JobsPlus will provide major incentive for small businesses to create jobs - Barry
Fine Gael Cork East TD and Chair of the Fine Gael Internal Jobs Committee, Tom Barry, has today (Friday) welcomed the inclusion of the JobsPlus initiative in this year’s Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) 2013, saying it will make it much easier for small businesses to create new jobs. JobsPlus is one of seven Disruptive Reforms included in the APJ 2013, and it will see the Government covering 25% of the cost of hiring someone who is long-term unemployed.
Jobs Committee report tackles issues of youth and long-term unemployment - English
Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English TD, has welcomed the publication of the Committee’s report, ‘Creating Policies that Work: Actions to Address Youth and Long-Term Unemployment’, which has recommended a range of measures to help young people and the long term unemployed get back to work. The report makes a specific recommendation that the Discovery Zone initiative, which started in Co. Meath, should be promoted as best practice.
€70 million for Energy Efficiency Fund can create 5,000 jobs - Fitzpatrick
Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, that the Cabinet has approved a €70 million investment to establish an Energy Efficiency Fund, which will provide project lending for energy efficiency works in the public and commercial sectors.
Justice is finally delivered for Magdalene women – Butler
Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has today (Wednesday) said that justice is finally being delivered for the women of the Magdalene Laundries. Deputy Butler was speaking following the Taoiseach’s full State apology, which has been warmly welcomed by survivors of the Laundries.
Feighan says Roscommon Hospital leads the way with world-first patient safety initiative
Roscommon/South Leitrim Fine Gael TD, Deputy Frank Feighan, has said Roscommon Hospital is leading the way with a world-first patient safety initiative which helps medical personnel recognise and respond to patients whose condition is worsening.
Keating to establish Working Group to address residents’ concerns over Newlands Cross works
Fine Gael Dublin Mid West Deputy, Derek Keating, has said every effort will be made to minimise the impact on local residents as a result of the Newlands Cross by-pass, the work on which is set to commence this summer.
€2.6m in funding for Cork harbours - Harrington
Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the announcement of €2,632,000 in funding which is being made available for the maintenance and upgrade of a number of Cork harbours, as part of the agreement which sees the ownership of such transferred to local authorities.
Donohoe welcomes opening of state-of-the-art Mater Hospital A&E
Fine Gael Dublin Central Deputy, Paschal Donohoe, has welcomed the recent opening of a state-of-the-art A&E department at the Mater Hospital, saying it will lead to an improved hospital experience for the people attending there.
Progress being made on measures to combat social welfare fraud – O’Donovan
Fine Gael Limerick TD, Patrick O’Donovan, has today (Wednesday) said the Government is making progress on introducing reforms to the social welfare system to combat fraud. In a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, Deputy O’Donovan asked for an update on a number of measures aimed at combatting fraud, including ICT improvements and the introduction of bio-metric cards.
McFadden hails launch of ‘world class’ athletics arena in Athlone
Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath TD, Nicky McFadden, has hailed the official launch of the International Athletics Arena at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) as a significant day for Irish athletics in the Midlands.