Unemployment at lowest level since 2005
Fine Gael Clare TD and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection has highlighted that figures published today (Wednesday) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate the monthly unemployment rate for May 2019 stands at 4.4%, the lowest rate since 2005.
Ministers announce Student Support Scheme for Asylum Seekers to continue for coming year
The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. together with the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (04 June, 2019) announced a grant support scheme for asylum seekers in third level education will continue for 2019/20.
Government announces €7.5 million capital funding to support Apprenticeship Programmes
The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D., together with the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. and Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation and Research and Development John Halligan T.D. today announced capital funding of more than €7.5 million for nine Institutes of Technology and the Technological University (TU) Dublin.
LUAS fails to put adequate plan in place for mini marathon - Richmond
Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has slammed LUAS operator Transdev for their failure to put in place a proper plan for major events following chaotic scenes on Sunday before and after the excellent VHI women’s mini marathon.
Funding granted for new extension for St John’s Special School – Coffey
Funding has been granted for a new extension for St John’s Special School in Dungarvan, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Fine Gael sees four Councillors from migrant backgrounds elected in welcome breakthrough
Four Fine Gael councillors from a migrant background have been elected to local authorities in a welcome breakthrough for new communities in Ireland.
Naughton brings Ireland’s proposals for Digital Safety Commissioner to International Grand Committee
The Chair of the Oireachtas Communications Committee will update international colleagues on Ireland’s proposals to legislate for a Digital Safety Commissioner at a specialist meeting in Canada this week.
It’s vital we raise awareness of skin cancer prevention - Lombard
Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said the publication of a new Government policy will help raise awareness of skin cancer.
Limerick votes yes to a directly elected mayor
Limerick is set for a bright and prosperous future with the passing of the plebiscite for a directly elected mayor.
Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes the delivery of rent predictability measures for students living in student specific accommodation
The Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (24 May 2019) welcomed the signing into law by the President of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018, which ensures that student-specific accommodation let under licence is included under existing Rent Pressure Zones.