The Government on the nomination of the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, has appointed Dara Calleary as Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD, today (Wednesday) had Government-to-Government meetings with his Japanese counterparts in Tokyo, as part of the Minister’s agri-food trade mission to Japan and South East Asia.

Taoiseach Michéal Martin TD has laid the foundation stone for Phase 2 of the Ulster Canal project, marking the beginning of works which will see the section of the canal between Clones and Clonfad in Co. Monaghan restored.

The group of early-stage female entrepreneurs, who took part in the latest ACORNS programme, doubled their combined turnover to €3.1m in just six months.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, have today announced over €1.5 million in funding to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) and Protestant Aid.

The Government has reached agreement on Sectoral Emissions Ceilings which will ensure Ireland plays a leading role in combatting climate change and leave the planet in a better shape for our children.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore today.

The Grassland farmer of the year competition for 2022 was officially launched today in Johnstown Castle Estate by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD. This is the sixth year of the competition which recognises farmers who are achieving high levels of grass utilisation in a sustainable manner.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, together with Ministers Darragh O’Brien Peter Burke T.D and Malcolm Noonan updated on progress of the implementation of Housing for All, including the launch of a new €50m Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund which will support bringing vacant and underused buildings in our towns and villages back into residential use.