THE decision by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to exclude cheese from a list of items which cannot be broadcasted in advertisements likely to be seen by children before 9pm, marks a victory for common sense.
Tánaiste and Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore has nominated Ciaran Lynch as Chairperson of the Oireachtas Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform. Deputy Lynch will replace Alex White who was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health last week.
Deputy McCarthy said: “The decision to hold the referendum on a Saturday is extremely pleasing as it will facilitate the likes of students and people who have busy work schedules during the week. Hopefully it will lead to a large turnout on the day which will ultimately give the result greater legitimacy.
LABOUR TD for Cork South-West Michael McCarthy has welcomed the launch if the new parliamentary petitions system which enables members of the public to take their policy concerns directly to the heart of Parliament and influence the parliamentary agenda.
“Available in a number of schools across Ireland, this announcement will no doubt come as a relief to the over 500 students with special needs, who wished to be educated in a mainstream schools. Of the 88 primary and post primary schools to benefit nationally, 17 schools in Cork will offer the additional classes. [Read more...]
“Yet again this Government has defied its critics and secured a deal on our debt which will significantly ease pressure on our economy. As the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore eloquently summarised the situation this morning, this is a massive breakthrough for Ireland which really changes the game for us as far as bank debt is concerned.