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We need to plan ahead for our ageing population – Burke

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has said that we need to plan ahead for our ageing population and that there is an urgent need to develop and grow professional home care services.

Tourism is booming, so don’t let Fianna Fáil throw away the progress we’ve made - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East and member of the Oireachtas Tourism Committee Helen McEntee says tourism is booming and we must not let Fianna Fáil wreck the sector again and reverse the recovery which is taking place and the hard work of all those involved in the sector.

Continued focus needed to drive job growth in Tipperary - Coonan

Fine Gael TD for Tipperary, Noel Coonan, has said that a drop of almost 13% in the Live Register in Tipperary since the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs in 2012 is an indication of steady growth, but continued focus is needed to drive the recovery forward in this area.

Ireland has 4th highest support for humanitarian aid within EU according to euro barometer - Hayes

Member of the European Parliament’s Development Committee, Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP has welcomed increased support for humanitarian aid. The survey was carried out for the European Commission as part of its Eurobarometer series by the polling company Behaviour and Attitudes.

Upgrade of Phoenix Park Tunnel will cut travel time for Kildare commuters - Lawlor

“The planned upgrade of the Phoenix Park tunnel will cut the travel time for Kildare people commuting to work in Dublin”, says Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor. Deputy Lawlor was speaking after Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced a €13.7 million project to upgrade the Phoenix Park Tunnel in order to cater for commuter trains.

Byrne condemns canal vandals

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has condemned the actions of vandals who left hundreds of homes exposed to the threat of flooding after they opened locks on the Grand Canal yesterday.

94% of GPs in South Tipperary now signed up for free under 6s GP care - Coonan

Fine Gael TD for Tipperary, Noel Coonan has said that following a slow start, 94% of GPs in South Tipperary have now signed up to take part in the free GP Service for under 6s.

Special 9% Tourism Vat rate a huge success, leading to the creation of over 30,000 jobs - Murphy

Dara Murphy, Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central and Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection says the special 9% Vat rate for the tourism industry has been a huge success and has led to the creation of over 30,000 jobs.

Students in direct provision must be given access to third level - Conway

Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has said that it’s essential for students in direct provision to have access to third level education and be provided with support.

Vandals and criminals will not stop local people from burying their loved ones with dignity

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has said that vandals and criminal gang activity at Goldenbridge Cemetery will not stop local people from burying their loved ones with dignity. Deputy Byrne condemned yet another act of vandalism last night at the historic cemetery.