Factual position on Local Property Tax
None of the funds collected though the Local Property tax have gone towards our bailout debt nor will it be handed to bank bondholders. Any statement to the contrary is inaccurate.
"Rebuilding Sustainable Construction Jobs"
The Government today, 25 July 2013, welcomed the publication of the Forfás report on Ireland’s construction sector and announced a plan to improve the levels of activity and employment in the sector.
Referendums polling day order
Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has today (24 July 2013) made an order appointing Friday 4 October 2013 as the polling day at the referendums on the proposals for the amendments of the Constitution contained in the Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013 and the Thirty-third Amendment of the Constitution (Court of Appeal) Bill 2013
Visitor numbers up 5.4% for first half of Gathering year
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar, Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland have welcomed the latest official data on overseas travel from the Central Statistics Office, which reported an increase of 5.4% in overseas visits to Ireland for the first half of 2013 compared to January-June 2012.
Shatter tells Dublin Rape Crisis Centre that DNA Database will revolutionise the detection and prevention of rape and sexual assault
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today launched the Annual Report of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for 2012.
Govt approves drafting of Bill to establish Shannon Group plc to take over Shannon Development & Shannon Airport Authority
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton announced today (Tuesday) that the Government has approved the drafting of the Shannon Aviation Services and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2013, paving the way for the creation of the new Shannon Group entity.
50% increase in number of spin-outs from publicly-funded research as part of new Government plan
50% increase in number of spin-outs from publicly-funded research as part of new Government plan.
Consultation with women affected by symphysiotomy to take place and Minister Reilly to meet the representative groups for the women in the coming days
The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, today (23 July) announced that he briefed Government on his views on putting closure on the issue of symphysiotomy for the women involved and their families.
New focus on international financial services in China with announcement of new IDA office in Beijing – Minister Bruton
On the second full day of his investment and trade mission to China and Japan, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, earlier today [Tuesday] announced the opening of a new IDA office in Beijing, which will focus particularly on attracting more investment and jobs in the financial services sector from China to Ireland. IDA already has offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Taoiseach announces new Government Policy Statement on Economic Regulation
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced today (22 July 2013) the publication of a new Government Policy Statement on Sectoral Economic Regulation – ‘Regulating for a Better Future’.