Taoiseach and Minister Coveney launch public consultation for “Ireland 2040 – Our Plan”, the new National Planning Framework
The Taoiseach and Minister Simon Coveney, today (Thursday 2nd February) launched a major national consultation for the preparation of a strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040, in Maynooth University. Today’s event is the first of two public consultation exercises and a series of regional and stakeholder events in preparing Ireland 2040 – Our Plan.
Fianna Fáil holding up work of water committee - Heydon
With today’s antics at the Oireachtas Water Committee, Fianna Fáil is effectively holding up the work of the Committee, which is not in the public interest,” says Kildare South TD and Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon.
Action Plan for Jobs 2017 to target 45,000 new jobs this year
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today launched the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 at the offices of NDRC, the early stage investor in tech companies, in the Digital Hub.
Creed Launches Low Cost Loan Scheme for Farmers - Loans of up to €150,000, for up to 6 years, at interest rate of 2.95%, will be available this week through AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today launched the Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme. The Scheme was developed in co-operation with the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI), which has today confirmed that AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank will distribute the loans, making €150 million available to farmers throughout Ireland at low-cost interest rate of 2.95%.
Remarks by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD following his meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May in Government Buildings
I am delighted to welcome Prime Minister Theresa May to Dublin for the first time since she took office. The Prime Minister's visit today is very timely. As everyone knows, the relationship between our two countries, and our common interests, are now facing great challenges.
President Trump & the new U.S. Administration: Your Questions Answered
Taoiseach and Prime Minister May Summit
The Taoiseach will welcome Prime Minister May to Government Buildings later today, Monday 30 January 2017, for a Summit meeting.
New figures show Govt smashed target for reducing long-term unemployment in 2016 by 34% - Varadkar
Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has welcomed new figures showing significant progress in tackling long-term unemployment in 2016, with the Government exceeding its own target to help 20,000 people back into employment by an additional 6,000 people.
Statement from An Taoiseach and Fine Gael Party Leader Enda Kenny
The Fine Gael Party position is, has been and will remain, not to enter into coalition government with Sinn Fèin.
2016 Record Breaking Year for Tourism
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, today welcomed the publication of official data on overseas travel for 2016 from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which showed an increase of 10.9% in overseas visits to Ireland for 2016 compared to 2015. There was a record breaking total of 9,584,400 visits to Ireland in 2016.