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-  Sarah Meade

Conway welcomes first new Flybe service for Shannon

Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has welcomed the announcement that Flybe is to operate a year-round return service between Shannon Airport and Glasgow. The three time weekly service, beginning in May, is expected to bring over 10,000 additional passengers through Shannon this year.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Urgent Care Centre at St. Mary’s proof of Govt’s commitment to the northside - Murphy

Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has welcomed the official opening of the Urgent Care Centre on the St Mary's site in Gurranabraher today (Friday) by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD. Deputy Murphy said the location of the Centre at St. Mary’s is proof of the Government’s commitment to the hospital site as well the northside of Cork City.

-  Sarah Meade

Byrne calls for urgent implementation of reforms to Drugs Task Forces

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has today (Friday) called for the urgent implementation of reforms set out for the National Drugs and Alcohol Strategy, following the publication of a report detailing rising cocaine use and cannabis cultivation in Ireland.

-  Sarah Meade

Conway welcomes end to industrial dispute at the Cliffs of Moher

Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has welcomed the resolution of the long running industrial dispute between staff and management at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. Details of the settlement have not been released but both parties have reached agreement to end the dispute.

-  Sarah Meade

Conway welcomes plans to overhaul US immigration law

Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has welcomes fresh moves in the US to overhaul America’s immigration laws. Yesterday, President Barack Obama backed proposals to change immigration laws, a day after a group of US Senators unveiled details of immigration reforms they hope to have passed this year.

-  Sarah Meade

Coghlan calls for cooperation corridor for Gardaí and PSNI in border area

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Tuesday) called for a cooperation corridor to be established between the Gardaí and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to help combat crime along the border area. Senator Coghlan raised the issue during the Order of Business in the Seanad earlier, in light of the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

-  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.

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