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Clune concerned that €16 airline surcharge will increase airfares and inconvenience consumers when booking flights

Ireland South Fine Gael MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune has expressed her concern on the impact on air travellers of a €16 surcharge on all Lufthansa flights purchased outside of their own website. The move will affect tickets bought for Lufthansa itself as well as other airlines in their control such as Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss airlines.

Safety must remain top priority at the Brink – McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has said that safety must remain a top priority on the N2 Dublin/Derry Road at the Brink service station and crossroads.

Statement by the Taoiseach on UK/EU Affairs

Future of YoungBallymun secure for immediate future – Rock

Ballymun Fine Gael TD, Noel Rock has welcomed the confirmation by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs that €400,000 in contingency funding is to be provided for YoungBallymun, which removes any immediate threat of closure. This comes on foot of meetings and correspondence between all three local Deputies on a cross-party basis, and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Top Gear visit to Kerry a huge success with TV show to air in coming weeks – Griffin

KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, says that the Top Gear visit to Kerry appears to have been an enormous success and anticipates a huge boost to Kerry tourism when the programme airs in the coming weeks.

High speed broadband to be delivered for 12 additional communities in Louth - Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick committed to delivering high speed broadband in all rural areas of Co Louth

MMA needs rules and guidelines if it is to continue in Ireland – Noone

Dublin Senator Catherine Noone, has said that rules and guidelines must be put in place, and adhered to by Mixed Martial Arts, if the sport is to continue in Ireland.

BBC’s Top Gear visit to Kerry welcomed by Griffin

Kerry Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin is warmly welcoming the announcement today (Wednesday) by Top Gear presenter, Chris Evans, that the programme is to visit Kerry this week.

Keenans must be kept open for the sake of workers and the south Carlow economy - Deering

Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has expressed regret at the appointment of receivers to Keenan System, a cattle feed company based in Borris. Deputy Deering highlighted the importance of keeping Keenan System in operation for the good of the south Carlow economy.

Incremental Purchase Scheme allows social housing tenants buy their home, but terms should be extended - Doyle

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed the new Incremental Purchase Scheme which will allow social housing tenants to buy their first home. However he has called for the scheme to be extended to include those living in houses acquired by the council, as part of the Part V social and affordable scheme.