Fine Gael is making childcare more affordable for hard-pressed families in Cork — Jim Daly TD
Deputy Daly who represents the Cork South West constituency and is Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, said families seeking childcare assistance will soon benefit by up to almost €1,000 annually through the new Affordable Childcare Scheme.
Coveney Designates New Rent Pressure Zones
Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D., signed Orders today designating 23 towns and all of Galway city as *Rent Pressure Zones. Dublin and Cork City were designated as Rent Pressure Zones before Christmas. The Orders take effect tomorrow, 27 January 2017.
150 Barclays Bank jobs must be viewed as just the beginning - Richmond
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs in the Seanad, Neale Richmond, today (Thursday) welcomed reports by Bloomberg that Barclays Bank is to hire 150 staff in their Dublin offices, saying this must be just the beginning in terms of attracting jobs to Ireland in order to offset the overall negatives of Brexit.
Govt must fight to bring European Medicines Agency to Ireland - Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond, has once again urged Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to fight to bring the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Ireland from London ahead of Brexit.
Sinn Féin should take its seats in the House of Commons- Burke
Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke, has said that Sinn Féin should take its seats in the UK House of Commons in the wake of today’s decision of the UK Supreme Court, confirming the right of the British Parliament to control the Brexit process.
Politicians can help raise awareness during European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – Noone
Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has said today (Thursday) that politicians should do their part to help raise awareness among the general public during European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Speaking in Seanad Éireann today, Senator Noone called on politicians to play a role in raising awareness of this important women's issue.
Sandyford apartment owners should not be penalised for poor planning - Madigan
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown, Josepha Madigan has expressed deep concern over a proposal to charge apartment owners up to €30 million at Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford, due to poor planning at the time of construction.
New Code of Ethics is a positive step forward for An Garda Síochána - Conway
Fine Gael Senator for Clare and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Martin Conway, has today (Monday) warmly welcomed the launch by Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, of the New Code of Ethics for An Garda Síochána.
6 things you need to know about our Brexit Response meetings last night
Government statement on Brexit
The Government has noted the contents of Prime Minister May’s speech today and welcomes the fact that it provides greater clarity on the proposed approach of the British Government to the Brexit negotiation process.