Statement by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, on the UK Vote to Leave the European Union
In recent months the Irish Government has advocated for our belief that the EU is better with Britain as a leading member and that Britain and Ireland have always worked together very well, as equal partners, within the EU.
Actor and TD Tom Neville appeals for Arts funding to be increased, as the economy grows
Fine Gael TD for Co Limerick, Tom Neville, who has a Masters in Music Technology and is a trained actor, has appealed for Arts funding to be increased, as the economy grows.
Irish airlines should put on the green jersey, reduce their prices, and allow fans go to Sunday’s game in Lyon - Butler
Fine Gael Meath Senator, Ray Butler, has appealed to Irish airlines to reduce their prices and allow as many Irish fans as possible make Sunday’s game in Lyon.
Senator Gabrielle McFadden appointed Government Chief Whip in Seanad Éireann
Fine Gael Longford Westmeath Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has been appointed Government Chief Whip in the Seanad by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD. Senator McFadden was also given the role of Seanad Spokesperson on Defence.
Brexit campaign can be the start of a better Europe - Richmond
Speaking today (Wednesday) during the Seanad debate on the future of EU - UK relations, Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has stated that the Brexit campaign can be the start of a better Europe.
Whether Britain stays or leaves David Cameron’s demands will have to be addressed - Clune
Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has said that whether Britain decides to stay or leave the EU, David Cameron’s reform demands will have to be addressed
Dads need to take advantage of new paternity scheme - Richmond
Fine Gael Senator for Dublin Rathdown, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the announcement that the Government is to provide fathers with two weeks of paid paternity leave. However, he has warned that for the scheme to work, new Dads need to take advantage of the new scheme.
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.
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.