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-  An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD

Statement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD

Today is a very significant day for everyone on the island of Ireland, for our neighbouring island, and for all of our fellow members of the European Union. Following long and intensive negotiations, we have reached a satisfactory conclusion on the issues relating to Ireland in Phase 1.

-  Colm Brophy TD

Brophy calls for top tax rate on ‘heated cigarettes’

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Colm Brophy, has recommended that heated cigarette products are taxed at the same rate as regular cigarettes - the highest rate for tobacco products - when they are introduced to Ireland.

-  Richard Bruton TD

Over 1,000 extra SNAs in 2018 - Minister Bruton

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that 130 additional SNAs are being made available for allocation to schools over the remainder of the school year (January – June 2018) as part of an overall increase of 1,000 SNAs in 2018.

-  Peter Burke TD

Extension of compulsory retirement age is common sense - Burke

“The proposal to extend the compulsory retirement age for public servants is common sense.” That’s according to Peter Burke, Chartered Accountant and Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, who welcomed today’s (Wednesday) news that the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe, has secured Cabinet approval to extend the compulsory retirement age for public servants from 65 to 70

-  Senator Colm Burke

Burke’s legislation will help families of missing persons

Ahead of National Missing Persons Day tomorrow (Wednesday), Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has outlined how his new legislation will aid the families of missing persons in overcoming the legal difficulties they currently face.

-  Sean Kyne TD

Ground-breaking heart failure medication approved by HSE

Ground-breaking new heart failure medication will help to save lives. That’s according to Sean Kyne, Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, and Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, who had previously raised the availability of the medicine with Health Minster, Simon Harris.

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