Taoiseach Enda Kenny expresses regret on the passing of former TD Jim White.
The Exchequer figures to the end of August and in particular the strong performance of income and consumption taxes are further evidence that the recovery is strengthening as the year progresses.
Following on from Minister Noonan’s announcement in July in relation to his plans to refinance the IMF loans, the minister will be holding a series of meetings with the EU Commission, ESM, ECB and the President of the Eurogroup.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today welcomed the agreement reached with the veterinary authorities in Vietnam to allow for the importation of fresh and frozen pork meat from Ireland.
Fine Gael Longford-Westmeath TD, Gabriel McFadden, has warmly welcomed the commencement of work on the Athlone- Mullingar Cycleway. Work on the project formally commenced yesterday, (Monday), and is due to be completed by June of next year.
Fine Gael Senator and the Party’s candidate in the upcoming Dublin South-West bye-election, Cáit Keane, has today (Monday) welcomed the correspondence from President Jimmy Carter to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, detailing his views on prostitution and the need to criminalise the purchase of sex.
Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that today’s official opening of RTE’s new Midlands Regional Studio at Athlone Institute of Technology is a clear endorsement of the national broadcaster’s commitment to its news and programming output in the Midlands. The official opening was performed by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today congratulated Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, on his election as the next President of the European Council.
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. and Dara Murphy, T.D., Minister of State for European Affairs will travel to Brussels for the special meeting of the European Council today (Saturday, 30 August).
Minister Dara Murphy attended the Informal meeting of Ministers for European Affairs yesterday and today (Thursday and Friday 28/29 August) in Milan.