75% decrease in trolley figures at Wexford General shows Govt plan is working - Twomey
Fine Gael Wexford Deputy, Liam Twomey, today (Monday) said the reduction in the number of patients on trolleys at Wexford General Hospital is a sign that the Government’s plan for radical reform of our health service is reaping results.
Conway welcomes first new Flybe service for Shannon
Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has welcomed the announcement that Flybe is to operate a year-round return service between Shannon Airport and Glasgow. The three time weekly service, beginning in May, is expected to bring over 10,000 additional passengers through Shannon this year.
Urgent Care Centre at St. Mary’s proof of Govt’s commitment to the northside - Murphy
Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has welcomed the official opening of the Urgent Care Centre on the St Mary's site in Gurranabraher today (Friday) by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD. Deputy Murphy said the location of the Centre at St. Mary’s is proof of the Government’s commitment to the hospital site as well the northside of Cork City.
Byrne calls for urgent implementation of reforms to Drugs Task Forces
Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has today (Friday) called for the urgent implementation of reforms set out for the National Drugs and Alcohol Strategy, following the publication of a report detailing rising cocaine use and cannabis cultivation in Ireland.
More than €4m made available for smarter travel projects in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown – Mitchell O’Connor
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has welcomed the announcement of more than €4 million for smarter travel projects in Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown, which is being made available by the National Transport Authority to improve pedestrian access and encourage greater use of bikes and public transport.
Conway welcomes end to industrial dispute at the Cliffs of Moher
Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has welcomed the resolution of the long running industrial dispute between staff and management at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. Details of the settlement have not been released but both parties have reached agreement to end the dispute.
Conway welcomes plans to overhaul US immigration law
Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has welcomes fresh moves in the US to overhaul America’s immigration laws. Yesterday, President Barack Obama backed proposals to change immigration laws, a day after a group of US Senators unveiled details of immigration reforms they hope to have passed this year.
35 new jobs for Kinsale as Ireland’s reputation as a life sciences hub continues to grow - Daly
Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Jim Daly, has today (Tuesday) said the announcement of 35 new jobs for Kinsale further cements Ireland’s reputation as a life sciences hub and an attractive location for foreign direct investment.
Coghlan calls for cooperation corridor for Gardaí and PSNI in border area
Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Tuesday) called for a cooperation corridor to be established between the Gardaí and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to help combat crime along the border area. Senator Coghlan raised the issue during the Order of Business in the Seanad earlier, in light of the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.
Doherty welcomes moves to introduce tagging for sex offenders
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Friday) welcomed the fact that the Government is advancing plans to introduce electronic tagging for sex offenders. Deputy Doherty said that the news would come as particular relief to residents in Ratoath, who were concerned in recent years at the prospect of a serious sex offender moving into their village.