News & Statements
Ministers Flanagan and Murphy attend General Affairs Council in Brussels
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, accompanied by Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection, Dara Murphy, TD, participated in today’s General Affairs Council (GAC) in Brussels, the first meeting of the body under the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Minister Flanagan to discuss Ukraine and Gaza with EU Foreign Ministers
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, is meeting EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels today to discuss the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine and the current crisis in Gaza.
Government announces €500,000 in emergency funding for Gaza
The Government today announced funding of €500,000 for the United Nations’ emergency appeal for families affected by the devastating conflict in Gaza.
Minister Flanagan Releases Performance Framework for the Child and Family Agency
Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today announced that he has issued the first Performance Framework for the consideration of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla.
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
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.
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.
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.