Statement from An Taoiseach on the passing of Minister of State Shane McEntee T.D.

I am devastated at the sudden passing of Minister of State Shane McEntee T.D.

Statement by FG Chairman, Charlie Flanagan TD

It is with extreme shock and sadness that I learned of the sad passing of Minister of State, Shane McEntee TD, this morning.

Report on vaccine damage needs to be taken off the shelf and implemented – Doherty

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) called for a 2009 Steering Group report on vaccinations, which dealt with the issue of a compensation scheme for vaccine damage, to be taken off the shelf and implemented. Deputy Doherty was speaking after officials from the Department of Health appeared before the Oireachtas Health Committee.

Permanent TSB needs to apply common sense and consistency to mortgage debt – Noone

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, today (Thursday) called for Permanent TSB to establish a position on how it will treat mortgage debt forgiveness.

Gormley’s armchair criticism of Minister Hogan completely ignores his own record - Coffey

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has hit out at John Gormley for his armchair criticism of the Government and the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan TD, in relation to the imposition of EU fines for what are essentially legacy environmental issues which John Gormley did nothing to address while in government.

Coveney successful in difficult negotiations on fishing quotas

Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine today welcomed the deal reached early this morning after two days and an overnight session of difficult and complex negotiations. Minister Coveney said “I am pleased that we have secured a good deal for Irish fishermen at the EU Fisheries Council that will support our fishing industry over the coming year and which is sustainable in terms of the fish stocks on which we are dependant.”

Butler welcomes property tax waiver for pyrite homes and progress on resolution board

Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the decision by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to grant a property tax waiver to householders living in homes affected by pyrite. Deputy Butler also welcomed the progress on establishing a Pyrite Resolution Board, as announced by the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan TD.

Feighan expresses delight that €3m Endoscopy Project now ready to go to planning stage

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has expressed his delight that the plans for the €3 million Endoscopy Project at Roscommon County Hospital are progressing well.