News Archive: February 2012

Noone delighted to be appointed to Council of Europe

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has said she is delighted to have been be asked by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, to take up a position on the Council of Europe, following the vacancy created by the election of Senator Deirdre Clune to the European Parliament.

New Meath LEO will act as a hub for job creation – Doherty

Fine Gael Meath East, Regina Doherty, has said the new Meath Local Enterprise Office (LEO), which was opened in Navan yesterday (Tuesday) by the Minister for Small Business, John Perry TD, will act as a hub for local job creation.

Review of concert licensing process needed - Coghlan

Seanad Chief Whip and Fine Gael Senator for Kerry, Paul Coghlan, speaking during the Seanad Order of Business, today (Wednesday), called for a review of the concert licensing process following the cancellation of all five Garth Brooks concerts that were scheduled to take place in Croke Park.

Doyle welcomes agreement with Ontario on driving licences

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed an agreement signed today (Wednesday) by the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, which will allow for the mutual recognition of driving licences between Ireland and Ontario.

Study recommended on the impact of the arts in combating social disadvantage – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD and member of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and Gaeltacht, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has, today (Wednesday), presented recommendations from the committee for a comprehensive study on the impact of funding through the arts.

Refusal of Garth Brooks licences surprised GAA and promoters - Bannon

Fine Gael Longford Westmeath TD, James Bannon has, today (Wednesday), welcomed the announcement of a special Transport Committee meeting to discuss the cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts.

Harrington welcomes funding of €100k towards further development of Castletownbere Harbour

Noel Harrington, Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, today (Wednesday) welcomed the allocation of €100,000 in funding from Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, for further development of Castletownbere Harbour. The funding will go towards the carrying out of an underwater survey on the sea bed, to assess whether the construction of an additional deep water quay at Castletownbere is possible.

Varadkar announces breakthrough on Irish driving licences with Ontario

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has today signed an agreement to allow for mutual exchange of driving licences between Ireland and Ontario.

Feighan welcomes €60,000 in key funding to kickstart Ballyleague riverbank project

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has warmly welcomed an allocation of €60,000 in Inland Fisheries funding to the Ballyleague riverbank development, which now ensures phase one of the project is fully financed and can proceed as planned.

€440,000 in funding to benefit Dublin West social housing - Keating

Fine Gael Dublin Mid-West TD, Derek Keating, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan TD, that 35 vacant homes in the Dublin South County Council area, which covers Dublin Mid-West, are to be brought back into use within twelve months.