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Local led Burren Programme open for applications - Breen

Fine Gael TD for Clare and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen, has encouraged interested Clare farmers to apply for the new Burren Programme which is open for applications until 21st December. The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, today (Tuesday) began accepting applications for the Burren Programme, one of the flagship projects under the proposed new Locally-Led Measure for the Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020.

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FF hypocrisy will not help any family worried about rural crime; proactive Govt measures will make a difference – Daly

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Jim Daly has said that Fianna Fáil’s hypocrisy will not help any family worried about burglaries, but proactive Government measures will make a difference in the fight against crime.

Meath to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment – Butler

Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has said that Meath is to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment, with €1.9 million being provided to improve drinking water quality and supply for over 15,000 homes across the county.

European Deposit Guarantee Scheme is the crucial third pillar of Banking Union – Hayes

Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes has today (Monday) welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for a new Euro-area Deposit Guarantee Scheme, saying that this is the crucial third pillar for a fully-fledged Banking Union.

Conway launches new equality centre in the University of Limerick

Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Disability, Martin Conway, is today (Friday) officially launching a new Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality in the Community and Voluntary sector (SOLA) in the University of Limerick. SOLA will offer new equality programmes for those working in the voluntary, community and disability sectors.

Clune says it is vital we have Irish producers represented on EU trade delegations to Mexico and Columbia

Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed the announcement by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan that he will be leading trade missions to both Mexico and Colombia in February of 2016. He has given a commitment to explore new dairy markets for Irish and European milk. Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has said there are 30 places available on these trade missions for senior representatives of European producers and producer organisations, and she has encouraged everyone from the Irish agri sector to apply to be a part of the delegation.

Tipperary set to directly benefit in 2016 as economic recovery continues

Fine Gael has a plan to keep the recovery going in Tipperary according to Fine Gael TD for Tipperary, Noel Coonan.

Tracking your workplace pension benefits in Ireland is a nightmare - Hayes

Speaking at an Association of Pension Lawyers conference this morning in the Spencer Hotel IFSC, Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP, said that the government should work with the Pensions Authority and the pensions industry to develop a pension tracking service which would help people track their pension benefits as they move through their career.

O’Dowd encourages potential Gardaí in Louth to apply for new posts

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Fergus O’Dowd, has encouraged those interested in Louth to apply for one of 600 new positions available with An Garda Síochána. The recruitment campaign is now underway and applications are being accepted on until 5th January 2016.