An Tánaiste Simon Coveney reacts to An Bord Pleanála decision on incinerator for Cork Harbour
“My initial reaction to the decision today to grant permission to Indaver Ireland to build an incinerator in the heart of Cork Harbour, is one of deep disappointment and frustration.
Opposition recklessly disregard fishing industry and public purse - Creed
The Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD has today (Tuesday) criticised the opposition for acting recklessly after the Dáil voted to annul a European Union regulation in relation to the Common Fisheries Policy.
Cannon pays tribute to playwright Murphy
Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has paid tribute to playwright Tom Murphy who died earlier this week aged 83.
Brexit Customs Solution is the only way forward - Coghlan
Speaking in the Seanad today, Leas Chathaoirleach Senator Paul Coghlan said he believed that it is clear that the UK as whole remaining aligned to the Customs Union is the way to resolve the continuing dilemma over the UK’s future relationship with the EU.
Fianna Fáil’s right arm doesn’t know what its left arm is doing on Brexit - Richmond
Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has called on Fianna Fáil to get its story straight when it comes to attacking the Government on Brexit.
New study demonstrates safety of HPV vaccine – Noone
A new global report has confirmed the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine in preventing cervical cancer amongst young girls and women, whilst dispelling the myth the vaccine may cause serious side effects, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Mitchell O’Connor's opening address at first Technological Higher Education Association Colloquium in GMIT
Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., opened the first annual Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) Colloquium in GMIT today (10th of May). The three core themes for the day revolve around a central theme of ‘Engagement’ and it brings together students, agencies, enterprises, further education, policy makers, and the voluntary sector to explore the reality of the ‘Engaged Institution’ and how to meet the challenges ahead while working with industry, community, and policy-makers.
Richmond calls for a day to recognise immigrant communities
Speaking in the Seanad today (Tuesday) Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has proposed the establishment of a specific day to celebrate Ireland’s immigrant communities.
New pilot evening bus service to combat rural isolation – Heydon
A proposal to run new evening bus services across 50 different routes in 19 different counties around the country will help to combat rural isolation and connect communities, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Sweet snack tax could further combat obesity – Noone
Fine Gael Dublin Senator Catherine Noone, has called for the introduction of a sweet snack tax following the release of UK study showing such a measure could result in a greater overall reduction of sugar consumption than taxing soft drinks alone.