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-  Sarah Meade

Doherty welcomes moves to introduce tagging for sex offenders

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Friday) welcomed the fact that the Government is advancing plans to introduce electronic tagging for sex offenders. Deputy Doherty said that the news would come as particular relief to residents in Ratoath, who were concerned in recent years at the prospect of a serious sex offender moving into their village.

-  Deborah Sweeney

New Garda Station to be delivered for people of Blarney, Rathduff and Grenagh - Murphy

At a public meeting in Rathduff last night (Thursday), Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, confirmed that a Letter of Intent will be signed next week for construction of a new Garda station in Blarney to serve the people of Blarney, Rathduff and Grenagh. Deputy Murphy established the fact having spoken to the Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, Brian Hayes TD. Construction for the new station is expected to commence in March this year.

-  Deborah Sweeney

New Garda Station to be delivered for people of Blarney, Rathduff and Grenagh - Murphy

At a public meeting in Rathduff last night (Thursday), Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, confirmed that a Letter of Intent will be signed next week for construction of a new Garda station in Blarney to serve the people of Blarney, Rathduff and Grenagh. Deputy Murphy established the fact having spoken to the Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, Brian Hayes TD. Construction for the new station is expected to commence in March this year.

-  Deborah Sweeney

European Investment Bank support for Irish water will reap benefits for Cork - Daly

Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Jim Daly, has welcomed the announcement of a €200 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support Ireland’s Water Services Investment Programme. Deputy Daly said that he is delighted that of the three projects in Cork that are to benefit from this funding, two are in Cork South West; in Clonakilty and Bandon.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Planning application for new IDA office space a boost to Waterford – Coffey

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has welcomed news that the IDA has submitted a planning application with Waterford County Council for the development of new offices that will total 25,000 square feet. This new development will be situated in the IDA Business and Technology Park in Butlerstown, Co Waterford.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Keating calls for invitation for State visit to be extended to President Obama

Fine Gael Dublin Mid West Deputy, Derek Keating, who previously requested the Irish Government to invite the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to address both Houses of the Oireachtas, has reiterated his request for an invitation for a State visit to be extended to the newly re-elected President.

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