News & Statements
Ireland must be a leader on climate change, not a follower
Speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis at the weekend, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. said, “The decisions we make now in tackling climate change will define the next century.
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.
Up to 20,000 Additional & Replacement School Places this year – Minister Bruton
The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., today visits the new school building for Le Chéile Secondary School. The school’s new modern, state of the art facilities will provide for 1,000 new school places at a cost of €20m.
Varadkar & Bruton announce €3M expansion of school meals programme
Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar & Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton have announced a €3 million expansion of the school meals programme from September. Up to 245 schools will either join the programme or see their services expanded with around 47,000 pupils benefiting from school lunches or breakfasts.
Government Launches Action Plan for Education 2017
The Government today (Monday 6th February) published the Action Plan for Education 2017, led by Minister Richard Bruton, aimed at making Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe within a decade.
10% Capital Gains Tax for start-ups as FG plans 93,000 new start-up jobs
An Taoiseach & Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny TD, and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, were today (Friday) in micksgarage.com in Park West, Dublin to outline the party’s plan to help create 93,000 new jobs from start-up companies as part of the Fine Gael Long Term Economic Plan.
Jan 20th 2016: 1,245 new jobs announced Jan 20th 2011: FF’s botched reshuffle as 300,000 jobs lost – Bruton
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said that the announcement of 1,245 new jobs today (Wednesday), marks not only an excellent day for workers, but signifies a stark contrast to the chaotic economic situation in 2011, when jobs were haemorrhaging and Fianna Fáil attempted a botched reshuffle.
Fianna Fáil’s lack of any real jobs plan, while they talk about increased services, shows they have still not learned the lessons of the crash – Bruton
Fianna Fáil won’t abolish USC and has no real plan for the economy. They are a risk to our fragile recovery – Bruton
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD has said that Fianna Fáil’s failure to commit to abolishing the USC is further proof that the party has no real plan for the economy.
Action Plan for Jobs 2015
The Government today (Thursday) published the Action Plan for Jobs 2015, the next step in the multi-annual process aimed at delivering full employment by 2018.