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Same old Fianna Fáil health policy: high taxes & low ambition - Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, has said that this weekend’s Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis, and especially its health policy, proves that it’s the same party of high-taxes, ever higher-spending, and low ambition.

Europe Minister Dara Murphy welcomes report confirming SMEs will benefit from EU-US trade deal

Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Minister of State for European Affairs, Dara Murphy, has welcomed a European Commission report published this week which confirmed that the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would remove significant barriers currently faced by SMEs when trying to trade with the US.

No country for young women under Fianna Fáil - Collins

Ahead of the Fianna Fáil Ard Fhéis this weekend, Fine Gael Cork North-West TD, Áine Collins, has questioned the party’s position on the issue of women candidates, saying “it would be no country for young women under Fianna Fáil.”

Ballot paper layout could influence election results – Stanton

The need for changes to the layout of ballot papers used in elections has been raised in Dáil Éireann, today, by Cork East Fine Gael TD David Stanton. In response to Deputy Stanton’s suggestions, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD said that he would examine the issue.

Fine Gael will end discrimination against the self-employed - Neville

Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Chairperson and TD for Limerick, Dan Neville, has said that “there is an urgent need to end discrimination against the self- employed and Fine Gael will do it.”

New Drugs Minister could examine option of supervised injection centres- Byrne

“The newly appointed Minister for Drugs could examine the option of medically supervised injection centres”, says Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne.

McFadden welcomes news that HSE to honour pledge to fill 90 posts at Mullingar Hospital

Fine Gael TD for Longford/ Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed the news that the HSE is to honour its commitment to fill 90 posts at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar

Voluntary housing agencies should consider the new tenant purchase scheme - Deering

Fine Gael Carlow/ Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has said the new tenant purchase scheme which is soon to come on stream, will be good for communities and that voluntary housing agencies should consider getting involved. Deputy Deering was speaking after the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Alan Kelly, confirmed to him that the new scheme will be introduced in the second quarter of 2015.

Tomorrow's EU council meeting a test for European solidarity

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes has today (Wednesday) said that tomorrow's EU Council Meeting is a test for European solidarity. Europe must speak and act as one in the face of the humanitarian disaster in the Mediterranean. The Fine Gael MEP made his comments as European leaders are due to arrive in Brussels for emergency talks on the crisis.

Speech by Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD at the announcement of 200 new jobs at Zalando’s new software R&D centre

Today’s announcement concerns a significant R&D activity in Dublin, to explore fundamental aspects of consumer behaviour and their relationship with online shopping, and we are delighted that you have chosen to come to Ireland to carry it out.