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€180m investment in renewable power in Mayo to create new opportunities for local economy - Mulherin

It was fantastic to receive formal confirmation today from the Mayo Renewable Power that finance for their project at Asahi is finally over the line” said Michelle Mulherin, Fine Gael TD for Mayo. “They will now proceed to build their wood chip biomass power station.”

Adare fire must not impact on long term tourism industry – Neville

The fire that took place in Adare village today has been a huge shock to the local community and I am very glad to hear that there are no reports of any injuries. However, it is vital that every step is taken to rebuild the cottages as soon as possible and to prevent long term damage to Adare’s tourism industry” says Dan Neville, Fine Gael TD for Limerick.

Conflict between ECB and Irish figures on SME lending need explanation - Hayes

Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP has today (Sunday) said that discrepancies between Irish data and ECB data on SME lending need to be investigated, to give Irish businesses a clearer picture of current lending conditions.

Now more SNAs than ever despite what Renua suggest – Corcoran Kennedy

“There are now more Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) and Resources teachers available than ever before, despite what Renua may have people believe”, says Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.

Bannon urges focus on farm safety during busy silage season

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, James Bannon has urged farmers and farming families to make farm safety a priority during the busy silage cutting season.

Tax cuts will put money directly into workers’ pockets - Hayes

Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP today (Friday) said that as the economy begins to recover, income tax reductions coupled with wage increases will deliver rising levels of prosperity to all parts of society.

Harrington welcomes €5 million investment in Cape Clear water supply scheme

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the news that Irish Water is to invest €5 million in the water supply scheme on Cape Clear. The announcement was made during a public meeting organised by Deputy Harrington today (Thursday).

Burke welcomes opening of National Rare Disease Office

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the party's Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has welcomed the news that the National Office for Rare Disease was officially opened today (Thursday). The office was opened by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, and the office will remain in the Mater Hospital until the new National Children's Hospital is built.

Hayes calls for European Studies Programme funding to be restored to schools

Funding for the cross border European Studies Programme (ESP) has been withdrawn by the Minister for Education in the Stormont Executive, John O’Dowd MLA. The Programme has been funded on a 50:50 basis by the Department of Education, Northern Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills here for nearly 30 years. ESP links 90 post-primary schools north and south through collaborative curriculum-based projects furthering tolerance, mutual understanding and an appreciation of the cultures of others.

Hayes meets Iraq speaker and UNICEF head in Brussels to discuss unfolding humanitarian disaster

Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, and Vice Chairman of the EU Delegation for relations with Iraq, today (Thursday) described the humanitarian crisis in Iraq as urgent. He was speaking at an international meeting in Brussels to launch a new appeal for fresh funding for Iraq.