Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, is this week taking part in a European Parliament debate on the pay gap between men and women, which now stands at over 15% across Europe and almost 13% in Ireland. Speaking from the Parliament, Clune said the gender pay gap is about more than money.
Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has said that Budget 2016 must deliver measures to help SMEs to grow and continue to create jobs.
FF must explain what capital projects they would cancel to fund an additional €4.3bn spending – Donohoe
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Fine Gael TD for Dublin Central, Paschal Donohoe, said today (Thursday) that Fianna Fáil must explain what projects in the Government’s Capital Plan they would cancel to allow for an additional €4.3 billion spending on projects they want progressed.
Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, has called for an urgent discussion on the definition of public service broadcasting and on the payment of 2% of licence fees to RTÉ.
Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, speaking in the Seanad, highlighted some important issues for farmers ahead of the upcoming budget.
“If Fianna Fáil is so dissatisfied with the Capital Investment Plan announced yesterday (Tuesday), they should outline which projects they would like to omit”, says Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O’Donovan.
“Fianna Fáil’s assessment of the Capital Investment Plan as “long on aspiration and short on detail” is symptomatic of their failure to understand and appreciate the detail of the Plan”, says Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell.
€27 billion, six year, Capital Investment Plan announced today which will see major investment in Garda resources, the courts and a new forensic laboratory.
€27bn six year capital investment plan to secure the recovery
This €27 billion investment plan for Ireland is essential to restore all the jobs lost in the recession by 2018 and to get unemployment down to 6% by 2020.