Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has announced that students who receive the maintenance grant will today receive an extra payment.

Minister Harris has today (December 16th) published an OECD review of academic career structures, academic contracts and senior management and leadership structures in Irish technological universities (TUs).

Minister Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced the extension of the Parasite Control Strategy for cattle and sheep farmers within the existing Targeted Advisory Service for Animal Health (TASAH) to support farmers in their response to the anti-parasitic challenge.

The Tailte Éireann Bill 2022 which this evening (December 14th, 2022) passed through both Houses of the Oireachtas provides for an authoritative new centralised agency to provide a property registration system, property valuation service, and national mapping and surveying infrastructure for the State

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Ministers Calleary and English have welcomed the progress report on priority actions identified by the SME & Entrepreneurship Taskforce, and the publication of the OECD report on Recent Developments in Entrepreneurship Training, which will inform the development of inclusive entrepreneurship initiatives in Ireland. Both were noted by Government this week.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin has today announced funding of €394,500 for Music Network towards the Music Capital Scheme.

The Minister of State for Local Government and Planning at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Peter Burke T.D., has welcomed the passing of the Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Elected Members in Local Authorities) Bill 2022, which passed through both Houses of the Oireachtas

Anaisa Franco and Michael R. DiCarlo have been awarded the commission for the HIV and AIDS National Monument competition, following a two-stage open competition.