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Airport charges review and tourism figures good news for Cork Airport – Murphy

Dara Murphy, Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central and Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection has welcomed this week’s announcement by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe TD of a review into airport charge regulation. He said that this news along with the latest tourism figures from the CSO, are good news for Cork Airport.

Crisis in the Mediterranean must provoke new thinking and new pan European response to asylum issues in Europe

Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week, Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes said new information from the EU highlights that we in Ireland need to do more in offering refuge to those seeking asylum. Part of that must be to look again at a binding quota system in light of the disaster in the Mediterranean.

McFadden welcomes start of €4m A&E upgrade at Mullingar Hospital

Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed the news that the €4million upgrade of the A&E at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar is set to start shortly.

Drone technology will revolutionise rural Ireland - Clune

Fine Gael Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport Committee, Deirdre Clune, has said that we should harness the potential of drones, but look to regulate some of their negative uses. Speaking in advance of a debate in the European Parliament on drone technology, Deirdre Clune said that drones could revolutionise rural Ireland.

Keane calls for full audit of upper floor unused commercial space in Dublin to help reduce numbers in emergency accommodation

Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has said that unused upper floor commercial space in Dublin could help to reduce the numbers of people currently in emergency accommodation. Senator Keane was speaking after figures released today (Thursday) by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive show that the rough sleeper figures for Dublin are down 38% but the numbers in emergency accommodation is not decreasing.

Byrne welcomes social housing for Bluebell

“Today’s housing announcement for Bluebell signifies a new beginning for the 19 families who have recently moved into their new homes”, says Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne.

Sinn Féin hypocrisy on the future of the Carlow sugar factory site exposed – Deering

“Sinn Féin is talking out of both sides of its mouth about the future of a sugar beet processing in Carlow,” according to Fine Gael TD for Carlow- Kilkenny, Pat Deering.

Work underway to improve bathing water quality around Clifden – Kyne

“Work is underway to address the problems in bathing water quality caused by historic underinvestment in Clifden”, says Sean Kyne, Fine Gael TD for Galway West.

Work underway to improve water quality at South Beach, Rush – Farrell

“Work is underway to address the problems caused by historic underinvestment at Waste Water Treatment facilities in Rush”, says Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal.

Work underway to improve water quality at Front Strand Beach Youghal – Barry

“Work is underway to address the problems caused by historic underinvestment at Front Strand Beach in Youghal”, says Tom Barry, Fine Gael TD for Cork East.