News Archive: February 2012

O’Donovan calls on Health Committee to examine provision of home care

Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O'Donovan, has today (Tuesday) suggested that the Oireachtas Health Committee be asked to examine ways in which the delivery of home care provision can be improved and regulated.

Expansion of GAA coverage abroad is good for our games – O’Mahony

Fine Gael TD for Mayo and former All Ireland winning manager, John O’Mahony, has today (Tuesday) responded to the GAA’s announcement regarding its TV and radio broadcasting rights from 2014-2017, welcoming the expansion of our national game abroad, but expressing caution that the big matches should remain free to air here at home.

20 bed Rehab Unit for Roscommon Hospital gets go-ahead to progress to design phase - Feighan

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has welcomed the news that a stand-alone specialist 20-bed Rehab Unit planned for Roscommon Hospital has been given approval to progress to the design phase. Deputy Feighan said the news is formal confirmation that this major capital development will be built on the grounds of the hospital.

Varadkar opens Killybegs Coast Guard Station with state-of-the-art facilities

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has today opened the newly-built Coast Guard Station in Killybegs which provides the voluntary crew with top-class accommodation and training facilities.

Minister Bruton announces call for proposals for consumer support funding

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Friday) announced a call for proposals for grant funding relating to consumer support.

Government to Prepare New Integration Strategy

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, has welcomed the holding of the first meeting of a newly reconstituted Cross Departmental Group on Integration, which will review our approach to the integration of migrants.

Minister Donohoe meets Portuguese Minister for European Affairs as Portugal prepares to exit Troika bailout

The Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Monday) welcomed the Portuguese State Secretary for European Affairs, Bruno Maçães, to Dublin.

20 bed Rehab Unit for Roscommon Hospital gets go-ahead to progress to design phase - Feighan

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has welcomed the news that a stand-alone specialist 20-bed Rehab Unit planned for Roscommon Hospital has been given approval to progress to the design phase. Deputy Feighan said the news is formal confirmation that this major capital development will be built on the grounds of the hospital.

Autism Awareness Day provides chance to celebrate uniqueness – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said we should use Autism Awareness Day tomorrow (Tuesday) as an opportunity to celebrate uniqueness, while also raising awareness about the challenges faced by those with the condition. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor also called for a standardised approach to early intervention across the country.

Barry welcomes publication of new legislation to ensure fair playing field for consumers and suppliers

Fine Gael Cork East TD, Tom Barry, has welcomed the publication of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014, which will offer greater protections to both consumers and suppliers. The long awaited piece of legislation has been published today (Monday) by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.