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Exchequer up €171m on New Vehicle Sales VRT & VAT - Griffin

No Increases in Budget 2015 on VRT, motor tax and fuel will help drive further new sales and revenue

Child Care in Practice Journal 20th Anniversary

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly TD, today opened the conference ‘Developments in Early Intervention and Family Support – Assessing the Impact for Children’

Dáil suspension a taste of Independent 'government' - Doherty

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has today (Wednesday) said the chaotic behaviour of Independent TDs in the Dáil this afternoon, which led to the suspension of Dáil business for the rest of today

No child will be left without urgent dental treatment - Byrne

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has today (Tuesday) reassured parents that no child will be left without urgent dental treatment in the wake of the closure of the dental service at St. James’s Hospital.

The #littlethings that make a difference to your mental health - Neville

Fine Gael Party Chairman and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, yesterday attended the launch of the #littlethings, mental health and wellbeing social marketing campaign. This campaign is being run by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention in partnership with over 20 other organisations.

Byrne condemns desecration of Cosgrave grave

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has condemned last night’s desecration of the grave of WT Cosgrave in Goldenbridge Cemetery, Inchicore.

Teenager’s views sought on the ideal qualities for the Ombudsman for Children

Dr James Reilly TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs today opened a consultation with young people (aged 13-17) seeking their views on theperson specification for the recruitment of the Ombudsman for Children.

Ireland can become a breakout country with a decade of strong growth - Hayes

Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, has said that Ireland can become a breakout country with a decade of strong growth. He was speaking today (Monday) at a Public Seminar in DCU entitled “European Economic Policy - What's in it for Ireland?” MEP Hayes took the opportunity to discuss Ireland’s economic relationship with the EU and to discuss where we go from here.

Minister Joe McHugh welcomes announcement of €25m investment by Randox Teoranta and increase in jobs to over 500 by 2020 in Dungloe

The Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh TD, has today (Monday), welcomed the announcement by Randox Teoranta that they are investing €25m in their Dungloe plant, with the potential of increasing jobs from 66 to 540 by 2020.

Speech by Dr James Reily T.D. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs - Dáil Eireann 15th October 2014

Deputies, it is clear that this Government’s plan for economic recovery is working, and the economy is moving in the right direction. The core aim of this year’s budget is to secure and solidify that recovery. However, we are aware that the economic recovery remains fragile. This Government’s determination to ensure that the mistakes of the past are not repeated has meant that some difficult choices have had to be made in framing this budget.