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McEntee expresses concern at potential impact of Central Bank’s proposed 20% mortgage savings requirement

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has expressed her concern about the impact that proposed Central Bank changes to mortgage lending requirements would have on young people trying to buy a home. The Central Bank has proposed that potential homebuyers should be able to come up with 20% of the cost of a property in order to qualify for a mortgage

Sinn Féin call for rent controls is another example of its economic ignorance – Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has today (Thursday) criticised Sinn Féin’s lazy and ill-informed call for rent controls as a solution to the housing issue. Sinn Féin has called for rent controls following the publication of the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) report.

Public Service provides job opportunities for graduates – Fitzpatrick

Reforms mean Public Service can hire graduates and frontline staff

Exchequer up €171m on New Vehicle Sales VRT & VAT - Griffin

No Increases in Budget 2015 on VRT, motor tax and fuel will help drive further new sales and revenue

Child Care in Practice Journal 20th Anniversary

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly TD, today opened the conference ‘Developments in Early Intervention and Family Support – Assessing the Impact for Children’

Dáil suspension a taste of Independent 'government' - Doherty

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has today (Wednesday) said the chaotic behaviour of Independent TDs in the Dáil this afternoon, which led to the suspension of Dáil business for the rest of today

No child will be left without urgent dental treatment - Byrne

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has today (Tuesday) reassured parents that no child will be left without urgent dental treatment in the wake of the closure of the dental service at St. James’s Hospital.

The #littlethings that make a difference to your mental health - Neville

Fine Gael Party Chairman and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, yesterday attended the launch of the #littlethings, mental health and wellbeing social marketing campaign. This campaign is being run by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention in partnership with over 20 other organisations.

Byrne condemns desecration of Cosgrave grave

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has condemned last night’s desecration of the grave of WT Cosgrave in Goldenbridge Cemetery, Inchicore.

Teenager’s views sought on the ideal qualities for the Ombudsman for Children

Dr James Reilly TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs today opened a consultation with young people (aged 13-17) seeking their views on theperson specification for the recruitment of the Ombudsman for Children.