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Minister Flanagan launches Croke Park Classic Weekend

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, will this evening launch a weekend programme of sporting, business, and cultural events culminating in the Croke Park Classic American Football Game taking place on Saturday.

Focus on Road Safety needed as child deaths double – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and teacher, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) urged parents preparing to send children back to school to think about road safety, in light of the news that road deaths among children have doubled this year.

New jobs in tourism and an increase in visitors vindicates Govt’s VAT reduction - Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has said that CSO job creation figures and the latest data on tourism figures represent a vindication of the Government’s decision to retain the 9% VAT rate for tourism services and the scrappage of the air travel tax.

Government Welcomes CSO Residential Property Price Index for July 2014

The government recognises that certain parts of the country are experiencing the effects of the lack of supply of accommodation resulting in increased prices along with increased demand.


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD met with the Irish Farmers Association today to discuss the current issues in the beef sector.

6% increase in number of people at work in the South East - Deering

Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has welcomed the publication of the CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey which points to an increase in employment and a decrease in emigration in Carlow and Kilkenny.

O’Donovan extends sympathy to family of Mary Harty

Fine Gael Limerick TD, Patrick O’Donovan, has today extended his condolences to former Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Mary Harty, who has passed away after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Almost 4,000 more people at work in the Midlands - McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed the latest CSO figures which show that almost 4,000 more people are at work in the Midlands.

Minister Donohoe welcomes growth in employment and visitor numbers to Ireland

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Wednesday) welcomed the latest official data on overseas travel from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which showed an increase of 9.9% in overseas visits to Ireland for the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period of 2013.

Plan ahead to tackle childhood obesity - Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has today (Wednesday), called for parents and schools to adopt a healthy attitude ahead of the new school year.