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Mulherin calls for increase in milk intervention price

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has commended the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney after he made a strong call at a recent Council of Agriculture Ministers in the EU Commission to consider examination of the intervention price. Deputy Mulherin has called for an increase in the intervention price due to the detrimental impact the current rate of 21 cent per litre has on milk prices.

Minimum pricing needed to combat alcohol deaths – Mitchell O’Connor

“Hundreds of deaths could be avoided every year by introducing a minimum price for alcohol”, according to Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking in the Dáil today (Tuesday).

HIQA report of care facility in Meath raises serious concerns - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath, Helen McEntee, has expressed serious concern in response to a HIQA report which has outlined the abuse of residents at the Redwood Extended Care Facility in Stamullen.

Garda Inspectorate Report provides opportunity for reform - Conway

Fine Gael Senator for Clare and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Martin Conway, has today (Tuesday), said the publication of the Garda Inspectorate Report by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, provides an opportunity for the reform of An Garda Síochána.

Fianna Fáil wants to tax jobs they have no plans to create - Daly

Jim Daly, Fine Gael TD for Cork South West said today (Wednesday) that after four years in opposition Fianna Fáil has no jobs plan and is happy to sit back and criticise the economic recovery that is beginning to take hold. Speaking ahead of the party's Ard Fheis Jim Daly said he looked forward to any new ideas on job creation emerging this weekend.

Half of all Irish adults unaware they are entitled to a free dental check-up – Noone

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone has today (Tuesday) highlighted the fact that around half of all Irish adults are unaware of their state- funded dental entitlement of a free dental exam - and only one in three have availed of it.

Strong growth figures show the need to secure the recovery - Daly

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has said today (Wednesday) the latest Central Bank growth projections reflect the economic recovery and the priority now is to secure the recovery.