There is a steep price for political instability and Portugal is paying it - Noonan
The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said today (Friday) that voters should look to Portugal if they want to see how political instability leads to economic instability.
Flooding fund extended to include non-rateable businesses - McFadden
Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that the Government has expanded the eligibility criteria for the €5 million fund for small businesses to include businesses not subject to commercial rates.
Regulation of grocery goods sector will be good for business and consumers – Collins
Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has said that new regulation of the grocery goods sector by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, will be good for businesses around the country and will also protect consumers.
Decision to publicly fund fertility treatment very welcome move - Noone
Dublin Senator and Fine Gael candidate for Dublin West, Catherine Noone, has welcomed the announcement today by the Minister for Health that he intends to publicly fund fertility treatment, in conjunction with planned legislation
Public funding for IVF will provide equality of access for those who need it - Byrne
Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, of his intention to provide public funding for assisted human reproductive treatment for Irish couples who need help with fertility.
Childcare facilities only providing ECCE scheme also exempt from commercial rates - Keane
Fine Gael Dublin South West Senator Cáit Keane, has announced that childcare facilities providing only the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE), are exempt from paying commercial rates. Senator Keane was speaking after raising the issue of commercial rates for preschool facilities in the Seanad today (Thursday) with the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, as responsibility for the Valuation Office transferred to the Minister’s Department with effect from 1 January 2016.
January payslips show cut in USC five years after FF introduced it - Harris
“On 27th January 2011, Fianna Fáil’s Finance Bill introduced the USC, taking a large chunk from the pay packets of workers across the country. Five years later, people opening their January payslips can expect more money in their accounts due to a cut to USC”, says Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Simon Harris.
Speech by An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. at the Official Launch of the Charter for Rural Ireland
Yellow Card system for over-declaring land takes pressure off farmers - Deering
Fine Gael TD, for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has welcomed the introduction by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, of a yellow card system for the over declaration of land, saying it will take pressure off farmers and reduce penalties for non-compliance.