Speech by Mr. Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence at the launch of The Irish Prison Service and Probation Service Annual Reports 2013
Director of the Probation Service - Vivian Geiran, Director General of the Irish Prison Service - Michael Donnellan, CEO of Depaul Ireland - Kerry Anthony, Chairman of Tus Nua - Ray McGovern and invited guests.
Opening Address by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis 2014
Essential that public confidence in Portlaoise Hospital is fully restored - Flanagan
Fine Gael TD for Laois Offaly, Charlie Flanagan, has said that the findings of the report on maternity deaths at Portlaoise Hospital must be used to deliver the highest standard of patient care at the maternity unit in Portlaoise. Deputy Flanagan was speaking after Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, announced that HIQA would be carrying out a thorough investigation into maternity services at the hospital.
EU membership is driving strong Irish Polish relations - Minister Donohoe
Speaking at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) in Warsaw, this morning (Friday), Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, said membership of the EU has driven strong relations between Poland and Ireland in the past and will continue to do so in the future (see full speech below).
Collins contradicts Martin over FF’s knowledge of whistleblower allegations in 2009 - Flanagan
Fine Gael TD for Laois Offaly and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Charlie Flanagan, has called on Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, to clarify what exactly then Minister for Justice, Dermot Ahern, knew about the allegations made by Sergeant McCabe in relation to Garda malpractice. This comes after totally conflicting versions of events from Fianna Fáil in recent days in relation to what Fianna Fáil in government knew about these allegations and when.
Minister Donohoe travels to Poland to further strengthen Irish-Polish relations
Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, will today (Thursday) travel to Poland to meet with the Polish Minister for European Affairs, Piotr Serafin. A meeting will also be held with the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Minister Zbigniew Rynasiewicz.
Government publishes third annual Action Plan for Jobs
2014 plan aims to build on major progress in jobs market over past two years.
Statement by Ministers Varadkar & Kelly on Irish Rail
Speech by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence during Dáil Statements on Allegations in relation to An Garda Síochána
I want to say, initially, that Deputy Martin was quite right to hand over to An Taoiseach last week material which he had received from a member of An Garda Síochána, Sergeant Maurice McCabe.
Positive start to tourism for 2014 - Varadkar
The tourism year has got off to a strong start and the positive impact from The Gathering in 2013 is still being felt, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar said following publication of the latest CSO visitor figures.