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.
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."
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
“Phone a friend” option for vehicle owners out of the country with their car off the road
Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, today (26 August 2013) announced an adjustment of the procedures for declaring that vehicles have been off the road for people who are out of the country and cannot get back home in time to finalise the paperwork personally in their local Garda Station by 30 September 2013.
New fund of up to €250,000 to stimulate business start-ups by female entrepreneurs
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD, today (Monday) announced the establishment by Enterprise Ireland of a new €250,000 Competitive Feasibility Fund for Female Entrepreneurs aimed at continuing to significantly boost the number of high potential female-led business start-ups.
Time to recognise ‘Beacons of Irish Culture’ abroad - Noone
Fine Gael Dublin Senator and Seanad spokesperson on European Affairs, Catherine Noone, has today suggested that a mark of quality be established to reward and incentivise businesses and institutions abroad which promote Irish culture.
UK style student loan system would reduce financial pressure on students and families – Deering
Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has written to the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, to investigate the possibility of introducing a student loan system similar to that in the UK.
Launch of Public Consultation for Ireland’s first National Implementation Report 2014 under the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Protocol
Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today launched (23 August 2013) the public consultation for Ireland’s first National Implementation Report under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (known as the PRTR Protocol).