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Debate on future of History needed ahead of 1916 commemorations - Conway

Clare Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Disability, Martin Conway, has called on the Government to initiate a national debate on the teaching of history at secondary school. Senator Conway added that the run up to the 1916 Easter Rising commemoration is the perfect backdrop for the debate.

Varadkar promoting Irish tourism in China

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar is this week promoting Ireland as a tourism destination at one of the world’s most important tourism conferences in China.

OECD report confirms Action Plan for Jobs is working but opportunities for further development – Minister Bruton

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Tuesday) welcomed the publication by the OECD of its Review of the Action Plan for Jobs (APJ), which concludes that the plan is working while recommending adjustments in the future to maximise its potential.

Meath producers can benefit from new competition and consumer legislation – McEntee

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has welcomed the publication of new competition and consumer legislation, saying that many agricultural producers in Meath stand to benefit from it. Deputy McEntee was speaking in the Dáil this week during the Second Stage debate on the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014.

Funding awarded to promote understanding of EU among our young people - Donohoe

Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe, has today (Thursday) congratulated 11 groups who have been awarded funding under the Department of the Taoiseach’s Communicating Europe Initiative (CEI).

Buttimer and Doherty welcome Govt agreement on free GP care for children aged 5 and under

Fine Gael TDs and members of Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer and Regina Doherty, have today (Wednesday) warmly welcomed the agreement by the Government to published legislation that will pave the way for free GP care for children aged 5 and under.

Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD Launch of Better Outcomes: Brighter Futures, the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 – 2020

I am delighted to be here with my colleagues- the Tánaiste and Minister Frances Fitzgerald, to launch Better Outcomes: Brighter Futures, the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 – 2020.

Mitchell O’Connor urges female TDs and Senators to donate professional clothing to Dress for Success

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) urged her female colleagues in Leinster House to donate professional clothing to ‘Dress for Success Dublin’. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking after she teamed up with stylist Sonya Lennon for a cross party suit collection drive in Leinster House.

FF planned to charge households €400 for water from 2012 - Flanagan

Fine Gael Party Chairman, Charlie Flanagan, has today (Wednesday) said the public has yet again been reminded of Fianna Fáil’s outrageously hypocritical stance on water charges. Deputy Flanagan pointed out that under Fianna Fáil’s deal with the Troika, water charges would have been introduced as early as 2012.