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-  ClionaDoyle

No country for young women under Fianna Fáil - Collins

Ahead of the Fianna Fáil Ard Fhéis this weekend, Fine Gael Cork North-West TD, Áine Collins, has questioned the party’s position on the issue of women candidates, saying “it would be no country for young women under Fianna Fáil.”

-  ClionaDoyle

Ballot paper layout could influence election results – Stanton

The need for changes to the layout of ballot papers used in elections has been raised in Dáil Éireann, today, by Cork East Fine Gael TD David Stanton. In response to Deputy Stanton’s suggestions, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD said that he would examine the issue.

-  ClionaDoyle

Voluntary housing agencies should consider the new tenant purchase scheme - Deering

Fine Gael Carlow/ Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has said the new tenant purchase scheme which is soon to come on stream, will be good for communities and that voluntary housing agencies should consider getting involved. Deputy Deering was speaking after the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Alan Kelly, confirmed to him that the new scheme will be introduced in the second quarter of 2015.

-  ClionaDoyle

Tomorrow's EU council meeting a test for European solidarity

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes has today (Wednesday) said that tomorrow's EU Council Meeting is a test for European solidarity. Europe must speak and act as one in the face of the humanitarian disaster in the Mediterranean. The Fine Gael MEP made his comments as European leaders are due to arrive in Brussels for emergency talks on the crisis.

-  ClionaDoyle

FF cannot hide their record on small business behind panicked policy scramble – Collins

“Fianna Fáil’s belated attempt to support small business rings hollow considering their economic crash decimated Ireland’s small business sector,” according to Aine Collins, Fine Gael TD for Cork North West. Deputy Collins was referring to Fianna Fáil’s intention to raise these matters during Private Members Business in the Dáil this week.

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