Minister Bruton announces call for proposals for consumer support funding
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Friday) announced a call for proposals for grant funding relating to consumer support.
Autism Awareness Day provides chance to celebrate uniqueness – Mitchell O’Connor
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said we should use Autism Awareness Day tomorrow (Tuesday) as an opportunity to celebrate uniqueness, while also raising awareness about the challenges faced by those with the condition. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor also called for a standardised approach to early intervention across the country.
Byrne welcomes initiative on alcohol consumption during pregnancy
Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne has today (Monday) welcome a new Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) initiative aimed at reducing the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. The initiative, in cooperation with the National Maternity Hospital, the Rotunda Hospital and the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, features a new information leaflet for pregnant women.
Varadkar & airlines welcome start of €0 Travel Tax tomorrow
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar has marked the reduction of the air travel tax to zero and welcomed the response of the airlines to the Government’s move in the last Budget.
Barry welcomes publication of new legislation to ensure fair playing field for consumers and suppliers
Fine Gael Cork East TD, Tom Barry, has welcomed the publication of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014, which will offer greater protections to both consumers and suppliers. The long awaited piece of legislation has been published today (Monday) by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.
Minister Shatter welcomes evidence of real results for the community in the fight against crime
Speaking today on the publication of the Central Statistics Office recorded crime statistics for 2013, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, welcomed the fact that crime is continuing to fall across most crime categories, with a total reduction of more than 16,000 crimes over 2012.
Speech to be delivered by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, 31 March 2014, Citizenship Ceremony, Convention Centre Dublin
Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to be joining you on this special day for all those of you who will be granted Irish citizenship. It is a very important day in the story of your life and it is also an important day for Ireland, as the host nation bestowing this honour on you.
Dublin Central to avail of more than €210k for the repair and restoration of protected structures – Donohoe
Funds will boost employment opportunities for builders and tradespeople in Dublin Central
Minister Bruton publishes Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014
Groundbreaking legislation will deliver on two Programme for Government commitments and introduce major reforms in consumer protection, grocery goods sector and media mergers
Televised inter-county GAA games should be available on free-to-air TV - Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, a GAA member, former club chairman and former member of the GAA marketing committee, has called on the GAA to ensure that any televised inter-county championship fixtures are available free-to-air on the island of Ireland. Deputy Buttimer was responding to reports that the GAA is in advanced negotiations with a subscription sports channel and he has communicated his concerns in writing to the GAA.