Monthly unemployment figure now at 6.8% and number of people at work at highest level since 2008 – Mary Mitchell O’Connor
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today (Tuesday) welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment has continued to increase and unemployment is now at 6.8%.
Let's take the fight to the Eurosceptics – Richmond
Addressing a Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting with European Commission First Vice President, Frans Timmermans, Fine Gael spokesman on EU Affairs, Senator Neale Richmond, has challenged the EU and civic society to take the fight to Eurosceptics.
Minister Noonan welcomes CSO figures which show 72,000 full-time jobs added in the final quarter of 2016
Today’s (21st February) data published by the CSO in the Quarterly National Household Survey show that employment has increased at an annual rate of 65,000 in the final quarter of last year. Reacting to these positive employment figures, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. stated:
Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD at the Second Plenary Meeting of the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit Dublin Castle, 17 February, 2017
I am very pleased to be with you all today at this, the second Plenary meeting of the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit. When we started this process last November, I spoke of the importance of having the widest possible conversation on the implications of Brexit for this island, North and South.
Address by the Taoiseach on Ireland at the heart of a changing European Union
As we gather here today, our country is at a crossroads. As we approach the second century of our State, we are entering a new era of our history. We are being buffeted by strong external forces – of politics, of economics and of technology.
Child protection must be top priority - Daly
The Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children & Youth Affairs, Deputy Jim Daly of Fine Gael, has today (Monday) demanded all parties to the current whistleblower controversy recognise that the relevant child protection issues to arise from this must now must be prioritised.
Europe hears Ireland's Brexit Call
Europe’s Chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has revealed he is working closely with Taoiseach Enda Kenny to find concrete solutions to Brexit.
Tusla must explain false allegations— Daly
Tusla – the Child and Family Agency – must explain before the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs how they sent false allegations of child sex abuse against a garda whistleblower to An Garda Síochána, Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has said.
Minister Harris publishes ‘milestone’ report on Cannabis for Medical Use
Minister for Health, Simon Harris today published the Health Products Regulatory Authority’s report Cannabis for Medical Use – A Scientific Review and announced that he has decided to establish a compassionate access programme for cannabis-based treatments.
It’s time to name and shame illegal dumping offenders – Coghlan
Seanad Leas-Cathaoirleach and Fine Gael Kerry Senator, Paul Coghlan has addressed the problem of illegal dumping saying that stronger measures must be introduced to combat the problem. Senator Coghlan has suggested the idea of a website that would publicly list offenders who ignore or fail to pay their court fines for illegal dumping.