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Crack-down on rogue clampers to protect Dublin motorists

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, Derek Keating, has today welcomed the Vehicles Clamping Bill 2014 published by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD.

Neville welcomes new EGF application for jewellery manufacture workers in Rathkeale

Dan Neville TD and Chairman of Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, today (Monday 9th June) welcomed the launch at Rathkeale House Hotel, Co Limerick of the support for former employees of Andersen Ireland Ltd Jewellery Manufacturing Plant in Rathkeale Co Limerick

Fine Gael withdraws from Dublin City Council negotiations

The Fine Gael group has today (Friday) withdrawn from negotiations over the formation of a ruling coalition for Dublin City Council.

Cemeteries regulator needed to ensure the bereaved aren’t ripped off – Doherty

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Friday) supported the call for the establishment of a cemeteries regulator, saying it is necessary to ensure the bereaved are not paying over the odds to bury their deceased loved ones. Deputy Doherty was speaking during the Dáil debate on the Cemetery Management Bill 2013.

Irish SMEs benefitting from public procurement process - Kyne

Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Sean Kyne, has welcomed the renewed commitment by the Government to ensure SMEs benefit from opportunities presented by the public sector procurement process. Deputy Kyne was speaking after a Dáil debate this week in which he questioned the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, on the new office of public procurement and the measures being taken to ensure Irish SMEs can maximise opportunities to win public contracts.

Speech by Minster for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar at the 46th CIECA Congress in Dublin Castle

President, Karl Hakuli; Distinguished Guests, Speakers Ladies and Gentlemen – I am very pleased to be here with you this morning at the 46th CIECA Congress, which is being hosted this year by Ireland’s Road Safety Authority. I would like to extend a special welcome to all of the international delegates who have come here today from across the world, from places as far apart as Korea, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

Buttimer welcomes appointment of expert group and encourages public to give view on medical cards

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, has this evening (Thursday) welcomed the announcement from the HSE that the expert panel has been appointed to examine how medical need should be taken into account when discretionary medical cards are being granted.

As the Lotto goes online we need to ensure that proper regulation is in place

Coghlan calls for National Lottery to appear before Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service

Protocol on the way to deal with major emergencies in schools

Minister for Education commits to emergency protocol for schools following questioning by Patrick O’Donovan TD