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Fianna Fáil moves to bring about stricter controls on sunbed use

Fianna Fáil has published legislation to bring about stricter controls on the use of sunbeds. Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher says: “The use of sunbeds needs to be controlled to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. One hundred and forty thousand people in Ireland use sunbeds on a regular basis and of these, 20 per cent are between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Third level fees loan deal slammed by students

Leading student groups, including Free Education for Everyone (FEE) and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), have attacked the decision of more than 20 third level institutions, including NUIG and GMIT, to agree a student fees loan deal with the Bank of Ireland.

Troy defends his new role as spokesperson for children

Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy is defending his performance as the opposition’s spokesperson on children following criticism by a colleague on the Oireachtas Committee for Children.

VEC to be patron of new Claregalway secondary school

County Galway Vocational Education Committee has been confirmed as the patron of a new second-level school in Claregalway, a move which has been broadly welcomed by public representatives and parents, who see this as vital to protecting the future of education in the area.

Labour’s priority is to restore the economy and create jobs, says party chair Keaveney

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The Labour Party’s priority is to restore the economic fortunes of the country and to get people back to work, that is according to Galway East TD Colm Keaveney.

Gaeltacht LEADER saga close to resolution says Mulherin

Fine Gael TD for Mayo Michelle Mulherin has confirmed that a number of outstanding issues arising from the liquidation of Meitheal Forbatha na Gaeltachta (MFG), the local development company that was contracted to deliver Axes 3 and 4 (LEADER) of the Rural Development Programme in Gaeltacht areas, are close to being resolved.

Search for Army premises in Castlebar

Fianna Fáil Defence Spokesperson Dara Calleary has said he is baffled that the Department of Defence is now looking for Army premises in Castlebar, Cavan, Mullingar, and Clonmel after announcing plans to shut down the barracks in each of these towns.

Senior garda posts must be filled immediately — Calleary

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Dara Calleary has called for urgent action from the Justice Minister Alan Shatter to fill the senior Garda posts that have been left vacant by retirements over the past six months. Deputy Calleary has said he is deeply concerned by the Minister’s failure to take any action to fill the posts of the most two senior gardaí in the Anglo investigation, who retired before Christmas.

Phelan welcomes 2012 road grants

Kilkenny Labour TD Ann Phelan welcomed the 2012 maintenance and improvement grants announced this week for Carlow and Kilkenny.

NRA must explain refusal to grant bus company licence for high frequency service

The National Transport Authority (NRA) must explain the reasoning behind its refusal to grant a Galway bus company a licence to operate a higher frequency service along the soon-to-be completed Seamus Quirke Road and Bishop O’Donnell Road, according to Galway West Fine Gael Deputy Seán Kyne.


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