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Over €190m saved in detection of fraudulent social welfare payments – Keating

“Between 2011 and 2014, €190.2 million has been saved by detecting fraudulent social welfare claims”, says Derek Keating, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West. Deputy Keating received this information on foot of a parliamentary question he submitted to the Department of Social Protection.

Speech by the Taoiseach- launch of Enterprise 2025

Speech by An Taoiseach- Iveagh House Lecture

Wide-ranging package of safety measures good news for patients - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has said that the package of patient safety measures, announced by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, are very welcome and will be a significant boost to patient confidence.

ECB still in denial on role in Irish crisis – Hayes

European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi, today (Thursday) answered questions in the European Parliament's ECON committee on the circumstances that led to the Irish bailout. Brian Hayes MEP, who questioned the ECB President, commented that ECB actions ultimately made the bailout situation worse for Ireland.

Apple expansion great news for Cork and important vote of confidence in the county - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said that the news of Apple’s expansion is great for Cork and an important vote of confidence in the county.

New measures will help reduce social housing waiting lists in Dublin – Byrne

The new housing supply and rent stability measures announced this week by the Government will significantly help to reduce social housing waiting lists, particularly in Dublin”, says Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne.

Time to implement an all-Dublin ‘No Fry Zone’ – Noone

Dublin Senator and Fine Gael candidate for Dublin West, Catherine Noone, has called on the four Dublin Councils to adopt a ‘no fry zone’ of 500m around schools and playgrounds.

Huge boost for Hollyhill and Cork with 1,000 new jobs at Apple – Burke

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has welcomed Apple’s announcement of 1,000 new jobs, saying it is a huge boost for Hollyhill and Cork.

Address by An Taoiseach to the Cork Chamber of Commerce

In line with our strategy to secure regional recovery, we have specifically prioritised new investment for Cork and the South West region.