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#Michael Ring

# michael-ring - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade

Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.

# michael-ring - Monday 1 October, 2018

Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency

Michael Ring’s home county of Mayo received €216,000 in the recent allocation of the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme.

# michael-ring - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

# michael-ring - Monday 5 February, 2018

Here are just some of the project promises the government plan to deliver in the next 10 years

Ministers met today for a special Cabinet meeting to discuss some of the large-scale projects they want to roll-out in the years to come.

# michael-ring - Saturday 27 January, 2018

A bureaucratic mix-up is delaying much-needed repairs to a Connemara road

Flooding in the past week has made the road’s conditions significantly worse, and locals are calling for lights to be installed.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Independent TD threatens to withdraw support for government over post office closures

It is feared that post offices around the country are set to close in the near future.

# michael-ring - Sunday 29 January, 2017

€500,000 to be invested in boosting tourism at Ireland's national parks

The funding will focus on the five national parks and five nature reserves along the Wild Atlantic Way, as well as Wicklow National Park.

# michael-ring - Friday 6 May, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Bayern's dressing room mole, caffeine supplements in cycling and all today’s sport Friday

We'll Leave it There So: Bayern's dressing room mole, caffeine supplements in cycling and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, a regulatory body for MMA in Ireland looks set to be established.

A regulatory body for MMA in Ireland now looks very much on the cards

Sports minister Michael Ring says a governing body for the sport would be “welcomed” by MMA itself.

# michael-ring - Friday 22 April, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Madigan on turning down Munster, positive step for MMA and all today's sport Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Madigan on turning down Munster, positive step for MMA and all today's sport

Elsewhere, poor ticket sales for the weekend’s Champions Cup semi-finals and how AC Milan got it so wrong at the San Siro.

# michael-ring - Friday 15 April, 2016

From The42 MMA event in Dublin cancelled for 'insurance and legal purposes' Caution

MMA event in Dublin cancelled for 'insurance and legal purposes'

‘WCFC Road to Dublin’ had been due to take place at the Wright Venue in Swords.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From The42 Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming' Claim

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'

Michael Ring says he has had “grave concerns” about the sport for a long time.

# michael-ring - Sunday 28 February, 2016

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country' A Weekend In Mayo This post contains videos

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'

The recovery that happened wasn’t the one Fine Gael had in mind.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Alan Kelly is fine with John Delaney telling Tipperary people to vote for him

The Environment Minister’s trip around Tipperary with the FAI boss has sparked a political controversy.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Drum roll please: These are the top tourist towns in Ireland Céad Míle Fáilte This post contains videos

Drum roll please: These are the top tourist towns in Ireland

Did your area make the cut?

# michael-ring - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Enda Kenny is about to contest his 12th general election

The Taoiseach, needless to say, had little trouble getting his name on the ticket for the Mayo constituency.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Is your county getting funding as part of 'Ireland's Ancient East'? The New Atlantic Way This post contains videos

Is your county getting funding as part of 'Ireland's Ancient East'?

€1.2 million is going to be split between 12 projects.

# michael-ring - Saturday 28 February, 2015

"I think they should stay away" - Minister on St Patrick's Day drunkeness

Michael Ring says that excessive drinking should not spoil the celebrations.

# michael-ring - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From The42 Did your local sports club get some of the Government's €40 million today? Must Be The Money

Did your local sports club get some of the Government's €40 million today?

880 projects have received funding in the 2014 Sports Capital Programme, the Government announced today.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding

The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The42 The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year Funding

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year

Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting

€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

# michael-ring - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach

The Taoiseach and Minister of State for Tourism are calling for companies to put extra resources into protecting customer’s card details.

# michael-ring - Friday 25 October, 2013

PIC: This Minister has approved funding for a swimming pool, are you OK with that?

The press release subject line asks the important question…

From The42 Adult participation in sport in Ireland continues to rise Fitness

Adult participation in sport in Ireland continues to rise

However, participation is falling dramatically among 16-19 year olds.

# michael-ring - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad

Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Government loses Seanad vote on upward only rent reviews

The Government lost the vote on Senator Fergal Quinn’s Private Member’s Bill by 27-23.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie

That’s what the Lonely Planet guide would tell you to do in Ireland, anyway.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism

In the year of The Gathering, Leo Varadkar and Michael Ring are looking for people to answer “challenging questions” about Irish tourism.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Is The Gathering actually working?

Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge EXCLUSIVE: Pictures from Enda and Eamon's joint birthday party* Happy Birthday

# michael-ring - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From The42 These are the 18 Irish athletes who have been given top-level funding for 2013 Funding

These are the 18 Irish athletes who have been given top-level funding for 2013

No surprise that Katie is on the list — but who are the other 17 who have netted €40k cheques this year?

# michael-ring - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day

13 senior ministers, five junior ministers, and the attorney general are all jetting off next week to lead trade missions.

# michael-ring - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions

The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.

# michael-ring - Thursday 7 March, 2013

From The42 Caption time: What are Keith Wood and Minister Michael Ring saying? 6 Nations

Caption time: What are Keith Wood and Minister Michael Ring saying?

‘And then Enda text Angela by mistake!’

# michael-ring - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

From The42 Match-fixing in Irish football can't be ruled out, insists Minister Match-Fixing

Match-fixing in Irish football can't be ruled out, insists Minister

Michael Ring says we can’t assume that Europol’s investigations won’t lead here.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

€12.6m of sports funding went to disadvantaged areas

A total of 41 per cent of the overall funding went to disadvantaged areas, Minister Michael Ring said.

# michael-ring - Friday 21 December, 2012

From The42 Sligo Rovers to receive €295,000 sports grant Boost

Sligo Rovers to receive €295,000 sports grant

Club chairman Dermot Kelly has described the news as “a potential game-changer in the history of the club”.

# michael-ring - Monday 3 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Sports minister defends €200k grant to home town soccer club

Michael Ring says Westport United FC fully deserved a grant, while Mayo as a whole didn’t get more than it deserved.

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