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TTIP offers massive opportunities for the Irish economy – Bruton & Kelly

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, and Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, Sean Kelly, have said that the EU-US trade deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP) offers massive opportunities for the Irish economy. They were speaking at a TTIP information seminar, organised by Mr Kelly today (Tuesday) in Dublin.

Marriage Bill 2015 to be enacted by the end of July - Minister Fitzgerald

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has today announced her intention to have the Marriage Bill 2015 enacted by the end of July.

Statement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD on the death of Bill O'Herlihy

I was deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Bill O’Herlihy.

There needs to be a system that monitors variable mortgage rates into the future – Hayes

Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin today (Monday) said that variable mortgage rates need to be monitored into the future to ensure that rates do not become as excessive as they are today.

A Yes for Marriage Equality is a Yes for inclusiveness – Corcoran Kennedy

Vice Chairperson of Fine Gael LGBT and TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has today (Monday) congratulated everyone involved in the Yes campaign on the result of the Marriage Equality Referendum on Saturday.

Speech by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. on the Marriage Equality Referendum

The first country in the world to vote for equal marriage. I welcome that and thank all those who voted yesterday. In the privacy of the ballot box they made a public statement.

Statement from Cllr David FitzGerald

Speaking following the final count of the Carlow/Kilkenny Bye Election, Fine Gael’s Cllr David FitzGerald has congratulated Bobby Aylward on his success and thanked everyone involved in his own campaign.

Farming entitlements do not automatically transfer with the testamentary will of land warns Senator D’Arcy

Fine Gael Senator for Louth, Jim D’Arcy, has highlighted that when a farmer wills his/her lands, the farming entitlements do not automatically transfer to the recipient of the will.

2,000 more health jobs in last year demonstrates sector’s role in economic recovery – Varadkar

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, will tonight tell the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland that 2,000 jobs have been created in health in both the public and private sector in the last year. He will tell the College that the health sector should get much more recognition as an important employer and revenue generator, with a further role to play in economic growth.

EU-US trade deal will reduce red tape and boost SME growth – Kelly

Seán Kelly, Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, has called for a strong harmonisation of business regulations to be prioritised in the ongoing EU- US trade or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP) negotiations, in order to boost SME growth. Mr Kelly was speaking as Ireland's only member of the Parliament's Trade Committee, ahead of a major TTIP information seminar he is hosting in the European Parliament's Dublin Office on Tuesday, May 26th. Business leaders, elected representatives and media in attendance will receive an overview of the EU-US trade talks, ongoing negotiations, possible outcomes and the potential such a deal holds for Ireland.