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D’Arcy welcomes campaign to highlight benefits of palliative care

Fine Gael Senator for Louth, Jim D’Arcy has welcomed the launch of ‘Making the most of Life’, a nationwide campaign to highlight how palliative care can improve the quality of life of any person with an incurable illness.

Roscommon and Leitrim sports clubs to benefit from extension of rate exemptions – Hopkins

Fine Gael candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim bye-election, Maura Hopkins, has welcomed the announcement by Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris, that an amendment is to be made to ease the rates burden on many local sports clubs.

Sport Ireland Bill to streamline sports development and policy - Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Member of the Oireachtas Health Committee and former Louth Senior manager, Peter Fitzpatrick, has welcomed the establishment of Sport Ireland, a new body which will combine the Irish Sports Council and the National Sports Campus. Deputy Fitzpatrick was speaking in the Dáil today on the Sports Ireland Bill 2014.

O’Donovan calls for commitment to Ports Policy

Fine Gael TD for Limerick and Member of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, Patrick O’Donovan, speaking today (Wednesday) at the Transport Committee pre-legislative scrutiny on the Harbours (Amendment) Bill 2014,

Govt following through on promise of new children’s hospital - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, that international design practice, BDP, have been appointed as architects for the new children’s hospital on the St. James’s Hospital site in Dublin 8.

National children’s hospital project underway as architects appointed - Byrne

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, that international design practice, BDP, have been appointed as architects for the new children’s hospital on the St. James’s Hospital site in Dublin 8.

Hopkins welcomes Disadvantaged Areas Scheme payments worth €13.6m to Roscommon and Leitrim farmers

Fine Gael candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim bye-election, Maura Hopkins, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney that the 2014 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, worth some €149m nationally, has started issuing, on schedule, today.

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme worth almost €14 million for Monaghan and Cavan - Conlan

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Sean Conlan, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, that the 2014 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, worth some €149 million nationally, has started issuing, on schedule, today.

Address by the Taoiseach to UN Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit, New York, 23 September 2014

Global warming is a stark reality that can only be dealt with by a collective global response. We are all interdependent and interconnected... we share a common humanity... and each of us must play our part.

€250,000 Competitive Feasibility fund to assist agri-business – McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden TD, has today (Tuesday) highlighted the agri-business sector as a real area of potential job creation for the midlands as the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, launched the new Enterprise Ireland €250,000 Competitive Feasibility Fund at the National Ploughing Championships.