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Welcome funding boost for Grey Abbey Conservation Project - Heydon

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, that almost €67,000 is to be granted to Kildare’s Grey Abbey Conservation Project. The grant is part of a €347,200 funding allocation to five local authorities for urgent conservation and preservation works to five heritage structures of national significance.

400 jobs for PayPal in Dundalk

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement of 400 extra jobs in PayPal in Dundalk.

Transparency in new Gardaí Fixed Charged Penalty System is a significant step forward

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and Member of the Oireachtas Committee for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Farrell has welcomed changes to the operation of the Garda Fixed Charge Penalty System (FCPS).

Common Travel Area could benefit exports to UK and EU

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/Carlow, Andrew Doyle, today (Wednesday) welcomed the engagement by the Minister for Transport and Tourism, Leo Varadkar with Northern Ireland officials on the HGV levy.

Almost 9,000 homes in Cavan and Monaghan have already availed of home energy grants

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Heather Humphreys, today (Wednesday), appealed to home owners to start applying for home energy grants now, when the weather is fair.

Speech by the Taoiseach Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., at Ireland’s First Annual Marine Conference on Our Ocean Wealth, Dublin Castle

Ladies and Gentlemen, Today is a very big day for the marine sector in Ireland and I am delighted to see so many people in Dublin Castle to celebrate it by attending the country’s first marine conference.

7th Generation Wicklow Farm showcases quality Irish food during Chinese visit

Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and Marine, Andrew Doyle TD, today (Tuesday), commended Tom and Geraldine Shortt’s Newtownmountkennedy farm for hosting the official visit of Chinese politician Mr Liu Yunshan, who got to see at first hand quality Irish food produced in Wicklow.

15,000 discretionary medical cards to be restored

Following the announcement by the HSE that discretionary medical cards will be restored, Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath TD, James Bannon, expressed his satisfaction that support will be restored for those most in need.

Transparency in new Gardaí Fixed Charged Penalty System is a significant step forward – Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and Member of the Oireachtas Committee for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Farrell has welcomed changes to the operation of the Garda Fixed Charge Penalty System (FCPS).

Today is a landmark day for child protection in Ireland- Buttimer

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the publication today (Monday) of the Children First Bill 2014, by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD. The legislation will put the Children First Guidelines on a statutory footing.