Speech by the Taoiseach Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., at Ireland’s First Annual Marine Conference on Our Ocean Wealth, Dublin Castle
Ladies and Gentlemen, Today is a very big day for the marine sector in Ireland and I am delighted to see so many people in Dublin Castle to celebrate it by attending the country’s first marine conference.
Discussion of alcohol sponsorship in sport is welcome - Byrne
Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the discussion of alcohol sponsorship in sport at today’s meeting of the Cross Party Oireachtas Group on Alcohol Misuse.
Mitchell O’Connor welcomes extension of counselling services for those affected by Mother and Baby homes
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and Tuam native, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Children, Charlie Flanagan TD, that counselling services are being expanded to help cope with the concerns of people affected by Mother and Baby homes.
Does Gerry Adams have no interest in 400 new jobs in his own backyard? – Fitzpatrick
Fine Gael Louth TD, Peter Fitzpatrick, has today (Wednesday) strongly criticised Gerry Adam’s failure to welcome the announcement of 400 new jobs for Dundalk, saying it exposes Sinn Féin’s hypocritical stance on job creation.
Stop scare mongering on social housing – Byrne
Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Tuesday) called on members of the opposition to stop scaremongering on the issue of the new Housing Assistance Payment, a scheme designed to replace rent supplement.
New joint visa initiative will help attract business investment from China and India – English
Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, has welcomed the launch of a new joint visa initiative between Ireland and the UK which will allow visitors from China and India to travel freely between the two countries on a single visa.
Pipeline of ambitious entrepreneurs will fuel our economic recovery - Harris
Fine Gael Wicklow TD and member of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, Simon Harris, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the publication of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report for Ireland for 2013, saying that its findings show that a pipeline of ambitious entrepreneurs will help to fuel our economic recovery.
Government approves method for the return of medical cards lost in discretionary review
The Government has today approved the method by which medical cards awarded by way of discretion can be returned to persons with serious medical conditions who lost them having completed an eligibility review. The decision covers the period from the 1st of July 2011 till the 31st of May 2014.
Today is a landmark day for child protection in Ireland- Buttimer
Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the publication today (Monday) of the Children First Bill 2014, by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD. The legislation will put the Children First Guidelines on a statutory footing.
Statement by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) on behalf of DTTAS, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI), Ibec and ICTU
The Expert Panel established in March to investigate how to resolve the industrial relations issues relating to the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme (IASS) have this morning presented their final report to Ibec, ICTU, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.