Scouting Ireland report is deeply concerning – Farrell
Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell has said Scouting Ireland must answer questions on the reported mishandling in a case of alleged rape, particularly given the organisation is in receipt of State funding.
Sugar Tax is proving a huge success even before its implementation - Noone
In advance of the implementation of the Sugar Tax, it is already having an impact on how soft drinks companies are selling their products, Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone has said.
Pre-registration of teenagers on register of electors could encourage political engagement- Rock
The Government should consider giving local authorities the power to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register on the register of electors to encourage younger people to be politically active, according to a Fine Gael TD.
Co-ops need to show solidarity with hard pressed farmers - Lombard
Co-ops needs to show solidarity with hard pressed farmers by not dropping the price of milk, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Cannon welcomes EU Regulation on portability of online content services
Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has welcomed a new EU Regulation ensuring that people from Galway and across the country will be able to access their online subscriptions such as Netflix, Spotify and Sky Sports wherever they are travelling in the EU.
Tougher penalties needed for rip-off toll operators- O’Dowd
Toll operators must face tougher penalties for ripping off motorists, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Talk of a United Ireland referendum is irresponsible - Richmond
Reacting to comments by Sinn Féin deputy leader, Michelle O’Neill, Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond has stated that talk of a United Ireland referendum is irresponsible.
Oireachtas Brexit delegation to Westminster a success - Coghlan
Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Leas Chathaoirleach, Paul Coghlan, has discussed Brexit with a wide range of British politicians as part of an Oireachtas European Affairs delegation to Westminster. The visit comprised members of both Houses of the Oireachtas who sit on the EU Affairs Committee and also the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU.
Richmond invites UK Brexit politicians to Irish border
At an engagement between the Seanad Brexit Committee and the UK Department for Exiting the European Union, Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, invited UK Brexit politicians to the Irish border to discuss the potential impacts of Brexit.
Brexit clock is ticking, detail is needed - Richmond
Ahead a series of engagements at Westminster this week, Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has urged UK politicians to provide detailed solutions to the problems posed by Brexit.