Suite of measures needed to deal with rising demand for residential property in Dublin – Noone
Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has welcomed the recent announcement that AIB is establishing a €350 million development finance fund for house building, but added that a suite of measures is needed to deal with the rising demand for residential property in the capital.
Fine Gael to host the European People's Party Congress in Dublin on 6th-7th March
Fine Gael and its leader Taoiseach Enda Kenny will host the European People's Party (EPP) Congress for the European elections in the Convention Centre Dublin on 6th and 7th March, 2014.
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.
More funding, more services, more staff in new improved system for local enterprise supports
Local Enterprise Offices will be up and running in April.
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.
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.
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).
Twomey welcomes public consultation on ‘Living Wills’ legislation
Fine Gael Wexford TD, Dr Liam Twomey, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, that a public consultation is underway on legislation which will introduce ‘Living Wills’.
Breen launches new Boeing B757 Aer Lingus Shannon to Boston service
Fine Gael Clare TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen, has today (Wednesday) helped Aer Lingus to launch its new Boeing B757 service from Shannon to Boston.
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.