Statement on the Death of Mr Justice Kevin Feeney
The Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence, Alan Shatter TD, has paid tribute to the late Mr Justice Kevin Feeney who died suddenly yesterday.
Taoiseach congratulates Rob Heffernan on his World Championship gold medal
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny today congratulated Rob Heffernan after his gold medal win in the World Athletics Championships 50km walk in Moscow.
Conway welcomes progress on unified patent protection
Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Disability and Equality, Martin Conway, has today (Friday) welcomed the decision of the EU Commission to establish a specialised European patent court, the Unified Patent Court, to make it easier for companies and inventors to protect their patents.
Varadkar to overhaul Maritime Safety & Marine Emergency Response Services
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has announced an Action Plan to improve Maritime Safety and Marine Emergency Response Services, including an overhaul of operations within the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport.
Factual position on Local Property Tax
None of the funds collected though the Local Property tax have gone towards our bailout debt nor will it be handed to bank bondholders. Any statement to the contrary is inaccurate.
"Rebuilding Sustainable Construction Jobs"
The Government today, 25 July 2013, welcomed the publication of the Forfás report on Ireland’s construction sector and announced a plan to improve the levels of activity and employment in the sector.
Visitor numbers up 5.4% for first half of Gathering year
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar, Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland have welcomed the latest official data on overseas travel from the Central Statistics Office, which reported an increase of 5.4% in overseas visits to Ireland for the first half of 2013 compared to January-June 2012.
Shatter tells Dublin Rape Crisis Centre that DNA Database will revolutionise the detection and prevention of rape and sexual assault
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today launched the Annual Report of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for 2012.
Referendums polling day order
Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has today (24 July 2013) made an order appointing Friday 4 October 2013 as the polling day at the referendums on the proposals for the amendments of the Constitution contained in the Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013 and the Thirty-third Amendment of the Constitution (Court of Appeal) Bill 2013
New focus on international financial services in China with announcement of new IDA office in Beijing – Minister Bruton
On the second full day of his investment and trade mission to China and Japan, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, earlier today [Tuesday] announced the opening of a new IDA office in Beijing, which will focus particularly on attracting more investment and jobs in the financial services sector from China to Ireland. IDA already has offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen.