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Custume Barracks recruitment drive would be a great boost for Athlone – McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that a renewal of recruitment in the defence forces would be a great boost for Athlone and surrounding areas. Deputy McFadden was speaking after the Minister for Agriculture and Defence, Simon Coveney TD, visited Custume Barracks this week.

Micheál Martin; the “Man with No Plan”; wants to be Taoiseach– O’Donovan

Fine Gael Limerick County TD Patrick O’Donovan, has today (Tuesday), said that Micheál Martin is deluded if he believes that the people have forgiven Fianna Fail.

Micheál Martin admits that overspending on health was Govt policy under FF - Doherty

Fine Gael TD for Meath East and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Regina Doherty, has highlighted the double standard employed by Fianna Fáil leader, Micheal Martin, this morning when he admitted that it was his policy to overspend and require supplementary budgets while he was Minister for Health.

Hopkins welcomes national farm safety scheme launched by Minister Coveney in Curraghboy, Roscommon

Fine Gael candidate for the Roscommon/South Leitrim bye- election, Cllr Maura Hopkins has warmly welcomed the introduction of a new funding scheme to help farmers around the country upgrade the standard of safety on their farms.

National Farm Safety Initiative to tackle farm fatalities and serious injury – O’Neill

Fine Gael Senator for Carlow/Kilkenny and Member of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pat O’Neill has, today (Monday), welcomed the launch of a new National Farm Safety Initiative by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD.

Hayes raises Irish construction disputes in Poland in European Parliament speech

Brian Hayes MEP called on the European Commission to intervene in an effort to resolve difficulties encountered by Irish construction firms, Sisk, SIAC and Roadbridge, under the Polish Roads Programme, in a speech to the European Parliament yesterday evening (Monday).


Canada offers significant potential for Irish tourism, according to a Tourism Ireland strategy launched today by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD.

FF, ‘the Party with no health policy’ is part of the problem not the solution – Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Monday) dismissed criticism of the Government’s health policy and record on health spending by Fianna Fáil leader and former Minister for Health, Micheál Martin.

100 new Garda recruits enter Templemore in first intake since 2009 - Minister for Justice promises seamless ongoing recruitment

In the first intake to the Garda College in Templemore, 100 new recruits entered training today, Monday 15th September. Speaking at the induction, Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality, said that this marked a positive step forward for policing in Ireland and promised seamless ongoing recruitment after a period of financial constraint.

Conway requests Justice Committee to recall acting Garda Commissioner

Fine Gael Clare Senator and spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Disability Martin Conway, has today (Monday), written to the Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality