Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Tuesday) encouraged families to claim the home carers’ tax credit, where one spouse is staying at home to care for children or elderly relatives. Senator Noone noted that the tax credit available to home carers was increased in the recent Budget.
Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central, and Minister for European Affairs, Dara Murphy, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the launch of proposals by the Office of Public Works (OPW) to deal with the flooding problems in Blackpool. Minister Murphy said there will be an opportunity for members of the local community to share their concerns about the flooding issue at the public exhibition of the River Bride Blackpool Certified Drainage Scheme, in the local Community Centre, 90 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool.
Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes has called on all Irish MEPs to back the Passenger Name Record Directive. The Directive requires passenger information collected by airlines to be shared with all EU police forces.
Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire Mary Mitchell O’Connor has called for greater regulation and safety standards to be imposed on private companies that supply assistance dogs to children with Autism.
Fine Gael Ireland South MEP and member of the European Transport Committee, Deirdre Clune, has backed French calls for the European Parliament to immediately approve EU measures which would give European police forces access to passenger details on all flights, trains and ferries, operating both internally within Europe and to and from Europe.
Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has demanded an explanation as to why Cork City Council has not used all of the housing funding allocated to it.
Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has said that the new programme for providing supports to children with disabilities in pre-school represents meaningful progress in terms of educational equality for our children.
The Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Simon Harris, said today (Thursday) we cannot go back to Fianna Fáil’s chaos of five years ago.
Fine Gael TD for Cork East, Tom Barry, has said that the announcement of extensions for the various TAMS II Schemes by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, will be a relief for many Cork farmers.