Fine Gael TD for Mayo and Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, John O’Mahony, has welcomed clarification he has received from Irish Rail that under 16s do not have to have a photo ID for rail travel.
Fine Gael Senator for Clare and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Disability and Equality, Martin Conway, has today (Friday) welcomed the start of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking festival, which this year is set to host singletons from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community for a weekend of fun and matchmaking.
Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has today (Friday) said that since 2010 the total number of people working in the public sector has been reduced by more than 15,000, which is a clear sign of the Government’s commitment to reforming how we conduct our business.
Fine Gael Cork South Central Deputy, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Friday) said that funding models which would support the development of a Convention Centre in Cork must be explored.
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, TD, on the arrest in Brazil of Mr. Michael Lynn
I had, of course, been very concerned that a situation had arisen where the State was not in a position to pursue serious criminal charges against an individual who had moved to Brazil.
Seamus Heaney’s death brings great sorrow to Ireland, to language and to literature. He is mourned - and deeply - wherever poetry and the world of the spirit are cherished and celebrated.
Fine Gael Wicklow Deputy, Simon Harris, has said the CSO Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) figures published today (Thursday) which show an annual increase in the number of people at work in Ireland of 33,800 is encouraging news and demonstrates the Government’s serious commitment to sorting out the unemployment crisis which has blighted this country for years.
Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has today (Thursday) called on the HSE to immediately engage with the IMO and make every effort to avert strike action by young hospital doctors.
Fine Gael Laois/Offaly TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today (Tuesday) said that a solution focused approach by all sides is needed in the Lumcloon Energy-Eirgrid conflict which sees the State agency threatened with legal action in the Irish and European courts.