English gets support of Finance Minister for informal working group to tackle black economy
Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, has secured the support of the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to set up an informal working group to tackle the black economy. Deputy English has suggested that the group could include representatives from the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Finance and members of the Oireachtas.
Taoiseach congratulates Irish Rugby Team on 6 Nations Triumph
The Taoiseach has today congratulated the Irish Rugby Team and their talisman Brian O'Driscoll on their outstanding courage and skill in winning this year's 6 Nations Championship.
Clune welcomes creation of 150 new high quality jobs in Cork
Fine Gael Cork Senator and candidate for Ireland South, Deirdre Clune, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the creation of 150 new jobs in Cork by the tech company, VCE. The Research and Development (R&D) positions are being created at the firm’s international headquarters, with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Harris welcomes launch of world’s biggest ever survey on violence against women
Fine Gael TD for Wicklow and European Parliament Candidate for Ireland South, Simon Harris today (Wednesday) welcomed the launch of a new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on the world’s biggest-ever survey on violence against women. More than 42,000 women across the 28 member-states were asked about their experiences.
Minister Shatter publishes Limerick Prison Visiting Committee Report
The function of Visiting Committees is to visit the prison to which they are appointed and hear any complaints which may be made to them by any prisoner. The Committees play a vital role in ensuring the quality of accommodation and catering, medical, educational and welfare services and recreational facilities.
Cost benefit analysis will help to outline pros and cons of windfarms - Corcoran Kennedy
Fine Gael Laois/Offaly TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today (Wednesday) welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte TD, that a full cost benefit analysis is being carried out to look at whether it is mutually beneficial for Ireland and the United Kingdom to reach an agreement to facilitate trade in renewable energy.
Minister Fitzgerald lays wreath at Memorial to Irish who died in Korean War
Frances Fitzgerald T.D. Minister of Children and Youth Affairs visited Seoul, South Korea, from 12-15 March 2014 to mark St. Patrick’s Day.
Dáil reform must move up the national agenda – Flanagan
Fine Gael Chairman and Laois/Offaly TD, Charlie Flanagan, has this evening (Tuesday) said that the Government must push ahead with its programme of political reform. Deputy Flanagan was speaking during a Dáil debate on Government priorities for the year ahead.
Government publishes plan to fill 44,500 jobs in ICT sector over years to 2018
Government, Education and Industry working together to make Ireland the most attractive location in the world for ICT talent Ministers Quinn and Bruton launch the ICT Skills Action Plan The Government today (Friday) published its plan to fill 44,500 jobs for ICT professionals over the years to 2018.
Minister Donohoe travels to Belgium for St. Patrick’s Day
Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe, will travel to Belgium on Sunday morning to promote trade, tourism and investment links between Ireland and Belgium as part of the Government’s St. Patrick’s Day programme.