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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.
Richmond repeats call for Ireland to offer to host UK’s Presidency of the EU
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, and Government spokesman on EU Affairs in the Seanad, Neale Richmond, has repeated his call for Ireland to be an alternative host for the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which was due to be hosted by the UK in July 2017.
Cost of applying for Irish citizenship should be reduced in wake of Brexit – Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs in the Seanad, Neale Richmond, has called on the Minister for Justice and Equality to review the citizenship application process in the wake of the Brexit vote. Senator Richmond was speaking on the Order of the Business today (Tuesday).
Ireland must learn from European mistakes with new paternity leave – Richmond
Speaking during a Seanad debate on social protection this week, Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has said that Ireland must learn from European mistakes with our new paternity leave laws, and ensure that fathers here in Ireland take up the opportunity.
Post Brexit, let’s embrace the positives of Europe – Richmond
Addressing the Young Fine Gael Summer School this weekend, Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator Neale Richmond has urged the Irish Government and Irish society to embrace the positives of Europe in the post Brexit age.