Ireland must learn from European mistakes with new paternity leave – Richmond
Speaking during a Seanad debate on social protection this week, Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has said that Ireland must learn from European mistakes with our new paternity leave laws, and ensure that fathers here in Ireland take up the opportunity.
Clarification needed on the circumstances of the closure of the Dundalk Resource Centre - Fitzpatrick
Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has expressed concern over the closure of Dundalk People’s Centre for Information and Training, otherwise known as Dundalk Resource Centre. Deputy Fitzpatrick has said that clarity is needed on the circumstances of the closure.
Post Brexit, let's embrace the positives of Europe – Richmond
Addressing the Young Fine Gael Summer School this weekend, Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator Neale Richmond has urged the Irish Government and Irish society to embrace the positives of Europe in the post Brexit age.
New law to remove discrimination in school admissions – Richmond
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the approval by Government of the new Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016, saying it will remove discrimination in school admissions.
Irish beef farmers can benefit from improved access to US market - Deering
Fine Gael Carlow Kilkenny TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pat Deering has said that the announcement of improved access for Irish beef into the US market is really good news for Irish beef farmers.
Motor tax system punishing people on low incomes and with older cars – Mulherin
Fine Gael Mayo Senator, Michelle Mulherin, has said that the motor tax system is not fit for purpose. Speaking in the Seanad recently, Senator Mulherin said that people paying motor tax in instalments should not be forced to pay more.
Special borrowing rates could aid farmers and small agri-food businesses through lean times - Burke
Fine Gael Senator Paddy Burke has said that special borrowing rates could assist farmers and small businesses with their finances at certain times of the year, when things are tough. Senator Burke was speaking on the matter in the Seanad this week.
Buttimer urges students to apply for SUSI grant before Friday deadline
Fine Gael Senator, Jerry Buttimer, is reminding students who haven’t submitted their student grant funding applications for the 2016/2017 academic year to do so immediately, as the deadline for applications is this Friday, the 8th of July.
97% of parents surveyed want traffic light labelling to help them make healthy food choices for their children - Noone
Fine Gael Dublin Senator Catherine Noone is backing calls from parents to introduce a traffic light labelling system to help inform them of the sugar content in foods. Senator Noone was speaking after a survey she conducted showed that parents want such a system to help them make healthy choices for their children.
Leadership deficit in the UK must not be allowed hurt Ireland - Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and spokesperson on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond, has said the leadership deficit in the UK must not be allowed to hurt Ireland.