Speech by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar in the Dáil Debate on the Garda Inspectorate Report on the Fixed Charge Processing System
At the outset, I believe that it is important to note that the Fixed Charge Notice and penalty points system has operated extremely well since its introduction in 2002, and has enjoyed wide public support. This is evidenced by the fact that over 70% of those who receive a fixed charge notice pay it within 28 days. The system plays a very important role in enhancing road safety, but it is essential that the system is applied equally and without favour to all road users, and that it is seen to be so.
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, on Matters Relating to An Garda Síochána
Could I start by again paying tribute to Martin Callinan on his retirement as Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, on the Garda Inspectorate Report on the Fixed Charge Processing System
I want to begin by addressing a matter of substantial importance. On October 1st 2013 in a topical issue debate on the penalty points issue I made a statement that the whistleblowers did not cooperate with the garda investigations that took place in respect of their allegations.
Statement from An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD on the death of Nicky McFadden TD
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today expressed his sadness at the death of Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath Deputy Nicky McFadden
Opt-out system could vastly increase organ donation – Buttimer
Speaking at the launch of Organ Donation Awareness Week in Cork yesterday evening (Monday), Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, said that changing to an opt-out system could vastly increase the level of organ donation here.
10th Anniversary of the Workplace Smoking Ban in Ireland
Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly T.D., today marked the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the workplace smoking ban in Ireland. Since 29th March 2004, smoking is prohibited in most enclosed workplaces under the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (as amended).
Byrne welcomes jobs and investment boost for the Liberties
Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement that the Liberties is set to benefit from a new €40 million property development at the Digital Hub. Up to 300 construction jobs will be created through the development of an additional 10,650 square feet of enterprise office space and a housing development for 470 students on Bonham Street in Dublin 8.
Minister Hogan on 'gerrymandering'
Minister Hogan Demands that Deputy Martin Withdraw Remarks.
There is no such thing as partial equality – Hayes
Minister Brian Hayes TD speaks at the Fine Gael LGBT AGM
Speech by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar at the Road Safety Authority International Conference on Driver Distraction in Dublin Castle on Thursday 20th March
Good morning to everyone and welcome to today's conference on Driver Distraction hosted by the Road Safety Authority.