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Focus on healthy lifestyle needed to combat obesity - Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick TD has, today (Thursday), called for a greater focus on healthy living in Louth following an Irish Examiner article in which Louth is listed as one of the worst counties for obesity.

Jobs the top priority as Government commits to establishing National Health Innovation Hub in 2014

Let’s act on existing recommendations to stop senseless civilian slaughter - Lawlor

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has said we need accountability in any investigation of the senseless slaughter of innocent civilians in the Gaza conflict. Over the last 16 days almost 700 Palestinians, mostly civilians; and 34 Israelis, the majority of which were soldiers, have been killed. Thousands more have been injured and displaced from their homes during this time.

Discounted school uniforms good news for parents – Noone

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has welcomed the introduction of budget school uniform ranges in a number of supermarkets in an attempt to ease the financial burden on parents at back to school time.

Major Reforms Planned for Seanad - Cummins

Fine Gael Waterford Senator and the Party’s Leader in the Seanad Maurice Cummins, has announced that proposals to develop the role of the Seanad within the existing constitutional framework are planned for October next.

€15,000 allocated for children’s play area in Monaghan - Conlan

Fine Gael Cavan/Monaghan TD, Sean Conlan has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly TD, that €15,000 has been allocated to play and recreation projects in Monaghan.

Victim of suicidal driver urges Min Fitzgerald to ensure Garda training on suicide - Neville

Fine Gael Party Chairperson, and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, today (Wednesday), introduced Elber Twomey and her brother Thomas, to the Minister for Justice, France Fitzgerald TD. In 2012 Elber Twomey lost her husband, son and unborn daughter in Devon, when a taxi driver deliberately drove into them after writing a suicide note.

HSE does not have adequate resources or systems to monitor Section 38 and 39 agencies – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor, today (Tuesday).

Corcoran Kennedy appointed as Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Fine Gael TD for Laois Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has today (Tuesday), been appointed as Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the position vacated by Damien English, Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Skills, Research and Innovation.