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Suspended Cent-ence? One and two cents to be shelved in national trial

The Government will tomorrow (Tuesday) consider a trial abolition of one and two cent coins, which will see prices rounded to the nearest five-cent unit. This development came following Senator Catherine Noone’s call for this scheme to be expanded nationally just last week.

UPC’s decision to axe post office payment option causing concern – Phelan

“UPC’s decision to axe its payments system through the post office network nation-wide is causing distress for some of its rural customers and the company needs to show some leeway in the transition period”, according to Fine Gael Carlow Kilkenny TD, John Paul Phelan.

Treatment of Clerys staff shocking and wrong - Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has called on the new owners of Clerys to show courtesy to the former staff by meeting them.

New jobs for Dublin 8 as Digital Hub company doubles its workforce - Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the creation of 20 new jobs in the Digital Hub in Dublin 8. The news comes as the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announces 185 new jobs in 6 IDA Ireland client companies across the country today (Monday).

First phase of capital grants launched for Ireland’s Ancient East - Butler

Fine Gael TD for Meath West, Ray Butler, has said that there has been great progress on the Ireland’s Ancient East tourism initiative and has encouraged local groups and businesses to apply for the first phase of capital grants to develop visitor experiences. Deputy Butler was speaking on receipt of an update on the project from Fáilte Ireland.

O’Mahony calls for proactive approach at news of Irish Pride receivership

Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has been in contact with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Burton TD, and has requested that full support be provided from Government agencies following the news that Ballinrobe based Irish Pride bakery has gone into receivership with a risk to approximately sixty jobs.

No human risk from BSE case in Louth - Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has said that while he is very concerned about the news that a suspected case of BSE has been detected in county Louth, he is relieved that there is no human risk.

Heydon fights for increased capacity in Naas Hospital

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) raised the matter of Naas Hospital in the Dáil with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. He received a commitment from the Minister in relation to protecting Naas Hospital against additional demands due to any possible changes at Portlaoise Hospital and he also called for additional capacity at Naas.

Wild Atlantic Way passport on the horizon - Daly

The Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) is to get a further boost next year after Fáilte Ireland confirmed to Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Jim Daly, that it will consider implementing a WAW "passport" in next year’s work programme.

Kidney donors should apply for reimbursement of expenses and lost earnings - Burke

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has said that kidney donors should apply for the compensation scheme set up late last year, to reimburse them for their expenses and loss of earnings.