FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has called for the age limit, in respect of the requirement to undergo a medical assessment to renew a driving licence, to be raised from 70 to 72 to bring it in line with increased life expectancy and an increase in the retirement age. Deputy Harrington was speaking in the Dáil on Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Bill 2012
SPEAKING in the Dáil, Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has said a more appropriate name for the Stability Treaty would be the Reality Treaty as, quite simply, its ratification will force future governments to adopt a sensible approach to spending.
“This Treaty sets out a framework of how we should plan our financial affairs as a nation, a member of the European Community and as members of a common currency. In adopting this Treaty we will, in essence, be writing the rules by which we will frame our monetary affairs, now and in the future.
SPEAKING on his return from an inter-parliamentary meeting in Brussels this week to discuss European fisheries policy, Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, expressed concerns over proposals put forward by the European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Maria Damanaki, saying they would not be in the best interest of Ireland.
“Inter-parliamentary discussions which examined the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the Common Fisheries Policy took place this week in Brussels. During these discussion numbers issues arose which were of concern to the Irish delegation and which were brought to the attention of the Commissioner.
FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, this evening (Tuesday) said the passing of the Fiscal Compact Treaty referendum is in the best interest of Ireland’s future and will help ensure our economic recovery.
“The Government has taken the advice of the Attorney General and will be consulting the Irish people on the text of the Treaty on Stability, Co-ordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union. The premise of the Treaty, which centres on responsible budgeting, has long been a commitment of the Fine Gael Party. We now have an opportunity to enshrine that concept in legislation so that future generations can be protected.
FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has today (Monday) said that news that Eli Lilly is to invest €330 million in a brand new facility at its Kinsale campus with the creation of 200 high skilled jobs will come as a huge boost to the Co. Cork town.
“This is incredibly encouraging news for the people of Kinsale and the wider region. Eli Lilly, a global leader in biopharmaceuticals, is clearly demonstrating its confidence in the local operation in Kinsale, and in the growing strength of the Irish economy, by investing €330 million to establish a new world class facility.
FINE Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has said that the Action Plan for Jobs launched by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, and the Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore, today (Monday) contains progressive measures that will help get County Cork back to work.
“The Action Plan for Jobs will make it cheaper and easier to do business and to create jobs. It will support existing Irish businesses and new start-ups, while helping to attract inward investment from overseas. The Plan will set the environment to achieve the Taoiseach’s aim of having 100,000 more people working and making Ireland the best small country in the world in which to do business by 2016.
FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the landing of a high speed, sub-sea telecommunications cable from Dublin to Anglesey which was laid today (Thursday) by CeltixConnect in cooperation with Sea Fibre Network. Deputy Harrington went on to say that this cable, which connects Anglesey to London and mainland Europe is set to be extended from Dublin to Cork and onto Lanniers in France, to create a complete European telecommunications network.
FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has confirmed the Government’s commitment to the Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme, the money for which, he has been informed, has been identified and ring-fenced.
“I have spoken to the Minister of State at the OPW, Brian Hayes, who has confirmed the Government’s commitment to proceed with the Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme, the funding for which has been earmarked and set aside for the completion of the project.”