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-  Martin Heydon TD

European Globalisation Fund supports to be considered for HP Inc employees - Heydon

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) called on Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor to ensure that the full supports of the State, including access to the European Globalisation Fund, are available for the staff of HP Inc who were informed of job losses at the plant today. Deputy Heydon was speaking on the matter during a topical issue in the Dáil.

-  Richard Bruton TD

Government Launches Action Plan for Education 2017

The Government today (Monday 6th February) published the Action Plan for Education 2017, led by Minister Richard Bruton, aimed at making Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe within a decade.

-  Senator Neale Richmond

Richmond welcomes decision to extend consultation period for school admissions

Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, to extend the consultation period on the role of denominational religion in the school admissions process and possible approaches for making changes. Senator Richmond tabled a Commencement Matter in the Seanad calling for an extension to the consultation period on Wednesday.

-  Fine Gael Press Office

Apple Tax Ruling: Q&A

Frequently asked questions and answers about the Apple tax ruling.

-  An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach and Minister Coveney launch public consultation for “Ireland 2040 – Our Plan”, the new National Planning Framework

The Taoiseach and Minister Simon Coveney, today (Thursday 2nd February) launched a major national consultation for the preparation of a strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040, in Maynooth University. Today’s event is the first of two public consultation exercises and a series of regional and stakeholder events in preparing Ireland 2040 – Our Plan.

-  Martin Heydon TD

Fianna Fáil holding up work of water committee - Heydon

With today’s antics at the Oireachtas Water Committee, Fianna Fáil is effectively holding up the work of the Committee, which is not in the public interest,” says Kildare South TD and Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon.

-  Mary Mitchell OConnor TD

Action Plan for Jobs 2017 to target 45,000 new jobs this year

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today launched the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 at the offices of NDRC, the early stage investor in tech companies, in the Digital Hub.

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