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Great news for students in direct provision-Conway

Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan that students in the asylum protection system will have access to student supports from September 2015.

Perry welcomes widening of student support services to asylum seekers

Fine Gael TD for Sligo, John Perry, has welcomed the announcement by the Department of Education that students in the asylum protection system will have access to student supports from September 2015.

Longford Forest only Center Parcs planned for Ireland

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, James Bannon this week visited Woburn Forest, the Center Parcs complex in Bedfordshire which is similar in size to the planned Longford Forest in Ballymahon.

New CSO figures emphatically debunk opposition efforts to downplay jobs based recovery - Doyle

The jobs, income and migration statistics issued today and yesterday by the Central Statistics Office serve to unequivocally refute the bogus opposition claims about the quality and location of the significant amount of jobs being created according to Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Andrew Doyle.

White Paper on Defence presents exciting new opportunities – Coghlan

Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, has welcomed the Government White Paper on Defence as it sets out Ireland’s defence policy framework for the next decade. Senator Coghlan was speaking after the Minister for Defence Simon Coveney launched the Government White Paper on Defence.

Time for PE to become a Leaving Cert subject – Noone

Fine Gael Senator, Catherine Noone is strongly supporting the idea of creating a Leaving Certificate curriculum for PE, to ensure that children are involved in physical activity right through their school years.

10 new Garda vehicles for the South Eastern Garda division and new burglary laws to fight rural crime – Cummins

“The South Eastern Garda Division is to receive ten new Garda vehicles in total during the course of 2015 to boost the fight against rural crime. Some of these vehicles are already in action”, says Fine Gael SENATOR for Waterford, Maurice Cummins.

Fine Gael will support growing numbers of self-employed – Collins

Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins said today (Wednesday) the growing numbers of self-employed people is encouraging and Fine Gael is committed to supporting further growth by standing up for the self- employed and small businesses.

Latest employment figures prove the move away from FF policies is working – Corcoran Kennedy

“Adding over 1,300 jobs per week to the economy proves that the Government’s plan, and the move away from the Fianna Fáil high tax, high spend policy, is working”, says Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.

Housing announcements represent good progress in meeting demand - Keane

Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson on Housing, Cáit Keane, has welcomed the news that over 800 housing units are currently being made available to help meet demand and protect homeless and vulnerable households.