Europe Minister Dara Murphy welcomes report confirming SMEs will benefit from EU-US trade deal
Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Minister of State for European Affairs, Dara Murphy, has welcomed a European Commission report published this week which confirmed that the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would remove significant barriers currently faced by SMEs when trying to trade with the US.
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.”
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.
New Drugs Minister could examine option of supervised injection centres- Byrne
“The newly appointed Minister for Drugs could examine the option of medically supervised injection centres”, says Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne.
Fine Gael will end discrimination against the self-employed - Neville
Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Chairperson and TD for Limerick, Dan Neville, has said that “there is an urgent need to end discrimination against the self- employed and Fine Gael will do it.”
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.
Speech by Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD at the announcement of 200 new jobs at Zalando’s new software R&D centre
Today’s announcement concerns a significant R&D activity in Dublin, to explore fundamental aspects of consumer behaviour and their relationship with online shopping, and we are delighted that you have chosen to come to Ireland to carry it out.
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.
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.
Speech by Minister Paschal Donohoe at Dublin Devils’ Tenth Anniversary Gala
Firstly, I want to thank you all for the invitation and congratulate your current Chairman, Bill O’Rourke, your founding Chairman, Mark O’Donovan and all the team, past and present, on reaching your tenth anniversary.