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Firm focus on job creation needed to secure the recovery – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has commended the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD on the success of the Action plan for Jobs and called for a firm focus on job creation, as 800 jobs are announced in one week and the live register drops to 11%.

Doherty encourages all Symphysiotomy victims to consider applying to redress scheme

Fine Gael Meath East TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) encourages all Symphysiotomy victims to consider applying to the redress scheme announced today for women who underwent a surgical symphysiotomy. Former High Court Judge Maureen Harding Clark has been appointed as an independent assessor to oversee the implementation of the scheme.

Funding granted to finish West Cork Arts Centre - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has today (Thursday) welcomed the news that the West Cork Arts Centre is to receive a further €212,000 in funding to complete a fit-out of the building.

'Greenlove' for China from Charleville - Collins

Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Aine Collins, has said that the launch of a new product in China called ‘Greenlove’ is great news for jobs in Charleville. The infant milk product, produced by Kerry Group in Charleville, is being launched for the Chinese market today (Thursday) in Hangzhou, as part of a Government-led trade mission to China.

Buttimer calls for detailed examination of cost of medicine

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Wednesday) called for a detailed examination of the costs of medicine. Speaking at the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association’s launch of ifs information booklet ‘Bringing Health and Growth to Ireland’, Deputy Buttimer questioned the current costs of medication in Ireland and proposed that the issue be examined in detail by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children.

McFadden condemns Sinn Féin’s ambiguous attitude to the law

Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has today (Wednesday) condemned Sinn Féin’s ambiguous attitude to the law in the wake of comments by their Environment spokesperson Brian Stanley that ‘bad laws sometimes have to be broken’.

Fisheries sector to benefit from China trade mission - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that the Irish fisheries sector is to benefit from a successful trade mission to China by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD.

Conway urges increased support for women forced into prostitution

Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice and Disability, Martin Conway, has urged the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, to consider the implications of the Annual Report of Ruhama launched today.

Buttimer calls on health insurers to reduce rates for young people

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said that the Private Health Insurance Package announced today (Wednesday) will make health insurance more affordable for young people. Deputy Buttimer called on insurance companies to reduce rates for young people taking out a policy.

IT advances can ensure the safety of people with dementia - Burke

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has renewed his call for Ireland’s main health agencies to collaborate with the IT sector to develop a system by which vulnerable people with mild memory loss and patients with dementia, could be easily located in the event they go missing.