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-  Michael Noonan TD

Factual position on Local Property Tax

None of the funds collected though the Local Property tax have gone towards our bailout debt nor will it be handed to bank bondholders. Any statement to the contrary is inaccurate.

-  An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

"Rebuilding Sustainable Construction Jobs"

The Government today, 25 July 2013, welcomed the publication of the Forfás report on Ireland’s construction sector and announced a plan to improve the levels of activity and employment in the sector.

-  Phil Hogan TD

Referendums polling day order

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has today (24 July 2013) made an order appointing Friday 4 October 2013 as the polling day at the referendums on the proposals for the amendments of the Constitution contained in the Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013 and the Thirty-third Amendment of the Constitution (Court of Appeal) Bill 2013

-  Leo Varadkar TD

Visitor numbers up 5.4% for first half of Gathering year

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar, Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland have welcomed the latest official data on overseas travel from the Central Statistics Office, which reported an increase of 5.4% in overseas visits to Ireland for the first half of 2013 compared to January-June 2012.

-  Richard Bruton TD

New focus on international financial services in China with announcement of new IDA office in Beijing – Minister Bruton

On the second full day of his investment and trade mission to China and Japan, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, earlier today [Tuesday] announced the opening of a new IDA office in Beijing, which will focus particularly on attracting more investment and jobs in the financial services sector from China to Ireland. IDA already has offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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