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Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D. has welcomed the Government’s support for her proposal to extend the Creative Ireland Programme to 2027

The Minster for Foreign Affairs, and Defence, Simon Coveney has expressed shock at yesterday’s attack in Yemen.

At the launch of the new Digital Plan for Irish in Dublin today (8 December 2022), the Minister of State for Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers TD, said that the Irish language is on the cusp of a new era in language technology and that as the recommendations of the Plan are implemented in the coming years, it will be easier than ever for businesses and State service providers to make Irish available as an option in their digital services to the public.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has announced funding of more than €5.8 million to 99 animal welfare charities nationwide - an increase of more than €2 million on last year.

Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys has today welcomed the launch of a public consultation on the reform of the Civil Legal Aid Scheme.

Ministers Foley and Madigan announce that an agreement has been reached between the Department of Education and University College Dublin (UCD) to proceed with the accreditation of a pilot online training programme for special needs assistants (SNAs).

The Minister for Defence accepts the conclusions of the review report received from Mr Beirne SC.

Ireland’s public health strategy for managing COVID-19 is now moving from a response based on testing and tracing infection to reduce transmission, to a mitigation phase focussed on reducing the impact of COVID-19 on those who are most vulnerable.

Ministers Donnelly and Butler welcome the publication of updated regulations to support the rollout of the Patient Advocacy Service to private nursing homes and to support best practice and standardise complaints processes.

 

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