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McHugh encourages farmers to attend Donegal CAP meeting

Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Fine Gael TD for Donegal, Joe McHugh, has encouraged Donegal farmers to attend a meeting on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) taking place in Letterkenny on Monday, 9th March 2015. The meeting forms part of a series of 14 regional information meetings in relation to CAP implementation.

Coveney announces first in series of information meetings for farmers on the implementation of cap reform

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced that his Department will hold a series of 14 regional Information Meetings in relation to CAP implementation from Monday 9th March to Tuesday 31st March.

McGinley welcomes Govt commitment to social inclusion and equality for women

Fine Gael TD for Donegal, Dinny McGinley has welcomed the announcement that the Department of Justice and the Department of the Environment are to come together to continue a scheme to promote social inclusion and equality for women.

Louth leading the way to drive the regional recovery - Fitzpatrick

“Louth Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is to lead a programme of two new regional development initiatives that will strengthen SMEs and assist unemployed graduates to become entrepreneurs. This is the first programme of its kind in this country which will contribute to growth in the regions”, says Peter Fitzpatrick, Fine Gael TD for Louth.

A British-Irish Competitiveness Council would put us ahead of the curve in the EU - Hayes

Speaking at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce Conference last Friday, Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin said that Britain and Ireland could lead the way in Europe with the formation of a British-Irish Competitiveness Council.

Delay on abolition of roaming charges is shameful – Noone

“Dithering, indecisive and too willing to give in to special interests”, is how Senator Catherine Noone has summed up the European Council on foot of news that the abolition of roaming charges within the European Union is to be delayed.

Consideration of Aer Lingus’ long-term future must outweigh short-term benefits - Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has stated that, regardless of the short-term gain which any sale of the Government’s share in Aer Lingus may have, securing Aer Lingus’ long-term future in Ireland must be the prominent consideration in terms of examining any offer for our national carrier.

Hayes calls decision to delay roaming charges abolition date a cop out

Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes has today (Monday) expressed his frustration that the abolition of roaming charges for mobile phones will not occur until at least 2018. The European Council recently granted an extension for abolishing the charges which were due to come into force at the end of this year.

Dun Laoghaire comes together to tackle obesity – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has commended the Dun Laoghaire Community for their engagement and passion in combating the issue of obesity. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking following a successful public meeting on obesity in Dun Laoghaire this morning (Monday).

Low income earners should benefit most from the recovery - Neville

“It is important that as the economy improves, those on lower incomes see the benefit proportionately more than those on higher incomes” said Dan Neville, Fine Gael TD for Limerick and Party Chairperson while speaking in Dáil Éireann.