Text alert system for hospital appointments would combat waiting lists- Neville
Fine Gael TD for Limerick County, Tom Neville, has called for all hospitals to use a text alert system to remind patients of their hospital appointments.
Comments by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D., following European Council
I am glad that they recognise that we should move on to talk about the framework of the future relationship between the EU and the UK as soon as sufficient progress has been made on the withdrawal issues.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan TD welcomes outcome of European Council
I am pleased that the the intensive engagement by the Government with our EU partners has resulted in Ireland's concerns being reflected prominently in the EU's position for the upcoming Brexit negotiations as adopted by the European Council today.
Minister Harris gets green light for €1bn new children’s hospital
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today announced that the Government has approved the investment required to enable the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board to award the construction contracts for the building of the main children’s hospital on the St James’s Hospital campus and the two Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centres on the Tallaght and Connolly Hospitals campuses.
Regular respite a must for carers – Daly
A West Cork TD has drafted legislation that will entitle all full time carers to a respite period at least once every month. If enacted, Jim Daly’s new legislation will, for the first time ever, place respite services on a statutory footing, and compel the Health Service Executive to provide the care.
Rates reform is good news for our small towns and shops – Mulherin
Fine Gael Senator, Michelle Mulherin, believes that new Government reforms to commercial rates will be good news for businesses and our local authorities.
O’Dowd reiterates call for Empty Home Tax in RPZ’s
Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth and East Meath, is again calling on the Government to consider the urgent implementation of a Vacant Home Tax in Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ).
1,147 couples have said “I do” two years on from marriage equality referendum - Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork Senator and Chair of the Fine Gael LGBT Group, Jerry Buttimer, has said that 1,147 same-sex couples have married since the introduction of marriage equality in Ireland.
Guidelines needed to shed light on solar farms - Lombard
Fine Gael Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, has called for the introduction of guidelines to assist Local Authorities with planning applications for solar farms.
Hotels and restaurants must be included in any change to Good Friday alcohol law - Noone
Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Wednesday) said that hotels and restaurants must be included in any change to the law banning alcohol sales on Good Friday. Senator Noone was speaking today (Wednesday) as the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 was debated in the Seanad.