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Vote Fianna Fáil – get Sinn Féin? Harris

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow and Minister for State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris, has said that a vote for Fianna Fáil could amount to support for Sinn Féin, with a group of Fianna Fáil TDs stating their preference for a coalition with Sinn Féin today.

Economic and social benefit for Dublin 8 a key consideration for the Children's Hospital- Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has said that economic and social benefit for Dublin 8 is a key consideration for the new children's hospital. Byrne was speaking in advance of the planning application for the hospital being lodged with An Bord Pleanála today (Monday).

Setting up a company will soon cost only €1 - Hayes

Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, has today (Sunday) said that the cost of setting up a company will soon cost as little as €1 and will only take a couple of hours. This is the aim of a new proposal adopted by the European Parliament.

Don’t let Fianna Fáil wreck Irish agriculture again - Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, and Chair of the Fine Gael Committee on Agriculture, Martin Heydon, says that we must not let Fianna Fáil wreck the farming and agri-food sectors again.

Govt determined to recoup every cent of taxpayers’ money from the banks – Harris

Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris, has said that the Government is determined to recoup every cent of the taxpayers’ money from the banks. Minister Harris was speaking after today’s set of results from AIB show a strong financial performance putting the taxpayer in a good position to recoup their €20.8 billion investment.

Manufacturing and services index shows economic recovery strengthening - Harris

Purchasing Managers’ Index for Ireland released today (Thursday), highlights that Ireland’s economic recovery is strengthening.

Manufacturing index shows economic recovery strengthening - Harris

Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow-East Carlow, Simon Harris, said that the Purchasing Managers’ Index for Ireland released today (Thursday), highlights that Ireland’s economic recovery is strengthening. Minister Harris was speaking after Investec and Markit Economics released the Purchasing Managers’ Index on Manufacturing and Services in July, showing the highest reading for Ireland since September 2006, just before the economic crash.

Good news for the Curragh with launch of recruitment campaign to strengthen our defence forces - Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has said that the planned new army recruitment campaign will strengthen our defence forces and is good news for the Curragh. Deputy Heydon was speaking after the Minister for Defence Simon Coveney today (Tuesday) launched a new recruitment campaign for General Service Recruits for the Army.

‘Taste the Atlantic’ trail to promote Connemara seafood to visitors - Kyne

“A new seafood trail ‘Taste the Atlantic - a Seafood Journey’ will open up the Wild Atlantic Way to food tourism, and promote the best of Connemara seafood to visitors”, says Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Sean Kyne.

Mulherin calls for increase in milk intervention price

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has commended the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney after he made a strong call at a recent Council of Agriculture Ministers in the EU Commission to consider examination of the intervention price. Deputy Mulherin has called for an increase in the intervention price due to the detrimental impact the current rate of 21 cent per litre has on milk prices.