Unemployment at 8.9% and jobs growth strongest in regional areas – Corcoran Kennedy
“Unemployment has fallen to 8.9%, the lowest rate since the end of 2008 and most encouragingly, growth is strongest in regional areas”, says Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.
New tenant purchase scheme to help council tenants buy their own home - Byrne
Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has encouraged Dublin City Council tenants, as well as Local Authority tenants across the country, to consider the new tenant purchase scheme as a route to home ownership.
New tenant purchase scheme to help council tenants buy their own home - Coonan
Fine Gael Tipperary TD, Noel Coonan, has encouraged Tipperary tenants, as well as Local Authority tenants across the country, to consider the new tenant purchase scheme as a route to home ownership.
It's time to implement the EU Victims' Right Directive - Hayes
Dublin Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes today (Monday) said that the enactment of the EU Victims' Right Directive must be a priority for the Government. MEP Hayes made his comments while speaking at a conference organised by the Victims' Right Alliance in Dublin's Mansion House.
New DNA database another tool for Gardaí to tackle crime – O’Reilly
Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly, has said that the new state-of-the-art DNA Database System, which will come into operation on 20th November 2015, is another important tool that Gardaí can use to tackle crime.
Irish Central Bank needs to develop code of practice on interest-only mortgages – Hayes
Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP, today (Monday), said that the Central Bank of Ireland needs to develop a code of practice for Irish banks on how to deal with interest-only mortgage customers in a fair way. Mr. Hayes warned that banks could face a serious arrears crisis in the coming years as more and more interest-only mortgages become due for final repayment.
Speech by An Taoiseach- Iveagh House Lecture
Taoiseach Expresses Shock at Paris Attacks
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. has expressed his shock at the events unfolding in France this evening.
Over €190m saved in detection of fraudulent social welfare payments – Keating
“Between 2011 and 2014, €190.2 million has been saved by detecting fraudulent social welfare claims”, says Derek Keating, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West. Deputy Keating received this information on foot of a parliamentary question he submitted to the Department of Social Protection.