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Wallace slur on PAC members unacceptable – O’Donovan

Fine Gael TD for Limerick and Member of the Public Accounts Committee, Patrick O’Donovan says that Mick Wallace’s claim that PAC is comprised of “publicity chasing politicians” is unacceptable and a slur on its record..

Paying for public transport in Dublin needs to be modernised - Hayes

Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today (Tuesday) Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes said that a contactless payment system for public transport in Dublin should be introduced. Mr Hayes made the comments following the passing of a report in the European Parliament calling for a European style "LEAP" card to be introduced.

Sale of Johnson and Johnson plant presents employment opportunity – Coonan

Fine Gael TD for Tipperary, Noel Coonan, has said that the sale of the former Johnson and Johnson plant in Cashel to a major pharmaceutical company has the potential to create high skilled jobs in the region.

7 new traffic offences for cyclists to make roads safer – Fitzpatrick

“Fixed Charge Notices (FCNs) for cyclists who commit certain road traffic offences will make the roads safer for drivers and cyclists alike”, says Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick. Deputy Fitzpatrick was speaking following the introduction of FCNs by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD.

FF job plan still MIA while Govt pro-growth policies result in drop in Live Register – Corcoran Kennedy

“Fianna Fáil’s elusive jobs policy is still missing in action. The long promised policy is nowhere to be seen, as the party’s TDs concentrate on negative campaigning and trying to rewrite history”, says Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee and Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.

National Narcolepsy Support Coordination Needed – Stanton

“A structured support package and advocate is needed for people who developed narcolepsy as a result of receiving the swine flu vaccine in 2009 and 2010” says Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton. National figures show that 74 young people and children developed the condition after they received the Pandemrix vaccine.

Medical card for cancer patients under 18 provides relief for parents - Butler

Fine Gael TD for Meath West, Ray Butler, has welcomed the confirmation from the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD that children under 18 with a cancer diagnosis will be issued with a medical card for five years.

Unemployment rate now at 9.7% and firm plan in place for regional jobs growth – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June of 9.7% is very encouraging and that the trend of decreasing unemployment should continue with the new Midlands Action Plan for Jobs.

O'Donovan welcomes €3m EU funding for Shannon Foynes Port

Fine Gael Limerick TD, Patrick O'Donovan has welcomed the announcement of €3 million in funding from the EU for development works in Foynes Port. The funding comes from the EU's Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) and will be used on the construction of the East Jetty in the Port together with support for a feasibility study on the use of the railway line into the Port.

Roaming charges to be abolished in June 2017 - Hayes

Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes has today (Tuesday) welcomed confirmation that roaming charges across the EU will be abolished by June 2017. The decision comes following agreement reached yesterday between the Commission, the Council and the Parliament.