Áine Collins TD

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. 

As a qualified accountant and auditor, Áine has 20 years of experience in business development and management consultancy. She has run her own practice and worked in both start-up and established companies.
 
Her particular area of interest is the SME sector and she has contributed to the Action Plan for Jobs in this area.

100 new Garda recruits start in Templemore - Collins

“Another 100 Garda recruits will today (Monday), enter Templemore, joining the 100 who started training earlier this year,” says Áine Collins, Fine Gael Cork North West TD.

Cork primary schools to benefit from minor works funding - Collins

Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Áine Collins, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, that €28 million will be provided to fund the improvement of physical infrastructure of schools in 2014. The funding will also be used to purchase much needed equipment and furniture in schools in 2014.

'Greenlove' for China from Charleville - Collins

Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Aine Collins, has said that the launch of a new product in China called ‘Greenlove’ is great news for jobs in Charleville. The infant milk product, produced by Kerry Group in Charleville, is being launched for the Chinese market today (Thursday) in Hangzhou, as part of a Government-led trade mission to China.

New funding opportunity for SMEs - Collins

Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has advised SMEs to apply for funding from their bank following news that €800 million in funding is being made available to lenders through the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).

Unemployment down almost 10% in a year - Collins

Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has welcomed this week’s CSO figures showing that the numbers of people signing on to the Live Register has decreased by almost 10% year on year.