Every Lidl helps in fight against obesity – Noone
Fine Gael Dublin Senator Catherine Noone has today praised the supermarket chain Lidl as showing leadership and putting the health of its customers and their children above profiteering after it announced that it would no longer be selling sweets at checkout counters in its UK supermarkets. Senator Noone has written to Lidl Ireland urging them to do the same in their branches here.
Irish Water spending must be scrutinised - but FF has no credibility on the matter - Coffey
Fine Gael TD for Waterford and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht, Paudie Coffey, has criticised the efforts by Fianna Fail to score political points in relation to the consultancy fees spent by Irish Water. Deputy Coffey was speaking following the Party’s Private Members Bill in Dáil Eireann.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton visiting the Gulf Region on Trade Mission
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, will today depart for the Gulf where he will lead a large Trade Mission in the Region. He will be accompanied by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD.
Mitchell O’Connor expresses shock at content of 'fat shaming' app targeting children
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has this evening (Tuesday) expressed her shock and concern at the content of a new plastic surgery app targeting children as young as nine. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor is calling on iTunes to remove the app from its online store.
Govt funding will allow for development of new skateboard park in Tullow - Deering
Fine Gael Carlow/Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has today (Saturday) welcomed the fact that just under €59,000 in funding has been awarded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to allow Carlow County Council to provide a new skateboard park in Tullow Town.
Irish Water’s appearance before Environment Committee does not preclude it from coming before PAC – Harris
Fine Gael Wicklow TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Simon Harris, has today (Saturday) stated that the fact that Irish Water has agreed to appear before the Environment Committee does not preclude the semi State company from also coming before the PAC.
Change to law will finally make clocking cars an offence - Lawlor
Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has today (Monday) said that he is very pleased that his proposal to make it an offence to clock a car is being adopted by the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, through an amendment to the Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013. The amendment to the Bill, which is due to be tabled this week in the Dáil, will make it an offence to interfere with the odometer of a vehicle.
Minister Fitzgerald Welcomes the Establishment of the Child and Family Agency
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD, today (31 December, 2013) announced that the Child and Family Agency will commence operation with effect from 1 January, 2014.
Statement from Taoiseach on ending of Haass talks
I am disappointed that the talks chaired by Dr. Richard Haass have concluded without reaching agreement.
Santa expected to arrive on time, says Minister for Time
Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, in his role as the Minister for Time and responsible for the issuing of visas, notes that a very important visitor is expected to arrive in the State on the 25th of December.