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Substantial time delays in the processing of student grants and other funds are continuing to cause huge difficulties and undue stress for students in Galway and across the country, according to Fine Gael Seanad Education spokesperson, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames.
Fine Gael Seanad social protection spokesperson, Senator Nicky McFadden, has condemned the Government for reducing social welfare payments to carers, widowers, people with disabilities, and the blind by about 4 per cent in 2011, which comes on top of a similar cut last year.
Fine Gael Seanad education spokesperson Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is
Senator Feargal Quinn is to be a guest speaker at the Network Ireland Conference and Galway Now Businesswomen of the Year Awards hosted by Network Galway in the Galway Bay Hotel on Friday October 8 next.
The Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin told The Last Word on Today FM on Monday that Fianna Fáil is not preparing for an election. However Fine Gael is.
By opposing both investigations into planning practices in Galway and the regulation of quarries, Fine Gael has learned “nothing from the excesses of the Celtic Tiger era”.
She may only be on the Galway City Council for less than a year, but Fine Gael’s Hildegarde Naughton is nothing if not ambitious, and her sights are now firmly set on running in the next General Election.
Fine Gael’s Deputy Michael Ring, spokesperson on community, rural, and Gaeltacht affairs, has said the €35 million in savings brought about by the party’s Oireachtas reforms could be used for services like transport for hospital appointments, water and sewerage schemes, roads, etc. Dep Ring said the package included a reduction by eight of the number of junior ministers, cutting the number of joint Oireachtas committees by 10, ending the practice of paying fees to those holding positions on those committees, no ministerial pensions to be paid while the member is still serving in either house of the Oireachtas, direct elections for 20 of the Seanad seats, and extending the Dáil sitting week from three to four days.
Fine Gael will hold a public meeting on the Lisbon Treaty in the Menlo Park hotel on Monday September 21 at 8pm.