Diageo right to call time on Arthur’s Day – Noone
Dublin Senator Catherine Noone today welcomed the announcement by Diageo that Arthur’s Day, the annual event which celebrated the anniversary of Guinness, will not be taking place this year.
A privilege to work alongside a politician who never lost his zeal for reform – Cannon
Fine Gael Galway East TD and Minister of State at the Department of Education, Ciaran Cannon, has today (Wednesday) paid tribute to his departmental colleague, Ruairi Quinn TD, who has announced he is stepping down.
Buttimer calls for legislative change to increase choice of wedding venues
Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has called for changes to legislation to allow marriages and civil partnerships take place at a wider range of venues. Deputy Buttimer raised the restrictive interpretation of the Civil Registration Act 2004 as a topical issue in the Dáil.
Rhododendron control initiative good news for Killarney National Park – Coghlan
Government Chief Whip and Kerry Senator Paul Coghlan has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaelteacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, that a new Rhododendron control intiative will be put in place to bring the invasive species under control in Killarney National Park. Senator Coghlan was speaking on the order of business in the Seanad.
Fine Gael MEPs secure membership of key European Parliament committees
The Fine Gael delegation in the European Parliament has secured membership of the most sought-after European Parliament committees, as the new parliamentary term officially began in Strasbourg this week.
Statement by the Taoiseach on the outcome of the European Council Brussels, 26 – 27 June 2014
I am pleased to update the House on what was a very significant meeting of the European Council last week. The main outcomes of the Summit were the nomination of Jean Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission, agreement on a strategic agenda for the EU for the coming period and the adoption of strong conclusions on Ukraine.
Fine Gael’s team in Europe secures key positions – Murphy
Fine Gael Cork North Central TD and Chair of the Party’s Internal European Affair Committee, Dara Murphy, has today (Wednesday) said that Fine Gael’s team of MEPs has secured a number of key positions on European Parliament Committees, ensuring they will have an influential role in the Parliament.
Good day for consumers and SMEs as roaming charges slashed - Noone
Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on European Affairs, Senator Catherine Noone, has welcomed the introduction of reduced roaming charges across the EU, describing it as a good day for consumers and SMEs.
Speech by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the Nomination of the New Cabinet
I wish to inform the House that the President, acting on my advice, has accepted the resignations of Deputy Pat Rabbitte, Deputy Ruairi Quinn, Deputy Eamon Gilmore, Deputy Phil Hogan and Deputy Jimmy Deenihan as members of the Government.
Statement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Announcement of Government Priorities 11th July 2014
Good afternoon everyone. This morning the Tanaiste and I announced a new Cabinet to drive forward our agenda for the economic and social recovery of Ireland. This afternoon we are publishing a new Statement of Priorities for the remaining 21 months of this Government’s term.