Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today [Wednesday] welcomed the announcement by Twitter that it will double the size of its European headquarters in Dublin by end 2014, creating an additional 100 jobs.
Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, has today (Tuesday) criticised Fianna Fáil for trying to cause confusion over Article 27; a provision of the Constitution which has never been used, and which will be removed if we vote Yes to abolish the Seanad.
Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, will this week meet with the Minister for State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Brian Hayes TD, and senior officials from the OPW, which is the State body responsible for the transition and management of Mount Congreve Gardens in county Waterford from the Congreve trust to the State.
Fine Gael Kildare North Deputy, Bernard Durkan TD, has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement by local food company, O'Brien Fine Foods, of the creation of 51 jobs over the next three years in Timahoe, County Kildare. This is part of a €3 million investment plan by Enterprise Ireland which is supported by the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation.
Speaking at the opening ceremony for Limerick Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week, which took place in the offices of the Mayor of Limerick, Councillor Cathleen Leddin, today (Monday), Fine Gael Deputy and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville, said: ‘I welcome the opportunity to participate in the opening ceremony for Limerick Mental Health Association, Mental Health Week and welcome the theme promoting positive mental health ‘building resilience’’.
Fine Gael TD for Wicklow, Simon Harris, has today (Monday) said that Fianna Fáil is becoming increasing isolated as the only Party in the Dáil calling for the Seanad to be retained. Deputy Harris was speaking after a number of former Labour TDs called for a Yes vote in the Seanad Abolition Referendum on October 4th.
Government’s strongest critics add voices to Yes side.
Fine Gael’s Director of Elections for the Seanad Abolition and Court of Appeal Referendums, Minister Richard Bruton TD, has today (Monday) said the Party will be driving home its campaign for a Yes vote as we enter the final ten days before polling on October 4th. Minister Bruton was joined by the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD, to provide an update on planned activity for the remainder of the campaign.
Fine Gael’s Deputy Director for Elections, Regina Doherty TD, has today (Monday) said that Fianna Fáil’s poor voting record in the Seanad, as revealed in the Irish Independent, emphasises the hypocrisy of the Party’s campaign to keep the second House.
Fine Gael Laois/Offaly TD and Deputy Director of Elections for Leinster in the Seanad Abolition Referendum, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today (Sunday) said that the tactics being used by Barry Cowen TD show that Fianna Fáil has already lost the argument on saving the Seanad.