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-  Deborah Sweeney

Keating welcomes N7 Newlands Cross upgrade

Local Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, Derek Keating, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, of the contracts being signed for the N7 Newlands Cross fly-over.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Over 2,000 jobs to be created by Glanbia development at Belview Port – Coffey

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, today (Tuesday) said news that more than 2,000 jobs are to be created by Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited (GIIL) through the development of a world-class dairy facility in Belview on the Waterford/Kilkenny border will act as a stimulus to the entire region, providing much needed jobs both directly and indirectly.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Coffey encourages people to visit Waterford as national tourism numbers rise by 7.4%

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has said the increase in tourism figures of 7.4% in the first three months of 2013 compared to the same time last year will have a positive impact on the entire Irish economy. Deputy Coffey outlined the critical role the services sector is playing in Ireland’s recovery, saying that the number of tourists visiting Ireland will lead to more business opportunities which will generate additional income for every town and village.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Retained fire fighters to be allowed access to social welfare schemes – Coffey

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has said that retained fire fighters will be able to access social protection support payments following a decision made by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD. Deputy Coffey has met many of the retained fire fighters in Waterford who were anxious to have access to these supports re-instated and will be glad to hear that Minister Burton will be approving this measure in the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013 which will becoming before the Oireachtas soon.

-  Daniel Rowan

€90m LEADER funding to boost many community projects in rural areas - Feighan

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has said the release of €90 million in LEADER funding by the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan TD, will now provide the financial impetus for many important community projects in Roscommon, Leitrim and across the country.

-  Sarah Meade

Butler welcomes funding for Meath Partnership under LEADER programme

Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has welcomed the announcement that funding is being allocated to Meath Partnership. The Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan TD, has released a total of €90 million of funding under the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

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