News & Statements
Doherty supports bid for post-Brexit move of European weather forecasting projects to Ireland
Fine Gael Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Regina Doherty, has given her backing to Met Éireann’s bid for the relocation of the EU-funded work carried out at the European Centre for Medium Range Forecasting. Currently based in Reading in the UK, the most significant activities up for grabs include both climate change and atmosphere monitoring services.
Survey on sexual harassment to reveal true experiences of third level students and staff – Carroll MacNeill
Today’s announcement from Minister Simon Harris confirming a survey into bullying and sexual harassment in higher education institutions, will offer a platform for students and staff to share their first-hand experience of the endemic sexual violence within our HEIs, Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill has said.
Final steps taken to establish Munster Technological University (MTU) –Burke
The passing of all of the necessary legislation today will now allow the Munster Technological University to be established (MTU) on 1st January 2021, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Left-wing campaign will kill the potential of the Land Development Agency – Bruton
A left-wing ideological campaign against the Land Development Agency (LDA) will kill off its potential to provided much needed homes, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Eir CEO must clarify comments about Sligo Call Centre- Feighan
Eir CEO Carolan Lennon needs to clarify her comments made on RTE’s PrimeTime about Eir’s Sligo call centre last night and again in the Oireachtas Transport Committee today, a Fine Gael Minister has said.
Nasal flu vaccine should be extended to teenagers – Conway
Clare Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Martin Conway, has today called on the Minister for Health to increase the age of eligibility for the free flu vaccine for teenagers up to 17 years of age.
Ireland should look to Nordic countries in allowing patients access to their medical records – Burke
Ireland should look to other countries like Norway and Sweden where patients can access their medical notes through a secure online portal, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Follow international examples in using seized cash to fight crime – Richmond
Dublin Rathdown Fine Gael TD, Neale Richmond, has urged the Government to follow the examples of countries like France and New Zealand in using seized crime cash to fight crime at source.
Just transition funding will help create sustainable communities in Longford and the Midlands
Funding for projects in Longford and the Midlands approved under the Just Transition Fund is positive and will benefit our communities, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Louth campaign asking children to help elderly relatives stay connected online will make Christmas a little easier
A campaign asking young people to teach their older relatives how to use a smart device will ensure families can be connected this Christmas, a Fine Gael TD has said.