News & Statements
Speech by An Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD Kennedy Summer School “Ireland and the United States 1916 – 2016: A story of opportunity” 9 September 2016
The relationship between Ireland and the United States during the last 100 years began as a story of patriots taking the opportunity to win the freedom of a nation, supported by their country men and women from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
New year but same old FF who propose to throw money at services with no clarity on how they would pay – Fitzgerald
Looking into 2016, Fianna Fáil propose to spend, spend, spend. Yet they have provided no clarity on how they plan to do this.
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.
Ireland to accept up to 4,000 persons under Relocation and Resettlement programmes- Fitzgerald
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality has today announced that The Government has agreed that Ireland will accept up to 4,000 persons overall under Resettlement & Relocation Programmes.
Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality on PIRA – new Garda assessment sought
We should not forget the troubled history of this island, the countless lives lost, many at the brutal hands of the Provisional IRA.
Marriage Bill 2015 to be enacted by the end of July – Minister Fitzgerald
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has today announced her intention to have the Marriage Bill 2015 enacted by the end of July.
Minister Fitzgerald announces Government approval to publish the Children and Family Relationships Bill
The Bill provides crucial legal support and protection for children in their relationships with those parenting them. This may include married or unmarried parents, a parent’s partner, grandparents or relatives.
Government announces wording for Marriage Equality referendum
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality, has today announced the wording agreed by the Government for the constitutional amendment on Marriage Equality.
Minister Fitzgerald welcomes Government approval for Marriage Equality Referendum in May
Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality, today welcomed the Government’s approval of her proposals to hold a referendum on Marriage Equality in May.
Appointments to the Court of Appeal
At its meeting today, the Government nominated a judge of the High Court as President of the Court of Appeal, as well as, seven judges of the High Court and one judge of the Circuit Court as ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal as follows: