The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D. today, Wednesday 5th October 2021, attended the Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association, (PDFORRA), in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today welcomed Oireachtas approval of the Higher Education Authority Bill 2022, which is a crucial part of the Government’s agenda for the higher education sector.

The Chief Medical Officer Professor Breda Smyth has urged the public to stay well by being prepared for winter amid the current rise in COVID-19 infection in the community.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will travel to Prague for the first meeting of the European Political Community on 6 October, and for an informal meeting of the European Council on 7 October.

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has announced that Professor Breda Smyth is to be appointed as Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health.

Eamon Ryan, Minister for Transport, has welcomed the publication of the Climate Change Advisory Council and OECD’s “Redesigning Ireland’s Transport for Net Zero: Towards Systems that Work for People and the Planet”

Minister Catherine Martin announced the launch of a series of supports for artists and arts workers in Ireland as part of ‘Safe to Create’

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D, has announced the launch of a recruitment competition for the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer to the Office of Fairness and Transparency in the Agri-Food Supply Chain.

The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD and the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD have today announced the publication of the Final Report of the LEEF High-Level Working Group on Collective Bargaining.

These bodies work closely to identify methods used by cyber-criminals; and to advise businesses and the public how to avoid falling victim to cyber-crime