Youth unemployment falls to 6 year low – Corcoran Kennedy
Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that while the fall in unemployment to 9.3% is welcome, it is the drop in youth unemployment to a six year low that is most encouraging.
Dáil Question on Garda Allocation Per County
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald) by Deputy Anthony Lawlor for WRITTEN on Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015. * To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the locations where newly trained Gardaí from Templemore, since it has re-opened, have been allocated, by county; if priority has been given to counties where there are Garda shortages, such as in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
Dáil Question on Leaving Certificate Failure Policy
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will confirm if there is a policy in place whereby a definite percentage of students sitting each Leaving Certificate subject will fail every year; if so, if this a set figure, or does it change according to the year in question; if this decision is made before the paper is given to the students; her views that this policy discourages students from taking particular subjects, such as honours maths, which will have a negative impact on project maths; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
New cross-border taskforce is key is tackling organised crime – O’Reilly
Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly, has backed Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan in his call for a new cross-border taskforce to comprehensively tackle cross-border organised crime, controlled in many areas by the Provisional IRA (PIRA).
Clune votes to increase funding for missing children hotlines
Ireland South Fine Gael MEP, Deirdre Clune has supported a budget amendment in the European Parliament that increases funding for missing children hotlines across Europe. Commenting on the increase in funding Clune says that the hotlines are still underfunded and that we are not doing enough to help vulnerable children.
D’Arcy supports cross-border taskforce to tackle crime
Fine Gael Senator for Louth/Meath East, Jim D’Arcy has welcomed the call by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan for a taskforce on cross-border crime to be established as part of any new northern agreement.
Fitzgerald welcomes new Anti-Crime and Burglary response by Gardai
Operation Thor has been in the planning by An Garda Síochána for several months and is being launched following recent announcements regarding investment in policing.
A stronger internal market for mortgages would be welcome - Hayes
Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes has welcomed new proposals from the European Commission, which explore how EU citizens can have greater access to mortgage products in other Member States.
Department of Finance fast track tax free gift vouchers on time for Christmas – Minister Coffey
Following the announcement last week, as part of the Finance Bill, that employers will be able to gift vouchers of up to €500, tax free, Fine Gael Waterford Minister Paudie Coffey has welcomed the news that this measure will be fast tracked on time for Christmas.
United Kingdom's level of trust in the EU in worryingly low - Hayes
Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes today (Thursday) said that British people's trust in the EU is worryingly low. MEP Hayes made the comments following the publication of the latest Eurobarometer survey.