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-  Senator Paul Coghlan

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.

-  Senator Neale Richmond

Michel Barnier should be invited to address the Seanad - Richmond

“The European Commission's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, should be invited to address the Seanad”, says Fine Gael Senator and Seanad spokesman on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond. Senator Richmond was speaking during the Seanad Order of Business today (Thursday), in the wake of a visit to Brussels by the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee, where they met Mr Barnier.

-  Martin Heydon TD

European Globalisation Fund supports to be considered for HP Inc employees - Heydon

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) called on Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor to ensure that the full supports of the State, including access to the European Globalisation Fund, are available for the staff of HP Inc who were informed of job losses at the plant today. Deputy Heydon was speaking on the matter during a topical issue in the Dáil.

-  Richard Bruton TD

Government Launches Action Plan for Education 2017

The Government today (Monday 6th February) published the Action Plan for Education 2017, led by Minister Richard Bruton, aimed at making Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe within a decade.

-  Senator Neale Richmond

Richmond welcomes decision to extend consultation period for school admissions

Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, to extend the consultation period on the role of denominational religion in the school admissions process and possible approaches for making changes. Senator Richmond tabled a Commencement Matter in the Seanad calling for an extension to the consultation period on Wednesday.

-  Fine Gael Press Office

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