Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomes Oireachtas approval of the draft order to establish Ireland’s first Technological University
Technological universities will have an emphasis on the social and economic development of their regions through an emphasis on programmes at levels 6 to 8 (as well as post-graduate levels 9 and 10) on the National Qualifications Framework and the development and use of new knowledge through industry-focused research. Technological universities will also enhance the pivotal national role traditionally played by the Institutes of Technology in facilitating access and progression by a wide range of students.
We must vote yes to remove the crime of blasphemy from our Constitution – Flanagan
Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has called on the people to vote yes to remove the crime of blasphemy from our Constitution next week.
Statement from Fine Gael Press Office
An Taoiseach and Leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar and the Leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin met and discussed the Confidence and Supply arrangement this evening.
Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces further €0.8 million funding allocation to support HE landscape restructuring
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) invited submissions for funding support in respect of the costs arising from landscape reform as part of the implementation of the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 in March 2018. The total funding available under this call in the academic year 2018/2019 is €12 million. Following the Minister of State’s announcement the full funding allocations have been made and are set out under. Expenditure will be subject to ongoing monitoring, review and formal approval by the HEA.
Statement by Frances Fitzgerald TD on Disclosures Report
New funding for Braille to aid visually impaired students - Conway
Ahead of World Sight Day 2018, Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway has welcomed new funding for Braille to aid blind and visually impaired students.
Martin’s record doesn’t match his rhetoric - Rock
“Micheál Martin’s rhetoric doesn’t match his record in relation to the promotion of public infrastructure projects”, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Government support will help promote quality journalism – Naughton
Chairperson of the Oireachtas Communications Committee Hildegarde Naughton has welcomed the retention of a nine-percent VAT rate for newspapers, and a reduction of the rate to nine percent for online publications.
Budget Statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Paschal Donohoe T.D.
Today I present my second Budget to this house and to the Irish people as the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform. A decade on from the financial and economic crisis that wrought havoc with the lives and aspirations of so many of our citizens, I can report that our economy is again growing strongly and sustainably.
A time for responsibility, not risk – Fine Gael
On the eve of Budget 2019, Fine Gael has called out as reckless and irresponsible the tax, borrow and spend promises made by Sinn Féin, the Labour Party, the Social Democrats and the Green Party in their alternative budgets published last week.