Carol Nolan TD

TII must release its grip on funding for Tullamore-Kilbeggan link road

TII must release its grip on funding for Tullamore-Kilbeggan link road. 09-07-2024 Independent TD Carol Nolan has described a response from the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan regarding the dangers along the N52 between the N4 intersection at Kilbeggan to the Tullamore bypass, as lacking any sense of urgency and ‘simply more of the same […]

Narrow margin of EU Asylum Pact vote is the crack through which chaos will enter

Narrow margin of EU Asylum Pact vote is the crack through which chaos will enter 28-06-2024 Independent TD Carol Nolan has described the Dáil’s approval of the controversial EU Asylum and Migration Pact by a vote of 79 to 72 as a political earthquake that will escalate the breakdown in social cohesion by further removing […]

Action must be taken on bus driver retirement age before new school term begin

Action must be taken on bus driver retirement age before new school term begin 28-06-2024 Taoiseach Simon Harris has said he ‘instinctively agrees’ with a proposal by Independent TD Carol Nolan regarding a review of the mandatory retirement age (70 years) for bus drivers employed by or contracted to Bus Eireann for the provision of […]

A tsunami of small business closures will occur if 13.5% VAT rate remains unchanged.

A tsunami of small business closures will occur if 13.5% VAT rate remains unchanged 19-06-2024 Independent TD Carol Nolan has warned Government that unless it takes immediate steps to reduce the current 13.5% VAT rate applicable to the hospitality, tourism and retail sector it can expect ‘rolling closures across all sectors’ until such time as […]

EU Restoration Law vote is the last sting of a dying Green wasp

EU Restoration Law vote is the last sting of a dying Green wasp 18-06-2024 Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has said that profound opposition will continue to characterise most farmers responses to the controversial EU Nature Restoration Law, which was passed by a qualified majority in the European Councill today. Deputy Nolan said […]

Ancillary grant debacle deepens as schools scramble to pay for vital services

Ancillary grant debacle deepens as schools scramble to pay for vital services – 17-04-2024 Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has raised the emerging funding crisis confronting primary and post-primary schools because of the complete absence of funding from the Department of Education for caretaking, maintenance and cleaning services. The Independent TD raised the […]

Department officials challenged about absence of references to farmers and farming

Department officials challenged about absence of references to farmers – 17-04-2024 Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has challenged officials from the Department of Education about the ongoing absence of specific references to farming, farms or farmers in its approach to how climate action and sustainability is being presented. Deputy Nolan was speaking after […]

10,000 people in Offaly now impacted by heart problems

10,000 people in Offaly now impacted by heart problems – 17-04-2024 Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has said she will be appealing to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to deliver on what she is describing as an “urgent need for greater investment in medical and support services for persons experiencing cardiovascular disease.” […]

Urgent Need to Restore 9% Vat Rate

Urgent Need to Restore 9% VAT Rate – 17-04-2024 Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has called on Taoiseach Simon Harris to guarantee the re-introduction of the 9% VAT rate in the next Budget. Deputy Nolan was speaking in the Dáil after The Restaurants Association of Ireland has raised serious concerns about the fact […]

Government delay on wind turbine guidelines are beyond a joke

Government Delays on Wind Energy Guideline are Beyond a Joke – 17-04-2024 Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has again called on Government to provide a specific timeline for when the revised Wind Energy Development Guidelines will be published. Deputy Nolan raised the matter with the Tánaiste Micheál Martin in the Dail during questions […]