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.
Update from Minister Flanagan re Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation
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.
Flanagan seeks clarification on Portlaoise-Cork bus route
Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has written to the National Transport Authority and Bus Eireann seeking clarification following reports that the X8 route from Portlaoise to Cork is to be removed
Strategic framework will allow communities to engage on wind energy planning – Flanagan
Laois/Offaly TD and Fine Gael Chairman Charlie Flanagan has said that the publication of a policy and planning framework to guide An Bord Pleanala when considering wind energy export proposals will ensure that local communities in the Midlands can directly feed into a national policy for wind export.
Fr Molloy questions strike at the heart of the criminal justice system- Flanagan
Fine Gael Chairman Charlie Flanagan has said that there must be no delay in the handling of the Fr Nially Molloy file by the office of the DPP after a Garda file on the case was submitted to the office by the Serious Crime Review Unit.
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
Laois to receive €240,000 for Community Involvement Scheme to upgrade local roads – Flanagan
Fine Gael Laois TD Charlie Flanagan welcomed the allocation of €240,000 by the Department of Transport for maintaining and repairing roads in Laois.
Environmental Impact Assessment important for local community –Flanagan
Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the request by An Bord Pleanala for the submission of an Environmental Impact Statement by Eirgrid in respect of the proposed substation and overhead lines in Ratheniska.
Flanagan calls for mandatory statutory guidelines for wind farms
Laois Offaly TD and Fine Gael Chairman Charlie Flanagan has called upon the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan to introduce mandatory statutory guidelines for the construction of wind farms in rural area