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-  Alan Farrell TD

North County Dublin to benefit from competition in the bus market - Farrell

The North County is set to benefit from Dublin bus services opening up to competition says local Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrrell. The news comes as bus and rail operator ‘Go-Ahead’ has been announced as the winner of the tendering competition to operate 10% of Public Service Obligation bus services in Dublin (currently operated by Dublin Bus).

-  Senator Neale Richmond

Women's Rugby World Cup an opportunity for a sporting legacy - Richmond

Ahead of the kick of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland today, Fine Gael Senator and keen rugby player, Neale Richmond, has said that the tournament provides a great opportunity for both the IRFU and the Irish Government to leave a real sporting legacy.

-  Fine Gael Press Office

Fine Gael is making life easier for families with more affordable childcare

Fine Gael is delivering on its election commitment to help ease the financial cost of childcare for hard-pressed working families. Parents are being encouraged to visit AffordableChildcare.ie to learn about new childcare supports coming on stream in September.

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh praises Community Champions behind Heritage Week

National Heritage Week locally is an integral part of European Heritage Days, celebrated in 50 countries across Europe. The principal aims of Heritage Week are to raise awareness of our heritage and encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion. There are over 2,000 events taking place nationally and there are well over 120 ‘Heritage Week’ events taking place in County Donegal — the most events in any county in the country per head of population.

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh welcomes Government approval for new law allowing tourists a tipple at local craft brewery and distillery

The Government has decided to progress the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016, by approving the drafting of a series of amendments to the Private Members Bill. “Under current legislation visitors to the local Kinnegar Craft Brewery sites in Rathmullan and Letterkenny couldn’t have a drink there,” said Minister McHugh. “The new laws will allow the brewery and the new Sliabh Liag distillery to operate tours and sell alcohol. This will help create extra employment and add a new destination for tourists to the county.

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