Banning alcohol advertising near schools is a big win from the Public Health Alcohol Bill - Noone
Official recognition of ISL a sign of progress for the deaf community – Buttimer
The passing of the Irish Sign Language Bill 2016 through the Seanad is a real sign of progress for the deaf community in this country, according to the Leader of the Seanad, Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer. Senator Buttimer was speaking after the Bill passed through the Seanad today (Friday) after passing through the Dáil yesterday (Thursday).
Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces ring fenced funding for the Castlebar campus of GMIT
New incentive for employers to hire older people will bring widespread benefits – Neville
A government move to incentives employers to hire people over 50 is progressive and will benefit society as a whole, A Fine Gael TD has said.
Cannon says Brexit agreement will be welcomed by Irish in the UK
Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has welcomed the guarantee that there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic and said it will be especially welcomed by Irish people across the UK.
Seanad Brexit Committee Report can guide the way for Phase 2 negotiations - Richmond
The Seanad Brexit Committee Report can guide the way for the Government as we approach Phase 2 of the Brexit negotiations. That’s according to the Chair of the Committee and Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond.
McHugh welcomes Brexit breakthrough as ‘huge step forward for Donegal'
New apprenticeships will support learners and boost critically important sectors - Kyne
Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne TD, has welcomed the launch of 26 new apprenticeships as part of €122 million investment in apprenticeships by Government in 2018.
Statement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD
Today is a very significant day for everyone on the island of Ireland, for our neighbouring island, and for all of our fellow members of the European Union. Following long and intensive negotiations, we have reached a satisfactory conclusion on the issues relating to Ireland in Phase 1.
Brophy calls for top tax rate on ‘heated cigarettes’
Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Colm Brophy, has recommended that heated cigarette products are taxed at the same rate as regular cigarettes - the highest rate for tobacco products - when they are introduced to Ireland.