News Archive: January 2012

Minister Shatter publishes the Criminal Assets Bureau Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2012

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter TD, has today laid the Annual Report on the activities of the Criminal Assets Bureau for 2012 before the Houses of the Oireachtas. This is the seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau since its establishment in 1996.

Minister Bruton launches National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., today (Wednesday) launched “Good for Business, Good for the Community”, Ireland’s National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility 2014-2016.

New awareness campaign needed to highlight HIV risks to young gay men – Buttimer

Speaking this morning at a conference in Dublin Castle on HIV prevention, Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, said that a new awareness campaign is needed to highlight the risk of HIV, particularly amongst young gay men.

Chambers Ireland proposals on procurement worthy of serious consideration – English

Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, has said that proposals from Chambers Ireland on how to improve our public procurement system are worthy of serious consideration.

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2014 Second Stage Speech

It is now 15 years since the Equality Authority was established, and 14 years since the establishment of the Human Rights Commission. In that time, the demographic, social and economic fabric of the State has continued to change profoundly.

Rehab review welcome, but outstanding questions remain for the board - Harris

Fine Gael Wicklow/East Carlow TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Simon Harris, has today (Tuesday) said that the appointment by Rehab of the independent management consultant, Dr Eddie Molloy, to conduct a review of the organisation is a welcome development for the group which should help to address concerns about its corporate governance.

Let’s not blame grandparents for our childhood obesity problem – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Monday) said we can’t blame grandparents for our rising childhood problem.

Housing Agency report underlines need for action on housing crisis – Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Monday) said that the recent report from the Housing Agency, which showed that almost 40,000 new homes will be needed in Dublin over the next four years, underlines the need for action to address the housing crisis.

President’s UK visit provides opportunity to further strengthen trade links – Breen

Speaking ahead of President Michael D Higgins’ visit to the UK, Fine Gael Clare TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee, Pat Breen, said the trip provides an ideal opportunity to further strengthen our trade links with Britain, while also recognising the key role played by the Irish community in Britain.

European Parliament Elections 2014

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has last Wednesday (3 rd April 2014) made an order appointing Friday, 23 rd May 2014 as the polling day and the hours of 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. to be the hours of polling at the European Parliament Elections.