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Dublin City Council must take action to collect rent arrears - Byrne

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has called on Dublin City Council to take firm and urgent action to collect significant rent arrears owed by some of their tenants.

World Day Against Trafficking highlights need for action on modern day slavery - Keane

Fine Gael Senator and the Party’s candidate in the upcoming Dublin South-West bye-election, Cáit Keane, has said that the first UN World Day Against Trafficking, which takes place today (Wednesday), highlights the need for cross border action on what is essentially modern day slavery. Senator Keane has also urged the Government to publish second National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat the Trafficking of Human Beings, which is currently being prepared by the Department of Justice.

Renewed focus on road safety needed ahead of increase in penalty points – O’Reilly

Penalty points to increase and new Novice category driver to be introduced from 1st August

Hayes calls on graduates to consider internships in the European Parliament

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes has, today (Wednesday), called on Irish graduates to consider applying for internships in the European Parliament.

Minister Flanagan in Belfast for political talks

Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, travels to Belfast today (Wednesday) for a series of political and community engagements. In his first working visit to Northern Ireland since his appointment, Minister Flanagan will meet with First Minister Peter Robinson and with deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

FF cynical tactics do little to promote job growth in Offaly – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has, today (Tuesday) criticised Fianna Fáil’s politically motivated and disingenuous comments about jobs in the midlands.

Donohoe encourages local suppliers to attend Grangegorman information and networking event

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and local Dublin Central TD, Paschal Donohoe, has today (Tuesday) called on local construction companies and tradespeople to attend an information and networking event designed to connect local suppliers and the consortia that have been shortlisted for the next stage of the development of the DIT Grangegorman campus.

Commencement of open recruitment process for post of Garda Commissioner

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, today announced the commencement of the open recruitment process for the post of Garda Commissioner.

Prudent lending essential in the food sector - Doyle

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed Bank of Ireland's announcement of a new €1 billion fund to support the ongoing development of the agri-food sector up to the end of 2017.

Mental health stigma is preventing people from seeking out treatment - Neville

Fine Gael Party Chairperson, and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, speaking in the Dáil on disability services, called for action against the stigma associated with mental illness.