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).
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.
Deering supports proposal for student loan system
Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has today (Thursday) voiced his support for the proposal to establish a UK style student loan system to fund third level education in Ireland.
Fianna Fáil must stop scaremongering on Garda numbers - Daly
“Fianna Fáil TDs are going around trying to frighten people by saying that 1,500 Gardaí are eligible to retire, suggesting the force will be much weakened as a result. The truth on Garda retirements, according to figures I received from the Department of Justice, is that just 291 Gardaí retired in 2014. A further 209 Gardaí retired in the first three quarters of this year suggesting that the annual total for this year will again be below 300.
Some people just aren't getting the message on drink driving! – Clune
Fine Gael Ireland South MEP and member of the European Transport Committee, Deirdre Clune, has hit out at those who are still not getting the message on driving whilst under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Meaningful debate on renewable energy and climate change is only way forward – Corcoran Kennedy
Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has urged the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to invite the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Commission for Energy Regulation (ComReg), Eirgrid, ESB, Minister for Communications, Alex White, Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly and any other relevant bodies to discuss the current situation in relation to renewable energy and future plans for energy security.