News & Statements

Expanded Bike to Work Scheme to benefit commuters during Covid-19 and beyond – Bruton

The newly expanded Bike to Work Scheme will be of real benefit to commuters during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, Fine Gael Party Chair Richard Bruton TD has said. Deputy Bruton said, “Welcome changes have been made to the Bike to Work Scheme under the July Stimulus, the Government’s plan to help get Ireland's businesses back on their feet and get as many people as possible back to work quickly.

Ireland must be a leader on climate change, not a follower

Speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis at the weekend, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. said, “The decisions we make now in tackling climate change will define the next century.

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.

Government Launches Action Plan for Education 2017

The Government today (Monday 6th February) published the Action Plan for Education 2017, led by Minister Richard Bruton, aimed at making Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe within a decade.

10% Capital Gains Tax for start-ups as FG plans 93,000 new start-up jobs

An Taoiseach & Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny TD, and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, were today (Friday) in in Park West, Dublin to outline the party’s plan to help create 93,000 new jobs from start-up companies as part of the Fine Gael Long Term Economic Plan.