Taoiseach to host 24th British-Irish Council Summit
The 24th British-Irish Council Summit will be hosted by the Taoiseach in Dublin Castle today
Kerry recognised as one of Europe’s top locations for family holidays – Sheahan
Fine Gael Senator for Kerry, Tom Sheahan, has welcomed the fact that the Lonely Planet has named Kerry as its number 2 location in Europe for the family holiday.
St Mel's Cathedral in Longford chosen as Ireland's favourite building - Bannon
Fine Gael Deputy for Longford/Westmeath, James Bannon, today strongly welcomed the news that St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford has been selected as Ireland’s favourite building. The cathedral was rededicated last nonth following extensive renovation works.
Global company Moss Vision to create 50 new jobs in Roscommon Town – Feighan
Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/ South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has warmly welcomed the news that Moss Vision, a market leader in the development of world-class ophthalmic products and services, is to set up an eye lense manufacturing facility in Roscommon Town, which will lead to the creation of 50 new jobs.
Planning permissions up almost 97% - Doherty
Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has said the increase in new planning permissions is another sign the recovery is taking hold and will contribute to the easing of the current housing shortage.
Taoiseach and Prime Minister Cameron to meet in Downing Street
The Taoiseach is travelling to London to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron at No 10 Downing Street.
Major reforms required to reduce the number of medical negligence claims– Burke
Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has said that major reforms are required to reduce the number of medical negligence claims as 2,840 claims are currently pending. Senator Burke was speaking today (Wednesday) following the launch of the report on the cost of medical indemnity insurance by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children.
Neville welcomes new industrial relations legislation
Fine Gael Party Chairperson, and Limerick TD, Dan Neville, has welcomed the Industrial Relations Amendment Act, which he debated in the Dáil recently.
Suspended Cent-ence? One and two cents to be shelved in national trial
The Government will tomorrow (Tuesday) consider a trial abolition of one and two cent coins, which will see prices rounded to the nearest five-cent unit. This development came following Senator Catherine Noone’s call for this scheme to be expanded nationally just last week.
O’Mahony calls for proactive approach at news of Irish Pride receivership
Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has been in contact with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Burton TD, and has requested that full support be provided from Government agencies following the news that Ballinrobe based Irish Pride bakery has gone into receivership with a risk to approximately sixty jobs.