Conway welcomes the new legislation to reduce number of people imprisoned for not paying fines
Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Disability and Equality, Martin Conway, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the passage of the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Bill 2013 through Seanad Éireann.
Harris thanks his ‘shadow’ Conor for all his help on Job Shadow Day
Fine Gael Wicklow/East Carlow TD Simon Harris has extended his thanks to Conor Coffey for all his assistance throughout today in the Dáil while ‘shadowing’ the Fine Gael TD.
Calorie counts on menus will help us to cut down on our bad eating habits – Noone
Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Wednesday) said that calorie counts on menus will help us to cut down our bad eating habits and have a healthier diet. Senator Noone was speaking after the Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, launched the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s new online calorie calculator (www.menucal.ie).
Flanagan calls for stud farms to be given special status in consideration of wind farm planning applications
Speaking this evening in the Dáil during the Private Members’ Debate on wind turbines, Fine Gael Chairman and Laois/Offaly TD, Charlie Flanagan, called for stud farms and racehorse training facilities to be designated as ‘noise sensitive properties’ when planning applications are being considered for wind farm developments.
Minister Shatter publishes the Criminal Assets Bureau Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2012
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter TD, has today laid the Annual Report on the activities of the Criminal Assets Bureau for 2012 before the Houses of the Oireachtas. This is the seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau since its establishment in 1996.
New awareness campaign needed to highlight HIV risks to young gay men – Buttimer
Speaking this morning at a conference in Dublin Castle on HIV prevention, Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, said that a new awareness campaign is needed to highlight the risk of HIV, particularly amongst young gay men.
Kyne pursues inheritance rights for foster children
Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Sean Kyne, has welcomed the commitment by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to review the matter of inheritance rights for foster children.
Rehab review welcome, but outstanding questions remain for the board - Harris
Fine Gael Wicklow/East Carlow TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Simon Harris, has today (Tuesday) said that the appointment by Rehab of the independent management consultant, Dr Eddie Molloy, to conduct a review of the organisation is a welcome development for the group which should help to address concerns about its corporate governance.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2014 Second Stage Speech
It is now 15 years since the Equality Authority was established, and 14 years since the establishment of the Human Rights Commission. In that time, the demographic, social and economic fabric of the State has continued to change profoundly.
Chambers Ireland proposals on procurement worthy of serious consideration – English
Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, has said that proposals from Chambers Ireland on how to improve our public procurement system are worthy of serious consideration.