Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced a new €13 million Fund designed to tackle vacancy and dereliction in Rural Ireland.

On the 20th March two men were before Portlaoise District Court to face charges of hunting protected wild birds, and for using artificial crow decoys and a crow caller to lure rooks into what was described by one of the defendants as ‘the kill zone’.

An additional year of historic Births, Marriages and Deaths are now available to view on the website

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, TD, today announced a contribution of €6 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today announced that St Enda’s National School, Whitefriar Street, Dublin 8, will be transferring from Catholic patronage to the local education and training board to become a multi-denominational community national school.

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, today announced that a fund of up to €500,000 is now open for applications, to support community-led projects as part of the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2023.

Minister for Justice Simon Harris TD will today open the Community Safety Innovation Fund for new applications for 2023 as he attends the launch of the new Community Safety Plan for Waterford.

The Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath TD, has welcomed the announcement by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) of increases in the interest rates on a number of longer term State Savings products.

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin today published the report by Hugh Mohan SC into the issues arising out of an event held in McKee Barracks in June 2020.