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Is a vote for FF a vote for SF? - Harris

“It’s beginning to look like a vote for Fianna Fáil would be vote for Sinn Fèin”, says Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris.

GE Healthcare $40 million investment to create 140 additional jobs in East Cork – David Stanton

Fine Gael TD for Cork East, David Stanton has welcomed today’s (Tuesday) announcement by GE Healthcare of the creation of an extra 140 jobs at its plant in Carrigtwohill. This will bring the total number of people employed by GE in East Cork to almost 640.

New Action Plan for Jobs to deliver 28,000 jobs for the North West and North East – Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has said that the Action Plan for Jobs North West/North East which covers all the border counties aims to deliver 28,000 extra jobs for the area.

Local led Burren Programme open for applications - Breen

Fine Gael TD for Clare and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen, has encouraged interested Clare farmers to apply for the new Burren Programme which is open for applications until 21st December. The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, today (Tuesday) began accepting applications for the Burren Programme, one of the flagship projects under the proposed new Locally-Led Measure for the Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020.

FF hypocrisy will not help any family worried about rural crime; proactive Govt measures will make a difference – Daly

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Jim Daly has said that Fianna Fáil’s hypocrisy will not help any family worried about burglaries, but proactive Government measures will make a difference in the fight against crime.

Meath to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment – Butler

Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has said that Meath is to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment, with €1.9 million being provided to improve drinking water quality and supply for over 15,000 homes across the county.

Neville raises issue of mental health unit for children and adolescents in Limerick

Fine Gael TD for Limerick and President of the Irish Suicidology Association, Dan Neville has raised the issue of a child and adolescent twenty bed unit planned for Limerick, but which the HSE have decided not to proceed with.

European Deposit Guarantee Scheme is the crucial third pillar of Banking Union – Hayes

Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes has today (Monday) welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for a new Euro-area Deposit Guarantee Scheme, saying that this is the crucial third pillar for a fully-fledged Banking Union.

Conway launches new equality centre in the University of Limerick

Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Disability, Martin Conway, is today (Friday) officially launching a new Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality in the Community and Voluntary sector (SOLA) in the University of Limerick. SOLA will offer new equality programmes for those working in the voluntary, community and disability sectors.

Clune says it is vital we have Irish producers represented on EU trade delegations to Mexico and Columbia

Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed the announcement by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan that he will be leading trade missions to both Mexico and Colombia in February of 2016. He has given a commitment to explore new dairy markets for Irish and European milk. Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has said there are 30 places available on these trade missions for senior representatives of European producers and producer organisations, and she has encouraged everyone from the Irish agri sector to apply to be a part of the delegation.