In recent months the Irish Government has advocated for our belief that the EU is better with Britain as a leading member and that Britain and Ireland have always worked together very well, as equal partners, within the EU.
Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party and Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has said that Fine Gael believes in Ireland being at the heart of Europe, and that we will also work to maintain our strong relationship with the UK in the wake of their vote to leave the European Union.
Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim, Tony Mc Loughlin, has welcomed the announcement of LEADER funding of €13.6 million for rural enterprises and community groups across Sligo and Leitrim.
Fine Gael TD for Co Limerick, Tom Neville, who has a Masters in Music Technology and is a trained actor, has appealed for Arts funding to be increased, as the economy grows.
Fine Gael Meath Senator, Ray Butler, has appealed to Irish airlines to reduce their prices and allow as many Irish fans as possible make Sunday’s game in Lyon.
Fine Gael Longford Westmeath Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has been appointed Government Chief Whip in the Seanad by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD. Senator McFadden was also given the role of Seanad Spokesperson on Defence.
Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has said that whether Britain decides to stay or leave the EU, David Cameron’s reform demands will have to be addressed
Speaking today (Wednesday) during the Seanad debate on the future of EU - UK relations, Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has stated that the Brexit campaign can be the start of a better Europe.
Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has said today (Tuesday) that Microfinance Ireland (MFI) offering small businesses in Louth the opportunity to avail of a cut in its interest rates is great news. MFI is the not-for-profit Government Agency providing funded finance to micro- enterprises.