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Airline records are essential in fight against terrorism - Hayes

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, today called for new EU laws to be introduced that would oblige airlines to give police in EU countries the data of passengers in order to help fight terrorism. Passenger Name Record (PNR) data is information provided by passengers and collected by airlines during reservation and check-in procedures.

Support available for new local business women – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has encouraged local women in Laois, Offaly and North Tipperary who have recently started their own business, to apply to ACORNS (Accelerating the Creation of Rural Nascent Start-ups), a fully funded programme to support female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland.

Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality on PIRA - new Garda assessment sought

We should not forget the troubled history of this island, the countless lives lost, many at the brutal hands of the Provisional IRA.

Butler encourages people to visit Meath sites during National Heritage Week

Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has encouraged people to visit Meath heritage sites this week during National Heritage Week, with all OPW sites free to enter this Sunday (30th August).

Online etiquette needed to tackle cyber bullying – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that an established online etiquette is necessary to put an end to online bullying and intimidation.

Online etiquette needed to tackle cyber bullying – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that an established online etiquette is necessary to put an end to online bullying and intimidation.

Oration by Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD- Commemoration of Michael Collins

We have gathered here these many years - down all the days since the man whose name means so much to us all died here. We meet to commemorate, to reflect, to celebrate and to learn from a life cut short in this place.

National Aviation Policy highlights Shannon’s strategic importance - Breen

Fine Gael TD for Clare and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs, Pat Breen has welcomed the new National Aviation Policy published by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe.

Call to all Meath and Louth nurses working abroad: There are jobs for you in Drogheda! - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, is sending a strong message to Meath and Louth nursing graduates who are working abroad: “There are 67 nursing jobs for you at home in Drogheda.”

Excise Duty increase is not “the old reliable” - Noone

Fine Gael Senator, Catherine Noone, has today backed research undertaken by Alcohol Action Ireland which highlights that, despite what alcohol companies try to spin, beer is in fact not a budget “old reliable” when it comes to increasing excise – with only three increases between 1990 and 2015, and one decrease.