Fine Gael TD for Kerry, Brendan Griffin, has today (Saturday) condemned the cutting down of the cross at the summit of Carrauntoohil as an act of shameless vandalism.
Dara Murphy TD, Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection, has called on opposition parties to clarify inconsistent and contradictory statements they made today on water charges.
Brian Hayes MEP today said that Ireland must make its voice heard on Jean-Claude Junker's proposed €300 billion investment plan for Europe which is due to be decided by the European Commission next week.
Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has encouraged Meath people to shop local this Christmas, saying that the festive period is a great opportunity to support local retailers.
Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has highlighted the importance of everyone being aware of the risk factors for domestic abuse in their homes and communities. Deputy McFadden was speaking after observing the minute’s silence at the Dáil this week for Women’s Aid.
Fine Gael Sligo North Leitrim TD, John Perry has welcomed President Obama’s announcement to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, saying that 50,000 Irish Americans are set to benefit.
Fine Gael TD for Clare and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee, Pat Breen, has today (Friday) welcomed President Obama’s announcement on changes to the U.S. immigration system
Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has welcomed the introduction of a new tax relief to help elderly people remain in their homes in their later years. Deputy Doherty was speaking after Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, introduced an amendment to the Finance Act this week to assist families to care for elderly relatives at home by employing a nurse or carer.
Fine Gael TD for Wexford, Liam Twomey has said the Government’s water charges package provides a fair, simple and affordable plan for people ahead of the introduction of water charges next January. Deputy Twomey welcomed the announcement that addresses the concerns expressed over the last few months.
Fine Gael Senator Paul Coughlan has today (Thursday) said that a rates exemption will benefit services available to children in not-for-profit childcare facilities.