Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today (Wednesday 22 March 2023) announced details of a groundbreaking new scheme which provides free schoolbooks in primary schools and special schools.

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan TD, has today launched a public consultation on the review of the Open Seasons Order for birds, which allows for the hunting of certain bird species.

The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D. brought to Cabinet yesterday, Tuesday 21st March, 2023 a new government initiative aimed at supporting SME participation in public procurement.

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, will today (Wednesday 22 March) introduce legislation in the Dáil aimed at abolishing adult public in-patient charges in public hospitals from next month.

Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland (ZEVI), an office within the Department of Transport, has confirmed the maximum private vehicle car grant will be set at €3,500 for applications from July 1, 2023, down from the current maximum of €5,000.

The Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton TD today launched the National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2023-2026.

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney T.D. today welcomed the appointment of Michael Lohan as CEO of IDA Ireland. The appointment was announced by the Board of IDA Ireland.

The Minister for Justice, Simon Harris TD, has today announced that a new recruitment campaign for An Garda Síochána will open for applications this Friday, 24 March 2023, for three weeks.

The Government has today (21 March) approved the Defence Forces’ continued participation in the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) for a further twelve months.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today announced a €1 billion co-funded investment in employment, skills, social inclusion and poverty in Ireland.