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Taoiseach and Prime Minister May Summit
The Taoiseach will welcome Prime Minister May to Government Buildings later today, Monday 30 January 2017, for a Summit meeting.
New figures show Govt smashed target for reducing long-term unemployment in 2016 by 34% - Varadkar
Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has welcomed new figures showing significant progress in tackling long-term unemployment in 2016, with the Government exceeding its own target to help 20,000 people back into employment by an additional 6,000 people.
Statement from An Taoiseach and Fine Gael Party Leader Enda Kenny
The Fine Gael Party position is, has been and will remain, not to enter into coalition government with Sinn Fèin.
2016 Record Breaking Year for Tourism
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, today welcomed the publication of official data on overseas travel for 2016 from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which showed an increase of 10.9% in overseas visits to Ireland for 2016 compared to 2015. There was a record breaking total of 9,584,400 visits to Ireland in 2016.
Fine Gael is making childcare more affordable for hard-pressed families in Cork — Jim Daly TD
Deputy Daly who represents the Cork South West constituency and is Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, said families seeking childcare assistance will soon benefit by up to almost €1,000 annually through the new Affordable Childcare Scheme.
Coveney Designates New Rent Pressure Zones
Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D., signed Orders today designating 23 towns and all of Galway city as *Rent Pressure Zones. Dublin and Cork City were designated as Rent Pressure Zones before Christmas. The Orders take effect tomorrow, 27 January 2017.
150 Barclays Bank jobs must be viewed as just the beginning - Richmond
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs in the Seanad, Neale Richmond, today (Thursday) welcomed reports by Bloomberg that Barclays Bank is to hire 150 staff in their Dublin offices, saying this must be just the beginning in terms of attracting jobs to Ireland in order to offset the overall negatives of Brexit.
Govt must fight to bring European Medicines Agency to Ireland - Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond, has once again urged Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to fight to bring the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Ireland from London ahead of Brexit.
Sinn Féin should take its seats in the House of Commons- Burke
Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke, has said that Sinn Féin should take its seats in the UK House of Commons in the wake of today’s decision of the UK Supreme Court, confirming the right of the British Parliament to control the Brexit process.