Donegal North-East Fine Gael TD, Joe McHugh, has today (Wednesday) highlighted Ireland’s open and transparent taxation system, following Minister Michael Noonan’s reply to his parliamentary question yesterday pointing to the close gap between our statutory and effective rate of corporation tax.
Dr. James Reilly, T.D. Minister for Health and Mr. Alex White T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Care in the Department of Health, today (22 May 2013) welcomed the passing of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 through both Houses of the Oireachtas.
Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today spoken of the potential for companies to work together on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in order to make real changes in the communities in which they are based. Senator Noone’s comments coincided with the launch of Business In The Community Ireland’s Impact Map, which highlighted over 1,900 community partnerships taking place right across Dublin which were supported by 46 companies in association with Business In The Community.
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs has today outlined her commitment and agenda for improving quality in pre-school services.
Welcoming the appointment of Neil Pakey as the new CEO of Shannon Airport, Fine Gael Limerick City Deputy, Kieran O’Donnell, said the filling of the position is key to the future growth and development of the facility, which is now operating as an independent entity.
Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has reminded farmers’ organisations and co-ops who have been approved under the Fodder Transport Subsidy Scheme that documentation and financial evidence to avail of the Scheme needs to be submitted to the Department of Agriculture by this coming Friday.
Minister Fitzgerald welcomes the publication of the 2012 Annual Report of the National Board for Safeguarding Children
"I welcome the publication today (Monday 20th May 2013) of the 2012 Annual Report of the National Board for Safeguarding Children..."
Speaking at a European Presidency conference on Monetary Union and Democratic Legitimacy in Madrid today (Friday), Fine Gael Dublin Central Deputy, Paschal Donohoe, said that for future European success we must deliver a viable and robust banking union that has the faith of the people at its very core (see full speech below).
Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, has today (Friday) said it is essential that parents and teachers play a central role in the working group set to be established to consider the report from the National Council for Special Education (NCSE), which has been published by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn TD.
Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Thursday) urged Dublin communities to get involved in the Friend of Irish Heritage initiative launched this week by the Minister of State at the Office of Public Works (OPW), Brian Hayes TD.