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It’s time for action on gorse fires – Richmond
Dublin Rathdown Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, to take action to prevent an increase in gorse fires.
Michel Barnier should be invited to address the Seanad – Richmond
“The European Commission's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, should be invited to address the Seanad”, says Fine Gael Senator and Seanad spokesman on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond. Senator Richmond was speaking during the Seanad Order of Business today (Thursday), in the wake of a visit to Brussels by the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee, where they met Mr Barnier.
Richmond welcomes decision to extend consultation period for school admissions
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, to extend the consultation period on the role of denominational religion in the school admissions process and possible approaches for making changes. Senator Richmond tabled a Commencement Matter in the Seanad calling for an extension to the consultation period on Wednesday.
Have your say on Sunday library openings – Richmond
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, today (Monday) welcomed the opening of a public consultation into expanding the operating days of the Dún Laoghaire Lexicon library to include Sundays.
150 Barclays Bank jobs must be viewed as just the beginning – Richmond
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs in the Seanad, Neale Richmond, today (Thursday) welcomed reports by Bloomberg that Barclays Bank is to hire 150 staff in their Dublin offices, saying this must be just the beginning in terms of attracting jobs to Ireland in order to offset the overall negatives of Brexit.
Govt must fight to bring European Medicines Agency to Ireland – Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond, has once again urged Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to fight to bring the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Ireland from London ahead of Brexit.
Fernhill Gardens could be a world class park for South Dublin – Richmond
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed a public consultation by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council over the future of the Fernhill Estate and Gardens on the Enniskerry Road in Stepaside. Richmond has said Fernhill could be a world class park.
Connect young Europeans through free inter rail pass – Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs in Seanad Éireann, Neale Richmond, has added his voice to the campaign by MEP Manfred Weber, calling on the European Commission to issue all Europeans with a free, once off, inter rail pass for their 18th birthday.
Richmond welcomes new Politics and Society subject
Fine Gael Senator Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the promised roll out of the ‘Politics and Society’ Syllabus to all Leaving Cert students, saying it will help engage our young people in society and inform them about how democracy works.
New figures dispel myth that drop in unemployment rate solely down to emigration – Richmond
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the release of new CSO figures showing that net migration amounted to 3,100 in 2016, representing a return to net inward migration for the first time since 2009. Senator Richmond said that this dispels the myth that the drop in the unemployment rate is solely down to emigration.