News & Statements
Speech by Minister Varadkar at the Tourism Ireland dinner for delegates to the Tourism Summit, Aras an Uachtarain on Monday 23rd June
I trust that this evening’s hospitality is a fitting finale to your busy day here in Dublin. I want to thank Tourism Ireland for organising the event and giving me the opportunity to say a few brief words to you on the eve of the Tourism Summit.
Varadkar welcomes European Investment Bank confirmation of support for LUAS Cross City
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has welcomed the decision by the board of directors of the European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, to agree in principle to provide significant financial backing to support construction of the LUAS Cross City link between the existing red and green LUAS lines, as well as acquisition of new trams and building new stations on the line.
Statement by Minister Leo Varadkar on Dublin Bus
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Public Transport Alan Kelly have noted the outcome of the ballot of drivers at Dublin Bus represented by NBRU, and expressed deep concern at the outcome of the ballot of drivers represented by SIPTU.
Statement by Minister Varadkar and Minister of State Alan Kelly on Dublin Bus
“The attempts to agree cost reduction measures at Dublin Bus have clearly been long and difficult, the process having started in June 2012.
Statement on behalf of the Government/ICTU/IBEC Group on Dublin Bus
The Government, ICTU and IBEC Group appointed to consider the industrial relations issues within Dublin Bus met this morning to consider a report from Noel Dowling and Ultan Courtney.
Significant Impact Of Gathering Ireland 2013 Outlined At Global Irish Economic Forum
5000 GATHERINGS ORGANISED INCLUDING 110 BUSINESS GATHERINGS.
Varadkar reveals hidden cost of Seanad: 344 staff-hours in 1 Department in 1 year
Equal to 9 weeks’ work costing €15,000 for Assistant Principal
6.5% increase in visitors shows 2013 is a great year for tourism – Varadkar
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has said 2013 has become a great year for tourism after the CSO published new figures showing a 6.5% rise in overseas visits to Ireland for the first eight months of 2013.
Minister Varadkar thanks Unions and Management at Dublin Bus.
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar, and Minister of State, Alan Kelly, have thanked unions and management at Dublin Bus for their efforts through the night in reaching a proposed agreement in the dispute that had taken place since Sunday.
Varadkar welcomes opening of €97m Tralee Bypass
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD today welcomed the official opening of the N22/N69 Tralee Bypass.