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Dublin's jobless total down by 20% in last three years - a remarkable turnaround says Hayes

“Last year was a good year for Dublin on the jobs front. People are going back to work after the economic collapse,” says Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes.

Live Register down by 19.2% in Clondalkin area - Keating

“Live Register Figures show that unemployment has been dropping for 30 months in a row and that in Clondalkin, there has been a fall of 19.2%. This is very much to be welcomed” says Derek Keating Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West.

New classroom approved for Killygarry National School – O’Reilly

“Approval has been granted for a new classroom in Killygarry National School. This is great news for the pupils and teachers of Killygarry”, says Joe O’Reilly, Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan.

Minister Reilly publishes the Terms of Reference for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly, has today (9th January 2015) published the Terms of Reference for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters.

Hayes appointed rapporteur for EU Pensions Directive

Fine Gael Brian Hayes MEP has been appointed rapporteur by the European People's Party for an EU Directive on occupational pension funds (IORPs). Mr. Hayes will negotiate the Directive on behalf of the European Parliament and will progress the Directive through the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in the coming months.

Ireland has nothing to fear from a lower corporation tax in Northern Ireland - Hayes

Following the publication of a Westminster bill to devolve corporation tax to Northern Ireland by 2017, Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, today (Friday), said that Ireland should have nothing to fear if Northern Ireland reduces its corporation tax rate.

HSE review of intellectual disability services in Longford/Westmeath must guarantee protection against further cuts– McFadden

Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that the current HSE review of intellectual disability services in Longford and Westmeath must guarantee protection against further cuts.

Naughton congratulates Galway’s young scientists

Fine Gael Senator for Galway West/ South Mayo, Hildegarde Naughton today (Wednesday) congratulated Galway’s young scientists after meeting with some of them at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015.

Statement on Emergency Department Overcrowding Leo Varadkar T.D, Minister for Health

The current situation with Emergency Department overcrowding can’t go on. I acknowledge the difficulties which the current surge in activity is causing for patients, their families and the staff who are doing their utmost to provide safe, quality care in very challenging circumstances.