Archive for February 2012
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.
Deputy Noel Harrington TD Fine Gael Cork South West speaking in the Dail on Statements on Pre European Council and Ratification of the Treaty on Stability Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monitary Union on Wednesday the 29th February 2012.
Thank you Ceann Comhairle, for calling me to speak, I regret that I have only 5 minutes in this very important debate as I enter my second year as an elected representative of the people in this house. This debate goes to the hub of all political issues in that our primary function in this house is to raise taxes to pay for all the public services that we vote to provide for all our citizens.
Enterprise Ireland showcases high-potential start-ups supported in 2011 as results come in well of target
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton T.D. today [Wednesday 29 February 2012] opened the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start Ups Showcase, featuring the 92 new start-up companies supported by Enterprise Ireland in 2011, well ahead of the targeted 85. Together these companies aim to employ over 1600 new staff by the end of 2013 and to generate over €200m in annual sales within three years. The celebration of entrepreneurship also features the 55 early stage entrepreneurs who have been supported by the Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund to test the market for their products and services and progress their business plans for the international marketplace.
Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, today (Wednesday) 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.