Conway calls for Garda Reserve to be involved in prevention of crime against the elderly
Clare Fine Gael Senator, Martin Conway, has today (Wednesday) called on the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter TD, and the Garda Commissioner to consider extending the role of the Garda Reserve to include initiatives to reduce crime against the elderly. Senator Conway raised the issue with Minister Shatter during a Seanad adjournment debate this week.
Byrne welcomes announcement of over 30 new jobs in the Liberties
Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement of a €10 million investment by the Teeling Whiskey Company in a new distillery and visitor centre at Newmarket Square in Dublin's Liberties. The distillery will create over 30 new jobs as well as 50 jobs in the construction phase.
Use of old tyres could help prevent coastal and river erosion – Carey
Clare Fine Gael TD, Joe Carey, has suggested old car tyres should be used in port, coastal and river areas, to help prevent flooding and erosion. Deputy Carey added that the move could help to prevent the sort of damage caused by the recent storms in coastal areas around the country.
Harris welcomes inclusion of children with ADHD in Long Term Illness Scheme
Fine Gael Wicklow/East Carlow, Simon Harris, has welcomed the news that the Health Service Executive (HSE) has accepted the recommendations of the Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, in relation to the inclusion of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the Long Term Illness Scheme.
Pubs and nightclubs must refrain from irresponsible drinks promotions and improve security - Byrne
Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Tuesday) called on the pub and nightclub industry to act responsibly in their promotion of events to young people. Deputy Byrne’s call comes in the wake of an incident on Harcourt Street last night which left a number of young people injured.
Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS)
The AAIU has published its Final Report into the fatal public transport accident that occurred at Cork Airport in February 2011. The AAIU recognises that this is a difficult time for those families who lost loved ones and the surviving passengers who suffered injuries in this tragic accident. Our deepest sympathies to all concerned.
Byrne calls for EPA to review storage of toxic materials in residential areas
Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Monday) called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, to conduct a review of the storage of toxic materials in residential areas following the fire at the Oxigen recycling plant in Ballymount.
Harris welcomes referral of penalty points allegations to Garda Ombudsman
Fine Gael Wicklow and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Simon Harris, has this evening (Monday) welcomed the referral of penalty points allegations to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) by the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD.
New €30 million research centre will act as an innovation hub – Collins
Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Aine Collins, has today welcomed the launch of a new €30 million research centre being led by the Tyndall National Institute in collaboration with University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Dublin City University (DCU). It’s hoped 200 new jobs can be generated by the centre over the next six years.
Announcement of up to 500 jobs at Tyco shows Cork has regained its competitiveness – Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Monday) said that the news that Tyco is establishing a business service centre in Cork with the potential creation of 500 jobs is a great boost for the city and proof that is has regained its competitiveness. Tyco is the world’s largest fire protection and security company.