Ireland's tax measures should not be out of sync with other countries – Hayes
Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP, today (Tuesday) welcomed Ireland's tax measures which bring us into line with international tax principles but said that we should not adopt measures which are out of sync with other countries. Mr. Hayes made the following comments after reports that Ireland is set to become one of the first countries to introduce country-by-country tax reporting:
New zoning category to help increase affordable housing supply - Daly
Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Jim Daly, has said that a new zoning category for ‘affordable residential accommodation’ could be part of the efforts to increase our housing supply by incentivising private developers.
Getting people back to work has saved the taxpayer €3bn - Harrington
“The recent recovery in the jobs market has saved the taxpayer approximately €3 billion,” says Fine Gael Cork South West TD, and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Social Protection Committee Noel Harrington.
Plans for European Parliament revamp would be political and economic madness – Hayes
Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP today (Monday) criticised new plans for a massive overhaul of the European Parliament headquarters in Brussels. The Secretary General of the Parliament presented the plan to Parliament's Bureau last week and it is understood that the proposal was heavily criticised.
Speech by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD IBEC President’s Dinner
The Journey to Recovery. There can be no doubt that we’re in a new phase in Ireland.
Kelly calls for fair market competition for ambitious businesses
Fine Gael MEP for Ireland-South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has called on the European Commission to create an environment of fair competition in the single market and to ensure that all market actors have equal opportunities to succeed.
Hayes welcomes passing of emergency motion in the European Parliament to assist 120,000 refugees
Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes has today (Thursday) welcomed the passing of an emergency motion in the European Parliament for the relocation of 120,000 refugees. The European Parliament met this morning for an emergency session in order to give the green light to the Commissions' proposal to relocate 120,000 people from Italy, Greece and Hungary.
Historic Marriage Bill approved by Cabinet to make equality a reality – Buttimer
Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, and the Chair of Fine Gael LGBT Jerry Buttimer, says the approval of the Marriage Bill 2015 by the Cabinet today is a historic move and another important step in this process, which will see the first same-sex marriages taking place before the end of the year.
An Taoiseach pays tribute to Dinny McGinley
An Taoiseach and leader of the Fine Gael Party, Enda Kenny TD has paid tribute to Fine Gael TD for Donegal South-West, Dinny McGinley who , after 33 years as a TD, has announced that he will not be running in the next general election.