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.
Statement by Taoiseach and Leader of Fine Gael, Enda Kenny TD
I wish to convey my condolences to the family of former Louth Fine Gael TD, Brendan McGahon, who has sadly passed away.
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.
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.
Alternative company must be found for Leixlip site – Durkan
“Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Bernard Durkan, has said that an alternative company must be found for the Leixlip site to be vacated by HP Inc.
Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility to provide safe harbour and medical help for chronic drug users
Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne today (Tuesday) welcomed the Government’s decision to approve the publication of the Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017.
Statement from Minister for Health Simon Harris on RTÉ Investigates ‘Living on the List’
Reducing waiting times for the longest waiting patients is one of the Government’s key priorities, according to Minister for Health Simon Harris, who was responding to the RTÉ One Prime Time Investigates “Living on the List” programme.
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.
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.
Apple Tax Ruling: Q&A
Frequently asked questions and answers about the Apple tax ruling.