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Coveney announces launch of €175m tams schemes

Speaking today Minister Coveney said “I am delighted to announce the opening of these very important Schemes which will encourage the development of Irish agriculture.

Records of forgotten revolutionary uncovered - Minister Paul Kehoe

The records of forgotten revolutionary Comdt. Nicholas Newport have been unearthed in the Military Archives, as part of the preparations for the 1916 Centenary commemorations next year.

Children’s sugar intake is three times too high – time for urgent measures – Noone

Dublin Senator Catherine Noone, has called for anti-sugar consumption measures to be implemented here as a matter of priority. The call follows a new UK study revealing that children under 11 may be consuming three times too much sweet food and drink.

Revisionist FF website claims Lemass created IDA despite him directly opposing its establishment - Doyle

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Andrew Doyle, has highlighted how Fianna Fáil is trying to claim credit for the creation of the IDA in a desperate effort to re-write history and convince people of its job creation credentials.

Good progress at 6th Beef Roundtable - Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, and Chair of the Fine Gael Internal Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the progress made at the 6th beef roundtable held this week, the second such meeting held in 2015.

600 out of 40,000 refugees to be relocated to Ireland as part of EU plan - Hayes

Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes has welcomed the news that Ireland will take part in the EU plan to relocate up to 40,000 refugees as part of the EU’s response to the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. Yesterday (Monday), Ireland agreed to take 600.

Fine Gael wants to make work pay with increase in minimum wage - Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central, TD Catherine Byrne, has said that the proposed rise in the minimum wage will help remove welfare traps and is in line with Fine Gael’s plans to make work pay more than welfare. Deputy Byrne was speaking after the launch of the Low Pay Commission report which recommends increasing the minimum wage to €9.15 per hour.

Speech by An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., at the launch of the Report of the Low Pay Commission

When I launched the Low Pay Commission back in February I said that this Government believes that a job is the only sustainable route out of poverty. That work should pay more than welfare, and no household with a person in full time work should be in poverty.

Announcement of ChangeX100 Challenge Results and Seed Funding Round

At the beginning of this Government I said I wanted Ireland to be the best small country in the world for business, to raise a family, and to grow old with a sense of dignity and respect.

Crew of L.É. Eithne a source of pride for our nation - Buttimer

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, today (Friday) congratulates the crew of the L.É. Eithne on their return home from deployment, assisting in the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.