News & Statements

Statement by the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs re Update on Mother & Baby Home Commission of Investigation

Today (Tuesday), Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs briefed Cabinet on the interim report of the Cross Departmental Review Committee. The Committee, comprised of senior officials from eight government departments and a number of State agencies, was asked to scope the issues relevant to a Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and to report by the end of June.

New fee structure to benefit electrical contractors -Flanagan

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the reduction in fees payable for contractor licences issued by the Private Security Authority. The PSA has to date licensed contractors in the cash in transit, door supervisor, security guarding and installer of security equipment sectors.

Infrastructure Stimulus Plan to benefit Laois directly – Flanagan

Fine Gael Chairman Charlie Flanagan has said the announcement of a €150m Exchequer capital funding programme for the next year will directly benefit projects in County Laois. The allocation of funding will be concentrated on the areas of road repairs and a local authority energy