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-  Susan Moss

Government on working visit to OECD, Paris

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste will pay a working visit to the OECD on Friday, 7 February 2014, to discuss a range of economic and social policy issues with OECD experts following Ireland’s successful exit from the EU IMF Programme.

-  Sarah Meade

Urgent update needed from HSE on Section 38 compliance – Harris

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has today (Thursday) agreed to a request from PAC member and Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, to seek an urgent update from the Health Service Executive (HSE) regarding the compliance status of Section 38 organisations.

-  Ken Gaughran

Minister Shatter publishes the General Scheme of Criminal Justice (Community Sanctions) Bill

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, has received Government approval for the drafting of the Criminal Justice (Community Sanctions) Bill 2014 and for the publication of the General Scheme of the Bill today. The General Scheme will be submitted to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality for pre-legislative consideration.

-  Ken Gaughran

Minister Donohoe encourages more engagement by Unionist MLAs with Dáil Eireann

Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe T.D., this afternoon (Wednesday) encouraged a greater level of engagement by Northern Ireland Unionist MLAs with members of Dáil Éireann. Minister Donohoe was speaking in the Dáil on Statements on the Current Situation in Northern Ireland (see full speech below).

-  Sarah Meade

Noone calls for higher online gambling tax rate

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Wednesday) called on the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to consider introducing a higher than proposed tax rate on online gambling, in the context of the Betting Amendment Bill.

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