Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has today announced significant progress in the development of the International Education Mark (IEM). A new suite of policy documents for the IEM has now been launched for public consultation by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

The Minister for Finance and President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe TD, is in Brussels today (Monday) to chair the November Eurogroup meeting of European Finance Ministers. He will also attend the ECOFIN meeting tomorrow (Tuesday).

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, welcomes today’s statement by Permanent TSB (PTSB) that it has completed the transfer of residential mortgages and associated staff acquired as part of its transaction with Ulster Bank in the Republic of Ireland.

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, and the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, have today announced the launch of the Temporary Inflation Payment Scheme (TIPS), an additional support to help private and voluntary nursing homes with inflationary energy cost increases from July to December 2022.

COP27, the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, takes place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022. Ireland will be represented by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin; Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan; Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney; and Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy.

Ministers Donnelly, Butler and Feighan have officially opened the new National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) in Portrane, Co. Dublin heralding a new era in mental health services and forensic mental health in Ireland.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris TD has confirmed school leavers will now be able to access information on traineeships from the Central Application Office portal.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today welcomed the decision to align bereavement leave for staff in the education sector with those in other areas of the public sector.

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has today launched a public consultation that will inform the development of a scheme to disregard historic convictions related to consensual sexual activity between men.

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has today (3 November 2022) noted the decision of Mr Dave Walsh to retire early from his position as Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála on personal and family grounds.