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-  Deirdre Clune MEP

European Parliament joins calls for Volkswagen consumers to be compensated- Clune

Fine Gael Ireland South MEP and member of the European Parliament's Commission of Inquiry into the Volkswagen Emissions scandal, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed the Committee’s final report on the use of defeat devices which was adopted in the European Parliament, Strasbourg. The report called for compensation for European consumers, as well as highlighting the ways in which car testing and the supervisory process must be improved to prevent the use of defeat devices in the future.

-  Frances Fitzgerald TD

Over 10,000 new dads have taken paid Paternity Leave

Fine Gael introduced paid Paternity Leave in September 2016. This provides two weeks' benefit, currently paid at the weekly rate of €235 per week, to support fathers in caring for their newly born babies.

-  Fine Gael Press Office

Fine Gael statement on future funding of water services

It is Fine Gael's view that what was voted through in the Water Committee today falls well short of our obligations under the Water Framework Directive and puts Ireland on a collision course with the European Commission.

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh urges Community groups and schools in Donegal to apply for €5M CLÁR funding

“I would strongly encourage community groups and schools in Donegal to apply for funding through the CLÁR programme. “Funding will be made available for safety measures near schools and other community facilities, as well as funding for play areas. “The safety measures coupled with funding for playgrounds and multi-use games areas will assist CLÁR areas to provide safe amenities for their young people thereby increasing the attractiveness of an area from both a social and economic perspective”.

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