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Dairy stakeholders to come before Oireachtas Committee - Deering

Fine Gael Carlow/ Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has said today (Wednesday) he is delighted that stakeholders in the dairy sector will come before the Committee on Agriculture early in the New Year to discuss their plans to deal with price volatility and to capitalise on opportunities in the dairy sector in 2015.

Companies Bill to make it cheaper and easier to start a business – Corcoran Kennedy

Businesses have been telling us that red tape and procedure make it extremely difficult to get started in Ireland.

Sinn Féin’s tax proposals would devastate the hospitality industry – O’Donovan

Representatives of the hospitality sector say that Sinn Féin’s tax proposals would cause ‘devastation’ to their industry, says Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O’Donovan. Deputy O’Donovan was speaking after a session of the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee, attended by the Irish Hotels Federation and the Drinks Industry Group Ireland.

Minister Donohoe and Tourism Ireland look back on a successful year for overseas tourism

2014 was another strong year for overseas tourism, with about 7.3 million visitors (+8.8% growth over 2013) contributing almost €3.6 billion (+9%) in revenue to the economy

Dublin needs a supervised drug injection centre - Byrne

“Dublin needs a supervised drug injection centre”, says Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, speaking in support of The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s proposal for the first ever medically supervised drug injection centre in Ireland.

Minister McHugh welcomes €123 million package of quotas for whitefish fishermen

Minister of State Joe McHugh TD, commenting on today’s announcement: “I welcome confirmation from the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, that following discussions with the European Commission, a total of €123 million in value of quotas was secured for the whitefish fishermen, an increase from last year.

Hope for people who are alcohol dependent - Burke

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has welcomed the news that a new drug, Selincro Nalmefene, is to be made available here to treat alcohol dependency.

Coffey welcomes Failte Ireland’s Commitment to Waterford City for 2015

Fine Gael Waterford Minister Paudie Coffey has welcomed the news from Failte Ireland that it will be putting a major focus on the Viking Triangle in Waterford City next year as part of a new international product, that will brand the South-East of the Country as a heritage destination.

Additional funding to promote Wild Atlantic Way is a boost for West Cork tourism - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that the provision of an additional €850,000 for Fáilte Ireland, much of which will be invested in developing the web presence of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW), is great news for tourism in West Cork.

Decision on marriage equality in May - Buttimer

“We now have five months to plan for the marriage equality referendum and what will hopefully be a landmark day for social equality in this country”, says Fine Gael Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer. Deputy Buttimer was speaking after the announcement that the marriage equality referendum will take place next May.