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New jobs for Ennis demonstrates the recovery is strengthening - Breen

Fine Gael TD for Clare, Pat Breen, has today (Monday) welcomed plans by TTM Healthcare to create 100 new jobs, mostly in Ennis. Deputy Breen said the new positions were further evidence that the economic recovery is strengthening.

We know what opposition are against but what are they for? – Harris

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow and Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris, has today (Sunday) called on the opposition to spell out their alternatives.

Griffin condemns felling of cross on Carrauntoohil as an act of shameless vandalism

Fine Gael TD for Kerry, Brendan Griffin, has today (Saturday) condemned the cutting down of the cross at the summit of Carrauntoohil as an act of shameless vandalism.

Murphy calls on opposition parties to clarify their inconsistent positions on water charges

Dara Murphy TD, Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection, has called on opposition parties to clarify inconsistent and contradictory statements they made today on water charges.

Ireland must exert its influence on Juncker's €300 billion plan - Hayes

Brian Hayes MEP today said that Ireland must make its voice heard on Jean-Claude Junker's proposed €300 billion investment plan for Europe which is due to be decided by the European Commission next week.

Shop local this Christmas - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has encouraged Meath people to shop local this Christmas, saying that the festive period is a great opportunity to support local retailers.

Be vigilant for signs of domestic abuse – McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has highlighted the importance of everyone being aware of the risk factors for domestic abuse in their homes and communities. Deputy McFadden was speaking after observing the minute’s silence at the Dáil this week for Women’s Aid.

50,000 Irish people to be protected against deportation from America - Perry

Fine Gael Sligo North Leitrim TD, John Perry has welcomed President Obama’s announcement to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, saying that 50,000 Irish Americans are set to benefit.

Announcement on U.S. immigration reform gives hope to some undocumented Irish – Breen

Fine Gael TD for Clare and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee, Pat Breen, has today (Friday) welcomed President Obama’s announcement on changes to the U.S. immigration system

Tax relief to help elderly people remain in their homes – Doherty

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has welcomed the introduction of a new tax relief to help elderly people remain in their homes in their later years. Deputy Doherty was speaking after Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, introduced an amendment to the Finance Act this week to assist families to care for elderly relatives at home by employing a nurse or carer.