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-  Simon Coveney TD

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.

-  Senator Neale Richmond

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.

-  Senator Colm Burke

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.

-  Senator Catherine Noone

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.

-  Fine Gael Press Office

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.

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