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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Grant Payments, Health Services, Schools Building Projects, School Staffing, Tax Code

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Leaders' Questions (15 Feb 2018)

“I ask this question in the context of the national procurement framework. I refer to how this is impacting on small to medium sized enterprises, SMEs, by using the example of Templemore Garda College. There are 600 people on-site serving 2,000 meals a day. Up to now, purchases were made from local suppliers. There are 31 local suppliers from across Tipperary, in places such as Templemore,...”

Leaders' Questions (15 Feb 2018)

“Arising from this episode, changes have been introduced, in particular to the procurement policy of purchasing goods and services. All decisions regarding the purchasing of supply items to the college have been removed from local management. They will now be under the control of the Office of Government Procurement. This is a significant and alarming development for the small businesses in...”

Leaders' Questions (15 Feb 2018)

“This does not just affect Templemore. The tender documents from the Office of Government Procurement are complex, complicated and impossible for the normal business manager to comprehend or understand. The process is absolutely loaded in favour of the big players in the market.”

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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Company Director: Garuda Ltd., Abbey Road, Thurles.
Shareholder: (1) Garuda Ltd., T/A Streamline Enterprises, Abbey Road, Thurles: sales & service of refrigeration equipment, airconditioning plant & equipment; (2) Abbeygreen Consulting Ltd., Abbey Road., Thurles: refrigeration and general consulting; (3) Glebeland Farm, Abbey Road, Thurles: bloodstock.
3. Directorships
(1) Garuda Ltd: Abbey Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary: refrigeration; (2) Abbeygreen Consulting: Abbey Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary: refrigeration and general consulting; (3) Glebeland Farm: Abbey Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary: farm & bloodstock.
4. Land
(1) Glenreigh, Holycross, Thurles: residence on 35 acres; (2) Garuda Ltd., Abbey Road, Thurles: business premises; (3) 20 acres of land held in joint partnership at Ashton, Marketfield, Wigan: greenbelt/negligible value; (4) 10% ownership of property site, 2½ acres at Mansfield, England: vacant; (5) 11 acres agricultural land: Gortnahoe, Thurles.
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
Small office: Garuda Ltd., T/A Streamline Enterprises, Abbey Road, Thurles.
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

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