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Speech by Minister Paschal Donohoe at Dublin Devils’ Tenth Anniversary Gala

Firstly, I want to thank you all for the invitation and congratulate your current Chairman, Bill O’Rourke, your founding Chairman, Mark O’Donovan and all the team, past and present, on reaching your tenth anniversary.

Naas to benefit from huge numbers expected at Punchestown Festival - Lawlor

“Naas is set to benefit from the huge numbers of people expected to visit the Punchestown festival at the end of the month”, is according to Anthony Lawlor, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North.

MSD investment is a testament to Carlow’s attractiveness to multinationals - Deering

“The announcement by leading healthcare company, MSD, that it is to invest €11.5 million in its Carlow site this year, is a real testament to Carlow’s attractiveness to multinationals.” says Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering.

Dublin City Council vote to let down homeless people - Byrne

“The Dublin City Council vote to block a proposal to refurbish O’Devaney Gardens has let down homeless people in Dublin”, says Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne.

O’Donnell encourages business people to attend Action Plan for Jobs forum in Limerick

Fine Gael Limerick TD, Kieran O’Donnell has encouraged business people and all interested parties to attend the Stakeholder Forum for the Action Plan for Jobs the Mid-West Region , tomorrow (Thursday) at 9am in the Strand Hotel Limerick.

Longer sentences must be backed up by resources to catch burglars – Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and member of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, Alan Farrell, has said today (Wednesday) that legislation planned by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, to allow for longer sentences for prolific burglars needs to be backed up by the resources to catch criminals.

Fianna Fáil misleading commuters in relation to bus service - Daly

“Fianna Fáil are completely misguided in their attempts to block the opening up of 10% of bus routes to competition and they are misleading the public,” says Jim Daly Fine Gael TD for Cork South West.

Ireland’s ‘Ancient East’ a massive boost for Boyne Valley

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Fergus O’Dowd, has welcomed the launch of ‘Ireland’s Ancient East that is on the scale of the Wild Atlantic Way for the East and South of the country. The plan was launched today (Tuesday) by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe TD and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, in co-operation with Fáilte Ireland.

Meeting to discuss the “Future of Farming”- Collins

Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has announced a public meeting entitled “The Future of Farming”, to be held in Millstreet, Cork on Thursday, 30th April. The meeting will take place in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8pm.

HSE must honour its agreement to provide 90 nursing posts at Mullingar Hospital – McFadden

Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that the HSE must honour its agreement to provide 90 nursing posts at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.