Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim, and Assistant Whip to the Fine Gael Party, Tony Mc Loughlin, has welcomed the introduction of his anti-fracking legislation in Dáil Éireann this week.
Fine Gael spokesperson on EU Affairs in Seanad Éireann, Neale Richmond, has welcomed news of a resolution between the Wallonian regional government and EU officials that will allow the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Leas Cathaoirleach, Paul Coghlan, has received confirmation from the Minister of State for Disability, Finian McGrath, that there is no imminent closure set for St. Mary of the Angels in Beaufort.
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, and TD for Donegal, Joe McHugh, has today (Thursday) welcomed the introduction of the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016 in the Dáil.
Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock has today (Friday) called on the Government to move forward with publishing his Bill to ban over face value ticket touting. The Deputy's call comes in the wake of reports that Coldplay tickets went on sale on a secondary market this morning, before Ticketmaster even sold out the shows.
“Does Fianna Fáil want history to repeat itself?” asks Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Maria Bailey. Deputy Bailey was speaking after Fianna Fáil mooted an extension of Fine Gael’s first time buyers’ initiative, which she says will bring us back to boom and bust again.
Fine Gael Limerick Senator, Maria Byrne, has called for the retention of the 9% VAT rate in the hospitality sector, saying it must be maintained in order to protect jobs and create further employment. Senator Byrne was speaking on the matter this week in the Seanad.
Fine Gael Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs in Seanad Éireann, Neale Richmond, has added his voice to the campaign by MEP Manfred Weber, calling on the European Commission to issue all Europeans with a free, once off, inter rail pass for their 18th birthday.