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Minister Coveney Welcomes New Report On Benefits Of Dairy Expansion

Minister Coveney today welcomed the report produced by Dr Declan O’Connor and Dr Michael Keane that examined the likely Economic Benefits and Infrastructural Requirements arising from the planned dairy expansion in Cork.

World-leader viagogo Group to double workforce in Limerick – Neville

“The workforce at viagogo Group in the Kilmurry Business Park, Castletroy, is to double following an announcement today by Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. This is good news for everyone in Limerick and the surrounding area, particularly our cohort of skilled graduates”, says Dan Neville, Fine Gael Party Chairperson and TD for Limerick.

Gaeltacht areas experiencing consistent employment growth - Kyne

“Gaeltacht areas are experiencing consistent employment growth and the focus of this Government is to see that continue”, says Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Sean Kyne.

Junior Cert reforms designed to move away from memory tests – Neville

“It is 26 years since the current Junior Certificate Examination system was introduced and the changes in our society in that time have been vast. These changes have not been reflected in how we examine our secondary school students” says Dan Neville, Fine Gael Party Chairperson and TD for Limerick.

New vehicle clamping legislation needs to tackle clamping in private car parks - Lawlor

The new Vehicle Clamping Bill 2014 should tackle the problem of clamping in private car parks and incentivise car parks to move to a barrier system where people pay upon exit for the exact time they use. Deputy Lawlor made the call while speaking on the new Bill in the Dáil.

Obesity highlighted as key priority to EU Health Commissioner – Fitzpatrick

The EU Health Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis came before the Oireachtas Health Committee this week and as rapporteur, Peter Fitzpatrick, Fine Gael TD for Louth and Member of the Oireachtas Health Committee took the opportunity to highlight the obesity problem in Ireland as a key issue.

Urgent action needed to protect Bose work force – Conlan

“I am very sad to hear of the closure of the Bose plant in Carrickmacross due to their global restructuring plan” says Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Seán Conlan.

Draghi's QE programme doesn't go far enough - Hayes

Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin today (Thursday), said that the ECB's Quantitative Easing programme does not go far enough due to the low level of risk-sharing associated with the programme.

Keane calls for cross-departmental approach to improve standards in the childcare sector

Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has called on the Minister for Education & Skills, Jan O'Sullivan, and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly TD, to introduce a strong cross departmental approach in order to improve standards in the childcare sector. The Senator made her comments in the context of the Seanad debate on 'Improving the Quality of Early Years Education' today (Thursday).

2,840 medical negligence claims may cost €1.159 billion – Burke

“Currently €1.18 million in medical negligence claims is covered by the Medical Protection Society (MPS) and the State pays the remainder. The Government must review this cut off point, to keep the consultants who cannot afford their insurance premiums in this country “, says Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke.