Youghal and Cobh receive total of €228,443 capital funding under Ireland’s Ancient East – Stanton
The formal announcement of two funding allocations of €200,000 and €28,443 for Youghal and Cobh respectively has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton. The Clockgate Tower in Youghal is to receive €200,000 to allow for it to be open to the public as a museum and interpretive centre, and Cobh Heritage Centre will receive €28,443 for the development of a new exhibition on Cobh’s maritime past.
Central Bank figures show first decline in long term mortgage arrears - Daly
Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Jim Daly, has said that the latest Central Bank figures show the first decline in the number of mortgages in long term arrears.
Whitegate refinery of strategic importance – Stanton
David Stanton, Cork East Fine Gael TD has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD that Whitegate Refinery is of ‘strategic importance’ to the state and that its retention as an operational refinery is ‘highly desirable’. Minister White’s comments were made during a special Dáil debate on the issue secured by David Stanton TD.
17.5% jump in revenue from tourism as number visiting continues to rise - Griffin
Fine Gael TD for Kerry and Member of the Oireachtas Transport, Tourism and Sport Committee, Brendan Griffin, has welcomed the news that recent strong tourism figures have been matched by a 17.5% jump in revenue.
Time to make calorie counts in take-aways mandatory – Noone
Dublin Senator and Fine Gael candidate for Dublin West, Catherine Noone, has today (Thursday) called for calorie counts on menus to be made mandatory in all take-away fast food outlets.
Minister agrees to back first ever Irish Autism Awareness Day – Sheahan
Fine Gael Senator for Kerry, Tom Sheahan has welcomed the agreement by the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, to back the first ever Irish Autism Awareness Day, which will link in with International Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April. Government buildings, OPW buildings and Local Authority buildings will be invited to go blue in support.
Q: How many jobs did FF destroy in one year? A: 70,000+
Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, said today (Wednesday) that Fianna Fáil has no jobs policy and wasted four and a half years in opposition taking populist and self-interested positions and failed to outline any alternative policies.
Funding boost for training of pre-school workers – Doherty
Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has said that the provision of €1.5 million to improve the qualifications of pre-school workers will help improve the quality of care and education provided to young children across the county.
Consumers will have easier access to financial services in other countries – Hayes
Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, has said today (Wednesday), that the European Commission's new proposals on retail financial services have the potential to create a real internal market for everyday financial products such as mortgages. EU Commissioner for Financial Services, Jonathan Hill, is due to launch the Commission's Green Paper on Retail Financial Services this Thursday 10th December.
Cutting costs for retailers in time for Christmas – Collins
Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Áine Collins, has welcomed the reduction in fees for retailers accepting payment by debit and credit cards. The cost for retailers of accepting card payments is being halved from today (Wednesday), following the announcement by the Minister for Finance in the Budget 2016 speech.