Minister Reilly aims for a Tobacco Free Ireland by 2025
A Tobacco Free Ireland by 2025! That is the overall aim of a new tobacco policy, Tobacco Free Ireland launched by Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly today (Thursday 3rd October, 2013).
Pathways to Work must focus on training needs of long term unemployed - Naughton
Fine Gael Galway Senator, Hildegarde Naughton, has today (Wednesday) urged the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, to ensure that personal profiles of all 422,900 people on the live register are completed, to help tailor personalised employment supports for them.
Varadkar reveals hidden cost of Seanad: 344 staff-hours in 1 Department in 1 year
Equal to 9 weeks’ work costing €15,000 for Assistant Principal
Speech by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, at the FG National Conference, Limerick 2013
We’re halfway through the government’s term of Office and so this evening I want to talk to you about the progress we have made, the challenges that remain, and where we want to take Ireland for the future.
Revealed: Fianna Fáil’s 445,000 reasons to keep the Seanad - Bruton
Fine Gael’s Director of Elections, Minister Richard Bruton TD, has this evening (Wednesday) said that Fianna Fáil's true reason for wanting to keep the Seanad has been revealed, with figures showing that the Party receives €445,000 a year from the Exchequer for its Senators, under the leaders allowance paid for all political parties. This amounts to about a third of Fianna Fáil’s State funding.
Last time the Seanad delayed a bill, the Beatles were top of the charts – Bruton
Fine Gael’s Director of Elections for the Seanad Abolition Referendum, Minister Richard Bruton TD, today (Sunday) enlisted the help of John and Paul from the Beatles to kick off the final week of Fine Gael’s campaign for a Yes vote to abolish the Seanad. The Beatles had their first number one hit in the US in 1964 - which is also the year the Seanad last delayed a piece of legislation.
It’s time Martin had a debate with his own conscience on his Seanad flip-flop – Harris
FF leader told people in 2011 Seanad was struggling to justify its existence and that two houses are not necessary.
6.5% increase in visitors shows 2013 is a great year for tourism - Varadkar
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has said 2013 has become a great year for tourism after the CSO published new figures showing a 6.5% rise in overseas visits to Ireland for the first eight months of 2013.
Cowen’s tactics show FF has lost the argument on saving the Seanad – Corcoran Kennedy
Fine Gael Laois/Offaly TD and Deputy Director of Elections for Leinster in the Seanad Abolition Referendum, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today (Sunday) said that the tactics being used by Barry Cowen TD show that Fianna Fáil has already lost the argument on saving the Seanad.
Fianna Fáil increasingly isolated on No side in Seanad debate - Harris
Government’s strongest critics add voices to Yes side.