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-  An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

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.

-  Senator Martin Conway

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

-  Phil Hogan TD

“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.

-  Richard Bruton TD

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.

-  Senator Catherine Noone

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.

-  Susan Moss

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).

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