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.

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has today (Thursday) announced that a new tax deduction for small-scale landlords who undertake retrofitting works while the tenant remains in situ which will be introduced at Committee Stage of the Finance Bill.

Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Seán Fleming TD, will tomorrow represent Ireland at the ECOFIN Budget Council and at the Conciliation Committee with the European Parliament, which convenes in Brussels for the purposes of agreeing the EU’s annual budget for 2023.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced funding of €115 million for 23 landmark rural regeneration projects across the country.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today commenced the Higher Education Authority Act 2022, which is a crucial part of the Government’s agenda for the higher education sector.

The Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD today addressed the National Council for Special Education Research Conference at Croke Park where she announced investment of nearly €13 million to support the expansion and development of the NCSE to ensure that it is fit for purpose and able to deliver real and meaningful supports for children, families and schools that support children with special educational needs.