2011

Funding for animal welfare organisations welcome – O’Mahony

Fine Gael National Press Office Statement by John O’Mahony TD Mayo Thursday, December 22nd 2011 Funding for animal welfare organisations welcome – O’Mahony Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O’Mahony, has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, that €33,500 in funding is being provided to

286 new jobs for Dublin in Govt supported start-up companies – Donohoe

Central Deputy, Paschal Donohoe, said the news this morning (Wednesday) that 286 new jobs will be created in Dublin by high potential start-up companies that have been supported by Government through Enterprise Ireland is great news for the capital and a positive sign of our future growth potential. “While Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will continue

‘Health in Ireland Key Trends Report 2011’ will be instrumental in developing health policy into the future – Burke

Fine Gael Seanad Health Spokesperson, Senator Colm Burke today (Tuesday) warmly welcomed the publication of the ‘Health in Ireland Key Trends 2011’ report by the Department of Health saying the report’s findings will help to formulate innovative and cutting edge health policy in the future. “It is encouraging to see the publication of this health

Arrival of new Papal Nuncio can herald new era of church cooperation – Doherty

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has said she hopes that the arrival of the new Papal Nuncio to Ireland next month will herald a new era of openness and cooperation within the Catholic Church. “We’ve come through a difficult period of relations between the Vatican and the Irish State. Much hurt has

UK-Ireland visa-data memorandum builds on FG plan for spin-off London 2012 Olympics tourism – McHugh

Fine Gael Donegal East TD, Joe McHugh, has said that the UK- Ireland Memorandum of Understanding on visa data exchange, which is being signed by the Irish and UK governments today, builds on Government plans to attract spin-off tourism to Ireland from the London 2012 Olympic Games. The London 2012 Olympic Games are expected to generate

Six Meath schools to benefit in major building programme – Doherty

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has welcomed the news that construction will be progressed on six schools in Meath in 2012. The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD, announced a total of 56 major school building projects today as part of the €430 million educational infrastructure plan for next year.

Good news for Ennis National School – Breen

Fine Gael Clare TD, Pat Breen, has said today (Monday) that he is delighted with the news that Ennis National School has been included as one of 25 new primary schools that have been approved to advance to construction in 2012. The announcement was made this morning by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi

Dublin to Navan bus prices are un-fare – Noone

Fine Gael Dublin South East Senator, Catherine Noone, has hit out at Bus Eireann for serious discrepancies in the price their commuter belt customers are being charged to travel to and from Dublin. The fare from Dublin to Navan works out at 22 cents per kilometre, whereas routes such as Dublin to Dundalk are much

Targeted approach needed to tackle fuel poverty – Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Thursday) called for a targeted approach to be taken to tackle fuel poverty, following the publication of a new report which reveals that 51% of older people have gone without food or clothing to pay for home heating. “As we face into another

Keating welcomes supermarket pledge to absorb 2% VAT increase

Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and M&S promise not to pass VAT hike onto customers Fine Gael Dublin Mid-West Deputy, Derek Keating, has welcomed the announcement by some of the countries biggest supermarkets that they are to absorb the VAT increase which is to be introduced in the new year. “Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Marks &