Fine Gael Seanad Chief Whip and Kerry Senator, Paul Coghlan, has today (Wednesday) called for offices to be developed along the border, which would be used jointly by the Gardaí and the PSNI in the fight against crime. Senator Coghlan made the suggestion while speaking during Order of Business in the Seanad on the publication of the Smithwick Report.
Speaking on the community health services and mental health Private Members’ Motion this evening (Wednesday) in the Seanad, Fine Gael Cork Senator, Colm Burke said we cannot afford to ignore the challenges posed by dementia but instead must face them head on with compassion, determination and resolve.
Fine Gael Clare TD, Joe Carey, has today (Wednesday) said that Shannon Airport is proving to be one of the commercial success stories of the year, as further routes have been announced by Aer Lingus. Deputy Carey said that the work being done on the ground since Government took decisive action on the future of the Airport is having a real and tangible impact.
Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has welcomed the launch today (Wednesday), on Missing Persons’ Day, of a new app for Child Rescue Ireland (CRI), which will allow the public to assist the Gardaí in cases of missing children.
Fine Gael Clare TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee, Pat Breen, has today (Wednesday) said that the announcement that Aer Lingus is expanding its routes to the UK is yet another boost for Shannon Airport. The airline has announced it is opening a new service from Shannon to Bristol, with additional flights to Birmingham and Manchester.
Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement that Aer Lingus Regional will operate an increased service from Shannon to Birmingham and Manchester and a new daily service to Bristol.
Fine Gael Deputy for Dublin Mid West and Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, has today (Wednesday) welcomed an 8% annual reduction in the Live Register figures for Clondalkin as a ‘clear and encouraging sign that the Irish economy is moving in the right direction’.
Speaking following a meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (Tuesday), Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, said people who are interested in business and in seeing Ireland grow into the future should be looking at the new and innovative approaches that are being developed to attract new businesses to Ireland and to help new and expanding enterprises here at home.
Fine Gael Dublin Mid West Deputy, Derek Keating, has welcomed the announcement today (Tuesday) of the further expansion of Microsoft’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa mega datacentre at Grangecastle in Dublin. Deputy Keating said this announcement comes just days after the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, turned the sod on a €100 million data centre for Digital Realty Trust, Inc. at Profile Park in west Dublin.
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy and Chair of the Fine Gael Internal Education Committee, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has welcomed the results of the latest OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) report which shows that Irish students are doing well when it comes to reading and are progressing when it comes to maths and science.