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Cost benefit analysis will help to outline pros and cons of windfarms - Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael Laois/Offaly TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today (Wednesday) welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte TD, that a full cost benefit analysis is being carried out to look at whether it is mutually beneficial for Ireland and the United Kingdom to reach an agreement to facilitate trade in renewable energy.

Clune welcomes creation of 150 new high quality jobs in Cork

Fine Gael Cork Senator and candidate for Ireland South, Deirdre Clune, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the creation of 150 new jobs in Cork by the tech company, VCE. The Research and Development (R&D) positions are being created at the firm’s international headquarters, with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Minister Shatter publishes Limerick Prison Visiting Committee Report

The function of Visiting Committees is to visit the prison to which they are appointed and hear any complaints which may be made to them by any prisoner. The Committees play a vital role in ensuring the quality of accommodation and catering, medical, educational and welfare services and recreational facilities.

Coghlan commends Govt on progress made since coming to Office

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Tuesday) commended the Government on the progress it has made since taking Office three years ago. Speaking during Order of Business in the Seanad, Senator Coghlan paid particular tribute to the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, and his role in bringing about our economic recovery.

Dáil reform must move up the national agenda – Flanagan

Fine Gael Chairman and Laois/Offaly TD, Charlie Flanagan, has this evening (Tuesday) said that the Government must push ahead with its programme of political reform. Deputy Flanagan was speaking during a Dáil debate on Government priorities for the year ahead.

Steady progress being made on Section 38 compliance – Harris

Fine Gael Wicklow TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Simon Harris, has today (Tuesday) said that steady progress is being made on ensuring that all Section 38 organisations are in compliance with public pay policy. Deputy Harris was speaking after he received an update on the matter from the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD.

Mitchell O’Connor backs NWCI’s campaign for a female friendly parliament

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday) given her support to the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s (NWCI) campaign for a female friendly parliament. The campaign includes a number of proposals which could encourage more women to view politics as a viable career option.

Speech by the Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny T.D., Programme for Government Annual Report

Three years ago, the Tánaiste and I formed a Government of Fine Gael and Labour with one overriding objective: to get Ireland working again.

Collectives give consumers better bargaining power – Noone

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Monday) said the success of the Big Energy Switch proves that by acting as a collective, consumers can greatly improve their bargaining power. More than 22,000 people have already joined the initiative, which aims to empower consumers to reduce energy prices.

Jobs and agriculture top of the agenda at the FG Ard Fheis – McEntee

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has today (Monday) said job creation and agriculture were top of the agenda at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis over the weekend. In excess of 3,000 delegates attended the event at the RDS in Dublin. Deputy McEntee participated in a number of sessions, including the televised live session on jobs, and the panel on agriculture, both of which took place on Saturday.