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Ring's claims disingenuous and preposterous — Ó Cuív

A Government minister has slammed claims by Fine Gael TD Michael Ring that the “Government are raiding the fund for struggling farmers to pay for Irish language bureaucracy”.

Enda Kenny ‘heartened’ by local business feedback

Fine Gael party leader Enda Kenny said he was “heartened” by the enthusiasm of the Westmeath and Roscommon business leaders he met in Athlone last Thursday, as part of a series of economics fora being held around the country.

Carers and blind pay the price for fraud - McFadden

Speaking on the Social Welfare Pensions Bill which would implement the Budget cuts, Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath Senator, Nicky McFadden, said the most vulnerable people in Ireland have been forced to take the hit while the administration costs of running the State remain untouched and social welfare fraud is also left unchecked.

Castlebar Fine Gael flood relief drive a success — Kenny

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny TD has welcomed all the donations received at the flood relief centre established by the local Fine Gael organisation in Castlebar last week.

Enda Kenny looks forward to entering government in 2010

I’m looking forward to 2010, my strongest objective will be to ensure that Fine Gael enters government under my leadership. Ireland is facing a crucial period that will determine the society we live in for years to come depending on the decisions that are made at this important time. We are all facing greater difficulties in recent times, whether these are financial strain, employment issues, or other personal difficulties. Many of these problems are associated with the lack of leadership from this current Fianna Fáil/Green Government and their inability to protect the most vulnerable within society. I am aware of the problems that many people are facing and most importantly, we in Fine Gael have the solutions as well as the ambition to make them a reality. These plans include NewEra, an €18 billion economic stimulus package that would create 105,000 new jobs in the green energy sector. Other plans aim to protect small and medium enterprises in order to save jobs, promote fairness in healthcare through our FairCare policy, excellence in education through our Third Way document, and a better alternative to NAMA.

Midlands to host important National Science Conference

Atlantic Corridor in Tullamore is set to host its third National Science Conference in February with speakers of national and international importance in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Criminal Assets Bureau permitted to sell Galway home

A Galway criminal has had the dubious honour of being the first person to have a Galway home seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Higgins highlights road safety issues at EU level

Fine Gael MEP for Ireland North West Jim Higgins today questioned the European Commissioner designate for transport Mr Siim Kallis. Mr Higgins focused on the pertinent Irish issue of road safety.

Let’s have a bank enquiry, not a witch-hunt, says McGuinness

Kilkenny Fianna Fail Deputy John McGuinness has laid down the gauntlet and called for an enquiry into banking in Ireland to take place sooner rather than later.

Cornanool NS to benefit from improved broadband - Kenny

Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny, TD, has welcomed the decision to improve the broadband speeds at Cornanool National School just outside Castlebar. The Department of Education and Science have confirmed to the Fine Gael Leader that they will shortly be signing a contract with a new internet service provider. Once the contract is signed, it is expected that it will take six to eight weeks to complete. This will entail the provision of a new mobile broadband facility that will provide 1MB per second broadband in comparison to the much smaller capacity already available at the school.


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