Archive for the category: ‘Blog’

The new politics – Op-ed for Sunday Business Post

19th August, 2016

estimation of Brendan Howlin does not rise. My predecessor led this department at a time of national crisis. Decisions were so tough. Spending was......

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Public sector pay – Op-ed Sunday Independent

1st July, 2016

  This week I made the important decision to allow for the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest legislation – known as FEMPI......

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Newcastle Journal op-ed: Why the EU is stronger with UK in it

9th June, 2016

Arriving in Newcastle today will bring many a fond memory back for me. That’s because before I entered Irish politics, I spent a very......

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Week’s events; Dine in Dublin, Northside Dublin Attractions, new fleet for Bus Eireann & a fitter Ireland

17th January, 2016

As the economy continues to grow there are more demands on some of our services. Public transport is one of them. This week I launched......

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Road deaths op-ed – Irish Independent

22nd December, 2015

Today I will be publishing a provisional review of road fatalities for 2015 with An Garda Síochána and the RSA. At the time of......

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Week’s events; Tourism Ireland’s marketing Plans 2016, growth at Dublin Airport, North-South relations & Christmas trees

4th December, 2015

The week began on an exceptionally positive note with the launch of Tourism Ireland’s Marketing Plans for 2016. This year (2015) we are on......

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Week’s events; transport investment, RSA’s Christmas launch, tourism on the up…

27th November, 2015

As our economic performance improves and more people go back to work, our debt and deficit levels are being reduced. This gives us more......

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Week’s events; Careers in tourism, new Enterprise train & the Global Economic Forum

20th November, 2015

As the economy continues to recover, we must continue to promote the sectors best placed to continue to create jobs in the years ahead.......

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Week’s events; Irish Rail, sports policy, awards, Dublin Chamber& the IABA

7th November, 2015

The week started and ended with Irish Rail. On Monday afternoon I presented the Iarnród Éireann awards to best station winners, which saw Dundalk’s......

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Herald op-ed on new brand identity for Dublin

17th October, 2015

Dublin is a city of a thousand welcomes, of a million things to see and do. Nestled between the wide open spaces of Dublin......

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