News Archive: February 2012

€304,000 allocated to Kerry social housing – Griffin

Fine Gael Kerry TD, Brendan Griffin, has today (Tuesday), welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Housing and Planning, that 22 vacant Kerry homes are to be brought back into use within twelve months.

50,000 extra jobs & €1.7bn more in annual revenue: Varadkar sets new tourism targets in draft policy

New targets for 50,000 extra jobs in tourism and hospitality and €1.7 billion more in annual revenue from tourism have been proposed by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.

FF is deliberately trying to scare older people – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael Laois/Offaly TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today (Tuesday) severely criticised Fianna Fáil, saying the Party’s Private Members’ Motion on the Free Travel Pass is deliberately designed to scare older people.

Hogan meets with four Dublin Mayors to discuss the possibility of future Governance Arrangements for Dublin

Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today (7 July, 2014) held a meeting to discuss the possibility of future Governance Arrangements, including a Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin. The meeting took place in the Custom House, at the request of the Mayors, and a frank exchange of views took place.

Increased investment benefitting Louth business - Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael Louth TD, Peter Fitzpatrick, has today (Monday) welcomed the IDA announcement of increased foreign investment in Irish business in the first half of the year.

Statement from Minister Varadkar on the Garth Brooks Concerts

Speaking today Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar said: This is a blow to fans and to visitors coming from abroad. The way this happened at the very last minute is clearly unsatisfactory from everyone’s point of view and highlights the need to review the major events licencing laws. Nonetheless residents have legitimate concerns about five concerts in a row which the GAA has conceded was a mistake.

Hundreds of new jobs for Cork announced this week - Collins

Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has today (Friday) reflected on a positive week for Cork following announcements of hundreds of new jobs this week.

Brooks debacle proves it’s time to review the licencing laws for concerts – Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Friday) said the debacle surrounding the Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park is proof that we need to review the licencing system for concerts and outdoor events, to ensure tickets cannot be sold until a licence is granted.

New Court of Appeal will ease the burden on our justice system – Stanton

Fine Gael Cork East TD, and Chair of the Oireachtas Justice Committee David Stanton, has welcomed today’s publication of the Court of Appeal Bill 2014 by Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD.