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Mitchell O’Connor urges parents to engage with children about online activity

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) called on parents to fully engage with their children about their internet activity in a bid to ensure their safety online.

Minister Reilly outlines progress to date on the new Children’s Hospital

The Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly TD today (6 November 2013) outlined progress to date on the new Children’s Hospital.

Independent review into Fr Niall Molloy’s death may shed light on this terrible tragedy – Feighan

Fine Gael Roscommon/South Leitrim TD, Frank Feighan, has said that a pending independent review of the Fr Niall Molloy case may help the family’s long search for answers since his violent death in 1985.

O’Donovan calls on Minister to examine New Zealand approach to cyber bullying

Fine Gael Limerick TD and member of the Oireachtas Communications Committee, Patrick O’Donovan, has today (Wednesday) called on the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD, to consider the new legislation that is being adopted in New Zealand to combat cyber bulling. The proposed New Zealand law creates a new offence of ‘incitement to commit suicide’.

Huge rise in numbers resorting to moneylenders a grave concern – Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Wednesday) expressed concern at the rise in the number of people using registered moneylenders. According to figures due to be published by the Central Bank this week, there’s been an increase of 20% in the number of people borrowing from moneylenders since 2007.

Flanagan welcomes independent review into report on death of Fr Niall Molloy

Fine Gael Chairman and Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan has this evening (Tuesday) said that the announcement of an independent review into the report on the death of Fr Niall Molloy is much warranted.

Buttimer welcomes Govt decision on referendum on same sex marriage

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chair of the Party’s LGBT Group, Jerry Buttimer, has this evening (Tuesday) said that the decision of Government to hold a referendum on marriage equality during the first half 2015 is a momentous step towards a truly inclusive, diverse and equal society.

Referendum on same-sex marriage to take place in first half of 2015

The Government today considered the Third Report of the Convention on the Constitution, Amending the Constitution to provide for same-sex marriage.

Acorn announce plans to create 100 new jobs in Dublin - Bruton

Acorn – a leading multi-disciplinary marketing agency – today [Tuesday] announced that it will grow its headcount from its current level of around 100, to 200 staff over the next five years.

Delivery of high speed broadband will benefit Dublin homes and businesses alike - Keating

Fine Gael Dublin Mid West Deputy, Derek Keating, today (Tuesday) said the Government’s commitment to delivering high speed broadband throughout the county will be benefit citizens and businesses greatly. The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which was published in August 2012, aims to accelerate commercial investment in the sector, with State provision being made in areas where it is commercially viable for the market to invest.