The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, and the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, have today (Friday) welcomed the European Commission State aid approval for the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS).

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has received Government approval to publish the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022, which provides the legislative basis for the rates of risk equalisation credits and stamp duty levies to apply in the private health insurance market in 2023.

Ireland’s Local Authorities have launched a new initiative appealing to those who have unoccupied properties to offer them as temporary homes for those fleeing war in Ukraine.

Mr Stephen Donnelly, TD, Minister for Health, today welcomed the publication of Dr Gabriel Scally’s Final Review of the implementation of his Scoping Inquiry recommendations. 

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. today opened the Emergency Humanitarian Support Scheme to small businesses, sports clubs, community and voluntary organisations unable to secure flood insurance and affected by recent flooding in Cork city and its environs and Co. Wexford.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today released the results of testing carried out as part of the official monitoring programme under the National Residue Control Plan (NRCP) in 2021 with the overall rate of compliance remaining at an extremely high level of 99.89%. The NRCP involves testing for banned substances, approved veterinary medicines, approved animal feed additives and environmental contaminants.

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath, T.D., addressed the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (AmCham) yesterday, as they hosted their 2022 Thanksgiving Lunch in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, and Minister of State, Martin Heydon TD today announced that Ireland has secured access for the export of pigmeat to Malaysia.