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Byrne welcomes new EU legislation on stricter certification for medical devices

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed new legislation agreed by the European Parliament that will lead to stricter monitoring and certification procedures for medical devices such as breast or hip implants. Deputy Byrne said the new measures would mean that problems with medical devices would be much easier to deal with in the future.

Minimum pricing will help us to tackle our troubled relationship with alcohol - Noone

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the news that a minimum price will be set for alcohol, saying that the move will help us to tackle our troubled relationship with alcohol. Full details of the plan aimed at tackling problem drinking are expected to be announced by the Government tomorrow.

Three tech giants give Dublin their vote of confidence – Murphy

Fine Gael Dublin South East TD, Eoghan Murphy, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the news that three of the world’s biggest tech companies are planning major expansions of their Dublin operations. Deputy Murphy said the fact that Facebook, Amazon and Yahoo are all expanding their Dublin offices further cements the city’s status as the digital capital of Europe.

Statements on Seanad Reform

When I was last in the House during the summer, I was fulfilling a promise to the Irish people to hold a referendum on the future of the Seanad.

50% of the world’s medical technologies purchasing power in Ireland today for Med in Ireland conference – Minister Bruton

Major sales opportunity for Irish med tech companies at Enterprise Ireland event.

Statement on child protection cases

Speaking this evening, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, said “There has been understandable public interest in two cases which have come to light in recent days involving children with Roma families.

Mental health patients must be involved in policy development – Neville

Fine Gael Limerick TD and President of the Irish Association of Sucidology, Dan Neville, has said that service users and carers must be involved in the planning and delivery of mental health services. Deputy Neville is giving the keynote address at the 10th Annual Mental Health Conference at University of Ulster, in Derry today (Tuesday).

Facebook allows decapitation videos while banning certain breastfeeding images – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday) called on the social media giant, Facebook, to clarify the thinking behind the company’s strategy where the banning of material to its website is concerned.

Approval of multi-million euro Rehabilitation Unit in 2014 HSE Capital Plan another landmark moment for Roscommon Hospital - Feighan

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has said that the approval in the 2014 HSE Capital Plan of a multi-million euro Rehabilitation Unit planned for Roscommon Hospital is another landmark moment for the hospital. When built, the unit will operate as a satellite centre to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire and will operate under its auspices.

Doherty welcomes creation of 100 new jobs at Alltech in Dunboyne

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement that 100 new jobs are being created at Alltech’s European Headquarters in Dunboyne. Alltech develops and manufactures natural feed supplements for the agricultural sector.