Thursday, 28 July 2022 Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy TD, today welcomed the news that Ireland has again turned in a strong performance in the DESI by holding on to its fifth place in the European Commission’s assessment of all 27 EU Member States.

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD is pleased to announce, following today’s Government Decision, that Temporary Alleviation Measures at post-primary level will be continued for the 2022/2023 school year pending completion of the review of the School Transport Scheme

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced funding of over €357,000 for the construction of a new helipad on Inishturk, County Mayo.

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, has today announced a series of small grants for local and regional museums around the country. Total funding of €170,206.50 is being made available under the Regional Museum Exhibitions Scheme 2022.

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has secured Government approval to publish the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Sexual Offences and Human Trafficking) Bill 2022.

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.

Minister Catherine Martin has today extended the Night-Time Economy Support Scheme with an additional investment of €1.4m bringing the total allocated to this Scheme to €4m. The Scheme will be extended until 12 noon on the 10th of August or until the funding is exhausted, whichever comes first.

Minister, Helen McEntee, announces that the Government has approved commencement of the process to appoint two additional Commissioners to support the evolving organisational structure, governance and business needs of the Data Protection Commission

The Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys, TD, hosted the Department’s annual Pre-Budget Forum in Farmleigh House today.