As part of a visit to County Donegal today, Minister Jack Chambers TD, has announced that the annual funding to be made available in future for the specific Gaeltacht Service Towns located in the Gaeltacht is being increased from €80,000 to €100,000 per year.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today launched the fourth National Access Plan - a Strategic Action Plan for Equity of Access, Participation and Success in Higher Education.

More than 70,000 farmers have applied for the €56m Fodder Support Scheme before the closing date of 27th August, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD has confirmed

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, today announced that the government has approved the Review of Policy Options for Prison and Penal Reform 2022-2024 together with an associated action plan.

The Government on the nomination of the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, has appointed Dara Calleary as Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD, today (Wednesday) had Government-to-Government meetings with his Japanese counterparts in Tokyo, as part of the Minister’s agri-food trade mission to Japan and South East Asia.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced the 26 towns and villages that will benefit from a €2.6 million fund to support the enhancement of streetscapes and shopfronts.

Taoiseach Michéal Martin TD has laid the foundation stone for Phase 2 of the Ulster Canal project, marking the beginning of works which will see the section of the canal between Clones and Clonfad in Co. Monaghan restored.

Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, T.D will attend the European Forum Alpbach tomorrow and Thursday (31 August - 1 September), following his attendance at the Bled Strategic Forum yesterday and today (29 - 30 August).