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FF Tax & Spend Wish list will Kill 200k Jobs & Punch €1.4bn Hole in Public Finances – Harris

Fine Gael Minister, Simon Harris has expressed amazement that Fianna Fail would publish little more than a tax and spend wish list without a credible plan to grow jobs. He said that the absence of a detailed Fianna Fail jobs plan meant that the 200,000 extra jobs that Fine Gael’s Plan would deliver for the country by 2020 would not be realized

FG sets out plan to Invest in Better Services

Fine Gael’s Long Term Economic Plan will combine smart public service investment with reform to ensure new and better services.

10% Capital Gains Tax for start-ups as FG plans 93,000 new start-up jobs

An Taoiseach & Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny TD, and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, were today (Friday) in in Park West, Dublin to outline the party’s plan to help create 93,000 new jobs from start-up companies as part of the Fine Gael Long Term Economic Plan.

Flooding fund extended to include non-rateable businesses - McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that the Government has expanded the eligibility criteria for the €5 million fund for small businesses to include businesses not subject to commercial rates.

Public funding for IVF will provide equality of access for those who need it - Byrne

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, of his intention to provide public funding for assisted human reproductive treatment for Irish couples who need help with fertility.

Regulation of grocery goods sector will be good for business and consumers – Collins

Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has said that new regulation of the grocery goods sector by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, will be good for businesses around the country and will also protect consumers.

Decision to publicly fund fertility treatment very welcome move - Noone

Dublin Senator and Fine Gael candidate for Dublin West, Catherine Noone, has welcomed the announcement today by the Minister for Health that he intends to publicly fund fertility treatment, in conjunction with planned legislation

Speech by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D. European Financial Forum 2016

I want to acknowledge the leadership role that Minister Simon Harris has played in instigating this event – and indeed for his vision and energy in driving the Government’s International Financial Services strategy.

Childcare facilities only providing ECCE scheme also exempt from commercial rates - Keane

Fine Gael Dublin South West Senator Cáit Keane, has announced that childcare facilities providing only the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE), are exempt from paying commercial rates. Senator Keane was speaking after raising the issue of commercial rates for preschool facilities in the Seanad today (Thursday) with the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, as responsibility for the Valuation Office transferred to the Minister’s Department with effect from 1 January 2016.