Releases

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D., has announced 13 projects to be funded around the country in a first tranche of capital investment under the Further Education and Training (FET) Strategic Infrastructure Upgrade Fund.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Ministers, Charlie McConalogue and Martin Heydon today launched the second call for applications under the Government’s €100m Scheme for the agri-food sector.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar today welcomed the appointment of Mr. Kevin O’Brien as a member of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission with effect from Monday 22 August.

The Minister of State with responsibility for Forestry at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett, has welcomed the return of the Woodland Festival this weekend.

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has received notification that the High Court has granted an Injunction prohibiting the Minister from commencing the proposed Statutory Instrument giving effect to a new Employment Regulation Order for the Security Industry on 24 August 2022.

Minister for European Affairs Thomas Byrne T.D. will travel to Germany this week for a series of engagements in Berlin.

Labour Force Survey (LFS) results published today by the Central Statistics Office show a continued recovery from the pandemic in Ireland’s labour market, with 205,500 jobs created in the year to Q2 2022.

The Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education Josepha Madigan TD has today provided an update on the provision of special class and special school places across Dublin and Cork for the forthcoming school year.

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 events in New Ross and Tullow.

 

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