Seanad Adjournment Debate Opening Remarks by Minister of State Kathleen Lynch T.D, on behalf of Alan Shatter, T.D, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence 18 February, 2014
Leas] Cathaoirleach, I am standing in for my colleague the Minister for Justice and Equality who is unavailable at present.
Female entrepreneurs are increasingly breaking through the glass ceiling – Collins
Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Aine Collins, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement that the amount of female-led start-up companies winning State investment has almost trebled in 12 months. Deputy Collins was speaking after the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD, announced that 1,850 jobs will be created over the next three years by 122 High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) companies.
Minister Shatter announces the appointment of a High Court Judge to review all matters of relevance to issues of controversy and concern relating to GSOC
"I have briefed Cabinet today on developments that have occurred in relation to the GSOC controversy following on from the Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions hearing last Wednesday. I have also briefed the Cabinet in relation to further information and documentation received from GSOC and further technical information I have received regarding the alleged surveillance of GSOC.
St Vincent’s Hospital must make clear statement on pay – Harris
Fine Gael Wicklow TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Simon Harris, has today (Wednesday) called on the board of St Vincent’s University Hospital to make an immediate statement on how it intends to bring itself into line with public pay rules. His call comes after it was revealed that St Vincent’s is the only hospital still in breach of public pay policy.
1850 new jobs to be created over next three years by 122 High Potential Start Up companies supported by Dept of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland – Minister Bru
1850 new jobs to be created over next three years by 122 High Potential Start Up companies supported by Dept of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland – Minister Bruton
Higher penalty points for mobile phone use as Oireachtas enacts new Road Traffic laws - Varadkar
Penalty points for using a mobile phone will shortly rise from two to three after the Oireachtas enacted the latest Road Traffic Bill in the Seanad today (Tuesday), Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has said.
Dáil Éireann Private Members' Motion calling for independent inquiry into reports of unlawful surveillance of Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Speech by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence
A Cheann Comhairle Last Tuesday speaking in this House, I stated that the Garda Síochána and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission are vital pillars in our democratic policing structures. The work of the Garda Síochána in fighting crime, combating terrorism, and protecting the public is of critical importance.
Minister Donohoe calls on all sides in Ukraine hostilities to desist from violence
Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Wednesday) deplored the outbreak of violence in Ukraine, calling on all sides to refrain from hostilities.
Varadkar accepts Heydon’s proposal for derogation from height restrictions
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Agriculture Committee, Martin Heydon, has today (Tuesday) said that he is very pleased that the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, has agreed to his proposal to allow a derogation from vehicle height restrictions for the haulage of hay and straw. In response to a question from Deputy Heydon, Minister Varadkar confirmed today that he has asked his officials to draft regulations to allow for a narrow exemption for the haulage of agricultural fodder from the height limits brought in by the 2008 regulations.
Adams shows willingness to let FF back into Government - Harris
Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, has today (Sunday) said that the Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams, has shown his willingness to allow Fianna Fáil back into Government. Deputy Harris was speaking after Gerry Adams refused to rule out going into Government with Fianna Fáil on RTE’s This Week programme.