The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, today, Tuesday 13th December, brought a progress update to Government on the review of the Freedom of Information Act, and is pleased to also share with stakeholders the current position in relation to that Review.

Dara Calleary TD, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment welcomes the enactment of the Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022. The Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022 was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins today.

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has today announced his intention to provide significant additional supports for student nurses and midwives. The €9m package of measures is in line with the recommendations of the McHugh Report.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D, today confirmed that payments under the 2022 Beef Data and Genomics Programmes (BDGP) have commenced.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue T.D will underline the need for flexibility on the part of both Member States and the European Commission as Ireland begins to implement its new CAP Strategic Plan (CSP) at today’s Agrifish Council meeting in Brussels.

complex special educational needs Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD today announced details of a pilot programme to support transitions from school for students with complex special educational needs.

On 12 December, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D. will attend a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels and an Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting.

Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced funding of almost €700,000 to support Family Carers across the country.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today (November 12th) launched the Higher Education Authority’s Second National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education.