Cannon to represent Government at St Pat’s for All parade in NYC
Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Education and Skills, Ciaran Cannon TD, will tomorrow (Sunday) represent the Government at the St Pat’s for All parade in New York city. The annual event, which includes LGBT groups, community groups, children's bands, Irish organisations and religious and civic groups, celebrates the Irish community in New York.
Buttimer welcomes passage of motion in support of marriage equality at FG Ard Fheis
Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chair of Fine Gael’s LGBT Group, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Saturday) welcomed the passage of a motion at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in support of marriage equality.
Minister Shatter publishes the Joint Probation Service
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter TD, today published the Joint Probation Service and Irish Prison Service Women’s Strategy 2014 - 2016 entitled “An Effective Response to Women Who Offend”. This joint strategy sets out how the two agencies will provide tailored interventions for women with the aim to reduce offending among women and improve outcomes.
Leader's Speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis 2014
Time for Dun Laoghaire to move forward and plan for a brighter future – Mitchell O’Connor
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday) said it is time for the town to move forward and plan for a brighter future. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking after the Business Improvement District (BID) scheme was passed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council members.
Fine Gael is putting children first
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs has today addressed the Fine Gael Árd Fhéis in the RDS, telling delegates that Fine Gael in Government has made significant progress in disrupting the decades-long legacy of inaction and failures by previous Governments in the areas of child protection, youth justice and childcare quality.
Speech by Damien English TD, Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis 2014
Ministers, colleagues, delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and welcome to the 77th Fine Gael Ard Fheis. I am very pleased to welcome you to this important discussion on our plan for jobs and growth. Nothing is more important for our country at this time.
Speech by Mr. Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence at the launch of The Irish Prison Service and Probation Service Annual Reports 2013
Director of the Probation Service - Vivian Geiran, Director General of the Irish Prison Service - Michael Donnellan, CEO of Depaul Ireland - Kerry Anthony, Chairman of Tus Nua - Ray McGovern and invited guests.
Opening Address by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis 2014
Essential that public confidence in Portlaoise Hospital is fully restored - Flanagan
Fine Gael TD for Laois Offaly, Charlie Flanagan, has said that the findings of the report on maternity deaths at Portlaoise Hospital must be used to deliver the highest standard of patient care at the maternity unit in Portlaoise. Deputy Flanagan was speaking after Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, announced that HIQA would be carrying out a thorough investigation into maternity services at the hospital.