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.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin travels to Manchester and Blackpool today (Thursday 10th November) for two days of political meetings, business and enterprise promotion, as well as a community event to honour the Irish diaspora in the North of England.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D and Minister of State with responsibility for Horticulture, Senator Pippa Hackett and Minister of State Martin Heydon T.D with responsibility for Research and Development today announced the publication of two reports, committed to as part of the Department‘s working paper to support the domestic horticulture sector who are dependent on peat.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. today extended the Emergency Humanitarian Support Scheme for businesses affected by the tragic event in Creeslough, Co Donegal on 7th October 2022.

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has today launched (Wednesday, 9 November) the Youth Homelessness Strategy 2023-2025.