Joe O’Brien T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Social Inclusion in the Department of Social Protection, has today opened the grant application process for initiatives to promote awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has today announced a funding allocation of €122,045 for 34 events to support Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools taking place around Ireland in 2022.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore today.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD today announced a new Brexit mitigation scheme for fisheries cooperatives negatively impacted by the reduction in quotas arising from the Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue T.D., today advised that notifications for Checks by Monitoring under the 2022 Protein Aid Scheme and the Straw Incorporation Measure are now issuing to farmers with further notifications to issue in the coming months.

Minister of State with responsibility for Farm Safety at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon, T.D., today announced the provision of funding to Teagasc for the procurement of farm machinery simulators for use in agricultural colleges.

During his visit today to the Iorras area in the Mayo Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, announced that he has officially approved a Language Plan for the Gaeltacht Service Town of Castlebar

The Minister of State with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, Seán Fleming TD, today launched ‘A Report on Research into Credit Union Directors’ (the Report) at University College Cork’s Centre for Executive Education.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD, today announced funding of €5 million, over 5 years, for the establishment of a Construction Technology Centre to accelerate research and innovation within the construction and built environment sector.