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Address by the Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD to the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin on Friday 7th February 2014

Speaking at an address to the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in Berlin today (Friday), Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, said enabling all voices within the European Union to be heard will contribute to the continued durability of the Union into the future.

Address by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, to the Family Lawyers Association of Ireland

Minister announces that he and Minister for Health have commenced work on preparation of “open disclosure” legislation which would involve hospitals and medical personnel having to inform patients or families of medical incidents/failures that have caused harm or which are responsible for the death of a patient.

Minister Bruton leads first-ever joint trade mission with UK and NI Ministers to Singapore

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, is today (Monday) commencing the first ever joint Irish, UK and Northern Ireland trade mission, with the first of two days of joint events in Singapore.

Adams shows willingness to let FF back into Government - Harris

Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, has today (Sunday) said that the Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams, has shown his willingness to allow Fianna Fáil back into Government. Deputy Harris was speaking after Gerry Adams refused to rule out going into Government with Fianna Fáil on RTE’s This Week programme.

Jim Higgins MEP and Mairead McGuinness MEP Selected as Fine Gael candidates for the Midlands-Ireland North West

Jim Higgins MEP and Mairead McGuinness MEP will be the Fine Gael candidates for the Midlands-North West Consistency.

€50 million flood protection measure is a vital investment in Cork city - Murphy

Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central, Dara Murphy, has welcomed the announcement by Minister of State for the OPW, Brian Hayes TD, that €50 million is to be invested in flood prevention measures for Cork city.

Fine Gael to host the European People's Party Congress in Dublin on 6th-7th March

Fine Gael and its leader Taoiseach Enda Kenny will host the European People's Party (EPP) Congress for the European elections in the Convention Centre Dublin on 6th and 7th March, 2014.

Government on working visit to OECD, Paris

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste will pay a working visit to the OECD on Friday, 7 February 2014, to discuss a range of economic and social policy issues with OECD experts following Ireland’s successful exit from the EU IMF Programme.

More funding, more services, more staff in new improved system for local enterprise supports

Local Enterprise Offices will be up and running in April.

Urgent update needed from HSE on Section 38 compliance – Harris

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has today (Thursday) agreed to a request from PAC member and Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, to seek an urgent update from the Health Service Executive (HSE) regarding the compliance status of Section 38 organisations.