Much larger health warnings on cigarette packs a step closer – Minister Reilly on Government decision
The Government has today (Tuesday, 19th November 2013) approved the General Scheme for legislation to provide for much larger health warnings on cigarette packets.
Taoiseach to attend North South Ministerial Meeting in Armagh
The Taoiseach, will today, Friday, attend the seventeenth plenary meeting of the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) in the NSMC Headquarters in Armagh
Government welcomes the publication of NESC’s report
The report reflects the Council’s belief that the journey to find a way through Ireland’s banking, fiscal, economic, social and reputational crises, has highlighted the fact that strategies and policies can only be provisional starting points.
Statement from the Taoiseach
I warmly welcome the official confirmation that President Higgins will pay an official visit to the United Kingdom.
Successful completion of 12th and Final Review Mission of the EU/ IMF Programme
Ireland has successfully concluded the 12th and final review mission of the Programme with the EU Commission, the ECB and the IMF.
Government agreed details of implementation of Quirke Scheme for women in Magdalen laundries
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today announced that the Government has agreed the details on how to implement the recommendations of Judge Quirke for an ex-gratia scheme for the benefit of those who were admitted to and worked in the Magdalen laundries, St Mary’s Training Centre, Stanhope Street and House of Mercy Training School, Summerhill, Wexford.
Minister Reilly outlines progress to date on the new Children’s Hospital
The Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly TD today (6 November 2013) outlined progress to date on the new Children’s Hospital.
British-Irish Council Summit
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD will attend the British Irish Council (BIC) Summit being hosted by Jersey today.
Referendum on same-sex marriage to take place in first half of 2015
The Government today considered the Third Report of the Convention on the Constitution, Amending the Constitution to provide for same-sex marriage.
Minister Fitzgerald announces €900,000 to support training for childcare staff starting 2013
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs has today announced that she has allocated €900,000 in the current year to allow both Early Childhood Ireland and Border Counties Childcare Network to commence delivering training modules commencing before end 2013.