Shared Island Fund to enable new all-island partnership projects across a range of areas including biodiversity and peatlands, tourism, language and culture, civil society, research and innovation More than €190m allocated from the Government’s Shared Island Fund since 2020

Minister of State at the Department of Justice, James Browne, TD, will today, Wednesday 7 December, host the annual ceremony to mark national Missing Persons Day. This is the tenth annual Missing Persons Day.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, today announced that the Government has approved the priority drafting of the Registration of Short-Term Tourist Letting Bill and publication of the General Scheme of the Bill.

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD has today (Wednesday), announced the appointment of Ms. Susan Webb as the next Chair of the National Treasury Management Agency

In a landmark move, the Government has today approved a proposal from Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD for a new public-only hospital consultant contract.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD today launched the online Safe Pass renewal system.

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has described as ‘enormously positive’ a key bilateral engagement with US Secretary of State for Education Miguel Cardona at the Ministerial meeting of the 38 members of the OECD Education Policy Committee (EDPC).

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly T.D. and Minister for Mental Health and Older Persons, Mary Butler T.D., have announced the awarding of the contact to deliver seven Community Nursing Units (CNU) under the HIQA compliance programme through Public Private Partnership (CNU PPP Project).

The Government today published a Progress Report on our National Digital Strategy, Harnessing Digital – The Digital Ireland Framework, which is helping to drive the digital transition across our economy and society, to the benefit of all.

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D., has today invited voluntary organisations, educational bodies and civil society groups to apply for funding under the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Communicating Europe Initiative.