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MEP Colm Markey Invites Taoiseach to meet with Traders, Local Businesses, and Community Organisations in Louth



MEP Colm Markey Invites Taoiseach to meet with Traders, Local Businesses, and Community Organisations in Louth

4th August 2023

Local MEP Colm Markey will today welcome Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD to County Louth for a full day of engagements in Ardee and Dunleer.


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD said:


“It is great to be in Louth today to meet with business people and traders in Dunleer and Ardee with Colm Markey MEP. The Government is prioritising balanced regional development and I am looking forward to meeting the community here who are vital partners in that effort, providing local employment opportunities and helping to ensure Louth is a vibrant thriving county. I also look forward to meeting with volunteers at the fantastic DeeHub Youth Café, who are providing vital services to local young people, adults and families.”


The Taoiseach’s visit includes several key events that allows him to interact with various stakeholders, including: a media doorstep in Dunleer and a meet-and-greet with local businesses in Dunleer where the Taoiseach will have a chance to  discuss some of the challenges they encounter in their daily operations.


MEP Colm Markey said:


“I’m delighted to officially invite Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, to visit my home county of Louth and interact with traders, local businesses, social enterprises and community organisations in the vibrant towns of Ardee and Dunleer. This important invitation seeks to provide an invaluable opportunity for the Taoiseach to gain first-hand insights into the region’s needs, aspirations, and challenges faced by the community in Louth.”


The Taoiseach will also meet with members of the Ardee Traders and Business Association to understand the challenges they face, explore opportunities for growth, and seek ways to improve the overall business environment in the region.


Finally, he will visit DeeHub Youth Café in Ardee where he will meet with volunteers. DeeHub provides programmes and services to address the needs of young people, adults and families in the area, particularly those at risk of disadvantage and social exclusion, and support them to live empowering lives.


Markey added:

“The visit will be an opportunity for Louth residents to directly communicate their expectations and aspirations to the Taoiseach and myself which is particularly important given the run up to Budget 2024 in a number of months.”

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