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Minister Flanagan welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza and Israel

“I very much welcome the announcement this evening of a ceasefire in Gaza and Israel, which has reportedly been agreed by both sides. I commend also the Egyptian and Palestinian authorities who have been crucial in reaching this understanding.

Emigration down as people get work and stay at home - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the CSO data on population migration which indicates that the level of emigration is finally beginning to stabilise.

4% increase in number of people at work in mid-eastern counties - Doherty

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty has today (Tuesday), welcomed the publication of the CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey which points to an increase in employment and a decrease in emigration in Meath.

4% increase in number of people at work in mid-eastern counties - Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Tuesday), welcomed the publication of the CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey which points to an increase in employment and a decrease in emigration in Kildare.

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

Fine Gael TD for Waterford and Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Housing, Paudie Coffey, has today (Tuesday), welcomed the publication of the CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey

Minister Noonan welcomes increase of 31,600 in the number of people employed

“Today’s figures point to a continuing recovery in the labour market with solid employment growth of 31,600 jobs compared to the same period last year and a further reduction in unemployment.

Speech delivered by Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., at a one day conference marking the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes in Riga, Latvia

We can never allow ourselves to forget the horrors of this period in European history. We can only have confidence that these horrors will not be repeated when we face the past honesty and with rigour and when there is accountability within all societies for the crimes of the past.

Government's tourism policy producing thousands of new jobs – O’Donovan

Fine Gael Limerick TD and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Tourism, Patrick O'Donovan, has welcomed a report from the Restaurants Association of Ireland which shows over 21,000 new jobs have been created in the hospitality sector since the Government reduced the VAT rate in 2011.

O’Mahony calls on GAA to reverse decision to hold All-Ireland semi-final replay in Limerick

Fine Gael Mayo TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Sport and former All-Ireland winning manager, John O'Mahony, is calling on the GAA authorities to reverse the decision to hold the All-Ireland semi-final replay between Mayo and Kerry in Limerick next Saturday evening.

Minister commends Irish Paralympic Team on success at IPC European Championships

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, has today (Saturday) extended his congratulations to the Irish Paralympic Team on their success at the Paralympic Athletics European Championships in Swansea.