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Louth to benefit from HSE Service Plan – Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick has today, (Thursday) welcomed the launch of the 2015 HSE Service Plan by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD & Minister for Primary and Social Care, Kathleen Lynch TD which will directly impact on services in County Louth.

Varadkar & Lynch welcome publication of 2015 HSE National Service Plan

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has welcomed the publication of the 2015 HSE National Service Plan.

Conway welcomes legislation to protect victims of sexual exploitation

Fine Gael Senator for Clare and the party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Martin Conway, has today (Thursday), said the publication of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014 by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, will provide new robust mechanisms to protect children from sex abusers who use the internet to stalk their victims.

Changes to brucellosis testing will deliver savings to farmers - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that major changes to brucellosis testing will deliver savings for farmers worth €6 million per anum.

HSE Service Plan provides details of capital projects for Dún Laoghaire – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has today, (Thursday) welcomed the launch of the 2015 HSE Service Plan by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD & Minister for Primary and Social Care, Kathleen Lynch TD.

Increased supports for older people in the new HSE service plan - Keane

Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has today (Thursday) welcomed the increased supports for older people in the new HSE Service Plan. Senator Keane was speaking following the announcement of an additional €10 million for the Fair Deal Scheme, the allocation of additional beds to deal with delayed discharges and the provision of increased supports to help older people stay in their own homes if they wish.

€550 MILLION BALANCING SINGLE FARM PAYMENTS TO COMMENCE ISSUING TO 120,000 FARMERS

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, confirmed that the balancing payments under the 2014 Single Farm Payment scheme will commence on target on 1st December. These payments, totaling over €550 million, will begin issuing to 120,000 farmers on 1 December.

Social Housing Strategy to provide homes for those who need them - Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has today (Thursday) said that the Government’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 will address the current housing shortage, provide homes for those who need them and change how we deal with social housing in the future.

Approval of supplementary Garda Síochána budget for 2014 welcome - Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and member of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, Alan Farrell has said that he is pleased with the approval of the supplementary budget for An Garda Síochána, the Prison Service and the Courts Service announced today by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD.

Carlow primary schools to benefit from minor works funding - Deering

Fine Gael Carlow/Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, that €28 million will be provided to fund the improvement of physical infrastructure of schools in 2014. The funding will also be used to purchase much needed equipment and furniture in schools in 2014.