Record exports for EI-supported companies as agency gets Cork back to work - Collins
Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has commended the work of Enterprise Ireland (EI) whose client companies have recorded exports for 2012 of €16.2 billion; the highest ever export figure recorded by EI-supported companies.
Garda vetting duplication is intensifying delays - O’Mahony
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O’Mahony, has highlighted the problems being caused by the delays in the Garda vetting system. Speaking in Dail Eireann, Deputy O’Mahony attributed some of the delay to duplication, whereby individuals are being assessed on two or more occasions.
Information campaign kicks off to help those struggling with debt find a way out - Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork South Central Deputy, Jerry Buttimer, has said the launch today (Thursday) of Insolvency Service Ireland’s public information campaign will allow those who are struggling with the burden of debt to find a way out of their financial difficulties.
Kehoe welcomes commitment of €116,250 for Wexford Harbours and Coastal Infrastructure
LOCAL WEXFORD T.D and Government Chief Whip, Minister Paul Kehoe has welcomed €116,250 funding for coastal work in County Wexford under the 2013 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme.
JobBridge is a proven pathway to full-time employment – Coffey
Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has said that the JobBridge internship scheme is a clear and dependable pathway to full-time employment which has seen 36 per cent of intern graduates in Waterford moving directly into employment, while 61 per cent of interns nationally have secured employment five months after graduating from the scheme. Deputy Coffey obtained this information by way of a Parliamentary Question to Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD (see below).
Coffey welcomes Minister’s commitment of funding for Dunmore East Harbour
4,000+ net jobs created in Cork by IDA and Enterprise Ireland since 2011 - Collins
Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has today (Tuesday) said recent figures from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, which show that in excess of 4,000 net jobs have been created by Enterprise Ireland (EI) and IDA-supported companies since Fine Gael and Labour came to power, are proof that the Government’s jobs strategy is working. “In the last two years, the number of jobs being created in Enterprise Ireland and IDA-supported companies has resulted in thousands of people getting back to work. Over the last 15 months we have seen an increase of 1,000 jobs per month being created in the private sector, with 2012 registering the first annual increase in employment in five years.
Examination of clinical outcomes will be a key part of Air Ambulance review - Feighan
Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has welcomed confirmation given to him by the Department of Health that the examination of clinical outcomes will be a central feature in the review of the pilot Air Ambulance service (Emergency Aeromedical Service).
Mallow General Hospital set to be busier under healthcare reform plans - Collins
Welcoming the reconfiguration of services at Mallow General Hospital (MGH), Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, said the reform plans set out by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD, will ensure that smaller hospitals play a bigger role in meeting the healthcare needs of the people. Deputy Collins said the replacement of the Emergency Department at MGH with an Urgent Care Centre will see the structure of the hospital changed while the majority of people attending at the hospital will continue to be treated there.
Council, Harbour Board and business association all focused on bright future for Dun Laoghaire harbour – Mitchell O’Connor
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Wednesday) said that everyone in Dun Laoghaire; the Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council, the Harbour Company Board and local business associations are working together to develop Dun Laoghaire Harbour and to maximise its potential into the future.