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-  Ken Gaughran

Report into social situation of young people in EU outlines challenges and opportunities ahead – Donohoe

Speaking following the launch this morning (Tuesday) of Eurofound's Third European Quality of Life Survey Report, ‘The Social Situation of Young People in Europe’, Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, said the key to ensuring a better future for our young people is to provide the best means of upskilling, retraining and employment opportunities for them.

-  Sarah Meade

Opt-out system could vastly increase organ donation – Buttimer

Speaking at the launch of Organ Donation Awareness Week in Cork yesterday evening (Monday), Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, said that changing to an opt-out system could vastly increase the level of organ donation here.

-  Sarah Meade

Byrne welcomes jobs and investment boost for the Liberties

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement that the Liberties is set to benefit from a new €40 million property development at the Digital Hub. Up to 300 construction jobs will be created through the development of an additional 10,650 square feet of enterprise office space and a housing development for 470 students on Bonham Street in Dublin 8.

-  Susan Moss

10th Anniversary of the Workplace Smoking Ban in Ireland

Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly T.D., today marked the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the workplace smoking ban in Ireland. Since 29th March 2004, smoking is prohibited in most enclosed workplaces under the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (as amended).

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