2012

Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD publishes the 2011 Report of the Special

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD, is today laying before the Houses of the Oireachtas the 2011 Report of the Special Rapporteur for Child Protection, Dr. Geoffrey Shannon. Minister Fitzgerald welcomed the publication and thanked Dr. Shannon for his detailed and thorough report.

Govt allocates €36M to CIE to protect services

The Cabinet has today (Tuesday) agreed to increase the subvention to CIE by €36 million in order to protect public transport services.

Almost 10,000 fewer people waited on trolleys so far this year - Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central Deputy and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said new figures which show that almost 10,000 fewer people waited on hospital trolleys so far this year, compared to the same time last year, is proof that the Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, is winning the war on trolley numbers.

Minister Frances Fitzgerald says quality youth work must play role in responding to youth unemployment and to recent Child Deaths Report

Quality youth work services should play a more central role in responding to the challenges of youth unemployment and marginalisation

New agency will ensure widespread reform of child protection and family support services - Buttimer

The establishment of the new Child and Family Support Agency next year will result in far-reaching reform of child protection and family support services.

Publication of Annual Report of the Parole Board for 2011

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter T.D., today published the Annual Report of the Parole Board for 2011.

Hogan Provides €500,000 funding under the RDP to facilitate the development of a multi-purpose leisure and recreational complex in Barraduff, Killarney, Co Kerry.

Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government announced today (23rd July, 2012) that he has given sanction to South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd to approve funding of up to €500,000 to Barraduff Community Field Organisation towards the development of a multi purpose leisure and recreational complex in Barraduff, Killarney, Co Kerry.

Coveney says agriculture based 'biosector' is key to export earnings

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD today announced the publication by his Department of a report which highlights the importance of the agri-food sector to Ireland’s economy.

Burke welcomes the extension of Humanitarian Assistance Scheme for homes damaged in Cork flooding

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has today (Friday) welcomed the decision by the Government and the Department of Social Protection to extend the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme to those whose homes were affected by flooding in Cork

Statement by Minister Varadkar on Pilot Training College Waterford

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar and the chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) Eamon Brennan met today with representatives of the self-funded trainee pilots from Pilot Training College Waterford (PTCW) in the headquarters of the IAA.