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Where is Fianna Fáil’s health policy? – Doherty

Fine Gael Meath East TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Regina Doherty, has today (Wednesday) said Fianna Fail's attacks on the Government's White Paper on Universal Health Insurance (UHI) exposes the Party’s complete lack of a policy on health.

The report Micheál Martin would rather forget – Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Wednesday) said that Micheál Martin’s response to the Travers Report into nursing home charges when he was Minister for Health in 2005 illustrates the Fianna Fáil leader’s hypocrisy in his criticism of Alan Shatter and the current Government.

Kerins resignation doesn’t make Rehab questions disappear – Harris

Fine Gael Wicklow/East Carlow TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Simon Harris TD, has today (Wednesday) said that Angela Kerins’ resignation from her role as CEO of Rehab leaves many questions unanswered.

Consumers and food suppliers will benefit from new fair trade law - Doyle

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow and Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and Food, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed the publication of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014, which will finally see action regarding the long-standing issue of fair trade in the food chain, for the food producers and processors in Ireland. The overdue legislation has been published in response to the 2013 Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s cross-party report entitled, ‘Increasing equity and transparency in producer-processor-retailer relationships’.

Closure of Climber Hall would be detrimental for mental health service provision – Doherty

Fine Gael Meath East TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, has today (Tuesday) voiced her concerns about suggestions that Climber Hall in Kells could be closed as part of the reconfiguration of local mental health services.

81% reduction in MRSA in the Mater Hospital testament to staff commitment

Fine Gael Dublin Central Deputy and Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, has welcomed the reduction in the number of cases of MRSA at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, which fell by 81% last year.

Doyle welcomes the continued commitment by all stakeholders to the future of post offices

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/ Carlow East Andrew Doyle, has welcomed the continued commitment by all stakeholders to the future of post offices. Following last week’s meeting with the Minister of Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, the Irish Postmasters Union has been asked to make a detailed submission to the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy setting out its recommendations.

O’Donovan calls on Health Committee to examine provision of home care

Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O'Donovan, has today (Tuesday) suggested that the Oireachtas Health Committee be asked to examine ways in which the delivery of home care provision can be improved and regulated.

Expansion of GAA coverage abroad is good for our games – O’Mahony

Fine Gael TD for Mayo and former All Ireland winning manager, John O’Mahony, has today (Tuesday) responded to the GAA’s announcement regarding its TV and radio broadcasting rights from 2014-2017, welcoming the expansion of our national game abroad, but expressing caution that the big matches should remain free to air here at home.

20 bed Rehab Unit for Roscommon Hospital gets go-ahead to progress to design phase - Feighan

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has welcomed the news that a stand-alone specialist 20-bed Rehab Unit planned for Roscommon Hospital has been given approval to progress to the design phase. Deputy Feighan said the news is formal confirmation that this major capital development will be built on the grounds of the hospital.