Clear need for ticket touting legislation in 2016 - Rock
Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock has today (Friday) called on the Government to move forward with publishing his Bill to ban over face value ticket touting. The Deputy's call comes in the wake of reports that Coldplay tickets went on sale on a secondary market this morning, before Ticketmaster even sold out the shows.
Does Fianna Fáil want history to repeat itself? – Bailey
“Does Fianna Fáil want history to repeat itself?” asks Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Maria Bailey. Deputy Bailey was speaking after Fianna Fáil mooted an extension of Fine Gael’s first time buyers’ initiative, which she says will bring us back to boom and bust again.
Connect young Europeans through free inter rail pass – Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs in Seanad Éireann, Neale Richmond, has added his voice to the campaign by MEP Manfred Weber, calling on the European Commission to issue all Europeans with a free, once off, inter rail pass for their 18th birthday.
9% VAT rate must be maintained to protect jobs and create further employment – Byrne
Fine Gael Limerick Senator, Maria Byrne, has called for the retention of the 9% VAT rate in the hospitality sector, saying it must be maintained in order to protect jobs and create further employment. Senator Byrne was speaking on the matter this week in the Seanad.
Government launches Action Plan for Education aimed at becoming the best education service in Europe
The Government today (Thursday) launched the first Action Plan for Education, led by Minister Richard Bruton, aimed at making the Irish education and training service the best in Europe by 2026.
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.
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.
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.
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.