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Spring 2014 Summary of Capital Expenditure 2008 - 2013 -

North West Science Park

Commitment from this Government to Malin Head and Valentia Coast Guards 2008







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- Minister Bruton announced 60 high-end jobs on the way to the North West, with an additional 55 jobs in construction, as part of €4.5m Science Park Building, Thursday 1st May 2014

Wild Atlantic Way

Coast Guards:

Tourism Blog:

Almost €4 million invested in saving lives, between 2011 - 2014 - Despite fears of closure, Minister Varadkar announced earlier this year that Malin Head Coast Guard will receive more than €330,000 towards their IT upgrade. This is in addition to the €745,300 spent on the service between 2011- 2013

- Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Fort George in Derry - Cross-border commitment £12 million stg, including the Government’s commitment of €3m

- Killybegs purpose built station, total investment in 2012 - 2014 €1,570.000 - In addition, €1,242,000 spent on rescue equipment - In addition, we have 100 volunteers working diligently around the year at Mulroy, Killybegs, Greencastle and Bunbeg Coast Guard Stations

Fisheries - Minister Coveney announced that Killybegs Harbour was to receive €929,000 for the development and maintenance of the Harbour for 2014

Cllr Bernard Mc Guinness with Joe Mc Hugh TD & members of the Carndonagh Boxing Club viewing the progress being make of New Club House at the Barrick Hill Carndonagh.

- Donegal County Council has been allocated €751,000 for the repair of 28 harbours, piers & slipways around the county, including Buncrana Harbour (€45,000) and Leenan and Bunagee Pier (€135,000) A full breakdown of all funding for storm damage repair is available on

Malin Head chosen as one of three Signature Discovery Points in Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way, an acknowledgment of it’s natural beauty

I.D.A. Supported Companies - Additional creation of 600+ jobs in IDA-supported companies since 2011 - E&I Engineering and Inishowen Engineering continue to develop and grow, providing sustainable jobs in the region

Letterkenny General Hospital Ongoing commitment to reinstatement of services following flood damage - With renovation costs exceeding €30 million, Letterkenny General Hospital will see services restored. New North West Radiotherapy Unit to be opened in Altnagalvin Hospital in 2016. - I would like to commend the parents of children with Diabetes Type 1 for all their hard work in ensuring a dedicated Pediatric Nurse Specialist will be appointed at LGH

Investment in Pre-Schools in County Donegal - €7.2M total investment in pre-school care between 2011 - 2013 in Co Donegal - Arranged a meeting in Dublin for Greencastle Community Childcare Centre and officials to secure funding for the Centre

L-R: Eibhlin McCracken, Cllr Peter The Egg McLaughlin, Cllr John Ryan, Deputy Joe McHugh TD, Cllr Mickey Doherty, and Cllr Bernard McGuinness.


Spring 2014



Non-National Roads Funding

Commitment to the prosperity of the agricultural industry seen through the announcement of Minister Coveney, with a €12.5 billion deal through the Irish Government and CAP’s Pillar II programme. Working closely with Minister on current challenges in Bull Beef, Suckler herd and quality assurance issues.

- Donegal County Council received €19million for regional and local road projects and upkeep - Working closely with my colleagues in prioritising Cockhill Bridge - €300,000 allocated to Buncrana environmental works

A5 Road Deputy Joe McHugh, Cllr Mickey Doherty, MEP Mariead McGuinness, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Marine, Simon Coveney and Minister Dinny McGinley

- €22 million spent and a further £50 million committed for 2015-2016. Irish Government working with the North and has committed £72 million sterling to critical development of A5. A public consultation has begun this month in Northern Ireland and I will continue to work closely with my colleagues on this - Ongoing issue of UK HGV Levy

Reform raised with US reps

Deputy McHugh’s Committees


Joe McHugh, Fine Gael TD for Donegal North East, said he was “cautiously optimistic” that there would be movement on immigration reform in the United States after the next elections there.

From left, Joe Mc Hugh TD; Eamon Gilmore Tanaiste; Martin O’Malley, governor of the US state of Maryland; and Jonathon Bell, junior minister in the office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in the north. 48th Plenary Session of the British Irish Parliamentary Association. Minister Brian Hayes with members of the Association at IslandBridge

Work in progress • Working with a number of Sports clubs on 2014 Sports Capital Programme • Working closely with BIM in securing jobs in Sea Processing sector in North Donegal - Meeting 8th May on specific opportunities within the Marine Sector • Need for construction of new endoscopy unit at LGH • Working closely with my colleagues in Donegal in securing the Greencastle Harbour development; • Moville Community College - working closely with my colleagues in securing funding • Crana College - Working with the ETB and colleagues in developing a new campus for Crana College and the Gaelscoile

Sports Capital Project Investments • Donegal GAA Centre of Excellence €300,000

• Carndonagh Boxing Club: €25,000

• Urris GAA Club: €100,000

• Illies Boxing Club: €25,000

Deputy McHugh with members of the Carndonagh-based the ‘Exploring New Directions Programme during a Good Friday Agreement Committee trip to Derry and Letterkenny’

• Dunree Boxing Club: €25,000

• Cockhill Football Club: €20,000

JOE McHUGH TD Constituency Office: Grier House, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny. Co. Donegal. Tel: 074 91 64787 Dáil Tel: 01 618 4242 Email: Web:

Inishowen Newsletter, Spring 2014  
Inishowen Newsletter, Spring 2014