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20 May 2022


Senator Fiona O’Loughlin welcomes progress on terms and conditions for childcare professionals

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20 May 2022


Smyth welcomes commencement of GLAS balancing payments

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20 May 2022


Casey backs TY students campaign calling for photo-shopped or edited photos to carry a symbol on social media

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20 May 2022


Minister Byrne announces grants to help promote understanding of the EU and Ireland’s place in Europe

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20 May 2022


Backing Rural Ireland: Minister McConalogue announces €250,000 investment in Irish agricultural shows

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20 May 2022


James Lawless: New Gambling Bill will aim to stop problem gambling at source

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20 May 2022


MEP Kelleher warns of new campaign, based on falsehoods, to oppose WHO Pandemic Treaty

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19 May 2022


Smyth drives initiative for Cavan-Monaghan refuge

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19 May 2022


Casey backs TY students campaign calling for photo-shopped or edited photos to carry a symbol on social media

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16 May 2022


New Fianna Fáil Disability Network a crucial opportunity to ‘develop policy that will help society’

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13 May 2022


More resources required to tackle unauthorised developments  - O'Loughlin

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13 May 2022


Minister Foley launches Report on the Review of Out-of-School Education Provision and outlines plan to implement its recommendations

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13 May 2022


McGreehan urges local farmers to apply for new €5m pilot Farm Environmental Study

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13 May 2022


McConalogue announces €45 million Brexit Seafood Processing Capital Support Scheme -  driving value-added transformational change

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13 May 2022


Speech by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin T.D. at the Dublin Climate Summit

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13 May 2022


Minister announces extension of transition period for the requirement of a veterinary prescription for anti-parasitic medicines and the introduction of mandatory electronic prescriptions

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13 May 2022


Brendan Smith: Bank employees deserve full union representation at all negotiations

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13 May 2022


Aindrias Moynihan: Fair reduction will make public transport more attractive option for young people

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Minister of Housing Darragh O'Brien

05 May 2022


Minister O’Brien Welcomes Approval To The Affordable Housing Bill 2021

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05 May 2022


Kelleher and Cowen meet EU Energy Commissioner to discuss dysfunctional wholesale electricity market in Ireland

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05 May 2022


Ó Cuív proposes new bill to assist in identifying unclaimed safe deposit boxes and ones of historical importance

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05 May 2022


O’Sullivan: Restructuring of National Parks & Wildlife Service a great opportunity to protect and enhance our outstanding natural habitats

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05 May 2022


Smyth welcomes €10.5m fund for TV and radio to support climate action, live music, and Irish language broadcasting

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05 May 2022


Minister Troy appoints Enterprise Digital Advisory Forum

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05 May 2022


Minister Foley announces €40m summer programme for pupils with complex special educational needs and those at greatest risk of educational disadvantage

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05 May 2022


Minister Foley launches Active Schools Week 2022 promoting wellbeing in school communities

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29 April 2022


Gallagher meets with Education Minister to support Bill to train teachers on occupational and mental health first aid

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29 April 2022


Minister for Health announces significant expansion of priority Women’s Health Services: Menopause Care, Postnatal Care & Endometriosis

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29 April 2022


Opening remarks by Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD  Launch of ESRI Shared Island report A North-South Comparison of Education and Training Systems: Lessons for Policy

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29 April 2022


Opening statement by Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD - Meeting with Joint Committee on Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement on Shared Island initiative

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29 April 2022


Minister McConalogue meets US Agriculture Secretary in Washington DC

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29 April 2022


Minister Foley announces addition of the Irish Second Level Students’ Union to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

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29 April 2022


Summer 2022 Legislation Programme published by Government Chief Whip Jack Chambers

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29 April 2022


Minister for Health Receives Cabinet Approval to Abolish Public In-Patient Charges for Children Legislation to Provide for the Abolition of Public In-Patient Charges for Children

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29 April 2022


McConalogue announces approval of €32.7m Brexit investment in Public Marine Infrastructure

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27 April 2022


Aindrias Moynihan: Early opening of new N22 bypass at Macroom possible by end of 2022

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25 April 2022


Statement by Taoiseach Micheál Martin on the re-election of President Macron

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19 April 2022


Oration of An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD Laying to Rest of Michael O’Kennedy

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16 April 2022


Taoiseach Micheál Martin on former Minister Micheal O’Kennedy

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14 April 2022


Minister Donnelly Announces Expansion Of Dental Services For Medical Card Holders

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14 April 2022


Minister McGrath welcomes Government approval of the Independent Hours Body’s Report

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14 April 2022


McConalogue secures support package for pig and horticulture farmers

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14 April 2022


Minister Byrne meets Finland’s Minister Tuppurainen before Heads of Mission Conference

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14 April 2022


Minister Foley publishes Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027 and announces payment of €50m in ICT grant funding for schools

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14 April 2022


Brendan Smith: Post Office network needs Government support to provide range of additional services

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14 April 2022


Minister Troy Publishes New Trade Strategy for Ireland to safeguard Irish Jobs & secure Future Investments

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14 April 2022


Smyth welcomes opening of Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme

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14 April 2022


Minister McConalogue announces increase to TAMS Costings

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13 April 2022


Cowen to meet Minister Ryan over commercial turf sale ban concerns

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12 April 2022


Cowen calls for gradual phase out of commercial sale of turf to reduce impact on certain homeowners

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10 April 2022


Speech of An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, Fianna Fáil 1916 Commemoration Arbour Hill, 10th April 2022

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08 April 2022


Speech of Uachtarán Fhianna Fáil, An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, TD, National Youth Conference 2022

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08 April 2022


McConalogue welcomes European Commission response to Ukraine Crisis

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08 April 2022


Minister McGrath welcomes the Establishment of Independent Review Panel into recruitment processes for Senior Public Service posts

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08 April 2022


Government will act to provide maternity leave for Councillors- Senator O’Loughlin

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08 April 2022


Minister Foley announces appointment of new National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

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08 April 2022


Response by Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD to the Statement of President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Joint Sitting of Houses of the Oireachtas

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08 April 2022


Minister for Health announces those aged 65 years and older and those who are immunocompromised should receive a second booster dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

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08 April 2022


Resignations should be on the cards following deplorable delays at Dublin Airport - Senator Timmy Dooley

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08 April 2022


Smyth welcomes initiative to support the arts and creative practice

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08 April 2022


Minister of State Browne launches Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal

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07 April 2022


Barry Andrews MEP welcomes steps by European Parliament to guarantee the security of the supply of medicines to Northern Ireland.

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06 April 2022


McAuliffe calls for armed Garda presence to tackle Finglas feud

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05 April 2022


EU Commission’s latest sanctions proposals on Russia are too weak - MEP Kelleher

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04 April 2022


Barry Andrews MEP welcomes the establishment by the EU of a Joint Investigation Team with Ukraine to collect evidence and investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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31 March 2022


Minister McGrath publishes Civil Service Blended Working Policy Framework

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31 March 2022


Minister Ryan must listen to our energy regulator and support construction of Shannon LNG - MEP Kelleher

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31 March 2022


Statement by the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D. The Government’s response to the situation in Ukraine Dáil Éireann

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31 March 2022


€3.2 million Boost to Swimming Pool Operators

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31 March 2022


Paul McAuliffe: Electoral Reform Bill will protect our democracy

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31 March 2022


O’Sullivan welcomes selection of Green Corridor as preferred route solution for M20

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31 March 2022


Lawless welcomes unique submission from prisoner as part of Joint Committee on Justice hearing

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31 March 2022


Minister Foley announces plan for reform of Senior Cycle education – Equity and Excellence for All

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31 March 2022


Councils Can Use CCTV Later this Year to Catch Illegal Dumping

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31 March 2022


Minister McGrath launches public consultation on utilisation of National Lottery Funding

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31 March 2022


McAuliffe calls on Local Authorities to accelerate their plans to deliver affordable purchase homes on council land

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31 March 2022


O’Loughlin welcomes changes to blood donation criteria for gay and bisexual men

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31 March 2022


Brendan Smith: Welcome update on First Home Scheme as Housing For All plan bearing fruit

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31 March 2022


Aindrias Moynihan: ‘Long journey ahead to fully address substantial passport delays’

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31 March 2022


Minister McConalogue reminds buyers of agricultural and food products of one-month deadline to meet their legal supply agreement obligations

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31 March 2022


Improved Homes for Older People and those with a Disability as Minister O’Brien Announces over €80m in Funding

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31 March 2022


Kelleher criticises Mick Barry’s outrageous attack on EU Peacekeeping mission in Mali

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25 March 2022


Adejinmi welcomes launch of Fianna Fáil Migrants' Network

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25 March 2022


European Parliament gives green light to extend ban on Roaming Charges - MEP Kelleher

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25 March 2022


Minister Foley announces significant capital investment in North Dublin City

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25 March 2022


McConalogue announces €25m Brexit Fisheries Local Action Group scheme to promote entrepreneurial activity and diversification in Coastal Communities

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25 March 2022


Byrne calls for private student accommodation companies to provide accommodation for Ukrainian refugees

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25 March 2022


Minister Troy announces €17 million in Regional Enterprise funding

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25 March 2022


Ministers Foley and McGrath welcome acceptance by Forsa of offer of improved pay and conditions

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25 March 2022


Murnane O’Connor brings important Bill for thousands of septic tank owners before Oireachtas

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25 March 2022


War strategy needed to address agriculture input crisis - Senator Timmy Dooley

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25 March 2022


O’Loughlin urges the Department of Health to intervene to address the unsustainable staffing situation in the pharmacy sector

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25 March 2022


Minister Foley announces establishment of new special school in Cork and provides update on expansion of existing special class and special school capacity in Cork and Dublin

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25 March 2022


Smyth issues advice for those affected by Ulster Bank closures

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25 March 2022


Minister McConalogue announces targeted intervention package for the tillage sector and a multi-species swards initiative

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25 March 2022


Minister Foley invites applications from schools for funding to work together on Creative Projects

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25 March 2022


Brendan Smith: Urgent need to resolve NI Protocol issues so people can ‘get on with daily lives’

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23 March 2022


Taoiseach and Uachtarán Fhianna Fáil Micheál Martin TD has said he is deeply saddened to learn of the death today of former Fianna Fáil TD, Senator and Councillor Dr Dermot Fitzpatrick

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23 March 2022


Adejinmi welcomes launch of Fianna Fáil Migrants' Network

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20 March 2022


Statement from An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD on National Day of Remembrance and Recognition

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16 March 2022


Every resource must be made available to support our young carers  - McGreehan

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16 March 2022


Leader of the Irish Delegation to the Council of Europe Senator Fiona O’Loughlin welcomes moves to exclude the Russian Federation

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14 March 2022


Smyth receives update on new Youth Mental Health Service in Castleblayney

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11 March 2022


Children, young people and adults with disabilities have a right to have their needs met at each stage of their life - Moynihan

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11 March 2022


Minister for Health launches first Women's Health Action Plan

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11 March 2022


Minister Foley announces commencement of arrangements in  number of pilot areas aimed at increasing number of multi-denominational primary schools

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11 March 2022


Gallagher calls for action on undocumented Irish during US St.Patrick’s Day trip

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11 March 2022


Aindrias Moynihan welcomes signing of regulations to improve student grant scheme

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11 March 2022


Minister Collins launches National Sales Apprenticeship Programme

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11 March 2022


Minister Foley announces €32 million major expansion of the DEIS programme incorporating 310 new schools

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11 March 2022


Ireland Should Ally with Other Non Aligned EU States and Shape Defence and Security Policy - Malcolm Byrne

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11 March 2022


Airport drop off charge should be scrapped- McAuliffe

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11 March 2022


Resumption of transatlantic flights from Shannon Airport a landmark day – Crowe

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11 March 2022


Minister McGrath announces 17 projects to be supported under the Public Service Innovation Fund 2022

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11 March 2022


Cowen welcomes launch of accommodation pledge register to support Ukrainian refugees

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11 March 2022


Minister Troy launches North-West Regional Enterprise Plan for Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo

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11 March 2022


Minister Collins announces roll out of free period products in further education and training sector

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11 March 2022


McConalogue announces opening of €7 million Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme for applications

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10 March 2022


Kelleher raises need for VAT flexibility at EU level to deal with home heating oil price surges

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09 March 2022


Speech by the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD at a Fianna Fáil International Women’s Day ‘Break the Bias’ Event

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08 March 2022


Minister for Health launches first Women's Health Action Plan

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08 March 2022


McAuliffe welcomes timeline on citizens assembly on drugs

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08 March 2022


Ireland must have an open robust national debate on security and defence - now - Barry Andrews MEP

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04 March 2022


Lahart lends support to taxi drivers experiencing significant cost challenges

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04 March 2022


Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler launches the first meeting of the Cross-Departmental Strategic Workforce Advisory Group on Home Carers and Nursing Home Health Care Assistants

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04 March 2022


O’Loughlin calls for ban on plastic wrap

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03 March 2022


Ministers Foley announces establishment of scheme to provide Irish Sign Language Support for children whose primary language is Irish Sign Language (ISL) and who are attending recognised schools

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03 March 2022


Minister for Health publishes HSE National Service Plan for 2022

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03 March 2022


Murnane O’Connor welcomes latest State of the Nation’s Children report

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03 March 2022


Gambling Regulator position now open - Minister Browne

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03 March 2022


Taoiseach Micheál Martin awards over €37m under Shared Island North-South Research Programme

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03 March 2022


McConalogue emphasises need for EU solidarity in dealing with the agri-food impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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02 March 2022


Dooley calls for cancellation of World Ploughing Championships in Russia

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02 March 2022


IPCC report brings the need for action on climate change into sharp focus - O’Sullivan

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02 March 2022


Minister Collins launches the Education and Training Boards Ireland Strategic Framework for Outdoor Education and Training Centres

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28 February 2022


Fianna Fáil Senator and Co-President of the ALDE party, Timmy Dooley, welcomes Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his party into the ALDE group

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25 February 2022


Minister Butler announces additional investment in primary care psychology and mental health as part of 2022 Waiting List Action Plan

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25 February 2022


Minister Troy welcomes approval of General Approach for Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

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25 February 2022


Aindrias Moynihan: Unaware PAYE workers could be entitled to repayments from Revenue

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25 February 2022


Senator O’Loughlin calls for ICTU affiliation for Defence Forces representatives to be prioritised

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25 February 2022


Minister McConalogue announces a support scheme with a fund of €7 million for pig producers

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25 February 2022


Ministers Foley and McGrath welcome agreement to ballot on proposals for school secretaries claim

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25 February 2022


Minister for Health launches €350 million 2022 Waiting List Action Plan

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24 February 2022


Safe and legal pathways must be found for those who are fleeing from Ukraine - Barry Andrews MEP

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24 February 2022


Statement by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin

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18 February 2022


Minister Butler welcomes updated Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Nursing Homes

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17 February 2022


Minister McConalogue announces progress on Saudi beef market access

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17 February 2022


Minister Foley establishes Steering Committee to develop new Action Plan on Bullying

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17 February 2022


Minister McGrath Publishes General Scheme to Amend Ireland’s Lobbying Legislation

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17 February 2022


Minister O’Brien approves standards for Approved Housing Bodies Sector

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17 February 2022


Minister McConalogue concludes first leg of trade mission in Dubai and mission moves to Riyadh

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17 February 2022


Public’s view sought on providing more changing places toilets for disabled people – McGreehan

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17 February 2022


Murnane O’Connor extends thoughts to families engaged in surrogacy with Ukraine at present

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17 February 2022


Brendan Smith urges creation of dedicated fund for Enterprise Centres

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16 February 2022


Kelleher welcomes Supreme Court decision to dismiss An Taisce appeal against Glanbia facility in Belview, Co. Kilkenny

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16 February 2022


Aindrias Moynihan urges swift action to process Illness and Enhanced Illness payments for families

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