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Renua policies would increase LPT in rural Offaly and lower costs for towns and cities – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has called on Renua to clarify how increasing Local Property Tax (LPT) in rural Ireland, in order to ease the burden on urban areas, will help rural communities.

The future of Roscommon Hospital has never been more secure or safe – Feighan

Roscommon Hospital Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/ South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has definitively stated that Roscommon Hospital is safer than ever before. He also stated that, as a result of investments made at the hospital in the last four years, the future of the hospital has never been more secure.

Coghlan expresses disappointment at high number of repossessions by state owned banks

Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, speaking in the Seanad today (Friday), expressed his disappointment that the banks driving the largest number of repossessions are those supported by the State.

EU-US trade deal opposed by Sinn Féin could create up to 10,000 new jobs – Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said today (Friday) that an EU–US trade deal could lead to the 5,000 to 10,000 new jobs in Ireland and increase Irish GDP by 1.1%, that’s an average of €1,200 per family. An independent study on a potential deal was launched today by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.

Increase in number of tourists visiting the North-East - Fitzpatrick

“The latest CSO data shows that the number of visitors coming to Ireland has increased by 10.3% compared to the same period last year, this includes a jump in the number of people travelling to the North-East”, says Peter Fitzpatrick, Fine Gael TD for Louth.

Byrne welcomes progress on Richmond Barracks restoration project

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the progress on the Richmond Barracks restoration project for the Ireland 2016 commemorations.

Heydon welcomes new option for Grid Link

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the announcement by EirGrid this morning (Friday) of a new option for Grid Link.

We need to have a radical debate about effective corporate tax rates – Hayes

Brian Hayes MEP today took the opportunity during a European Parliament debate to state that the European Commission should investigate effective corporate tax rates employed by countries rather than focusing on harmonising tax policies.

Simon Coveney announced as Director of Elections for Fine Gael’s Marriage Equality Referendum campaign

Fine Gael has announced that Minister Simon Coveney TD will be the Director of Elections for Fine Gael’s campaign in support of a yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum on 22nd May.

Cheaper loans over longer periods a boost to farm development – Doyle

“Cheaper loans for farmers and others involved in rural development will boost farmers’ ability to develop their business by assisting with development of farm buildings and provide for further investment in equipment”, says Andrew Doyle, Chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow. This funding has been made available as a result of a new memorandum of understanding agreed between the EU and the European Investment Bank this week.