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Farmers to milk it in China – Lawlor

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has said that a dairy seminar being held today (Tuesday) in Beijing offers real opportunities to Irish farmers.

South East technological university consultation underway - Deering

Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has today (Tuesday), welcomed the establishment of a new process which will reinvigorate the technological university of the South East project, announced by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD.

Social Media policing necessary to protect against cyber-bullying - Neville

Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Party Chairperson, and President of the Irish Association for Suicidology, Dan Neville, has today (Tuesday), called for increased policing of social media websites to tackle cyber-bullying.

Make alcohol calorie labelling mandatory - Noone

Fine Gael Dublin Senator Catherine Noone has urged the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, to make calorie labelling on all alcoholic beverages mandatory. Recent research conducted by the Royal Society of Public Health in the UK found that alcohol drinkers consume 400 fewer calories during a night in the pub if their drinks have calorie labels.

Nouy confident that PTSB will find a solution to its capital shortfall problems - Hayes

"The Chair of the Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), Danièle Nouy informed me that she is confident that Permanent TSB will find a solution to capital shortfall problems and attract private investment," Brian Hayes MEP said today.

New Competition and Consumer Protection Commission will be a powerful watchdog and support SMEs in securing public tenders – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today welcomed the establishment of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Jobs announcement is proof of Cork’s attractiveness for investment - Murphy

The Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection Dara Murphy TD announced today that the Canadian company OpenText, a global leader in the software sector, is to expand its operations in Cork - with plans to create up to 105 highly skilled roles over the next two years.

105 new jobs for Cork shows recovery is strengthening - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said today (Monday) that the decision by OpenText to create 105 new high-skilled roles in Cork is further evidence that the economic recovery is strengthening. OpenText’s new operation will provide customer support for its information management services.

Huge opportunities for beef farmers in China – Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon, has today (Monday) welcomed the news from the Irish trade mission to China, marking a major step forward in opening up the export of Irish beef to that country.

Conway calls for a pioneering Family Drug and Alcohol Court

Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice and Disability, Martin Conway, has called on the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, to review the recent success of London’s pioneering Family Drug and Alcohol Court and to consider the establishment of a similar court in Ireland.