We must heed warning of Competitiveness Council if we want to maintain reduction in Live Register figures – English
Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, had today (Wednesday) welcomed the latest Live Register figures, but warned that we must heed this week’s warnings from the Competitiveness Council if we are to continue to reduce our unemployment rate.
81% reduction in MRSA in the Mater Hospital testament to staff commitment
Fine Gael Dublin Central Deputy and Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, has welcomed the reduction in the number of cases of MRSA at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, which fell by 81% last year.
Planning applications for wind farms should be put on hold until the new guidelines are in place- Deering
Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has called for the freezing of all planning applications for wind farms, until the review by Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan TD, of the 2006 Wind Energy Development Guidelines is complete. Deputy Deering was contributing to a Dáil debate on the matter this week.
Varadkar opens Killybegs Coast Guard Station with state-of-the-art facilities
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has today opened the newly-built Coast Guard Station in Killybegs which provides the voluntary crew with top-class accommodation and training facilities.
20 bed Rehab Unit for Roscommon Hospital gets go-ahead to progress to design phase - Feighan
Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has welcomed the news that a stand-alone specialist 20-bed Rehab Unit planned for Roscommon Hospital has been given approval to progress to the design phase. Deputy Feighan said the news is formal confirmation that this major capital development will be built on the grounds of the hospital.
Closure of Climber Hall would be detrimental for mental health service provision – Doherty
Fine Gael Meath East TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, has today (Tuesday) voiced her concerns about suggestions that Climber Hall in Kells could be closed as part of the reconfiguration of local mental health services.
Government to Prepare New Integration Strategy
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, has welcomed the holding of the first meeting of a newly reconstituted Cross Departmental Group on Integration, which will review our approach to the integration of migrants.
Minister Donohoe meets Portuguese Minister for European Affairs as Portugal prepares to exit Troika bailout
The Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Monday) welcomed the Portuguese State Secretary for European Affairs, Bruno Maçães, to Dublin.
O’Donovan calls on Health Committee to examine provision of home care
Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O'Donovan, has today (Tuesday) suggested that the Oireachtas Health Committee be asked to examine ways in which the delivery of home care provision can be improved and regulated.
Expansion of GAA coverage abroad is good for our games – O’Mahony
Fine Gael TD for Mayo and former All Ireland winning manager, John O’Mahony, has today (Tuesday) responded to the GAA’s announcement regarding its TV and radio broadcasting rights from 2014-2017, welcoming the expansion of our national game abroad, but expressing caution that the big matches should remain free to air here at home.