Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility to provide safe harbour and medical help for chronic drug users
Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne today (Tuesday) welcomed the Government’s decision to approve the publication of the Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017.
Statement from Minister for Health Simon Harris on RTÉ Investigates ‘Living on the List’
Reducing waiting times for the longest waiting patients is one of the Government’s key priorities, according to Minister for Health Simon Harris, who was responding to the RTÉ One Prime Time Investigates “Living on the List” programme.
Government Launches Action Plan for Education 2017
The Government today (Monday 6th February) published the Action Plan for Education 2017, led by Minister Richard Bruton, aimed at making Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe within a decade.
Richmond welcomes decision to extend consultation period for school admissions
Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, to extend the consultation period on the role of denominational religion in the school admissions process and possible approaches for making changes. Senator Richmond tabled a Commencement Matter in the Seanad calling for an extension to the consultation period on Wednesday.
Apple Tax Ruling: Q&A
Frequently asked questions and answers about the Apple tax ruling.
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.