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.
Alternative company must be found for Leixlip site – Durkan
“Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Bernard Durkan, has said that an alternative company must be found for the Leixlip site to be vacated by HP Inc.
Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility to provide safe harbour and medical help for chronic drug users
Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne today (Tuesday) welcomed the Government’s decision to approve the publication of the Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017.
Statement from Minister for Health Simon Harris on RTÉ Investigates ‘Living on the List’
Reducing waiting times for the longest waiting patients is one of the Government’s key priorities, according to Minister for Health Simon Harris, who was responding to the RTÉ One Prime Time Investigates “Living on the List” programme.
Government Launches Action Plan for Education 2017
The Government today (Monday 6th February) published the Action Plan for Education 2017, led by Minister Richard Bruton, aimed at making Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe within a decade.
Richmond welcomes decision to extend consultation period for school admissions
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, to extend the consultation period on the role of denominational religion in the school admissions process and possible approaches for making changes. Senator Richmond tabled a Commencement Matter in the Seanad calling for an extension to the consultation period on Wednesday.
Apple Tax Ruling: Q&A
Frequently asked questions and answers about the Apple tax ruling.
Taoiseach and Minister Coveney launch public consultation for “Ireland 2040 – Our Plan”, the new National Planning Framework
The Taoiseach and Minister Simon Coveney, today (Thursday 2nd February) launched a major national consultation for the preparation of a strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040, in Maynooth University. Today’s event is the first of two public consultation exercises and a series of regional and stakeholder events in preparing Ireland 2040 – Our Plan.
Fianna Fáil holding up work of water committee - Heydon
With today’s antics at the Oireachtas Water Committee, Fianna Fáil is effectively holding up the work of the Committee, which is not in the public interest,” says Kildare South TD and Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon.
Action Plan for Jobs 2017 to target 45,000 new jobs this year
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today launched the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 at the offices of NDRC, the early stage investor in tech companies, in the Digital Hub.