Áine was elected to Dáil Éireann to represent the Cork North West constituency. Áine is a member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Vice-Chair of the Fine Gael Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
Áine Collins TD
Fine Gael Cork North West TD and member of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Aine Collins, has today (Tuesday) said that the report from the Entrepreneurship Forum, chaired by Sean O’Sullivan, contains practical proposals on how to boost our number of successful entrepreneurs. Deputy Collins was speaking after the former Dragon’s Den star appeared before the Jobs Committee to discuss the report’s contents.
Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Aine Collins, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement that the amount of female-led start-up companies winning State investment has almost trebled in 12 months. Deputy Collins was speaking after the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD, announced that 1,850 jobs will be created over the next three years by 122 High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) companies.
Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Aine Collins, has today welcomed the launch of a new €30 million research centre being led by the Tyndall National Institute in collaboration with University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Dublin City University (DCU). It’s hoped 200 new jobs can be generated by the centre over the next six years.
Speaking on the mortgage arrears debate in the Dáil, Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, said that banks must be discouraged from going after the low hanging fruit where customers in mortgage arrears are concerned and instead must offer reasonable and practical solutions to those in serious difficulty. “There is no doubt that the level of indebtedness, especially among many who purchased their homes during the boom, needs to be tackled. And this Government has taken the steps to do that in the form of enacting the Personal Insolvency Bill, setting up the Insolvency Service of Ireland and providing free and independent advice to those in mortgage distress.
Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins has today said the Party will be intensifying its campaign in the next two weeks to encourage as many people as possible to vote Yes to abolish the Seanad in the Referendum on October 4 th . Fine Gael has been holding a series of regional meetings as part of its national campaign for a Yes vote.