Mr Charlie McConalogue T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today formally commissioned Ireland’s new marine research vessel, the RV Tom Crean, at an event in Dingle.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today announced that the Government has approved publication of the Construction Safety Licensing Bill 2022.

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath T.D., in partnership with the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., and Chief Whip and the Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers T.D., has announced a new era for Irish language courses in the civil service, with over 400 learners registered for the autumn term.

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, and Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne TD, have joined Council of Europe leaders today in welcoming the publication of a report on the future of the Council of Europe by a High-Level Reflection Group chaired by Ireland’s former President Mary Robinson.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, and other members of Government today launched the new National Implementation Plan for the Sustainable Development Goals 2022-2024.

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D. today, Wednesday 5th October 2021, attended the Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association, (PDFORRA), in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.

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

The Chief Medical Officer Professor Breda Smyth has urged the public to stay well by being prepared for winter amid the current rise in COVID-19 infection in the community.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will travel to Prague for the first meeting of the European Political Community on 6 October, and for an informal meeting of the European Council on 7 October.

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has announced that Professor Breda Smyth is to be appointed as Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health.