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Minister Coveney and Senator Coghlan to address Fine Gael LGBT Referendum information meeting in Portlaoise

The Fine Gael LGBT group will host a public information meeting about the forthcoming marriage equality Referendum at 8pm on Thursday 12th March in the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise.

Accountability in the Garda Síochána strengthened by new legislation - Conway

Fine Gael Senator for Clare and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Martin Conway, has said the passage of the Garda Síochána (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2014 through the Dáil and the Seanad provides a welcome opportunity for the reform of An Garda Síochána.

Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., at the opening of the Birth of a Nation Exhibitio

here is no better way to connect with the past than by seeing primary sources at first hand. Thus the hand-written letters in this exhibition, by Thomas Ashe, Padraig Pearse, Thomas Francis Meagher and others are unique and precious records of these great men.

Allegations that cross border crime is being ignored do not give credit to north/south relations - Coghlan

“Allegations that authorities on both sides of the border are turning a blind eye to fuel laundering and cigarette smuggling are simply untrue and do not give credit to the excellent relationship between police forces on both sides of the border”, says Paul Coghlan, Government Chief Whip in the Seanad.

Victims of medical negligence must be compensated in good time - Burke

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, outlined the importance of periodic payment orders (PPOs) in the context of medical negligence cases, for families who need financial support to care for their loved ones who have been victims of medical negligence. Senator Burke was speaking after he raised the issue in the Seanad on Wednesday.

Work should pay more than welfare - Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the launch of the Government’s Low Pay Commission, saying that work should pay more than welfare.

Murphy welcomes EU funding for rural broadband in North Cork

Dara Murphy TD, Minister for European Affairs, has welcomed the announcement of €800 million in funding EU Structural Funds for Ireland, following the formal signing in Brussels of Ireland’s operational programmes under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The funding will support the rollout of high-speed broadband in rural areas, including north Cork.

Prizewinners from #FGNC15

Many thanks to everyone who generously contributed to our recent National Conference Raffle. Your support is invaluable and truly appreciated.

Fianna Fáil supports massive tax rises to fund fantasy economic policies - Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon said that Fianna Fáil’s support for a technical group motion that would abolish the Local Property Tax, Water Charges, and USC for those earning under €35,000, as well as reversing a number of social welfare decisions would cost an estimated €4.25 billion and result in a massive 19% tax hike for working people.

Flanagan appointed Director of Elections for Carlow-Kilkenny bye-election

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Fine Gael TD for Laois-Offaly, Charlie Flanagan, has been appointed Director of Elections for the upcoming Carlow-Kilkenny bye-election.