Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday) said it is time for the town to move forward and plan for a brighter future. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking after the Business Improvement District (BID) scheme was passed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council members.
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has announced €620,000 to further develop several key tourism attractions in Dublin, the restoration of the historic church bell which was the first Catholic Bell to ring in Dublin in breach of the Penal Laws.
Speech to be delivered by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence 7 March 2014 Citizenship Ceremony City Hall, Waterford
Mayor Cummins, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for those warm words of welcome. I am delighted to be here in Waterford on this special day for all those of you who will be granted Irish citizenship. It is a very important day in the story of your life and it is also an important day for Ireland, as the host nation bestowing this honour on you.
Criminal Law (Incest)(Amendment) Bill 2012 Private Members Bill - Second Stage Speech by Alan Shatter T.D. Minister for Justice and Equality
The Deputy’s Bill is, in part, a response to the Roscommon child care case. An Inquiry Team chaired by Ms. Norah Gibbons presented a report into that case to the HSE in October, 2010. I am conscious that the preface of the report referred to the wave of publicity and comment that followed the sentencing of the mother and father in 2009 and 2010, respectively for physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter TD, today published the Joint Probation Service and Irish Prison Service Women’s Strategy 2014 - 2016 entitled “An Effective Response to Women Who Offend”. This joint strategy sets out how the two agencies will provide tailored interventions for women with the aim to reduce offending among women and improve outcomes.
Speech by Mr. Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence at the launch of The Irish Prison Service and Probation Service Annual Reports 2013
Director of the Probation Service - Vivian Geiran, Director General of the Irish Prison Service - Michael Donnellan, CEO of Depaul Ireland - Kerry Anthony, Chairman of Tus Nua - Ray McGovern and invited guests.
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD on the Government's Priorities for the Year Ahead
I intend to first address my Justice brief and, thereafter, Defence. As Deputies will know, the Programme for Government sets out a substantial and broad agenda for reform in the area of Justice and Equality. I believe we have made great progress in implementing this agenda in the first three years of this Government’s term of office and that we have achieved an unprecedented level of reform in that time.
Fine Gael Limerick TD, Kieran O’Donnell, is encouraging local entrepreneurs and businesspeople to attend the ‘Taking Care of Business’ event which takes place tomorrow (Tuesday) in the Strand Hotel from 8.30am to 2.30pm. A total of 25 Government agencies will be on hand at the event to offer advice on how small businesses can access the supports they need to expand and create jobs.
Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has today (Monday) welcomed an announcement from the Department of Education that three new classrooms and a new technology room are to be built at Scoil Mhuire in Trim.
Fine Gael Cork Senator and candidate for Ireland South, Deirdre Clune, has today (Monday) welcomed the news that Trustev, a Cork tech company that specialises in fraud prevention, has won the Enterprise and Big Data category in the South by Southwest (SXSW) Accelerator competition in Austin, Texas. The competition is one of the biggest tech start-up events in the world.