The EU today adopted a new package of sanctions in response to illegal annexation of Ukraine's Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, in the context of the escalation of the unjustified and unprovoked war in Ukraine.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. was joined by Dr Ciara Feeney Reid, Chair of the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council (FAWAC), to launch the Farmer and Animal Welfare Network (FAWN).

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced the appointment of Yvonne Keating as Chief Inspector at the Department of Education.

The Department of the Defence and the Defence Forces today (06 October) hosted an information and networking event at the Aviva Stadium. The event provided opportunities for Irish Industry and research institutions interested in collaborating on security, defence and dual use technology projects.

Minister opens High Hill Norman Gardens, part of the New Ross Tourism Transformation project

Mr Charlie McConalogue T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today formally commissioned Ireland’s new marine research vessel, the RV Tom Crean, at an event in Dingle.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today announced that the Government has approved publication of the Construction Safety Licensing Bill 2022.

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath T.D., in partnership with the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., and Chief Whip and the Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers T.D., has announced a new era for Irish language courses in the civil service, with over 400 learners registered for the autumn term.

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, and Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne TD, have joined Council of Europe leaders today in welcoming the publication of a report on the future of the Council of Europe by a High-Level Reflection Group chaired by Ireland’s former President Mary Robinson.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, and other members of Government today launched the new National Implementation Plan for the Sustainable Development Goals 2022-2024.