Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin, has today announced funding of €300,000 for Minding Creative Minds as part of the Safe to Create Programme. This brings the Department’s overall allocation for the Safe to Create Programme to €782,000.

Minister McGrath today announces the further extension of the AIB Group Plc share trading plan into a third phase. The trading plan has been successful to date in gradually reducing the State’s investment in the Company and improving liquidity in the shares.

The Minister for Justice, Simon Harris TD, has announced funding totalling €5.25m for more than 65 organisations to support victims of crime.

Minister Harris has today (January 5th) announced the roll-out of projects provided under the National Access Plan that will support inclusive universally designed higher education environments as well as autistic students and students with an intellectual disability.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, and Minister of State, Martin Heydon TD, today announced the resumption of Irish beef exports to China.

An Exchequer surplus of €5 billion was recorded last year, a €12.4 billion swing from the €7.4 billion deficit recorded in 2021. The improvement reflects both the strong growth in tax revenue and the decline in Covid-related public expenditure.

Inniu d’fhógair an tAire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán, Catherine Martin, gur cheadaigh sí céim mhiondeartha thionscadal athfhorbartha Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann - Stair an Dúlra.

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, today announced her approval for the commencement of the design phase of the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History redevelopment project.

As schools and childcare facilities reopen, the Chief Medical Officer Professor Breda Smyth is urging parents to continue to be mindful of others when their children are sick and to keep them home from school and childcare facilities if they are displaying new symptoms of illness.

The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced the awarding of BLAST residencies to 629 schools in 2022-2023, the second year of the BLAST (Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers) programme.