Cannon says Brexit agreement will be welcomed by Irish in the UK
Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has welcomed the guarantee that there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic and said it will be especially welcomed by Irish people across the UK.
Seanad Brexit Committee Report can guide the way for Phase 2 negotiations - Richmond
The Seanad Brexit Committee Report can guide the way for the Government as we approach Phase 2 of the Brexit negotiations. That’s according to the Chair of the Committee and Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond.
McHugh welcomes Brexit breakthrough as ‘huge step forward for Donegal'
New apprenticeships will support learners and boost critically important sectors - Kyne
Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne TD, has welcomed the launch of 26 new apprenticeships as part of €122 million investment in apprenticeships by Government in 2018.
Statement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD
Today is a very significant day for everyone on the island of Ireland, for our neighbouring island, and for all of our fellow members of the European Union. Following long and intensive negotiations, we have reached a satisfactory conclusion on the issues relating to Ireland in Phase 1.
Brophy calls for top tax rate on ‘heated cigarettes’
Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Colm Brophy, has recommended that heated cigarette products are taxed at the same rate as regular cigarettes - the highest rate for tobacco products - when they are introduced to Ireland.
Ó Cuív’s letter to Special Criminal Court for terrorist is disgusting – Rock
Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has called on Fianna Fáil front bench member Éamon Ó Cuív to explain why he attempted to convince a judge that a terrorist - who plotted a bomb attack on Prince Charles two years ago – was supportive of the peace process.
Over 1,000 extra SNAs in 2018 - Minister Bruton
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that 130 additional SNAs are being made available for allocation to schools over the remainder of the school year (January – June 2018) as part of an overall increase of 1,000 SNAs in 2018.
Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor turns sod on €30 million Student Accommodation Project
Extension of compulsory retirement age is common sense - Burke
“The proposal to extend the compulsory retirement age for public servants is common sense.” That’s according to Peter Burke, Chartered Accountant and Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, who welcomed today’s (Wednesday) news that the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe, has secured Cabinet approval to extend the compulsory retirement age for public servants from 65 to 70