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Taoiseach expresses condolences to family of former Fine Gael TD Jim White

Taoiseach Enda Kenny expresses regret on the passing of former TD Jim White.

Statement from Minister for Finance

The Exchequer figures to the end of August and in particular the strong performance of income and consumption taxes are further evidence that the recovery is strengthening as the year progresses.

Minister Noonan to meet European Colleagues in relation to early repayment of IMF Loans

Following on from Minister Noonan’s announcement in July in relation to his plans to refinance the IMF loans, the minister will be holding a series of meetings with the EU Commission, ESM, ECB and the President of the Eurogroup.

Minister Coveney Welcomes The Opening Of The Market In Vietnam To Exports Of Pigmeat From Ireland

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today welcomed the agreement reached with the veterinary authorities in Vietnam to allow for the importation of fresh and frozen pork meat from Ireland.

McFadden welcomes start of work on €4m Athlone- Mullingar Cycleway project

Fine Gael Longford-Westmeath TD, Gabriel McFadden, has warmly welcomed the commencement of work on the Athlone- Mullingar Cycleway. Work on the project formally commenced yesterday, (Monday), and is due to be completed by June of next year.

President Carter is right on the need to criminalise the purchase of sex - Keane

Fine Gael Senator and the Party’s candidate in the upcoming Dublin South-West bye-election, Cáit Keane, has today (Monday) welcomed the correspondence from President Jimmy Carter to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, detailing his views on prostitution and the need to criminalise the purchase of sex.

New digital TV and Radio Studio at AIT endorses RTE’s commitment to the Midlands region – McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that today’s official opening of RTE’s new Midlands Regional Studio at Athlone Institute of Technology is a clear endorsement of the national broadcaster’s commitment to its news and programming output in the Midlands. The official opening was performed by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan.

Taoiseach congratulates Polish PM Tusk on election as next President of the European Council

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today congratulated Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, on his election as the next President of the European Council.

Taoiseach attending Special Meeting of the European Council

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. and Dara Murphy, T.D., Minister of State for European Affairs will travel to Brussels for the special meeting of the European Council today (Saturday, 30 August).

Minister Dara Murphy calls on Europe to ensure strong focus on competitiveness

Minister Dara Murphy attended the Informal meeting of Ministers for European Affairs yesterday and today (Thursday and Friday 28/29 August) in Milan.