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Statement by Olivia Mitchell TD

“After a long and difficult period of reflection, I have decided that I will not contest the upcoming Fine Gael selection convention for the Dublin Rathdown constituency.

Clune pushes EU to increase youth unemployment budget by a half billion euro

Fine Gael Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune, a negotiator on the EU employment budget team, is pushing for a half a billion euro increase in the EU budgets to tackle youth unemployment across the EU. Speaking after a budgets meeting in the European Parliament today, MEP Clune described the funding as critical to getting our young people back to work.

Juncker's €315 billion plan could fund major projects for Ireland - Hayes

Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, has today (Monday), highlighted the opportunities for Ireland from European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker's €315 billion investment plan for Europe. Mr Hayes said he will seek a meeting with the European Investment Bank to promote Ireland’s projects.

Lower taxes support work and strengthen the recovery – Harris

The Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow, Simon Harris, said today (Monday) that lowering the tax burden on ordinary workers and families will strengthen the economic recovery that is taking hold.

Great news for students in direct provision-Conway

Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan that students in the asylum protection system will have access to student supports from September 2015.

Perry welcomes widening of student support services to asylum seekers

Fine Gael TD for Sligo, John Perry, has welcomed the announcement by the Department of Education that students in the asylum protection system will have access to student supports from September 2015.

Longford Forest only Center Parcs planned for Ireland

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, James Bannon this week visited Woburn Forest, the Center Parcs complex in Bedfordshire which is similar in size to the planned Longford Forest in Ballymahon.