Minister Flanagan Speech : Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 – Seanad Second Stage

Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016   Seanad Second Stage Speech   11 July 2018 A Cathaoirleach, I am very pleased to have this opportunity to move Second Stage of the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 in Seanad Eireann this afternoon.  Deputy Alan Kelly introduced this Bill as a Private Members Bill…

On the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Minister Flanagan apologises to persons convicted

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, today expressed his strong support for an All-Party motion, which acknowledged the harm done by criminalisation of consensual same-sex relationships and offers an apology to those who were criminalised for their sexuality. Speaking in the Seanad, where the motion was introduced, the Minister announced Government support…

Tánaiste welcomes Republic of North Macedonia agreement

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, today welcomed the signing of an agreement reached between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, which should resolve the long running name dispute between their respective countries. The proposed new name, Republic of North Macedonia, will now have to be ratified in each country. The Tánaiste said: “I…