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Goodbye roaming charges! – Noone

Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on European Affairs, Senator Catherine Noone, has today (Thursday) welcomed a European Parliament vote to eliminate roaming charges in the EU.

Daly welcomes €364,000 in funding for restoration of the Signal Tower at the Old Head of Kinsale

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Jim Daly, has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement that €364,000 in funding has been approved for the restoration of the Signal Towner at the Old Head of Kinsale, as part of the on-going development of the Wild Atlantic Way. The funding has been announced by the Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD.

Neville welcomes Minister’s decision to regulate counsellors and psychotherapists

Fine Gael TD for Limerick Dan Neville has said that Minister for Health Dr James Reilly’s decision to regulate all counsellors and psychotherapists is a crucial step in ensuring that vulnerable people are counselled only by qualified professionals.

Government driving positive reform in the taxi industry- Bannon

Fine Gael Deputy for Longford/Westmeath, James Bannon, has welcomed the new taxi regulations due to enter into force this month, saying they will be of benefit to legal taxi operators in Longford and Westmeath.

Minister Shatter requests Inspector of Prisons to carry out urgent investigation

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today said, “I have asked the Inspector of Prisons to carry out an urgent independent investigation into all the circumstances surrounding the recording of telephone conversations between prisoners and their solicitors.

National Reform Programme will ensure Ireland builds on recent progress - Donohoe

Speaking at the Joint Committee on European Affairs this afternoon (Tuesday), Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, said that the Government’s National Reform Programme, which was being discussed, will ensure that the progress that has been made in the last number of years is not lost and that Ireland remains on the right path in the years ahead.

€4.5 million in additional funds for local and regional roads - Deering

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the news that €4.5 million in funding is being provided to local authorities for regional and local road works under the Community Involvement Scheme (CIS).

Speech by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar to the Transport Ireland Conference 2014 in Chartered Accountants House, Dublin

I am delighted to be back with you for this year’s Transport Ireland Conference. I’d like to thank the organisers and the other speakers for facilitating me by changing the running order this morning. I was answering Parliamentary Questions in the Dáil earlier and couldn’t be here for the opening slot.

We must heed warning of Competitiveness Council if we want to maintain reduction in Live Register figures – English

Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, had today (Wednesday) welcomed the latest Live Register figures, but warned that we must heed this week’s warnings from the Competitiveness Council if we are to continue to reduce our unemployment rate.

Minister Reilly publishes “The Path to Universal Healthcare: White Paper on Universal Health Insurance”

The Minister for Health, James Reilly, T.D. today 2 April published “The Path to Universal Healthcare: White Paper on Universal Health Insurance”.