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D’Arcy supports cross-border taskforce to tackle crime

Fine Gael Senator for Louth/Meath East, Jim D’Arcy has welcomed the call by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan for a taskforce on cross-border crime to be established as part of any new northern agreement.

-  Pat Deering TD

Deering supports proposal for student loan system

Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has today (Thursday) voiced his support for the proposal to establish a UK style student loan system to fund third level education in Ireland.

-  Jim Daly TD

Fianna Fáil must stop scaremongering on Garda numbers - Daly

“Fianna Fáil TDs are going around trying to frighten people by saying that 1,500 Gardaí are eligible to retire, suggesting the force will be much weakened as a result. The truth on Garda retirements, according to figures I received from the Department of Justice, is that just 291 Gardaí retired in 2014. A further 209 Gardaí retired in the first three quarters of this year suggesting that the annual total for this year will again be below 300.

-  Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD

Meaningful debate on renewable energy and climate change is only way forward – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has urged the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to invite the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Commission for Energy Regulation (ComReg), Eirgrid, ESB, Minister for Communications, Alex White, Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly and any other relevant bodies to discuss the current situation in relation to renewable energy and future plans for energy security.

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