New report important step in tackling housing supply and homelessness – Brophy
Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Colm Brophy, says the new report from the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness is an important step in tackling the lack of housing supply and the increasing problem of homelessness. However Deputy Brophy has hit out at committee member Deputy Ruth Coppinger for her decision to walk away and introduce her own minority report.
Richmond calls for all-Ireland soccer team
Speaking on the Seanad Order of Business today (Thursday), Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Trade, Shane Ross TD, to work with his Northern Ireland Ministerial counterpart, as well as the FAI and IFA, to initiate the creation of an all-Ireland soccer team.
63,000 people attend out-patient clinics per week – Burke
Fine Gael Cork Senator, Colm Burke, has welcomed the publication of the HSE’s Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2015, which shows that 63,000 people per week attend out-patient clinics. The report outlines how the HSE has responded to the many challenges it faces, in providing a quality health service for all, as well as providing for population growth and increased life expectancy.
Bin charge increases by waste companies must be tackled - Rock
Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock has called for clear action to be taken in relation to the huge rise in bin charges, being imposed by waste companies across the country.
Heydon urges mortgage holders to engage with public consultation
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has urged mortgage holders to engage with a new public consultation announced by the Central Bank in relation to Loan-to-Value and Loan-to-Income Regulations.
Digital marketing of junk food to young teenagers needs to be regulated now – Noone
Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has called for urgent regulation of the digital marketing of junk food to young teenagers.
67 million unregistered firearms in the EU – Clune
Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has expressed her shock at estimates from the European Parliament research service showing that there may be as many as 67 million unregistered firearms in the EU.
Senator Paul Coghlan elected Leas-Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
Fine Gael Kerry Senator, Paul Coghlan, has been elected as Leas- Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann by 36 votes to 11.
Irish can decide Brexit - Richmond
With a week to go until the people of the UK vote on whether or not to stay within the EU, and with polls extremely tight, Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has called on Irish people to get involved in the final stages of the campaign.
Un-used legislation allowing further international cooperation in the fight against crime, must be utilised - Madigan
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown, Josepha Madigan, has called for unused legislation to allow greater international cooperation in the fight against crime, to be utilised.