MINISTER ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF €40M INVESTMENT IN IRISH BEEF FARMING
€23m genomics programme places Ireland as world leader in beef breeding.
Risks of Neknominations highlighted by Minister for Children & Youth Affairs
Minister Fitzgerald: “Online drinking craze is only a symptom – let’s tackle the cause.”
Stop pester power by removing sweets from check outs – Clune
Fine Gael Cork Senator, Deirdre Clune, has today (Thursday) added her voice to the Safefood campaign to remove sugary treats from all supermarket checkouts in the country. CEOs of Aldi Ireland, Dunnes Stores, Lidl Ireland, Musgraves Group and Tesco Ireland have recently been approached by Safefood and asked to support the proposed ban.
Transport Minister Varadkar commends Shannon growth during visit one-year on from separation
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar, TD, has today said that he has been extremely encouraged by Shannon Airport’s start to life as an independent entity.
Tobacco industry continues to pretend it’s not targeting our children – Doherty
Fine Gael Meath East TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Regina Doherty, has said that representatives of the tobacco industry were deliberately disingenuous during their appearance before the Health Committee earlier today (Thursday).
Fianna Fáil’s mortgage legislation is legally unsound – Harris
Fine Gael TD for Wicklow and member of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, Simon Harris, has today (Thursday) said that legislation published by Fianna Fáil prompted by the sale of the Irish Nationwide loanbook is legally unsound and could leave the State open to significant costs.
Topical Issue Debate: “The need to establish an independent commission of investigation into the Stardust Tragedy of 1981” Opening Remarks by Minister of State Kathleen Lynch, T.D for Alan Shatter T.D
On behalf of the Minister for Justice and Equality, I would like to thank the Deputy for raising this matter. The Minister regrets that he is unable to be present today due to other business.
Government makes up to €70m available to repair storm damage
The Government today (11/2/2014) considered a Report on the severe weather that affected Ireland from 13 December 2013 to 6 January 2014. It announced that it has decided that a sum of up to seventy €70 million euro will be made available for a programme of repair and remediation works.
TOURISM IRELAND ANNOUNCES ‘GLOBAL GREENING’ LINEUP FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY 2014
Tourism Ireland has lined up a fairytale ending for St Patrick’s Day this year, as Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland® Paris, the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra in Jordan will join its Global Greening 2014. And, in another major coup for Irish tourism, the Pyramids of Giza are set to go green once again this year around 17 March.
Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, TD on allegations of surveillance of offices of Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission
I would like to begin by emphasising the important public role played by An Garda Síochána as the police force in this State and by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) as the independent body with the important remit of investigating allegations of police misconduct. Each is a crucial pillar in our constitutional democracy and each plays a vital role in the public interest.