Hard work rewards as Cork-Boston route finally set to take off – Buttimer
Fine Gael Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has expressed his delight at the launch of Norwegian Airlines transatlantic routes from Cork after a long and challenging journey to secure the service.
Fine Gael Parliamentary Party statement – Chairman Martin Heydon
An Taoiseach and Fine Gael party leader, Enda Kenny TD, has told a Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting that he will outline his future intentions after his trip to the US next month. Fine Gael Party Chairman, Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South, said the Fine Gael party proceeds in “a united fashion”.
Tribunal of inquiry must not become a gravy train for a few – Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the approval of a Tribunal of Inquiry to investigate the alleged smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe, but has urged that we must ensure the costs don’t run unreasonably high.
Few Irish people are aware that we have a National Famine Commemoration day – Brophy
Fine Gael’s new law will protect cyclists on Irish Roads
In a bid to protect cyclists on Irish roads, Fine Gael Galway East TD, Ciaran Cannon and Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty, will tomorrow (weds) publish a Bill that will see motorists forced to obey a minimum passing distance of 1.5 metres- and one metre in zones with speed limits of under 50 km per hour- when overtaking cyclists.
Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs has surpassed its employment target – Neville
Fine Gael TD for Limerick, and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Tom Neville, has said that Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs has surpassed its employment targets ensuring that employment is now at its highest level since the economic crash in 2008.
Unemployment drops to lowest level in 8 years as jobs growth continues to soar – Varadkar
New figures showing unemployment at its lowest level since 2008 have been welcomed by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar who has pledged to drive further progress in this area in the year ahead.
Monthly unemployment figure now at 6.8% and number of people at work at highest level since 2008 – Mary Mitchell O’Connor
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today (Tuesday) welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment has continued to increase and unemployment is now at 6.8%.
Let's take the fight to the Eurosceptics – Richmond
Addressing a Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting with European Commission First Vice President, Frans Timmermans, Fine Gael spokesman on EU Affairs, Senator Neale Richmond, has challenged the EU and civic society to take the fight to Eurosceptics.
Minister Noonan welcomes CSO figures which show 72,000 full-time jobs added in the final quarter of 2016
Today’s (21st February) data published by the CSO in the Quarterly National Household Survey show that employment has increased at an annual rate of 65,000 in the final quarter of last year. Reacting to these positive employment figures, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. stated: