Ireland can meet 2020 emissions target according to the EU Commission - Hayes
Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, today welcomed a letter from the EU Climate Commissioner, which says that Ireland is on course to meet its EU greenhouse gas emissions targets by 2020. Under EU binding targets, Ireland is obliged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, compared to 2005 levels.
Tourism branding needed to promote and sell Cork - Buttimer
Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said that a dedicated tourism brand needs to be developed to promote and sell Cork. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of a similar initiative for Dublin.
New regulations give access to life saving medicines - Buttimer
Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has said that new regulations for certain prescription-only medicines will save lives.
Revenue from any future sugar tax should be ring-fenced for dental care – Noone
Dublin Senator and Fine Gael candidate for Dublin West, Catherine Noone, has said that revenue from a sugar tax, if it is introduced, should be strictly ring-fenced to improve access to free dental care for children.
European Parliament allocates additional €400 million for refugee crisis - Hayes
Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the approval of an additional €400 million in funding for the refugee crisis. The funding was given the green light in a vote in the European Parliament this evening.
Children and childcare a real priority in Budget 2016 - Keane
Fine Gael Dublin South West Senator, Cáit Keane, has said that children and childcare are a real priority in Budget 2016.
Taoiseach’s Speech for Budget 2016 14th October 2015 Dáil Éireann
The main aim of yesterday’s Budget is to keep the recovery going.
Budget 2016 reduces commercial motor tax by over €4,000 – O’Mahony
Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, John O’Mahony has welcomed changes to commercial motor tax which will mean an annual saving of over €4,000 for hauliers across the country.
Budget 2016 will encourage job growth and help employers – Corcoran Kennedy
Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that Budget 2016 is good for job creation and good for local businesses.
Budget begins equalisation of tax treatment between self-employed & PAYE workers -
“As a business person, the most striking thing about Budget 2016 for me is that it delivers a range of measures to support small and family businesses”, says Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins.