Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State, Joe O’Brien TD, have today launched a new €10 million Fund to support community and voluntary groups with the increased energy costs.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D., today responded to the Judgment of the Supreme Court that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada, commonly known as CETA, cannot be approved by Dáil Éireann under Article 29.5.2 of the Constitution.

The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., will announce a funding package of €5 million at COP27, as part of Ireland’s commitments to fight climate change. The funding will prioritise climate adaptation, particularly in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today announced €23.47 million in funding for the five Technological Universities.

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD and Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD have today announced funding approval of over €6.4 million for a new Domestic Violence Refuge in Wexford.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin met British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, MP this evening in Blackpool, on the margins of the British-Irish Council Summit.

First in-person meeting of Forum focused on rights of victims of crime

The Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, Ossian Smyth T.D. met with Declan Costello, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission today at Ireland’s first National Recovery and Resilience Plan Annual Event.

Congressman Bill Keating, Chair of the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber, and member of the Congressional Friends of Ireland caucus, will lead a Congressional Delegation visit to Dublin and Belfast starting on Thursday 10 November.