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-  Frances Fitzgerald TD

Over 10,000 new dads have taken paid Paternity Leave

Fine Gael introduced paid Paternity Leave in September 2016. This provides two weeks' benefit, currently paid at the weekly rate of €235 per week, to support fathers in caring for their newly born babies.

-  Fine Gael Press Office

Fine Gael statement on future funding of water services

It is Fine Gael's view that what was voted through in the Water Committee today falls well short of our obligations under the Water Framework Directive and puts Ireland on a collision course with the European Commission.

-  Senator Neale Richmond

Negotiating guidelines for Brexit give Ireland a fighting chance – Richmond

Fine Gael Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond, has welcomed today's (Friday) issuing of draft negotiating guidelines, which have been circulated to Member States by the European Council President Donald Tusk. This provides some clarity on contentious issues for Ireland, notably the ability of our citizens to travel, work and live freely in a post Brexit Britain

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