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EBA decision not to run stress tests in 2015 is a big risk - Hayes

Brian Hayes MEP today (Wednesday) said that the European Banking Authority's decision not to run stress tests on banks is a big risk to the financial stability of the European banking system.

Ireland’s first diaspora policy recognises the importance of the Irish abroad - Breen

Fine Gael TD for Clare and Chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee, Pat Breen, has welcomed the launch of Global Irish, the first clear statement of the Government’s policy on the diaspora by the Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, alongside an Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.

Community groups to access €13 million for energy upgrades - Butler

“Meath community groups should apply for funding to upgrade their energy systems, now that €13 million has been made available”, says Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler.

Remarks by the Taoiseach at the Launch of Global Irish– Ireland’s Diaspora Policy Tuesday, 3 March, 2015, Government Press Centre

I am particularly pleased to be launching this policy document at a time in this country when we are securing our recovery, and Ireland has reclaimed its place in the world.

McHugh encourages farmers to attend Donegal CAP meeting

Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Fine Gael TD for Donegal, Joe McHugh, has encouraged Donegal farmers to attend a meeting on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) taking place in Letterkenny on Monday, 9th March 2015. The meeting forms part of a series of 14 regional information meetings in relation to CAP implementation.

Coveney announces first in series of information meetings for farmers on the implementation of cap reform

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced that his Department will hold a series of 14 regional Information Meetings in relation to CAP implementation from Monday 9th March to Tuesday 31st March.

McGinley welcomes Govt commitment to social inclusion and equality for women

Fine Gael TD for Donegal, Dinny McGinley has welcomed the announcement that the Department of Justice and the Department of the Environment are to come together to continue a scheme to promote social inclusion and equality for women.

Louth leading the way to drive the regional recovery - Fitzpatrick

“Louth Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is to lead a programme of two new regional development initiatives that will strengthen SMEs and assist unemployed graduates to become entrepreneurs. This is the first programme of its kind in this country which will contribute to growth in the regions”, says Peter Fitzpatrick, Fine Gael TD for Louth.

A British-Irish Competitiveness Council would put us ahead of the curve in the EU - Hayes

Speaking at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce Conference last Friday, Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin said that Britain and Ireland could lead the way in Europe with the formation of a British-Irish Competitiveness Council.