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Approval of multi-million euro Rehabilitation Unit in 2014 HSE Capital Plan another landmark moment for Roscommon Hospital - Feighan

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has said that the approval in the 2014 HSE Capital Plan of a multi-million euro Rehabilitation Unit planned for Roscommon Hospital is another landmark moment for the hospital. When built, the unit will operate as a satellite centre to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire and will operate under its auspices.

Doherty welcomes creation of 100 new jobs at Alltech in Dunboyne

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement that 100 new jobs are being created at Alltech’s European Headquarters in Dunboyne. Alltech develops and manufactures natural feed supplements for the agricultural sector.

Mitchell O’Connor calls on other telephone service providers to follow Digiweb’s lead after Budget 2014

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has called on other telephone service providers to follow the example set by independent telecommunications company, Digiweb, who has offered those affected by the discontinuation of the telephone grant in Budget 2014 an equivalent amount in monthly credits.

9,000 children in Waterford to benefit from free GP care - Coffey

Fine Gael TD for Waterford, Paudie Coffey, has welcomed the introduction in Budget 2014 of free GP care for all children in the State aged five years and under. Deputy Coffey said this measure will have an enormous impact on health services, will help all families with young children to deal with the cost of child rearing and will bring us one step closer to the Government’s stated aim of free GP care for all.

Almost €24m paid to Meath farmers in Single Payments after strong Agri Budget – McEntee

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has welcomed the payment of almost €25 million to more than 3,200 farmers in Meath, as part of the Single Payments Scheme. The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, secured approval to make these payments ahead of schedule, and Deputy McEntee said they would come at a good time for farmers after a positive Budget for the agri sector.

SF scaremongering on invalidity pension - Daly

Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Jim Daly, has said the scaremongering being carried out by Sinn Féin in respect of changes to the invalidity pension are designed to exploit the concerns of some of the most vulnerable members of society.

Doherty calls for funding for healthcare safety body to be reinstated

Fine Gael Meath East TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Regina Doherty, has received a commitment from the Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, that he will consider reinstating funding for the Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ISQSH), the not-for-profit organisation that promotes quality and safety improvement throughout the Irish health service.

Dublin homeless to benefit from new pilot Social Impact Investment scheme – Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Thursday) welcomed the fact that Dublin families with no homes will benefit from the new Social Impact Investment scheme, as announced in Budget 2014. Private sector investment partners are being sought for the pilot phase of the scheme, which aims to provide long-term stable homes for homeless families.

The most radical reform of local government in over 100 years

Mr Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced today (17 October 2013) the publication of the Local Government Bill 2013 to fundamentally reform the local government system in Ireland.

Ryanair commitment to boost traffic will increase passenger numbers and create jobs at Shannon - Breen

Fine Gael Clare TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee, Pat Breen, has today (Wednesday) warmly welcomed the commitment by Ryanair to increase passenger numbers at Irish airports by more than one million per year from next April. The move is a direct response to the Government’s decision to scrap the airline tax, as announced in yesterday’s Budget.