FINE Gael Senator for Cork South Central, Deirdre Clune is hitting out at Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin after he circulated leaflets campaigning against the property tax in the Cork area. The leaflets exclaim that ‘now is not the time’ for a property tax to be introduced. Deirdre Clune is challenging Fianna Fail on the content of their campaign…
FINE Gael Senator Deirdre Clune has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Health, James Reilly that the new National Children’s Hospital is to be located at St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.
Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has welcomed the fact that AIB has finally written to former directors of the bank asking them to voluntarily forego some of their extraordinarily generous pensions and has called on the other State supported banks to do likewise.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has welcomed today’s decision on the new National Paediatric Hospital and urged the Government to expedite the design, planning and development process.
Deputy Kelleher said: “Fianna Fáil has consistently maintained that a new national hospital for children and maternity care was essential to bring about world-class health care and best possible outcomes for children. Unlike others we have never sought to score political points on an issue as serious as this. I hope today’s decision brings an end to the relentless debate about where this new hospital is to be located and that there are no planning difficulties that arise with this new location.
FINE Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has welcomed the announcement that Bank of Ireland has committed to introducing faster procedures for assessing loan applications from the agri-feed sector. Deputy Collins went on to say that other lenders should follow suit to improve the situation for struggling farm families who are attempting to cope with the rising cost of grain following a harsh summer period.
The Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has pledged his full support to the USI’s campaign against further hikes in student fees and cuts to third level grants.
Deputy Martin said, “The bottom line is that third level students have been betrayed by Ruairí Quinn who posed in front of cameras in the final days of the general election and made solemn promises to win their votes.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has said it is essential that Minister James Reilly come clean on what appears to be a secret plan to implement further cuts to hospital services across the country.
CIARAN Lynch, T.D. for Cork South Central and Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, has said that the Committee has agreed to call on the public interest directors in the covered banks, to attend a meeting to discuss their roles and responsibilities.