Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologises to Louise O’Keeffe
Taoiseach Enda Kenny today apologised to abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe.
Launch of Child and Family Agency will ensure more cohesive delivery of services - Buttimer
Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Thursday) said that the launch of the single dedicated Child and Family Agency represents a significant reform and will ensure a more cohesive delivery of services.
O’Donovan blasts empty Opposition benches
Fine Gael Limerick TD, Patrick O’Donovan, has today (Thursday) strongly criticised members of the Opposition for failing to be present in the Dáil chamber earlier for four stages of the European Parliament Elections Amendment Bill.
Minister Shatter announces that increases in the monetary jurisdiction of the Circuit Court and District Court will come into force on 3 February
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, T.D., today confirmed that Part 3 of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (No. 32 of 2013), which increases the monetary jurisdiction of the Circuit Court and District Court, will take effect from the 3rd of February 2014. The Act increases the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court to €75,000 and of the District Court to €15,000.
Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald, T. D. At Launch of Child and Family Agency
Response by Minister of State Dinny McGinley on behalf of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD
I wish to thank the Senator for raising this matter on the adjournment today. I am speaking on behalf of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence who regrets that he is unable to be present due to other business.
An Taoiseach and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs officially launch Ireland’s new Child and Family Agency
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, today joined with Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs to officially launch the new Child and Family Agency.
HSE outlines plans for improvement of ambulance service in North East – Doherty
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) welcomed clarification from the HSE on how it plans to improve the ambulance service it provides in the North East region. Deputy Doherty received the update at a meeting with local TDs, the Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, and Martin Dunne, the Director of the National Ambulance Service (NAS) to discuss issues with the service in the region.
Minister Shatter publishes General Scheme of Children and Family Relationships Bill for consultation
Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, today published the General Scheme of a Children and Family Relationships Bill.
Political leaders must work together to advance Bosnia and Herzegovinas EU prospects - Minister Donohoe
Speaking at an address at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia this evening (Thursday), Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, said that in order for advances to be made towards membership of the European Union for Bosnia and Herzegovina a credible effort would have to be made by political leaders on all sides (see full speech below).