Cross border health projects should ensure better outcomes for all patients – Fitzpatrick
Fine Gael Louth Deputy, Peter Fitzpatrick, said the visit by the Health Ministers from North and South of the border, Edwin Poots MLA and James Reilly TD to Louth this week has brought a renewed focus to the importance of cross border health projects, the aim of which is to enhance the services available to all users.
Time to maximise grass growing potential on under-utilised lands - Mulherin
Speaking in the Dail yesterday evening Fine Gael Mayo Deputy, Michelle Mulherin, said that now that the fodder crisis is abating, we need to look at maximising the grass growing potential of our land so that a similar crisis can be avoided next year.
Doherty urges community workers to check out new Meath Partnership course
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) urged volunteer and community workers based in Meath to check out a new course being run by Meath Partnership and the National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth. The certificate programme is entitled ‘Community Work in a Changing Meath’.
Deering urges Teagasc to hold local briefings on fodder crisis
Fine Gael Carlow/Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has today (Thursday) urged Teagasc to organise briefing sessions in local livestock marts for farmers being adversely affected by fodder shortages. Deputy Deering added that this would make the necessary information more accessible for farmers who need to get their fodder stocks up to acceptable levels.
More than 30 Galway teachers sign up to Chinese language and culture course – Healy Eames
Fine Gael Galway West Senator, Fidelma Healy Eames, has today (Wednesday) welcomed confirmation that more than 30 teachers from primary and secondary schools in Galway have signed up to an introductory teacher-in-service course on Chinese language and culture.
Mulherin welcomes appointment of Prisa Technologies to assist with roll-out of high speed broadband
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte TD, of the appointment of Prisa Technologies to assist in driving the design, planning and procurement of a State-led investment in high-speed broadband throughout Ireland.
eircom gets broadband up to speed with 25,000 homes in Louth to benefit - Fitzpatrick
Fine Gael Louth Deputy, Peter Fitzpatrick, has said news that almost 25,000 homes in Louth will be able to access high-speed broadband by next September will act as a boost for businesses in the region and allow households to experience the same connectivity speeds that have been taken for granted in other parts of the country for years.
D’Arcy welcomes strong support of Narrow Water Bridge at Oir. Committee meeting
Fine Gael Senator, Jim D’Arcy, has welcomed the discussion that took place today (Thursday) on the Narrow Water Bridge at the meeting of the Joint Committee on the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.
Coffey welcomes Cork County Council’s support for motion to reduce costs for new businesses
Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey has today (Thursday) welcomed the cross party support from Cork County Council for his Private Member’s Bill, which aims to reduce the burden of costs for new businesses. Deputy Coffey introduced this Bill into the Dáil a number of weeks ago and has called on other councils to support him in this with a view to helping start-up businesses in towns and villages right across the country.
FG TDs meet Transport Minister to push for action on North Meath roads
Fine Gael Meath TDs last night (Wednesday) held a meeting with the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, to push for action on the condition of the roads in North Meath. The meeting was attended by Deputies Regina Doherty, Helen McEntee, Ray Butler and Damien English.