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26 November 2021


O'Loughlin calls for inspectors to return to the classroom to address teacher shortage

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26 November 2021


Fitzpatrick welcomes decision to build homes on Oscar Traynor Road

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26 November 2021


McConalogue urges Agri-Food Exporters to continue their preparations for UK Import Controls

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26 November 2021


McConalogue responds to stakeholder feedback on proposed CAP strategic plan

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26 November 2021


Minister McGrath launches Public Consultation on Review of Ethics Legislation

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26 November 2021


Murnane O’Connor calls for Hot Meals programme to be extended to all schools

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26 November 2021


Minister Byrne warns Black Friday online shoppers to exercise caution before they buy from outside the European Union

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26 November 2021


Minister McGrath announces details of interim measures to address the impact of Construction Material Price Inflation on Public Works Projects

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26 November 2021


Minister Troy announces funding of €548,250 for 18 successful Regional Enterprise projects

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26 November 2021


Minister O’Brien updates Government on homelessness measures

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26 November 2021


Oscar Traynor development gets the go ahead after decades lying idle - McAuliffe

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26 November 2021


Minister O’Brien Calls for Expressions of Interest for Membership of Commission on Housing

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26 November 2021


McGreehan calls for urgent action on personal transport supports for people with disabilities

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26 November 2021


Brendan Smith calls for greater combined action to tackle increasing scourge of bullying

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26 November 2021


Minister Troy welcomes extension to current Annual Returns deadline

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24 November 2021


O'Loughlin calls for a new bank holiday to coincide with the Late Late Toy Show

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23 November 2021


Gallagher's Peat Bill to signal the end of Irish horticultural growers’ reliance on expensive imported peat

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19 November 2021


Statement from the Minister of Health on the publication of the HSE’s Winter Plan

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19 November 2021


Minister for Health announces updates to Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

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19 November 2021


Clifford-Lee calls on the HSE to publish all public health campaigns in Irish

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19 November 2021


Murnane O’Connor calls for urgent resolution to CE supervisor pension issue

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19 November 2021


Gallagher reintroduces Criminal Justice Bill to protect frontline emergency service personnel from assault

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19 November 2021


Churches need to pay their fair share in Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme – McGreehan

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19 November 2021


Debate Needed on All Island Police Force – Byrne

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19 November 2021


Murnane O’Connor calls for details on Budget 2022 supports to tackle domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

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19 November 2021


Brendan Smith calls for all-island and All-Ireland approach to major health challenges

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19 November 2021


Minister McGrath attends the General Affairs Council for EU discussion on Cohesion Policy

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11 November 2021


Minister O’Brien visits Ballymastone site in Donabate

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14 October 2021


McGreehan welcomes Minister Browne’s visit to Dundalk youth diversion projects

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30 September 2021


Action needed on Dublin streets to protect public safety – Ardagh

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23 September 2021


Chambers to move Stalking bill to second stage

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25 June 2021


Greater supports required for victims of domestic violence – Smyth

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17 June 2021


Minister Browne launches “Developing Effective Relationships Between Youth Justice Workers and Young People” report

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15 June 2021


O’Loughlin calls for a domestic abuse shelter for men to be established

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10 June 2021


Minister O’Brien announces new student rental protections

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18 May 2021


Gallagher seeks update on 2016 All-Party Dáil motion on the Dublin-Monaghan bombings

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27 April 2021


Minister Browne opens annual Garda Youth Diversion Project Conference

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23 April 2021


Chambers encourages Mayo applicants to apply for €14m Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure Scheme funding

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Brendan Smith has called for strong state financial support

23 April 2021


Brendan Smith calls for strong support for reopening small and medium enterprises 

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23 April 2021


Minister Foley publishes the Education (Leaving Certificate) (Accredited Grades) Bill 2021

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23 April 2021


Minister for Mental Health and Older People welcomes updated Visitation Guidance for Nursing Homes

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The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly

22 April 2021


Minister for Health announces funding for ambulatory gynaecology services and enhanced endometriosis service under the Women’s Health Fund

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Cathal Crowe TD for Clare

22 April 2021


Crowe welcomes creation of 80 jobs in Shannon

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Minister for Mental Health Mary Butler

21 April 2021


New Mental Health Model of Care to have ‘Significant Impact’ – Butler

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Brendan Smith: Cross-border Programmes

21 April 2021


Brendan Smith: Cross-border Programmes to bring further investment to border communities

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Minister of State Sean Fleming

21 April 2021


Minister Fleming announces extension to timeline for Credit Unions to hold virtual AGMs

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Spokesperson for Electoral Reform and Local Government Paul McAuliffe

21 April 2021


McAuliffe calls for immediate ban on online political advertising

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21 April 2021


Fitzpatrick calls for strengthening of Affordable Housing Bill 2021 

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21 April 2021


Senator McGreehan welcomes government move on hate crime

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20 April 2021


Cowen receives update on 20-bed palliative care unit in Tullamore

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20 April 2021


Central Bank should be given Statutory Responsibility for Promoting Competition across Financial Services Market – Byrne 

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20 April 2021


Lidl partnership with Homeless Period Ireland and The Simon Communities extremely welcome in helping combat period poverty in Ireland – Clifford Lee 

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20 April 2021


Covid measures not designed to single out worship – Cowen

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19 April 2021


Minister Browne announces community approach to address misuse of scramblers and quad bikes

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19 April 2021


Senator Chambers and O’Loughlin receive commitment that the Fair Deal scheme will change for farming families

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19 April 2021


Moynihan calls for urgent review of tax relief rate for e-worker expenses  

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16 April 2021


Minister for Health announces Implementation of Fundamentally Reformed Consultant-led Public Health Model in Ireland

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16 April 2021


Ministers Foley welcomes establishment of new special school in Cork and expansion of existing special school capacity to meet needs of children with special educational needs

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16 April 2021


O’Loughlin welcomes government move on hate crime 

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16 April 2021


O’Sullivan welcomes confirmation of a new special school in Carrigaline and expansion of existing special school

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15 April 2021


Devlin welcomes creation of 120 jobs in Dublin

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15 April 2021


Impact of High Court case on turf cutting discussed with Bord na Móna – Cowen

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15 April 2021


Minister Browne launches Youth Justice Strategy 2021-2027

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14 April 2021


Long-awaited Group Home in Carrickmacross to be operational later this year – Smyth

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14 April 2021


Extend Grants to Erasmus Students Rather than Pay Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Costs – Byrne

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14 April 2021


O’Loughlin supports Being Dense calls for BreastCheck to inform women of their personal breast density 

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14 April 2021


UK must not play Brexit politics with aviation block permits – Crowe

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14 April 2021


Moynihan calls for urgent action to resolve Primary Medical Cert backlog to aid independent travel

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14 April 2021


Smyth reminds farmers of 26 April application deadline for BEEP-S and Dairy Beef Calf Programme

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14 April 2021


McGreehan welcomes launch of national staff and student surveys on sexual violence and sexual harassment in Higher Education Institutions  

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09 April 2021


Fitzpatrick welcomes greenlight on the Dalymount Park Redevelopment Project 

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09 April 2021


Byrne condemns visit by Clare Daly and Mick Wallace to headquarters of a militia network in Iraq  

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08 April 2021


Consideration must be given to move the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics from Beijing – Byrne 

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08 April 2021


Lawless delighted to welcome opening of Sallins bypass following years of campaigning

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08 April 2021


O’Loughlin raises gender pay gap and Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention at IPU – UN Women Dialogue on Gender-responsive recovery post COVID-19  

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08 April 2021


Statement: Minister for Health marks 100 days of the COVID-19 vaccination programme

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08 April 2021


HSE’s Covid text system leading to mass confusion – Crowe

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01 April 2021


Minister for Foreign Affairs must call in the Chinese Ambassador to explain why Yvonne Murray has been forced to leave China 

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01 April 2021


Clifford-Lee: Cabinet approval of Gender Pay Gap legislation proposals a welcome first step on road to narrowing Gender Pay Gap 

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01 April 2021


McGreehan: We must challenge the accepted ‘laddish’ behaviour; catcalling and groping is wrong

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01 April 2021


Davitt calls on Oireachtas to consider catch-all legislation on renewal of any business or profession requiring State licence or certificate  

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01 April 2021


Smyth welcomes remote working actions as part of Our Rural Future plan  

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31 March 2021


Minister O’Brien welcomes phased reopening of construction

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31 March 2021


Minister Donnelly announces update to Ireland’s Vaccination Prioritisation List

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31 March 2021


Speech by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin – 30 March 2021

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30 March 2021


Gallagher: Now is the time to have debate about all-island soccer team 

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30 March 2021


O’Sullivan: Gardai and prison officers should be in Group 6 of Covid-19 vaccination allocation strategy

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30 March 2021


Flaherty welcomes remote working actions as part of Our Rural Future plan 

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26 March 2021


Byrne proposes reducing voting age to 16 for Local and European elections in 2024

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26 March 2021


Gallagher seeks commitment that no local authority will lose the much-needed funding required for local road repairs because of Covid-19 restrictions

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26 March 2021


We must consider paid bereavement leave for workers who suffer a miscarriage and follow New Zealand’s lead – Chambers

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26 March 2021


58 schools across Dublin included in Hot School Meals Programme

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25 March 2021


Bill to legislate for the use of e-scooters introduced in the Dáil – Lahart

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24 March 2021


Minister Browne provides update to Cabinet on the establishment of a Gambling Regulator

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24 March 2021


Chambers: Over 80s when fully vaccinated should get a vaccine bonus and be granted more freedoms  

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24 March 2021


O’Sullivan: Future-focused climate action bill approved by cabinet

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24 March 2021


McConalogue calls for Simplification and Member State Flexibility to continue to inform CAP Reform Negotiations

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24 March 2021


Minister O’Brien backs proposals for aviation roadmap 

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23 March 2021


Haughey: Delays surrounding passport applications entirely unacceptable

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23 March 2021


Minister McConalogue opens the €10m Straw Incorporation Measure

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22 March 2021


McAuliffe welcomes publication of ‘Ballymun – a Bright Future’ report 

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22 March 2021


Cowen calls for more detailed local data to help in fight against localised Covid-19 spikes 

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22 March 2021


Minister Troy opens public consultation on enhancing and reforming the Personal Injuries Assessment Board

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21 March 2021


Chambers hits out at Turkey for abandoning international pact which protects women 

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19 March 2021


Senator Chambers: Latest trade figures show ‘immediate impact’ of Brexit 

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19 March 2021


Minister O’Brien announces €130 million for Regeneration Projects in Mid-West

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19 March 2021


Minister O’Brien announces €437 million for Regeneration Projects in Cork and Kerry

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18 March 2021


EU vaccine travel cert provides a road back to international travel – Crowe

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18 March 2021


Minister McConalogue announces €5 million Dairy Beef measure

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18 March 2021


Minister for Health announces two new appointments to the HSE Board

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18 March 2021


Minister Rabbitte announces Stakeholder Consultation on Ireland’s first report to the UN under Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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18 March 2021


Minister McConalogue launches the new €40 million BEEP-S

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18 March 2021


Primary Medical Certificate applications must be processed as a matter of urgency – Moynihan

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18 March 2021


Family Leave Bill is a step in offering help to families to balance work and family life – O’Loughlin  

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12 March 2021


Revitalising the North-East – O’Brien announces €35.1 million for Regeneration Projects

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11 March 2021


Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, TD, Welcomes New Visitation Guidance for Nursing Homes

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11 March 2021


Minister Foley announces opening of Leaving Certificate 2021 Candidate Portal

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11 March 2021


Minister Byrne welcomes signing of Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe

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11 March 2021


Young people: the Minister for Sport wants to hear from you

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10 March 2021


Devlin welcomes 2021 rail station lift and escalator replacement and renewal programme

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09 March 2021


Parent’s Leave and Benefit to be extended to five weeks from next month – Smyth 

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09 March 2021


Moynihan urges Minister to review driving test service capacity and resourcing to cut through backlog now

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09 March 2021


Passport service needs to be upgraded – Davitt 

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09 March 2021


Senators Chambers and Gallagher committed to working with Government to ensure continuation of cross-border healthcare for Defence Forces 

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04 March 2021


Minister for Health announces cohesive approach to tackling obesity on World Obesity Day

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04 March 2021


Minister McGrath welcomes agreement on European Union Cohesion Package, to include a €1.139 billion allocation for Ireland

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04 March 2021


McConalogue announces the Opening of the 2021 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

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03 March 2021


Gallagher calls for worldwide approach in the approval of vaccines 

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03 March 2021


Minister McGrath publishes Supporting Excellence: Capital Project and Programme Review Delivery

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02 March 2021


Davitt urges Minister for Housing to extend planning permissions for two years

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02 March 2021


Clear clinical pathway for endometriosis treatment needed urgently – Chambers 

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01 March 2021


Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler TD announces new public consultation on the Mental Health Act

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01 March 2021


Minister Foley announces new measures to tackle educational disadvantage

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01 March 2021


Minister O’Brien announces €75m fund to improve homes of older people & people with a disability

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26 February 2021


Progress being made on Assessments of Need backlogs in Laois-Offaly – Cowen

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25 February 2021


Gallagher calls for more places to be introduced for Green Certificates 

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25 February 2021


Important that the Mother and Baby Homes backup tapes of audio recordings are dealt with sensitively – McGreehan 

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25 February 2021


O’Sullivan calls for €100 voucher for Covid-19 vaccinated over-65s 

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25 February 2021


Minister Mary Butler welcomes commitments on mental health and older people in HSE National Service Plan 2021

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24 February 2021


Minister McConalogue meets Ulster Bank CEO on bank’s Irish exit

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24 February 2021


Minister for Mental Health and Older People welcomes the publication of HRB evidence review on supported housing

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24 February 2021


Fitzpatrick calls for safer streets and greater employment protection for Deliveroo workers

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24 February 2021


Minister Foley welcomes the phased return of in-school teaching and learning for students commencing Monday, 1 March

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24 February 2021


Minister O’Brien publishes Policy Paper on future of Irish Water

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23 February 2021


Minster McGrath welcomes ICTU endorsement of Pay Deal

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23 February 2021


McConalogue emphasises Ireland’s priorities for EU/UK consultations on 2021 fish quotas

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22 February 2021


Army should be called on to support mandatory hotel quarantine – O’Loughlin

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22 February 2021


O’Loughlin calls for cross departmental task force to be set up immediately to address the management of the Curragh plains

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19 February 2021


Brendan Smith: Loss of Ulster Bank will severely impact staff, customers and many communities 

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18 February 2021


First EU discussion on Cllr Feeney’s LGBTIQ report

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18 February 2021


Minister O’Brien announces Retrofitting Programme for Social Housing announced

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18 February 2021


Minister Foley confirms Leaving Certificate 2021 written, coursework, oral and practical performance examinations will be held and a corresponding process of grades accredited by State Examinations Co

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17 February 2021


Minister Troy Welcomes Record Goods Exports of €160.8bn for 2020

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17 February 2021


McAuliffe and Lahart welcome new measures to tackle use of scrambler bikes

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17 February 2021


Senator O’Loughlin calls for urgent breastfeeding supports for mums  

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17 February 2021


Minister Donnelly welcomes National No Smoking Day

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16 February 2021


Minister O’Brien establishes Independent Working Group to examine defective housing

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15 February 2021


Minister for Health confirms locations For Ireland’s vaccination centers