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-  Ciaran Cannon TD

Cannon pays tribute to playwright Murphy

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has paid tribute to playwright Tom Murphy who died earlier this week aged 83.

-  Senator Paul Coghlan

Brexit Customs Solution is the only way forward - Coghlan

Speaking in the Seanad today, Leas Chathaoirleach Senator Paul Coghlan said he believed that it is clear that the UK as whole remaining aligned to the Customs Union is the way to resolve the continuing dilemma over the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

-  Senator Catherine Noone

New study demonstrates safety of HPV vaccine – Noone

A new global report has confirmed the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine in preventing cervical cancer amongst young girls and women, whilst dispelling the myth the vaccine may cause serious side effects, a Fine Gael Senator has said.

-  Mary Mitchell OConnor TD

Mitchell O’Connor's opening address at first Technological Higher Education Association Colloquium in GMIT

Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., opened the first annual Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) Colloquium in GMIT today (10th of May). The three core themes for the day revolve around a central theme of ‘Engagement’ and it brings together students, agencies, enterprises, further education, policy makers, and the voluntary sector to explore the reality of the ‘Engaged Institution’ and how to meet the challenges ahead while working with industry, community, and policy-makers.

-  Senator Catherine Noone

Sweet snack tax could further combat obesity – Noone

Fine Gael Dublin Senator Catherine Noone, has called for the introduction of a sweet snack tax following the release of UK study showing such a measure could result in a greater overall reduction of sugar consumption than taxing soft drinks alone.

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