Doherty and Twomey welcome AIB commitment to step up mortgage writedowns
Fine Gael TDs and members of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, Regina Doherty and Liam Twomey, have welcomed a commitment from AIB CEO, David Duffy, that the bank will write down hundreds of millions of euro in distressed mortgages over the coming 12 months.
Government publishes Programme of Dáil Reform
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste today announced the Government’s proposals for the next phase in its programme of Dáil Reform.
Fine Gael poster campaign gives the people a clear choice on the Seanad referendum
Fine Gael launched its poster campaign for the abolition of the Seanad today (Sunday) with a promise to deal with facts and reality – unlike those that want to retain the Seanad. Speaking at the launch, Fine Gael’s Director of Elections, Richard Bruton, TD, said that the people were being given a simple choice – to abolish the Seanad, or to keep it as it is.
Minister Shatter Publishes Information Booklet on the The Importance of Voting Yes to establish a Court of Appeal
Minister for Justice and Defence Alan Shatter has today (Wednesday) launched a booklet aimed at providing clear fact- based information to voters about the proposed Court of Appeal.
15,000 fewer public servants since 2010 shows Govt serious about reform – Coffey
Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has today (Friday) said that since 2010 the total number of people working in the public sector has been reduced by more than 15,000, which is a clear sign of the Government’s commitment to reforming how we conduct our business.
Taoiseach's statement at death of Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney’s death brings great sorrow to Ireland, to language and to literature. He is mourned - and deeply - wherever poetry and the world of the spirit are cherished and celebrated.
O’Mahony welcomes clarification from Irish Rail that no photo ID needed for under 16s
Fine Gael TD for Mayo and Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, John O’Mahony, has welcomed clarification he has received from Irish Rail that under 16s do not have to have a photo ID for rail travel.
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, TD, on the arrest in Brazil of Mr. Michael Lynn
I had, of course, been very concerned that a situation had arisen where the State was not in a position to pursue serious criminal charges against an individual who had moved to Brazil.
Conway welcomes progress in employing people with disabilities
Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Disability, Martin Conway, has welcomed the news that a key objective of the recently published National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan concerns the drafting of a comprehensive employment strategy for people with disabilities
Minister for Finance gives the Financial Services Ombudsman the power to name and shame financial service providers
"I have given the Financial Services Ombudsman the power to name financial service providers who have at least three complaints against them substantiated."