Statement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD
Today is a very significant day for everyone on the island of Ireland, for our neighbouring island, and for all of our fellow members of the European Union. Following long and intensive negotiations, we have reached a satisfactory conclusion on the issues relating to Ireland in Phase 1.
Brophy calls for top tax rate on ‘heated cigarettes’
Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Colm Brophy, has recommended that heated cigarette products are taxed at the same rate as regular cigarettes - the highest rate for tobacco products - when they are introduced to Ireland.
Ó Cuív’s letter to Special Criminal Court for terrorist is disgusting – Rock
Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has called on Fianna Fáil front bench member Éamon Ó Cuív to explain why he attempted to convince a judge that a terrorist - who plotted a bomb attack on Prince Charles two years ago – was supportive of the peace process.
Over 1,000 extra SNAs in 2018 - Minister Bruton
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that 130 additional SNAs are being made available for allocation to schools over the remainder of the school year (January – June 2018) as part of an overall increase of 1,000 SNAs in 2018.
Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor turns sod on €30 million Student Accommodation Project
Extension of compulsory retirement age is common sense - Burke
“The proposal to extend the compulsory retirement age for public servants is common sense.” That’s according to Peter Burke, Chartered Accountant and Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, who welcomed today’s (Wednesday) news that the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe, has secured Cabinet approval to extend the compulsory retirement age for public servants from 65 to 70
Burke’s legislation will help families of missing persons
Ahead of National Missing Persons Day tomorrow (Wednesday), Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has outlined how his new legislation will aid the families of missing persons in overcoming the legal difficulties they currently face.
Revised Nitrates Action Programme a positive step for Irish farmers – Lombard
Cork Senator and member of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the renewal of Ireland’s derogation under the Nitrates Directive.
Healy Rae's opposition to increased rural transport a regressive move for rural Ireland
Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s opposition to the Fine Gael proposal to increase rural bus services is a regressive move for rural Ireland, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Ground-breaking heart failure medication approved by HSE
Ground-breaking new heart failure medication will help to save lives. That’s according to Sean Kyne, Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, and Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, who had previously raised the availability of the medicine with Health Minster, Simon Harris.