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€370k for local authority housing adaptations in Meath – McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has today (Monday) welcomed the allocation of €369,822 by Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Paudie Coffey TD, for the adaptation of local authority housing to meet the needs of tenants with disabilities.

Burke calls for tax incentive to help retain junior doctors

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and Seanad Spokesperson for Health, Colm Burke, has today (Monday) called for the Minister for Finance to give serious consideration to the introduction of tax incentives to help retain junior doctors (NCHDs) in the Irish hospital system.

Erdogan elected President of Turkey but Kurds fear for their future as ISIS continues its 'Holy War' - D'Arcy

Fine Gael Louth Senator Jim D'Arcy, is a member of the Council of Europe ad hoc committee observing the Turkish Presidential Election.

Brian Hayes seeks clarification on ECB voting rights from Jan 2015

Brian Hayes, has today asked the European Central Bank (ECB) to clarify if any new voting procedure will apply at the Bank when Lithuania joins the Euro from January next year.

Minister Flanagan Expresses Regret at the Breakdown of the Ceasefire in Gaza and Israel

Minister Flanagan expresses regret at the breakdown of the ceasefire in Gaza and Israel.

Statement from Minister Simon Coveney TD Regarding Russian Trade Sanctions

Statement from Minister Simon Coveney TD Regarding Russian Trade Sanctions

Latest ESRI report shows the Government’s plan is working – Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the Economic and Social Research Institute’s (ESRI) strong growth forecast in its Quarterly Economic Commentary.

Nesting success for Little Terns in Wexford Harbour

Statement from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

O’Reilly pushes for second free pre-school year

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly, is working with the Department of Education towards the introduction of an additional, free pre-school year.

Review of National Spatial Strategy needed to put rural Ireland back on the map - Deering

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has today (Thursday) stated that a review of the National Spatial Strategy (NSS) is needed, and will help to ensure increased prioritisation of rural issues at Government level.