UK cannot jeopardise negotiations with focus on €60bn ‘Brexit bill’ - Richmond
In an engagement with the British Ambassador to Ireland at a meeting of the EU Affairs Committee meeting today (Tuesday), Senator Neale Richmond warned that the UK cannot jeopardise upcoming Brexit negotiations with a focus on the so called ‘Brexit bill’.
Minister Varadkar extends Treatment Benefit to 450,000 self-employed
Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has this week extended the Treatment Benefit scheme to some 450,000 self-employed people and their dependent spouses for the first time.
Negotiating guidelines for Brexit give Ireland a fighting chance – Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond, has welcomed today's (Friday) issuing of draft negotiating guidelines, which have been circulated to Member States by the European Council President Donald Tusk. This provides some clarity on contentious issues for Ireland, notably the ability of our citizens to travel, work and live freely in a post Brexit Britain
Additional investment in CUMH is good news for women and for the future development of the hospital - Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, of additional investment in services at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH).
Speech of An Taoiseach at the EPP Congress in Malta
When the drafters of the European treaties put them together they never contemplated that anybody would actually leave. Yet that is precisely what the United Kingdom has decided democratically to do. And we must therefore deal with the consequences of that decision.
Minister Flanagan launches the Online Passport Application Service
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan TD, today launched the new Online Passport Application Service. This new service that will allow adults to renew their passport books and cards online wherever they are in the world.
Protection from unreasonable rent increases for tenants in Maynooth - Durkan
Fine Gael Kildare North TD, Bernard Durkan, has welcomed the designation of Maynooth as a Rent Pressure Zone under the Government’s rental strategy, saying this will protect tenants from unreasonable rent increases.
Government Statement: UK Government Notification under Article 50
Prime Minister Theresa May has today, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, formally notified the European Council of the UK's intention to leave the EU. This means that the two-year exit process has now commenced.
Standardised Packaging of Tobacco to be signed into law, to come into force in September
Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister of State, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy today (Wednesday) announced that the legislation for the standardised packaging of tobacco is to come into force in September 2017.
Government Statement regarding the Garda handling of matters relating to Mandatory Alcohol Testing and Fixed Charge Notices
The Government received a detailed briefing from the Tánaiste this morning on the recent revelations regarding the Garda handling of matters relating to Mandatory Alcohol Testing and Fixed Charge Notices.