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Horse Racing

HRI Grant of €1million for Naas Racecourse

Having met with the HRI to discuss potential developments at Naas racecourse, I am delighted that funding has been granted. The grant will be used to fund the demolition of the existing tote and seating arrangements, adjacent to the Parade Ring, and for the construction of a […]

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Naas to benefit from huge numbers expected at Punchestown Festival

“Naas is set to benefit from the huge numbers of people expected to visit the Punchestown festival at the end of the month”, is according to Anthony Lawlor, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North. “The festival which runs from Tuesday, 28th April to Saturday, 2nd May is […]

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Dáil Question on betting tax and Tote Ireland

QUESTION NO: 207 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan) by Deputy Anthony Lawlor for WRITTEN ANSWER on 25/03/2014 To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of betting tax Tote Ireland paid to the Exchequer in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. REPLY. […]

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Dáil Speech on Betting (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage

Thursday, 16 January 2014 This Bill has been in the offing since the Finance Bill 2011 and it is a redrafting of the original 2012 Bill. I appreciate the work undertaken by the Minister in this regard. I come from an area which has two of the […]

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