2012

Comiskey urges septic tank owners to avail of €5 registration fee before deadline

Fine Gael Senator for Sligo and Leitrim, Michael Comiskey, has urged septic tank owners to avail of the reduced €5 registration fee before the 28th September deadline. A €50 charge will apply thereafter and all registrations must be completed by 1st February 2013.

Cost of medicines to be significantly reduced following enactment of price control bill - Burke

Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central and Seanad Spokesperson for Health, Colm Burke, has today (Thursday) said the enactment of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012, which will see generic drugs being used more often, will significantly reduce the cost of drugs to the State, easing budgetary pressure.

Fitzpatrick receives assurances from Health Minister over role LMHG will play in reform of health service - Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has today (Tuesday) welcomed comments by the Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, that his top priority is to ensure that patient safety is maintained at all times, despite budget cuts in the Louth Meath Hospital Group, which are required to balance the budget for 2012.

Insurance scheme needed to provide for those who cannot get flood cover - Daly

Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Jim Daly, has called for an insurance scheme to be established for victims of flooding who are being refused cover due to repeated flooding.

Taoiseach wishes Team Ireland success at the Paralympic Games

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Team Ireland, athletes, coaches, mentors, every success at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Marking scheme for Project Maths does not reflect ability of brighter students – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) said that the marking scheme for Project Maths does not reflect the ability of brighter students and leaves many questions unanswered about why so many marks were awarded for some sections and so few for others.

Varadkar announces 2013 target for free Wi-Fi across public transport

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has announced plans to make free Wi-Fi available across almost the entire public transport system in 2013

Minister Bruton announces the appointment of the new Director of Corporate Enforcement

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D., today (Tuesday) has announced that Ian Drennan has been appointed as the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

35,000 Americans in Ireland this weekend for ‘Emerald Isle Classic’ will bring €100M tourism boost - Varadkar

The arrival of 35,000 US college football fans in the Aviva Stadium this weekend for the Emerald Isle classic football game represents a massive tourism boost for Ireland worth some €100 million for the economy, according to Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar.

Schools need to implement cyber-bullying policies – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Monday) called for schools to implement cyber-bullying policies to deal with students who are tormenting others online. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking after a new campaign was launched to increase awareness about the issue.