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[23 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

I confirm I have been contacted by a number of distressed parents resulting from events involving children who are reported to have been allegedly assaulted and abused while in Donegal in late May on a school organised trip.

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[7 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Grandparents Bill aims to protect family ties

Many people forget the impact of a family break-up on grandparents who may be cut off from involvement in the lives of their grandchildren, according to Fine Gael deputy Derek Keating.

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[15 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, Derek Keating, has strongly criticised the decision by HMV not to honour gift vouchers that are held by Irish consumers.

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[22 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Fine Gael Dublin Mid West Deputy, Derek Keating, has welcomed news that the HSE is to get an advance payment of €125 million from private health insurers, saying that this will go some way to alleviating the budget difficulties being experienced in the Department.

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[16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
FINE Gael is the best in the class when it comes to Dail attendance.

Two of the party’s TDs — Derek Keating and Peter Mathews — have a 100pc record

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[3 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
LATE-NIGHT television adverts for premium rate phone chat lines are a cover for prostitution, a Government backbencher

Fine Gael Dublin Mid West TD Derek Keating called on Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte to consider banning the numbers advertised on TV3, and to introduce legislation governing advertising standards.

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[25 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, Derek Keating, has called for Lucan & Clondalkin shopkeepers and other national lottery retailers to be protected in the event of the sale of the national lottery. Deputy Keating was speaking in Dáil Eireann today in the debate on the sale of state assets as recommended by the McCarthy Report.

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[9 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
TD says politicians criticised in tribunal reports should not have pay or pension

A Fine Gael TD has said that all public representatives of his party who have been criticised by either the Moriarty tribunal or the planning tribunal should not receive any severance pay or pension.

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[9 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Fine Gael Dublin Midwest Deputy, Derek Keating, has received confirmation from the Minister for Health, James Reilly, that the Government is introducing regulations for professional homecare services.

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[9 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

I am calling on the H.S.E. Chief Executive and his Team of Managers to directly intervene to ensure that Blanchardstown Hospital, which provides cover for the residents of Lucan, Palmerstown, Newcastle and some parts of Clondalkin, will be adequate and that the hospital staff, particularly Blanchardstown Hospital Management, will be supported in every way to keep the hospital functioning at 100% level.