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Europe needs Britain as much as Britain needs Europe - Hayes

Speech by Brian Hayes MEP to the American Chamber of Commerce in Strasbourg

New EU VAT rules need to work better for small businesses - Hayes

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, today (Tuesday) said that new EU VAT rules for digital services need to be amended quickly to reduce administrative burdens for small businesses.

Visit of Premier Li of the People’s Republic of China to Ireland

Mr Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China, will visit Ireland on Sunday 17th May 2015 and Monday 18th May.

Ireland's tax system is fair and progressive- Hayes

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, today (Thursday), said that populist proposals to increase tax on high income earners do not make economic sense given Ireland's fair and progressive system of taxation.

No side arguments exposed by independent Referendum Commission- Coveney

The Director of Elections for the Fine Gael Marriage Equality Campaign, Minister Simon Coveney TD, has welcomed this morning’s (Wednesday) clarification from the Chair of the Referendum Commission Justice Kevin Cross that the upcoming referendum is not about surrogacy, adoption or a right to parenthood.

NRA charges are a heavy toll for commuters- Noone

“NRA charges are a heavy toll for commuters”, says Fine Gael Senator for Dublin West, Catherine Noone.

McFadden welcomes €50,000 in funding for Athlone Foróige centre

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has warmly welcomed the approval of €50,000 in funding for Athlone Foróige for the provision of multipurpose rooms, the renovation of back stage areas and the upgrade of windows at its centre in Athlone. Athlone Foróige is among 16 youth projects to be allocated monies today by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly TD, to fund small capital works.

A vote for Sinn Féin economics is a vote for instability - Clune

Fine Gael Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has slammed Sinn Féin MEPs for their opposition to an EU – US trade deal in the European Parliament saying it shows the party has a complete lack of understanding of job creation, international trade and how to manage an economy.

Taoiseach Congratulates Prime Minister Cameron

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, has congratulated Mr David Cameron MP on his re-election as British Prime Minister.