€70 million for Energy Efficiency Fund can create 5,000 jobs - Fitzpatrick
Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, that the Cabinet has approved a €70 million investment to establish an Energy Efficiency Fund, which will provide project lending for energy efficiency works in the public and commercial sectors.
Keating to establish Working Group to address residents’ concerns over Newlands Cross works
Fine Gael Dublin Mid West Deputy, Derek Keating, has said every effort will be made to minimise the impact on local residents as a result of the Newlands Cross by-pass, the work on which is set to commence this summer.
€2.6m in funding for Cork harbours - Harrington
Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the announcement of €2,632,000 in funding which is being made available for the maintenance and upgrade of a number of Cork harbours, as part of the agreement which sees the ownership of such transferred to local authorities.
Donohoe welcomes opening of state-of-the-art Mater Hospital A&E
Fine Gael Dublin Central Deputy, Paschal Donohoe, has welcomed the recent opening of a state-of-the-art A&E department at the Mater Hospital, saying it will lead to an improved hospital experience for the people attending there.
Progress being made on measures to combat social welfare fraud – O’Donovan
Fine Gael Limerick TD, Patrick O’Donovan, has today (Wednesday) said the Government is making progress on introducing reforms to the social welfare system to combat fraud. In a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, Deputy O’Donovan asked for an update on a number of measures aimed at combatting fraud, including ICT improvements and the introduction of bio-metric cards.
McFadden hails launch of ‘world class’ athletics arena in Athlone
Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath TD, Nicky McFadden, has hailed the official launch of the International Athletics Arena at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) as a significant day for Irish athletics in the Midlands.
Anglo debt deal is brilliant feat of financial engineering – Coghlan
Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Thursday) described the deal to wind down the former Anglo Irish Bank which was struck by the Government last week as the most brilliant piece of financial engineering in the history of the State. Senator Coghlan was speaking during the Order of Business in the Seanad.
Collins welcomes provision of fuel rebate in Finance Bill
Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has welcomed the provision in the Finance Bill, which was published today (Wednesday) which offers relief to the licenced passenger and transport sector and the haulage industry, in the form of a rebate of 7.5 cents in the litre on auto-diesel.
People with disabilities to benefit from changes to property tax - Deering
Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, that homes that have had work carried out for people with disabilities will receive special exemptions for the property tax.
HSE changes to ambulance services in West Cork will help save lives - Harrington
Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has welcomed confirmation by the HSE of the upcoming changes to the ambulances service in West Cork, which he says will better service the people of the region and help to save lives.