News Archive: January 2012

Mitchell O’Connor receives assurances from Council that local bathing waters are back up to standard

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said she is pleased to have received confirmation from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council that bathing waters at White Rock and Killiney beaches are back up to standard.

Coghlan welcomes NAMA review and commends Agency on work to date

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today welcomed the review of NAMA, which was published this week, and commended the Agency for its work to date. Senator Coghlan was speaking during Order of Business in the Seanad.

Collins welcomes Forfás review into mentoring and calls for swift implementation of recommendations

Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has welcomed a new review of mentoring published by Forfás, which supports the key recommendations of a report produced on the same issue by Deputy Collins last year.

Passage of GP Act for free primary care for under-sixes a historic moment – Varadkar & Lynch

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch have described the passing of the Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2014 by the Oireachtas as a historic moment which paves the way to provide GP care without fees for children under six.

Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. Launch of “Think Ahead 2” Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club Thursday July 17 2014

Ladies and gentlemen I’m delighted to be here today to launch Think Ahead 2. It’s the next phase of this terrific initiative which we launched together in October 2011.

Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to the Dáil on the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes

I welcome today’s opportunity for statements on mother and baby homes. In line with the motion passed on the 11th June, I wish to update the House on the significant progress which has been achieved in just five weeks in relation to the establishment of a Commission of Investigation into these issues of public concern.

Minister Fitzgerald announces intake of 100 new Garda recruits

Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality, has today announced that 100 new Garda recruits will enter the Garda College, Templemore, to commence their training in early September 2014.

Minister Fitzgerald welcomes successful passage of Court of Appeal Bill

Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Minister for Justice and Equality, yesterday welcomed the successful passage of the Court of Appeal Bill 2014 through the Dáil and the Seanad.

Lithuania's adoption of Euro is confidence boost for Eurozone – MEP Hayes

Brian Hayes MEP (Dublin) has welcomed today's decision by the European Parliament to support Lithuania's adoption of the Euro.

Court of Appeal Bill 2014 Second Stage – Seanad Éireann Speech by Ms Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. Minister for Justice and Equality

It gives me great pleasure to be here with you today to discuss the Court of Appeal Bill 2014. You may recall that last July the House was dealing with the Thirty-third Amendment of the Constitution (Court of Appeal) Bill 2013. Subsequently, on foot of the passage of that Bill, a Referendum was held in October of that year in relation to the proposition that a Court of Appeal should be established.