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Legislation extending power of GSOC will increase confidence in Gardaí - Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and member of the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the publication of new legislation by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD which will strengthen the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC).

Statement by Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, on the threatened industrial action at Irish Rail

Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today spoken about the threatened industrial action at Irish Rail

Minister For Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD Opens The Connemara Pony Festival 2014

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today officially opened the annual Connemara Pony Festival in Clifden, Co. Galway.

Bannon extends sympathy to Reynolds family

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, James Bannon TD, has today (Thursday) extended his sympathies to the family of Albert Reynolds following his death early this morning.

Minister Flanagan statement on the passing of Albert Reynolds

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, has expressed his condolences on the death of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.

Statement from the Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the passing of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds

It is with great regret that I learned this morning of the death of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.

New legislation to tackle cross border crime – Conlan

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Seán Conlan TD, has today (Wednesday), welcomed the publication of the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) (Amendment) Bill by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD. This legislation will enhance co-operation with other EU Member States in fighting crime.

Call for JobsPlus to extend to Farm Assist recipients - Griffin

Fine Gael Kerry TD, Brendan Griffin, has called for recipients of Farm Assist to become eligible for participation in the JobsPlus Scheme.

MINISTER ANNOUNCES FIRST MEETING OF THE COMMONAGE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE

The first meeting of the new Commonage Implementation Committee will take place on Tuesday 26th August, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, announced today.

Buttimer pays tribute to Secretary General for dedication to health service

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has thanked Dr Ambrose McLoughlin for his work as Secretary General of the Department of Health and wished him well in his new role with Healthy Ireland.