Minister of State of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett welcomed the significant progress highlighted in the Organic Strategy Forum report published today

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, will introduce the Human Tissue (Transplantation, Post-Mortem, Anatomical Examination and Public Display) Bill for Second Stage debate in the Dáil later today.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State Joe O’Brien, have today set out the details of the €50 million Community Recognition Fund.

The Minister for Finance Michael McGrath TD has today (Tuesday), announced the publication of a public consultation process on the transposition of the EU credit servicers’ and credit purchasers’ directive.

Ministerial approval has been obtained to continue to provide funding to Sail Training Ireland for three more years from this year, 2023. This funding will be used to provide sail training to young persons from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, today visited Co Meath. Minister O’Brien officially opened 96 new social homes in Dunshaughlin and visited the site in Ashbourne where a further 74 homes are under construction. In total, 170 social homes are being delivered across the two sites.

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has launched a public consultation on a draft national policy for the remuneration of certain categories of patient representatives to be known as “Patient Voice Partners” who sit on committees and working groups in the Irish health and social care sector.

On 23 January, Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD will attend a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced the recognition of the National Inshore Fishermen’s Association (NIFA) as an EU Producer Organisation.