Doyle welcomes Brexit breakthrough


Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed today’s Brexit breakthrough that ensures there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland.
Minister Doyle said: “This is a very positive outcome for the Irish agri-food sector. Today’s breakthrough provides the necessary certainty around frictionless trade and the continuity of supply chains throughout the island of Ireland.
“It also puts us on a very solid footing for discussions on Ireland’s future trading relationship with the UK as a whole.
“Our objective for phase two of negotiations on the framework of future trading is to have a relationship as close as possible to the current one.
“The agri-food sector is of critical importance to the Irish economy. Its regional spread means it underpins the socio-economic development of rural areas in particular.
“The UK is a critically important trading partner for Irish business and in particular for the Irish agri food sector. Some 39% of all Irish agri food exports went to the UK in 2016, while some 46% of all our imports came from the UK.
“The forestry sector is also highly dependent on the UK market, with about 90% of exports by value going there.
“It is hugely important for Ireland that we can now move to start discussions on the framework for a future EU-UK relationship.
“It will also be essential to reach early agreement on the status quo transitional arrangement, which will give our businesses and agri- sector more time to prepare for Brexit.
“I hope that next week’s European Council will agree to start these discussions as soon as possible.”

Over €1.7m for Wicklow sports organisations – Doyle

Wicklow TD and Minister of State, Andrew Doyle has said that over €1.7m in funding will greatly benefit sports organisations across the county over the coming year.

The Fine Gael TD  was speaking as the successful applications under the Sports Capital Grants were announced by Minister of State with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin and Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Doyle  said: “I am delighted to see this much needed funding going to the places it will really make a big difference, our local sports clubs and organisations.

“This funding will benefit nearly 60 organisations all over the county. Active engagement in sports not only helps keep young people healthy, but also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building.

“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012, after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash.

“It represents an excellent value for money investment. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity on the rise.

“Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically,” said the Doyle

Full List Below

Local Allocations November 2017

County Organisation Project Title Allocation
Wicklow 18th Wicklow, Greystones Harbour Sea Scouts 18th Wicklow Sea Scouts – Equipment 2017 €7,000
Wicklow 9th Wicklow (port of Arklow sea Scout group) 9th Wicklow (Arklow) Sea Scout Group €16,500
Wicklow An Tochar GAA Club An Tochar GAA Club Flood Lighting & Gym Equipment €24,500
Wicklow Ardmore Rovers FC Ardmore / Killians Pitch Development €6,000
Wicklow Arklow Boxing Club Refurbishment and equipment for Arklow Boxing Club €9,000
Wicklow Arklow Golf Club Arklow Golf Club – Development Plan 2017-2022 €41,000
Wicklow Arklow Lawn Tennis Club Replace defective court lighting with LED fittings €12,000
Wicklow Arklow RFC Pitch drainage, Mower & gym equipment €24,000
Wicklow Arklow Rowing Club Indoor Training Facilities for Arklow Rowing Club €4,500
Wicklow Asgard Swimming Club Asgard Swimming Club Training Equipment €5,500
Wicklow Aughrim Camogie Club Grant for Camogie Club equipment €2,500
Wicklow Aughrim Community Sports and Leisure Association Ltd. Purchase of a pitch Mower €8,653
Wicklow Aughrim Street 9/10th Scout Group GLENDALE LODGE OUTDOOR PURSUITS CENTRE €125,000
Wicklow Avonmore Football Club construction of clubhouse and dressing rooms €49,500
Wicklow Ballinacor Community Project disable toilet with access carpark, sewage system €45,500
Wicklow Baltinglass Golf Club Machine Purchase, Drainage Works and Access Paths €70,000
Wicklow Blessington Sailing Club Blessington Sailing Club community growth project €15,000
Wicklow Bray Bullets Basketball Club Bray Bullets Basketball Club – Equiptment €1,000
Wicklow Bray Golf Club Develop a Junior coaching and practice area. €84,500
Wicklow Bray Rowing Club New boat for racing and training €9,000
Wicklow Bray Sailing Club Bray Sailing Club-growing sailing in the community €19,591
Wicklow Carnew Emmets GAA Club Facility upgrade at Carnew Emmets GAA grounds €50,000
Wicklow Co Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club Co Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club – Air Supported Dome €82,000
Wicklow Cobra Gymnastics Club Cobra Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Equipment €26,000
Wicklow Delgany Golf Club Short Game chipping/bunker arena with greens. €65,500
Wicklow Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team Hill Walker and Runner Tracking System €3,000
Wicklow Enniskerry Boxing Club Purchase boxing ring/sports equipment. €12,000
Wicklow Festina Lente Enterprises Ltd Development of a Vaulting and Riding Programme €9,500
Wicklow Greystones and District Athletic Club Athletics equipment – Greystones Athletic Club €8,500
Wicklow Greystones Bowling Club Dressing Room, seating,and. ancillary works. €13,500
Wicklow Greystones Lawn Tennis Club Upgrading of existing floodlights on 9 courts €75,500
Wicklow Greystones RFC Greystones RFC Pitch Development €80,500
Wicklow Greystones Sailing Club Greystones Sailing Club development boats €10,000
Wicklow Hollywood Shamrocks GAA Club 149m2 Clubhouse extension with hurling wall €107,500
Wicklow Kilcoole Camogie Club Participation & retention Teenage/Older Girl Sport €3,000
Wicklow Kildare & Wicklow ETB All Weather Pitch at Blessington CC €105,000
Wicklow Newcastle Community Centre Installation of a disability toilet facilities. €20,000
Wicklow Newcastle GAA Football club and pitch equipment €5,500
Wicklow Peoples Park Users Committee Peoples Park Pitch Development & Door Replacement €4,500
Wicklow Rathdrum RFC UPGRADE EXISTING LIGHTING TO MATCH PLAY STANDARD €30,000
Wicklow Shillelagh GAA Shillelagh GAA Inclusion Program €17,000
Wicklow South Beach Playground Commitee Youth Basketball & Football Combo €6,500
Wicklow St Patricks GAA Club Kilcoole Floodlighting works €5,500
Wicklow Sugarloaf Gymnastics Sugarloaf Gymnastics Purchase of Sprung Floor Area €20,000
Wicklow Swift Kick Martial Arts Academy Defibrillator, training and safety equipment. €2,000
Wicklow The Glencree Society The Glencree SocietyMultipurpose Sports Hall €70,000
Wicklow Three Castles Rowing Club Boats Only :Three Castle Rowing Club Blessington €9,500
Wicklow Tiglin Challenge Ltd Gym equipment €14,000
Wicklow Tinahely GAA Refurbishment & Accessibility of GAA Facilities €116,000
Wicklow Titans Swimming Club Sports Equipment €2,500
Wicklow Valleymount GAA Club Internal upgrade of existing clubhouse & equipment €53,500
Wicklow Vartry Rowing Club All-Ireland One Design Celtic Yawl €5,500
Wicklow Wicklow County Council Charlesland All Weather Pitch Refurbishment €52,500
Wicklow Wicklow County Council Refurbishment of existing and addition of new MUGA €24,000
Wicklow Wicklow Rowing Club wicklow rowing club new skiff and safety rib €20,500
Wicklow Wicklow Sailing Club Wicklow Sailing Club Rescue Craft and Storage €46,000
Wicklow Wicklow Sub Aqua Club Upgrading Equipment €16,000
Wicklow Wicklow Swimming Club Application to improve safety & rescue equipment €16,000
Wicklow Wicklow Triathlon Club Wicklow Tri Club Aquathon Equipment €2,000
Wicklow Wolfe Tone Community Centre Wolfe Tone Community Centre €5,500