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-  Senator Jerry Buttimer

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).

-  Ciaran Cannon TD

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.

-  An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD

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.

-  Colm Brophy TD

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.

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