Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Reform

Landmark legislation standardises tobacco packaging in move to protect citizens

Ireland has become only the second country in the world to pass legislation standardising the packaging allowed for tobacco products. On Tuesday, 3rd March, the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill passed all stages in the Oireachtas. With the passing of the legislation, our country became only the second country in the world –… Continue Reading

PQ No. 264 – 20th January ’15 – Reforming State Board Appointments

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress to date in relation to overhauling the system of appointments to State boards; and if he will make a statement on the matter – Sean Kyne TD   Reply: Brendan Howlin TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform  The Deputy will be aware that in September… Continue Reading

PQ No. 201 – 9th December – Service Delivery Plans from each Government Dept & State Agency

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if each Department has provided Government with benefit driven external service delivery plans; if he will provide a list of the major offices other than Government Departments which have also submitted such plans; and if he would indicate the desired outcomes arising from the implementation of… Continue Reading

PQ No. 200 – 9th December – Training and Upskilling Public Sector Staff on Procurement

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress of building a team of service procurement specialists and the proposed upskilling of public service managers in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter – Seán Kyne TD.   Reply – Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin:… Continue Reading

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