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Dara Calleary, Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Dara Calleary

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Constituency

Mayo

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Home: 8 Quignalecka, Sligo Road, Ballina, Co Mayo.
Office: 19 Pearse Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Tel: 096 77613
Fax: 096 78510

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Educated at St Oliver Plunkett NS The Quay, Ballina, St Muredachs College Ballina and Trinity College Dublin (BA Business).

Local News

Group water schemes should be included in water charge allowances – Calleary

Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says the Government should allocate tax reliefs to members of group water schemes in Mayo and across the country. Ministers announced certain allowances for Irish Water customers in the Budget, but there are no measures in the pipeline for households which are part of a group water scheme. Read More | Share

Action not empty promises needed to secure future of Ireland West Airport – Calleary

Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says the Taoiseach must sideline the spin and honour the commitments he made about Ireland West Airport Knock. Enda Kenny made a promise before the 2011 General Election that he would ‘do whatever he needed for Knock’ if he became Taoiseach. Read More | Share

Government’s FDI policy lacks ambition and specifics - Calleary

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary says the Government’s new policy on attracting Foreign Direct Investment lacks ambition and outlines no clear plan as to how it intends to entice new companies to the regions. Read More | Share

Government must seize opportunity to deliver European stimulus programme – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary has said that the Government must seize the opportunity presented by the appointment of a new European Commission to deliver a real stimulus plan to revive the European economy. Read More | Share

Strategic Banking Corporation is another false dawn for SMEs – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs and Enterprise Dara Calleary has said the new Banking Corporation legislation being rushed through the Dáil this week is a totally inadequate response to the credit crisis for small businesses. Read More | Share

Calleary alarmed at cuts to Mayo primary schools

Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has expressed his alarm that 11 small schools in the county are to lose a teacher this September. The decision was confirmed following a parliamentary question to Minister Ruairi Quinn last week. The number of schools in Mayo having a teacher cut is substantially higher than any other county in the country. Read More | Share

Underlying issues in Live Register stats must be addressed by Govt – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary has said the continued reduction in the number of people signing on the Live Register is very important but has warned the Government not to ignore key reforms need on job activation and training. Read More | Share

Supreme Court ruling highlights need for Govt action on rents – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs and Enterprise Dara Calleary has said the Government cannot wait any longer on taking action to tackle upward only rents. Read More | Share

SME debt is single biggest threat to the economy – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary has described the figures published today by the Central Bank in relation to SME debt as shocking and an indictment of Government policy. Read More | Share

Calleary welcomes Bausch & Lomb investment announcement

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary has welcomed the announcement that almost €6m is being invested by Bausch and Lomb at its Waterford facility. Read More | Share

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Clinics

Clinics held regularly in Ballina (personal attendance every Monday and Friday), Crossmolina, Killala, Ballycastle, Bangor, Belmullet, Doohoma, Eachleim, Mulranny, Achill, Swinford, Foxford, Charlestown, Kiltimagh. Appointments available from Constituency Office 096 77613.

Political Record

Current Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Previously served as Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence

Appointed Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, with special responsibility for Labour Affairs in April 2009

Chair of Ogra Fianna Fail from February 2008 to April 2009

Vice Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change from 2007 to 2009

Member of Fianna Fáil Ard Chomhairle from 1997 to 2007, having topped the national poll in 2000

Member of the National Youth Committee (1994-96, 1998-2003, 2006-07) and served as Secretary on the Ard Comhairle Committee on Enterprise

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