UK document should be seen as the basis for negotiations, not the solution – Richmond
Welcoming the release of the latest UK Government position paper on Brexit, Fine Gael Senator and spokesman on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond, has stated that the document is the basis for negotiations and does not yet present the ultimate solution for Ireland.
People with disabilities need good advocacy- Conway
Here is my response to a recent article by Tom Clonan on the Journal.ie regarding the Government's approach to disability:
€325,000 Water Main Rehabilitation Project for Ballaghaderreen – Hopkins
Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has stated that it is extremely positive that Irish Water confirmed today is to carry out a €325,000 rehabilitation project on water mains in Ballaghaderreen.
Announcement of bus contract to Go-Ahead will see better public transport for D15 residents - Varadkar
An Taoiseach and Fine Gael Dublin West TD, Leo Varadkar, has welcomed the announcement today (Thursday) by the National Transport Authority (NTA) that a preferred bidder, Go-Ahead, has been selected for the contract operating 24 orbital Public Service Obligation (PSO) bus routes in Dublin.
North County Dublin to benefit from competition in the bus market - Farrell
The North County is set to benefit from Dublin bus services opening up to competition says local Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrrell. The news comes as bus and rail operator ‘Go-Ahead’ has been announced as the winner of the tendering competition to operate 10% of Public Service Obligation bus services in Dublin (currently operated by Dublin Bus).
Buttimer welcomes Fianna Fáil conversion to the Cork Hospital project
Fine Gael Senator for Cork, and Former Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed Billy Kelleher's belated support for a new Cork Hospital.
McHugh praises Community Champions behind Heritage Week
National Heritage Week locally is an integral part of European Heritage Days, celebrated in 50 countries across Europe. The principal aims of Heritage Week are to raise awareness of our heritage and encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion. There are over 2,000 events taking place nationally and there are well over 120 ‘Heritage Week’ events taking place in County Donegal — the most events in any county in the country per head of population.
McHugh welcomes Government approval for new law allowing tourists a tipple at local craft brewery and distillery
The Government has decided to progress the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016, by approving the drafting of a series of amendments to the Private Members Bill. “Under current legislation visitors to the local Kinnegar Craft Brewery sites in Rathmullan and Letterkenny couldn’t have a drink there,” said Minister McHugh. “The new laws will allow the brewery and the new Sliabh Liag distillery to operate tours and sell alcohol. This will help create extra employment and add a new destination for tourists to the county.
Irish Water should be called before Oireachtas Committee over burst mains- O’Dowd
Irish Water’s failure to supply water to over 70,000 people in the North East requires Oireachtas scrutiny, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Minister McHugh welcomes €1.2M Government funding to Foyle Fishermen’s Co-operative
Three of the projects are in Donegal with the Greencastle-based organisation receiving the largest allocation of €1,284,045 as part of a €2.1M overall investment. This is important for the further development of Greencastle and will help support the sustainability of the work of the Foyle Fishermen’s Co-operative.