Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD at the Second Plenary Meeting of the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit Dublin Castle, 17 February, 2017
I am very pleased to be with you all today at this, the second Plenary meeting of the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit. When we started this process last November, I spoke of the importance of having the widest possible conversation on the implications of Brexit for this island, North and South.
Address by the Taoiseach on Ireland at the heart of a changing European Union
As we gather here today, our country is at a crossroads. As we approach the second century of our State, we are entering a new era of our history. We are being buffeted by strong external forces – of politics, of economics and of technology.
Child protection must be top priority - Daly
The Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children & Youth Affairs, Deputy Jim Daly of Fine Gael, has today (Monday) demanded all parties to the current whistleblower controversy recognise that the relevant child protection issues to arise from this must now must be prioritised.
Europe hears Ireland's Brexit Call
Europe’s Chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has revealed he is working closely with Taoiseach Enda Kenny to find concrete solutions to Brexit.
Tusla must explain false allegations— Daly
Tusla – the Child and Family Agency – must explain before the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs how they sent false allegations of child sex abuse against a garda whistleblower to An Garda Síochána, Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has said.
Minister Harris publishes ‘milestone’ report on Cannabis for Medical Use
Minister for Health, Simon Harris today published the Health Products Regulatory Authority’s report Cannabis for Medical Use – A Scientific Review and announced that he has decided to establish a compassionate access programme for cannabis-based treatments.
It’s time to name and shame illegal dumping offenders – Coghlan
Seanad Leas-Cathaoirleach and Fine Gael Kerry Senator, Paul Coghlan has addressed the problem of illegal dumping saying that stronger measures must be introduced to combat the problem. Senator Coghlan has suggested the idea of a website that would publicly list offenders who ignore or fail to pay their court fines for illegal dumping.
Statement by Taoiseach and Leader of Fine Gael, Enda Kenny TD
I wish to convey my condolences to the family of former Louth Fine Gael TD, Brendan McGahon, who has sadly passed away.
Michel Barnier should be invited to address the Seanad - Richmond
“The European Commission's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, should be invited to address the Seanad”, says Fine Gael Senator and Seanad spokesman on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond. Senator Richmond was speaking during the Seanad Order of Business today (Thursday), in the wake of a visit to Brussels by the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee, where they met Mr Barnier.
European Globalisation Fund supports to be considered for HP Inc employees - Heydon
Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) called on Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor to ensure that the full supports of the State, including access to the European Globalisation Fund, are available for the staff of HP Inc who were informed of job losses at the plant today. Deputy Heydon was speaking on the matter during a topical issue in the Dáil.