Conway welcomes new third level education bursary for students with sight loss
A new bursary programme for third level students who are blind or vision impaired was launched today, a Fine Gael Senator said. Senator Martin Conway said: “Young people who are blind or vision impaired have the same dreams as everyone else. But they face greater challenges in making them a reality.
Adams proves yet again he has no head for figures - Burke
Gerry Adams' contradictory statements on health spending prove yet again he has no head for figures, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Kerry schools to benefit from lowest pupil teacher ratio ever - Coghlan
Kerry schools are set to benefit from the lowest pupil teacher ratio ever, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Leas Chathaoirleach Senator Coghlan also said additional SNAs will ensure extra supports for local children who need them most.
Budget 2018 helps small businesses deal with the challenge of Brexit - Burke
The new loan scheme introduced to help our small and medium enterprises deal with Brexit is one of many important measures contained in Budget 2018, a Fine Gael TD has said.
9% VAT for tourism and services sector retained- Lombard
Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has been advocating the need to maintain the 9% VAT rate for the tourism and services sector and is delighted that Budget 2018 has confirmed its retention.
Extra €64.5 million for higher education and training- Byrne
The extra €64.5 million allocated to higher and further education and training in Budget 2018 will help people reach their full potential, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
New VAT Compensation Scheme will benefit community and voluntary organisations - Kyne
Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne TD has welcomed the introduction of a VAT Compensation Scheme for Charities in Budget 2018.
Town and Village Renewal Scheme to receive further funding next year- Deering
Local communities will benefit from further funding allocated to the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme will reduce costs for small businesses- Mulherin
Fine Gael Senator Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the allocation of €17 million for the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme in today’s Budget.
€220 million funding for rural communities- Carey
The Chair of the Rural and Community Development Committee said €220 million in Budget 2018 funding will have a positive impact on people and families living in rural communities.