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Extend Child Benefit to all Leaving Cert students – O’Neill

Fine Gael Senator for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat O’Neill, has called for an extension of the Child Benefit payment beyond the traditional age limit of 18 years, to all include all Leaving Cert students, saying the current age limit is unfair and divisive.

Revised lending rules a welcome reprieve for first-time buyers – McFadden

Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed the Central Bank’s recognition of the financial pressures faced by young house hunters by not proceeding with a prohibitive 20% mortgage deposit proposal for first time buyers.

Statement by Michelle Mulherin, Fine Gael TD for Mayo

Minister for Finance to lay revised regulations on macro prudential mortgage lending before the Houses of the Oireachtas

The Governor of the Central Bank Mr Patrick Honohan today consulted with the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. in relation to the Central Bank macro prudential proposals on residential mortgage lending.

Speech by the Taoiseach at the IFA AGM

Firstly, I thank you for inviting me to speak here this evening on the occasion of the 60th IFA AGM.

813,000 reasons why independents don't want to form a party – O’Donovan

“It’s no wonder that most of the current crop of Independent TDs and Senators have decided to pass on joining a new political party when they received over €813,000 in leader’s allowances in 2014”, says Patrick O’Donovan, Fine Gael TD for Limerick.

Statement by Minister Donohoe following Cabinet briefing on IAG approaches to Aer Lingus

This morning I briefed my Cabinet colleagues on the approaches that have been made to the Board of Aer Lingus by International Airlines Group (IAG) – each of which is in the public domain.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD congratulates Alexis Tsipras on his election and appointment as Prime Minister of Greec

I would like to extend my congratulations on behalf of the Irish Government to Alexis Tsipras following his appointment today as Prime Minister of Greece.

New passport card will mean efficient travel for business people - Collins

Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has today (Monday) welcomed the introduction of a new passport card saying it will bring about new efficiencies for business travellers.

Corcoran Kennedy finally gets response from CEO of Ulster Bank re Ferbane branch

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has received assurances from the Chief Executive of Ulster Bank that the bank’s ATM machine will be retained in Ferbane, County Offaly. Deputy Corcoran-Kennedy has also been assured that Ulster Bank customers will be able to deposit money into their accounts in Ferbane Post Office.