Ministers Fitzgerald and Burton launch first phase of new afterschool childcare scheme
Subsidised places will assist low-income families where parents are returning to work.
Minister Fitzgerald confirms 116000 Missing Children’s Hotline now operational on 24/7 basis
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has today confirmed that the 116000 Hotline for Missing Children, operated by the ISPCC, which was commenced in December 2012 on a reduced hours pilot basis, is now operating on a full time 24/7 basis. Full time operation of the line started this week
Statement by the Taoiseach on the death of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
I was saddened to learn of the death this morning of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Minister Fitzgerald announces Norah Gibbons as Chair of new Child & Family Agency
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs has today announced that the Government has approved the appointment of Ms. Norah Gibbon as first Chairperson of the board of the new Child & Family Agency. The Government also confirmed the name of the new body will be the 'Child & Family Agency'.
Speech by the Taoiseach at the jobs announcement by Nypro
This project will involve an investment of €19 million and will lead to the creation of over 200 high quality jobs here in Waterford. In short, this is a tremendous vote of confidence in the region.
Statement by the Taoiseach on the outcome of the European Council
I am pleased to brief the House on the outcome of the Spring meeting of the European Council which took place in Brussels on 14 and 15 March.
Gay Mitchell not to Contest European Parliament 2014 Elections
Speaking in Strasbourg, Dublin MEP Gay Mitchell said today (Thursday, 14th March) he will not contest the 2014 European Elections.
Statement by An Taoiseach on the election of Pope Francis
On behalf of the Government and the people of Ireland, I offer warm congratulations to Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on his election as Pope Francis.
Brian Hayes seeks clarification on ECB voting rights from Jan 2015
Brian Hayes, has today asked the European Central Bank (ECB) to clarify if any new voting procedure will apply at the Bank when Lithuania joins the Euro from January next year.