Speech by An Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD Kennedy Summer School “Ireland and the United States 1916 – 2016: A story of opportunity” 9 September 2016
The relationship between Ireland and the United States during the last 100 years began as a story of patriots taking the opportunity to win the freedom of a nation, supported by their country men and women from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Richmond welcomes new Politics and Society subject
Fine Gael Senator Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the promised roll out of the ‘Politics and Society’ Syllabus to all Leaving Cert students, saying it will help engage our young people in society and inform them about how democracy works.
Senators will not be the blotting paper to dry the ink on the report of the Committee on Future of Healthcare– Burke
Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has said that Senators should be made full members of the Committee on the Future of Healthcare. Currently membership of the committee is made up of TDs and Senators are not entitled to become members.
Fine Gael will protect the economy and help make people's lives better
Speaking today (Monday) at the start of the Fine Gael annual Parliamentary Party Think In in Co. Kildare, the Taoiseach outlined the priorities of Fine Gael to protect our economy and use it to make people’s lives better.
200 new VistaMed jobs a major endorsement of the pool of talent in Leitrim - Feighan
Senator Frank Feighan has said that the creation of a further 200 new jobs at VistaMed in Carrick-on-Shannon is a major endorsement of the pool of talent which exists in Leitrim and the surrounding region.
Finding of school discrimination shows need for Education Ombudsman says Chair of Oireachtas Children Committee
Jim Daly, Fine Gael Cork South West TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, has warmly welcomed this week’s finding by the Equality Tribunal that a County Cavan school discriminated against a student for not allowing his assistance dog to accompany him to the classroom. Deputy Daly said that the case highlights the need for an Education Ombudsman to protect students, parents and school staff.
Income tax relief would help to keep Graduate Entry Medical Students here in Ireland – Burke
Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke has made a submission to the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, seeking the introduction of income tax relief for Graduate Entry Medical Students to help retain them here in Ireland.
State purchase of 2,000 hectares of land in the Dublin Mountains to expand Wicklow Mountains National Park - Doyle
Fine Gael TD for Wicklow and Minister for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle has welcomed the news that the state is buying 2,000 hectares of land in the Dublin Mountains, to expand Wicklow Mountains National Park.
Government should provide matching funds to new EU deal for farmers - Deering
Fine Gael Carlow Kilkenny TD, and Chair of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, Pat Deering, has said that the Government should consider providing matching funds to supplement a new EU deal worth €11.1 million to Irish farmers.
New deal on medicines to save taxpayers millions - Burke
Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central and Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the new agreement reached between the Government and the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA).