireachtas committee for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment I was delighted that Budget 2018 is addressing climate change through a number of positive, environmentally driven policies and funding of energy efficiency programmes. “One such programme the Government is very supp

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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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Proposed upgrade of Lee Road Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water have submitted a planning application which proposes enhanced security of water supply to over 100,000 in Cork city by upgrading the Lee Road Water Treatment Plant. Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “Roughly 70% of Cork city’s total water supply is provided through the Lee Water Treatment Plant so I think this proposal will be beneficial in futureproofing the efficiency and reliability of water supply and service to Cork city. "The proposal is inte

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Rural Cork benefits from Eir’s rural rolllout

Cork based Senator Tim Lombard is pleased to announce that the exchange in Minane Bridge, Co. Cork has been fibre enabled which means that premises within the required 1.5km distance that are served by the exchange can now access a high speed fibre broadband network with speeds up to 1Gbs. Approximately 140 premises around Minane will benefit from this development, which comes as a great boost for the local community. “As a resident of Minane Bridge I can say that this is of huge benefit to o

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