Keane calls for development of national framework on delivery of child community services
Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has today (Thursday) called for a national framework to be developed to ensure information is being shared effectively between agencies providing child community services.
Statement by Ministers Leo Varadkar and Ciaran Cannon
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar, Minister of State for Commuter & Public Transport Alan Kelly, and Minister of State for Training & Skills Ciaran Cannon have considered the story in today's Mail on Sunday regarding school transport tenders operated by Bus Eireann.
Minister Shatter publishes General Scheme of a Criminal Procedure Bill
The Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today received Government approval for the publication of the General Scheme and drafting of a Criminal Procedure Bill.
Minister Donohoe leads Dáil motion on conflict in Ukraine
Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe, TD, today called on the Dáil to condemn the annexation of Crimea by Russia, and to pledge solidarity and support for Ukraine.
Daly welcomes €364,000 in funding for restoration of the Signal Tower at the Old Head of Kinsale
Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Jim Daly, has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement that €364,000 in funding has been approved for the restoration of the Signal Towner at the Old Head of Kinsale, as part of the on-going development of the Wild Atlantic Way. The funding has been announced by the Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD.
Minister Shatter receives the report of the Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the taking into care of the children of two Roma families - Garda Síochána Act 2005 (section 42) (Special Inquiries Relating to Garda Síochána) Order 2013 –
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today received a report from Ombudsman for Children, Ms Emily Logan on her inquiry into the circumstances surrounding two children from two different Roma families being taken temporarily into care in October 2013. The Minister will now read and consider the contents of the Report.
Byrne strongly condemns Ballyfermot shooting
Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne has strongly condemned the shooting which took place in Ballyfermot yesterday evening.
Minister Shatter requests Inspector of Prisons to carry out urgent investigation
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today said, “I have asked the Inspector of Prisons to carry out an urgent independent investigation into all the circumstances surrounding the recording of telephone conversations between prisoners and their solicitors.
Varadkar & Kelly set out 5 year NTA transport plan for Greater Dublin
Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Alan Kelly TD, Minister for Public and Commuter Transport, joined Gerry Murphy, Chief Executive of the National Transport Authority, to launch the Authority’s Integrated Implementation Plan 2013-2018 at the construction site at the Rosie Hackett Bridge, which will take south-bound trams across the Liffey when the Luas Cross City opens for operations in 2017.
Minister Donohoe to discuss Ukraine with EU Foreign Ministers
Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe, TD, will represent Ireland at the “Gymnich” informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Athens on 4-5 April.