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Increase in funding a recognition of carers -Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Wednesday) said that it is crucial for the State to provide support to carers and welcomed the fact that an estimated €806 million is being spent on carers in 2014.

Sense must prevail for South East University - Deering

Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has today (Thursday) called for sense to prevail on the matter of the university for the South East and has encouraged all stakeholders to find a solution to the current impasse.

Exchequer up €171m on New Vehicle Sales VRT & VAT - Griffin

No Increases in Budget 2015 on VRT, motor tax and fuel will help drive further new sales and revenue

Child Care in Practice Journal 20th Anniversary

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly TD, today opened the conference ‘Developments in Early Intervention and Family Support – Assessing the Impact for Children’

Dáil suspension a taste of Independent 'government' - Doherty

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has today (Wednesday) said the chaotic behaviour of Independent TDs in the Dáil this afternoon, which led to the suspension of Dáil business for the rest of today

No child will be left without urgent dental treatment - Byrne

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has today (Tuesday) reassured parents that no child will be left without urgent dental treatment in the wake of the closure of the dental service at St. James’s Hospital.

The #littlethings that make a difference to your mental health - Neville

Fine Gael Party Chairman and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, yesterday attended the launch of the #littlethings, mental health and wellbeing social marketing campaign. This campaign is being run by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention in partnership with over 20 other organisations.

Byrne condemns desecration of Cosgrave grave

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has condemned last night’s desecration of the grave of WT Cosgrave in Goldenbridge Cemetery, Inchicore.

Teenager’s views sought on the ideal qualities for the Ombudsman for Children

Dr James Reilly TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs today opened a consultation with young people (aged 13-17) seeking their views on theperson specification for the recruitment of the Ombudsman for Children.

Ireland can become a breakout country with a decade of strong growth - Hayes

Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, has said that Ireland can become a breakout country with a decade of strong growth. He was speaking today (Monday) at a Public Seminar in DCU entitled “European Economic Policy - What's in it for Ireland?” MEP Hayes took the opportunity to discuss Ireland’s economic relationship with the EU and to discuss where we go from here.