Minister confirms expert report will propose changes to motor tax regime for HGVs – Breen
Fine Gael Clare TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen, has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, that a report to be published next month will propose possible changes to the motor tax regime for the haulage industry.
Teaching internet safety in primary schools will help combat cyber bullying – Mitchell O’Connor
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has today (Wednesday) welcomed a number of key recommendations in the Report of the Internet Content Governance Advisory (ICGA) which sets out what steps the Government can take to help address cyber bullying and deal with the range of issues posed by social media and our ever growing presence online.
Enforcement will be essential for sunbed ban to work – Byrne
Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has said that strict enforcement will be essential if the new ban on sunbed use for under 18s is to be a success. Deputy Byrne has strongly welcomed the ban, which she said would help protect teenagers from the dangers of tanning radiation.
Minister Varadkar publishes Annual Report 2013
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has published his Department’s Annual Report for 2013, which outlines key milestones achieved by the Department last year.
Statement by Ministers Frances Fitzgerald & Leo Varadkar
Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar held a constructive meeting with the PARC road safety group today to discuss a range of legislative and administrative issues in the broad area of road safety.
Pre- European Council statement (26 – 27 June) by the Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD Dáil Éireann, 25 June 2014
It is always important that we have this exchange prior to a European Council. As the Taoiseach outlined, this Council is perhaps even more important than usual as it concerns the leadership of the Commission for the next five years. Even more important still, it is about setting the strategic priorities for that new leadership’s term in office.
Update from Minister Flanagan re Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation
Minister Fitzgerald announces Government approval for legislation to provide for women who worked in Magdalen Laundries
Breen to meet new Ambassador to discuss worsening situation in Iraq
Fine Gael Clare TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen, will tomorrow (Wednesday) meet with the new Iraqi Ambassador to Ireland, Faik Nerweyi. Deputy Breen has said that the meeting will allow the new Ambassador to provide an up to date account of the worsening humanitarian situation in Iraq.
Noone calls on TDs and Senators to take up the 10,000 steps a day challenge
Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Tuesday) called on TDs and Senators to take up the challenge to walk 10,000 steps per day over the summer. Senator was speaking at the launch of the annual Oireachtas walk, organised by her colleague, Minister Jimmy Deenihan.