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02 October 2022


Taoiseach's Closing Address Fianna Fáil 80ú Ard Fheis - Saturday October 1st

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01 October 2022


Speech by Minister Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis, October 1st 2022

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01 October 2022


Speech by Minister Norma Foley, Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis, September 30th 2022

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01 October 2022


Speech by Darragh O’Brien TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Fianna Fáil Ard Fhéis

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30 September 2022


Mairead Tobin and Stephanie Keating selected for Waterford Council seats

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29 September 2022


Speech by Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD at the announcement of the Shared Island Local Authority Development Funding Scheme awards

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29 September 2022


Minister Rabbitte secures €65 million once off fund to support Section 39 providers in the disability sector

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23 September 2022


Minister Foley launches Inaugural Computer Science week 8-15 October 2022

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23 September 2022


Brendan Smith urges Budget support for vital local and national newspaper sector

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23 September 2022


Minister O’Brien announces new ‘Ready to Build’ Scheme

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23 September 2022


Minister for Health announces abolition of public in-patient charges for children under 16

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23 September 2022


Minister James Browne launches Rural Safety Plan 2022-2024

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23 September 2022


Murnane O’Connor welcomes landmark reform of State Pension System in Ireland

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23 September 2022


Smyth welcomes first ever National Conference on Women in Agriculture

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23 September 2022


Minister McConalogue announces €182 million of payments under the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme

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23 September 2022


Senator McGreehan continues to drive forward on a new idea to assist struggling households with energy costs

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23 September 2022


Taoiseach Speech at United Nations General Assembly

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19 September 2022


Scenes of utter lawlessness evidence of what Gardaí have to deal with - Cormac Devlin TD

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15 September 2022


Additional funding for Rare Disease Therapies required in Budget 2023 - O'Sullivan

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14 September 2022


Minister for Health launches free contraception scheme for women aged 17–25

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08 September 2022


Irish Govt should consider Floating Storage Regasification Units to enable LNG be imported into the country - MEP Kelleher

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07 September 2022


O’Sullivan demands awareness campaign on avian influenza

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01 September 2022


Report of alleged assault on referee highlights need for clampdown on abuse in sport - Senator Shane Cassells

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31 August 2022


Mayo TD Dara Calleary Appointed as Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

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18 August 2022


Increased resources needed for school transport this year - Senator Fiona O’Loughlin

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18 August 2022


Russian cyberattacks on Estonia highlight importance of upgrading Ireland’s cyberdefences - Malcolm Byrne

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16 August 2022


Lahart renews call for a dedicated Garda transport unit following assault on Dublin Bus

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05 August 2022


New court orders will finally protect victims from stalking behaviour - Senator Lisa Chambers

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29 July 2022


Pathway to 51% reduction in economy-wide emissions agreed

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29 July 2022


Minister O’Brien welcomes the report of the working group examining defects in purpose-built apartments and duplexes constructed between 1991 and 2013

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29 July 2022


Minister Troy welcomes Ireland’s strong performance in European digitalization rankings

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29 July 2022


Minister Donnelly announces Government approval of the heads of bill to legislate for termination of pregnancy safe access zones

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29 July 2022


Minister McGrath publishes Mid-Year Expenditure Report 2022

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29 July 2022


Sport Ireland launches €2,000,000 ‘Sport for All’ Disability Supports Club Fund as part of this year's NGB Dormant Accounts Fund

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25 July 2022


Statement by the Taoiseach on the death of Lord David Trimble

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22 July 2022


Minister McGrath publishes the Prospects 2022 report

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22 July 2022


Minister Donnelly publishes Sláintecare Integration Fund End of Programme Report

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22 July 2022


An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, Funeral of Bobby Aylward, 18th July 2022

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22 July 2022


Minister Foley welcomes opening of the consultation phase on the draft SPHE curriculum (including Relationships and Sexuality Education) for Junior Cycle

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14 July 2022


Taoiseach and Uachtarán Fhianna Fáil Micheál Martin TD expresses his deep condolences on the passing of former Fianna Fáil TD, Bobby Aylward

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14 July 2022


Anti-social behaviour on public transport services across Dublin must be addressed - Devlin

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14 July 2022


MEP Kelleher seeks study into how banking rules affect financing of agriculture sector

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14 July 2022


New €50m Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund to Refurbish Vacant properties, Increase Home Ownership and Revitalise Communities

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14 July 2022


Level 7 accreditation an important step in professionalising SNA’s - Senator Fiona O’Loughlin

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14 July 2022


Minister McGrath publishes the Build 2022 Report

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14 July 2022


Small horse breeders should be supported under the Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Schemes (TAMS) - Senator Paul Daly

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14 July 2022


Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee has welcomed the General Scheme of a bill to facilitate the introduction of Safe Access Zones

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14 July 2022


Aindrias Moynihan: Increase in Defence Forces funding important step in right direction

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14 July 2022


Minister Donnelly announces significant increase in the number of medicine places in Irish medical schools over the next five years

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14 July 2022


Fianna Fáil Women's Health Policy Launch: Reaching for Equality

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14 July 2022


Taoiseach Micheál Martin on passing of District Court Judge and former TD Seamus Hughes

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08 July 2022


MEP Kelleher asks whether profit margins at Electric Ireland are being maintained despite price hikes

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08 July 2022


International surrogacy report creates a legal framework to recognise families created through surrogacy

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08 July 2022


Gamechanger First Home Scheme can make homeownership a reality for first-time buyers – Minister Anne Rabbitte

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08 July 2022


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

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08 July 2022


Low-Cost COVID-19 Loan Scheme launched to help Businesses - Senator Pat Casey

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08 July 2022


Minister for Mental Health & Older People announces the extension of the Temporary Assistance Payments Scheme

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08 July 2022


Minister Donnelly welcomes significant developments in Women’s Health at the launch of the National Women and Infants Health Programmes Annual Report 2021

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08 July 2022


Ministers Foley and McGrath announce initiatives to assist families with Back to School Costs

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08 July 2022


Brendan Smith: Summer Economic Statement part of greater strategy to ease financial pressures people are experiencing

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08 July 2022


Government approves over €70m for Shared Island investments

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07 July 2022


We must ensure that no child goes hungry during the summer months - Murnane O'Connor

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07 July 2022


Speech by Taoiseach Micheál Martin in Kyiv 6th July 2022

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05 July 2022


O’Sullivan drafts Bill to create national strategy for turning organic waste into biogas energy resource

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05 July 2022


Devlin calls for a national programme to test for the presence of polio in wastewater

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04 July 2022


Taoiseach expresses condolences on the death of Cllr James Tobin

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01 July 2022


Senator O’Loughlin calls for the publication of the Action Plan for the Disability Capacity Review to be expedited

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01 July 2022


Sinn Féin cannot abstain on fighting gangland crime - Paul McAuliffe TD

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01 July 2022


McGuinness welcomes major reforms of CE, Tus and Rural Social scheme

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01 July 2022


Minister O’Brien welcomes changes to student grant scheme

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01 July 2022


Minister Foley announces legislation to ensure sufficient provision of placements for children with special educational needs

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01 July 2022


Minister O’Brien welcomes proposals on maternity leave and supports for Councillors

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01 July 2022


Niamh Smyth TD and Senator Shane Cassells welcome publication of the report on the ‘The Elimination of any and all abuse directed toward referee, officials and players in sport’

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01 July 2022


Taoiseach and Uachtarán Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin TD has expressed his sincere condolences to the family of Limerick Fianna Fáil Councillor, Jerry O'Dea

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28 June 2022


Minister Donnelly Announces Government Approval to Publish the Health (Exemptions from Charges for Acute In-Patient Services) Bill 2022

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28 June 2022


Opening address by Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD Shared Island Dialogue

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24 June 2022


Moynihan questions current petrol price disparity by comparing historic oil barrel costs

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24 June 2022


Minister Troy welcomes successful passage of Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022 through Houses of the Oireachtas

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24 June 2022


John McGuinness welcomes sod turning on new €200m Glanbia cheese facility in Kilkenny

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24 June 2022


Minister of State Browne announces funding allocations for Youth Diversion Projects for 2022

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24 June 2022


Minister McGrath's Speech at the National Economic Dialogue, 2022

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24 June 2022


Speech by Taoiseach Micheál Martin T.D. at the National Economic Dialogue

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24 June 2022


McConalogue announces name for €1.5bn agri-environment scheme

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24 June 2022


Brendan Smith urges public to voice opinion on Parental Alienation

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23 June 2022


Ó'Cuív welcomes offshore wind energy plans at Ros a’ Mhíl which could create 900 jobs

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23 June 2022


Radical reform needed to protect women in Ireland from the threat and fear of violence - O'Callaghan

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21 June 2022


Dublin must remain competitive as tourism destination - Devlin

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17 June 2022


Taoiseach Micheál Martin welcomes recommendation by the European Commission that Ukraine be granted Candidate Status

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17 June 2022


Minister Troy Welcomes Next Stage of New European Digital Innovation Hubs

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17 June 2022


MEP Kelleher welcomes proposal to exempt rooftop solar panels on homes from planning requirements

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17 June 2022


Brendan Smith urges public to voice opinion on Parental Alienation

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17 June 2022


Minister McConalogue announces €300,000 funding for Agri-Food Tourism projects

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17 June 2022


Speech by the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D., at the launch of the Wild Work Co-ordination Project

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17 June 2022


Minister McGrath announces next phase in Review of Freedom of Information Act

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17 June 2022


Minister Troy welcomes milestone on path to adoption new EU online safety rules

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17 June 2022


Minister McConalogue launches €56 million Fodder Support Scheme

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17 June 2022


Malcolm Byrne: Urgent debate needed on future of local and national media

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17 June 2022


Statement from Taoiseach Micheál Martin on passing of Councillor Noel Collins

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15 June 2022


Taxi shortage in Dublin city centre leading to concerns over safety - McAuliffe

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15 June 2022


Dublin 7 Fruit & Vegetable Market must be re-opened without delay - Fitzpatrick

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15 June 2022


Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, National Civil War Conference, UCC

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10 June 2022


Minister McConalogue launches the Animal Welfare Grant Programme for Registered Animal Charities for 2022

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10 June 2022


Minister McGrath confirms commencement of formal pay negotiations with Public Service Unions and Association

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10 June 2022


Kelleher urges EU Commission to investigate Irish forestry industry

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10 June 2022


Minister Donnelly publishes the General Scheme of the Health (Exemption for Children from Public In-Patient Charges) Bill 2022

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09 June 2022


Twitter must publish data on bots, fake accounts and harmful content - Malcolm Byrne

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09 June 2022


Keynote by the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D., at Ireland’s second National Biodiversity Conference

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08 June 2022


Speech by the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD; Plenary of the European Parliament

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08 June 2022


Cowen welcomes planning approval of Banagher beef processing plant

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03 June 2022


Minister McGrath’s Speech at the Irish Tax Institute Annual Dinner

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03 June 2022


Taoiseach Micheál Martin opening address at ALDE Congress

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26 May 2022


Minister Collins announces over 10,500 free or heavily subsidised courses for unemployed, self-employed or returners to work

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26 May 2022


Minister Foley invites views on the Action Plan on Bullying

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26 May 2022


Aindrias Moynihan: Action underway to streamline verification process for certain first-time passport applications

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26 May 2022


Minister Donnelly announces the HSEs Capital Plan for 2022

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26 May 2022


Ministers McConalogue announces €3m Investment Scheme for the Seed Potato Sector

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26 May 2022


Minister Michael McGrath visits New York and Washington for series of engagements

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26 May 2022


Minister McConalogue confirms that 128,360 BPS applications submitted by deadline

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26 May 2022


Aindrias Moynihan: unacceptable passport delays causing stress for people planning to travel

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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