Dáil debate on health spending
The facts show that when the chance was there during the 2000s, directing money towards patients and front-line services was not the priority...
Positive overhaul at Waterford Port
After a decade of declining business at Waterford Port, the semi-state has finally made the transition to a new management team — and John Deasy says legacy issues affecting local harbour users and commercial customers can now begin to be addressed. “It’s roughly 10 years since I sought a review of the port’s entire management structure. It’s taken too long but we’ve got there.”
Forum an important first step for dairy sector
A new national dairy forum, instigated by John Deasy, met for the first time on September 29, against the backdrop of a significant slump in milk prices. Chaired by agriculture minister Simon Coveney, the meeting was attended by senior Department officials, as well as representatives of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland, the EPA, Teagasc, the Irish Cattle Breeders Federation, Animal Health Ireland, the IFA, ICMSA, Macra na Feirme, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society, the dairy industry, and the banks. | Read more
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