Fine Gael Sligo North Leitrim TD, John Perry has welcomed President Obama’s announcement to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, saying that 50,000 Irish Americans are set to benefit.
Fine Gael TD for Clare and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee, Pat Breen, has today (Friday) welcomed President Obama’s announcement on changes to the U.S. immigration system
Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has welcomed the introduction of a new tax relief to help elderly people remain in their homes in their later years. Deputy Doherty was speaking after Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, introduced an amendment to the Finance Act this week to assist families to care for elderly relatives at home by employing a nurse or carer.
Fine Gael TD for Wexford, Liam Twomey has said the Government’s water charges package provides a fair, simple and affordable plan for people ahead of the introduction of water charges next January. Deputy Twomey welcomed the announcement that addresses the concerns expressed over the last few months.
Fine Gael Senator Paul Coughlan has today (Thursday) said that a rates exemption will benefit services available to children in not-for-profit childcare facilities.
Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone today (Thursday) called for the revaluating of the term ‘sports drinks’, following reports that many sports drinks had over 10g of sugar per serving and doctors were recommending they be avoided.
Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny (Thursday) said that a commercial rates exemption will benefit services available to children in not-for-profit childcare facilities.
Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has today (Thursday) said she is very pleased that for not-for-profit community childcare providers are to be exempt from commercial rates. Senator Keane was speaking after the Minister of State in the Department of Finance, Simon Harris TD, with the agreement of the majority of Seanad members introduced an amendment to the Valuation (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012, which will exempt up to 1,000 Community Childcare providers.
Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Thursday) calls for all women to be aware of the risk factors of domestic abuse in relation to themselves or close friends and family, in order to improve response times and prevent future deaths.
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has today (Thursday) said that a rates exemption will benefit services available to children in not-for-profit childcare facilities.