News & Statements
Murphy welcomes launch of public consultation on OPW proposals to deal with Blackpool flooding
Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central, and Minister for European Affairs, Dara Murphy, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the launch of proposals by the Office of Public Works (OPW) to deal with the flooding problems in Blackpool. Minister Murphy said there will be an opportunity for members of the local community to share their concerns about the flooding issue at the public exhibition of the River Bride Blackpool Certified Drainage Scheme, in the local Community Centre, 90 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool.
Murphy elected Vice President of the European People’s Party
The Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection, Dara Murphy TD, has today (Thursday) been elected a Vice President of the European People’s Party at its Congress in Madrid.
Special 9% Tourism Vat rate a huge success, leading to the creation of over 30,000 jobs – Murphy
Dara Murphy, Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central and Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection says the special 9% Vat rate for the tourism industry has been a huge success and has led to the creation of over 30,000 jobs.
Minister Dara Murphy calls on Europe to ensure strong focus on competitiveness
Minister Dara Murphy attended the Informal meeting of Ministers for European Affairs yesterday and today (Thursday and Friday 28/29 August) in Milan.
Speech on the Thirty-First Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Bill
It is a long awaited and much needed initiative and I commend the Minister, Deputy Frances Fitzgerald, the Taoiseach and the Cabinet on bringing it forward within 18 months of coming to office. I also welcome the cross-party support for the proposal in the House and the broader universal support from agencies working in the area of child welfare. Such a consensus is probably unique in the history of the State.