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Doyle calls for farm safety module in rural schools

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow and Chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, Andrew Doyle, has today called for improved farm safety awareness for our children and has called on the Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan to consider introducing a farm safety module on the primary school curriculum for primary schools.

Closing remarks by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, on Dáil Motion on disposal of Aer Lingus shareholding

Aer Lingus has a long history and a close association with the State. For 70 of the nearly 80 years of its existence, it was State owned and although a majority stake in the airline was privatised some nine years ago, it still has a special place in the hearts of the Irish people.

Fianna Fáil still using Aer Lingus as a political football – O’Donovan

Having privatised Aer Lingus in 2006, Fianna Fáil today showed that they are using Aer Lingus as a political football by opposing a great deal for Ireland, according to Fine Gael TD for Limerick Patrick O’Donovan.

Comiskey welcomes €2 billion EU boost for Irish farming and rural jobs

Fine Gael Senator for Sligo Leitrim and the Party’s Spokesperson for Agriculture in the Seanad Michael Comiskey has today (Wednesday) welcomed the European Commission’s formal approval for Ireland's €2 billion Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, under the revised Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).

Opening speech by Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, to Dáil Éireann on the Principles of a Sale of Aer Lingus shares

The motion seeks the approval of the House for the general principles of the disposal of shares in Aer Lingus.

Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD, at the launch of the ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ 2015 Competition

In rebuilding an enterprise focused economy we need young people with the business ideas of tomorrow, the passion to succeed, and the energy to lead.

Funding approved for coastal erosion and flood management study at Rosses Point – McLoughlin

Fine Gael TD for Sligo/Leitrim, Tony McLoughlin has welcomed the allocation of funding from the OPW to carry out a single coastal erosion and flood risk management study for the section of coastline from Deadman’s Point to Rosses Point (Lower) to include the Sand Spit.

Murphy welcomes €2 billion EU boost for Irish farming and rural jobs

The Minister for European Affairs, Dara Murphy, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the European Commission’s formal approval for Ireland's €2 billion Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, under the revised Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).

TTIP offers massive opportunities for the Irish economy – Bruton & Kelly

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, and Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, Sean Kelly, have said that the EU-US trade deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP) offers massive opportunities for the Irish economy. They were speaking at a TTIP information seminar, organised by Mr Kelly today (Tuesday) in Dublin.

Marriage Bill 2015 to be enacted by the end of July - Minister Fitzgerald

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has today announced her intention to have the Marriage Bill 2015 enacted by the end of July.