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-  Joe McHugh

McHugh urges schools not in new DEIS programme to contact Department

Schools not included this year do have a right to the data used by the Deparment in their assessment, said McHugh. Schools may seek verification of the data submitted by their school which has been used in the identification process by e-mailing a request to: social_inclusion@education.gov.ie.

-  Senator Neale Richmond

It's time for action on gorse fires - Richmond

Dublin Rathdown Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, to take action to prevent an increase in gorse fires.

-  Joe McHugh

Minister McHugh welcomes immediate return of Oncology Services to Letterkenny

Donegal TD and Minister of State Joe McHugh has welcomed the news today that locum cover for the Medical Oncology Service at Letterkenny University Hospital has resumed with immediate affect. Locum cover had been put in place from March 6. However this cover actually began on Monday past.

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh not happy as Three admit problems with 28 per cent of network in Donegal

Mobile phone company Three has apologised to Donegal TD Joe McHugh over poor coverage in the county and admitted some areas have been badly affected in recent weeks. Minister McHugh wrote to Three last week after complaints from across the county, demanding a public explanation for a catastrophic deterioration in service.

-  Martin Heydon TD

European Globalisation Fund supports to be considered for HP Inc employees - Heydon

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) called on Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor to ensure that the full supports of the State, including access to the European Globalisation Fund, are available for the staff of HP Inc who were informed of job losses at the plant today. Deputy Heydon was speaking on the matter during a topical issue in the Dáil.

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