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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.

Statement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD on the death of Bill O'Herlihy

I was deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Bill O’Herlihy.

There needs to be a system that monitors variable mortgage rates into the future – Hayes

Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin today (Monday) said that variable mortgage rates need to be monitored into the future to ensure that rates do not become as excessive as they are today.

A Yes for Marriage Equality is a Yes for inclusiveness – Corcoran Kennedy

Vice Chairperson of Fine Gael LGBT and TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has today (Monday) congratulated everyone involved in the Yes campaign on the result of the Marriage Equality Referendum on Saturday.

Speech by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. on the Marriage Equality Referendum

The first country in the world to vote for equal marriage. I welcome that and thank all those who voted yesterday. In the privacy of the ballot box they made a public statement.

2,000 more health jobs in last year demonstrates sector’s role in economic recovery – Varadkar

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, will tonight tell the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland that 2,000 jobs have been created in health in both the public and private sector in the last year. He will tell the College that the health sector should get much more recognition as an important employer and revenue generator, with a further role to play in economic growth.

Europe needs Britain as much as Britain needs Europe - Hayes

Speech by Brian Hayes MEP to the American Chamber of Commerce in Strasbourg

New EU VAT rules need to work better for small businesses - Hayes

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, today (Tuesday) said that new EU VAT rules for digital services need to be amended quickly to reduce administrative burdens for small businesses.

Visit of Premier Li of the People’s Republic of China to Ireland

Mr Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China, will visit Ireland on Sunday 17th May 2015 and Monday 18th May.

Ireland's tax system is fair and progressive- Hayes

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, today (Thursday), said that populist proposals to increase tax on high income earners do not make economic sense given Ireland's fair and progressive system of taxation.