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New analysis shows effectiveness of welfare and policies in helping households – Burke
New analysis of income inequality shows the effectiveness of Ireland’s social welfare system and other key policies in helping people and families, a Fine Gael TD said.
University in Derry would encourage larger North-South student exchange programme – Burke
A standalone university in Derry would promote and better facilitate a larger programme of North-South student exchanges, according to Fine Gael TD Colm Burke.
Remove VAT from lifesaving defibrillators to protect communities across the country – Burke
Removing VAT from lifesaving defibrillators would help to protect communities across the country, the Fine Gael Health Spokesperson Colm Burke has said.
Clarity needed on date for roll-out of free contraception scheme
Clarity is required from the Department of Health on a starting date for the roll-out of the free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25, Fine Gael TD Colm Burke has said.
Families to benefit from removal of children’s hospital charges – Burke
The financial burden on families with children in hospital will be reduced with the slashing of overnight and in-patient hospital charges, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Food security should be a national priority – Burke
Food security should be a national priority according to a Fine Gael TD. Cork North Central Deputy Colm Burke said “We need an urgent national debate on food security involving all stakeholders and the wider community.
Establish a Border Inspection Point in Cork port to clear goods from outside the EU – Burke
A Border Inspection Point (BIP) must be established in the Port of Cork in order for goods from outside the European community to be inspected upon arrival, Deputy Colm Burke has said.
Clarification that no religious influence contained in Constitutions of St Vincent’s Healthcare group welcome – Burke
Clarification that no religious authority or control can be exerted into the constitution of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group should provide reassurance regarding the new National Maternity Hospital, according to Fine Gael TD Colm Burke.
Interest in remote work demonstrated by three-fold visit to Connected Hubs website – Burke
Strong interest in remote working has resulted in a three-fold increase in visits to the Connected Hubs website, according to Fine Gael TD Colm Burke.
Full take up of public WiFi scheme by local authorities will help improve connectivity across Ireland
Full take up of the ‘WiFi4EU’ public WiFi scheme by local authorities will help improve connectivity across Ireland, supporting remote working and strengthening communities, a Fine Gael TD has said.