Senator Deirdre Clune was delighted to have the opportunity to speak today at the European Council in Strasbourg on the issue of gender quotas in politics.
Senator Deirdre Clune has criticised the lack of clarity on the situation for those affected by the Cork floods in a debate in the Seanad with the Minister for the Office of Public Works Brian Hayes. Senator Clune is calling on the Minister to engage with the Irish Insurance Federation immediately to address the issue of businesses and homes which are high risk due to flooding in the Cork area.
During the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation meeting this week, the EGFSN (The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs) highlighted how Ireland is lagging behind in educating our young people in the area of foreign languages. In response to this Senator Deirdre Clune has called for a debate on the topic in the Seanad.
FINE Gael Senator, Deirdre Clune has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement from An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny this afternoon that the Children’s Referendum is to be held on Saturday, November 10th.
“I am delighted the Children’s Referendum is to be held on November 10th which is a Saturday.
IN light of the recent OECD report ‘Education at a Glance’ Senator Deirdre Clune has called on the Minister for Education and Skills to increase the amount of time spent teaching science each week at primary level.
“I am deeply concerned that according to this report primary school pupils spend only 4 per cent of their class time on science. This is just half the international average of 8 per cent.
SENATOR Deirdre Clune, Seanad spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation is welcoming the new guide ‘Managing Out of the Crisis’ for businesses who are struggling in the current environment. This government-produced guide provides businesses with advice on how they can survive and thrive. [Read more...]
The measures announced by the Department of Social Welfare today include the availability of a panel of accountants to give people advice who are having difficulty paying their mortgage.
Senator Deirdre Clune is calling for the introduction of gender quotas for state and private company boards. According to a study published this week by the European Commission. Only 9 per cent of boardroom members are women in some of Ireland’s biggest businesses.
A proposal is being drafted that require Europe’s listed companies to reserve at least 40 per cent of their non-executive director board seats for women by 2020 or face fines and other sanctions.