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’ 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.

O’Sullivan report contains practical proposals on how to boost entrepreneurship – Collins

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.

Female entrepreneurs are increasingly breaking through the glass ceiling – Collins

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.

New €30 million research centre will act as an innovation hub – Collins

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.

Reasonable and practical solutions must be offered to those in mortgage arrears

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.

FG ramps up campaign for a Yes vote to abolish the Seanad on October 4th

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.