Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has today (Wednesday) welcomed comments from the office of the EU’s Regional Policy Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, that Ireland can apply for assistance from the Solidarity Fund.
Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Wednesday) called on the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to consider introducing a higher than proposed tax rate on online gambling, in the context of the Betting Amendment Bill.
Fine Gael Galway West TD, Sean Kyne, has today (Wednesday) said expertise and advice will be on offer for Galway businesses at an event to be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel on 25th March. The ‘Taking Care of Business’ event will provide potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owners with information on the State supports available to them.
Fine Gael Clare TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen, has today (Wednesday) helped Aer Lingus to launch its new Boeing B757 service from Shannon to Boston.
Mr Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government announced today (4 February, 2014) that the Government has allocated an immediate initial allocation of €15m for emergency purposes pending a fuller assessment of the situation over the coming weeks. This is in addition to funding already available from the various Government departments.
Charities Regulation Seanad Statement by Alan Shatter T.D., Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence
Since I last addressed this House on the regulation of charities, I have taken steps to advance the implementation of the 2009 Charities Act. I wish to inform the House of this progress today, but first I want to address the important issue of charity fundraising. I highlighted some concerns I have in this regard recently in the Dáil and I am now pleased to address this House on the matter.
€23m genomics programme places Ireland as world leader in beef breeding.
Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has today (Tuesday) said a new revitalisation plan for Carlow will boost business opportunities and job creation in the town. The ‘Carlow Town Team Revitalisation Programme’, which has been launched this morning by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, features seven key supports with an investment of over €130,000.
Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has today (Tuesday) called on the Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, to introduce measures to make life-saving adrenaline pens (EpiPens) more easily accessible in Ireland. EpiPens are used for the emergency treatment of life threatening allergic reactions.
Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has welcomed the news that global biopharma company, Alexion, is set to create 40 jobs following its acquisition of a facility at Monksland, Co Roscommon.