I join Senator Darragh O'Brien in congratulating the new Ministers of State, although I understand they have not yet been formally appointed, and offering my commiseration to those who have lost office.
Environmental Protection Agency: Motion (Private Members Business) 9th July 2014
The motion “commends the Minister for the particular efforts he has made at all times to mainstream green-environmental policies and legislation and, in particular, to advance the climate change Bill”. We have also commended the policy in the programme for Government for environmental protection, as well as the Minister and the Department for their commitment to the use of recycling, resource-efficiencies and so on.
BACIK PAYS TRIBUTE TO REFORMING MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
As Labour group leader in the Seanad, Senator Ivana Bacik today paid tribute to the great reforming work and tremendous legacy of Minister Ruairi Quinn, who announced today he would be stepping down as Minister for Education.
Senator Ivana Bacik as House Leader, Order of Business Thursday 26th June. Topics: Mental Health; Survivors of Magdalene Laundries; EU Summit Ypres; Kidney Transplant; Hme Helps; Medical Cards; Gerry Conlon tribute; Peace Process progres; Environment; Irish Dairyboard; Energy Bills; Green Paper Energy; House price increase; Bausch & Lomb workers; Baby Gavin; Walking rights; Sunbeds.