News & Statements
Varadkar announces breakthrough on Irish driving licences with Ontario
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has today signed an agreement to allow for mutual exchange of driving licences between Ireland and Ontario.
50,000 extra jobs & €1.7bn more in annual revenue: Varadkar sets new tourism targets in draft policy
New targets for 50,000 extra jobs in tourism and hospitality and €1.7 billion more in annual revenue from tourism have been proposed by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.
Passage of GP Act for free primary care for under-sixes a historic moment – Varadkar & Lynch
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch have described the passing of the Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2014 by the Oireachtas as a historic moment which paves the way to provide GP care without fees for children under six.
Statement from Minister Varadkar on the Garth Brooks Concerts
Speaking today Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar said: This is a blow to fans and to visitors coming from abroad. The way this happened at the very last minute is clearly unsatisfactory from everyone’s point of view and highlights the need to review the major events licencing laws. Nonetheless residents have legitimate concerns about five concerts in a row which the GAA has conceded was a mistake.
Varadkar welcomes Dublin Port Company €8m Dividend to the State
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar has announced that Dublin Port Company has paid a dividend of €8 million to the State based on its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2013. The payment is in line with the company’s commitment to making a dividend payment of 30% of profit after tax, annually.
Latest section of Dublin-Galway coast-to-coast Greenway opens – Varadkar
Ashtown-Castleknock Greenway is third section completed And preferred route from Athlone to Galway announced as: Shannonbridge, Loughrea, Craughwell, Clarinbridge and Oranmore
Statement by Minister Varadkar on Aer Lingus, DAA & the Expert Panel
Speaking following the announcement by Aer Lingus that it will accept the recommendations of the Expert Panel on the IASS pension scheme, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar said:
€200,000 for new Mountain Rescue vehicles – Varadkar & Ring
A special one-off grant of €200,000 for Mountain Rescue Ireland to purchase new vehicles and equipment was announced today by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar & Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring.
Varadkar calls for Sea Change in attitudes to maritime safety
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has called for a sea change in attitudes to maritime safety, as he launched a new consultation process on maritime safety: Sea Change – Building a new Maritime Safety Culture.
Minister Varadkar publishes Annual Report 2013
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has published his Department’s Annual Report for 2013, which outlines key milestones achieved by the Department last year.