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My Bills

Once a Bill has been passed by the Dáil and Seanad, the President signs it into law. It becomes an Act and is added to the Statute Book.

Making new laws is one of the main tasks of the Oireachtas. A draft of a proposed new law is called a Bill. Once a Bill is signed into law by the President, it becomes an Act and is added to the Statute Book. The Oireachtas passes approximately 40 Acts each year.

A Closer Look At My Work

Minister of State for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte, has announced €23m in capital funding has been allocated for disability capital projects in 2024.

Children’s services, Day services and Respite facilities to receive investment First ever Disability Strategic Capital Plan to be developed Minister of State for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte, has announced €23m in capital funding has been allocated for disability...

Ministers Roderic O’ Gorman and Anne Rabbitte host pre-Estimates forum for disability services

The event brought together a wide variety of stakeholders to discuss priorities for the upcoming Budget and was the first in what will be an annual event held by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Today (18 July), Minister for...

Community Centres Investment Fund 2024 – Refurbishment Grant

This capital fund of €20 million will provide funding for the improvement and refurbishment of existing community centres in both urban and rural areas. Funding will be available under 2 Categories, with grants of between €10,000 and €100,000 available: Category...

Rabbitte disappointed to learn company cancel proposed public meeting over Portumna power plant

Minister for Disability and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has said she's disappointed to learn of the cancellation of a proposed public engagement by the company behind the Portumna power plant. Following a number of public meetings held in the...

Minister Rabbitte calls for GAA & RTÉ to review operation of GAAGO

Minister for Disability and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has called on the GAA and RTÉ to review the operation of their streaming service, GAAGO. The comments come following the weekend’s GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter Final between Galway...

Limerick athletes sign new partnership deal ahead of Paralympic Games in Paris

TWO Limerick athletes bound for the Paralympic Games in Paris have signed new partnership deals to help boost their preparations for the August-September event. Uber announced details of the new initiative at an event, at the Uber’s Centre of Excellence in Limerick,...

Minister Rabbitte welcomes increased investment in residential services as part of National Ability Supports System report launch

The Minister of State for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, has launched the National Ability Supports System (NASS) report for 2023. The report, which tracks current use, and future need, for specialist disability services, shows the scale of specialist provision, with...

Minister Rabbitte airs concerns over proposed development at Coolpowra Power Station in Portumna

Minister for Disability and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has voiced her concerns over proposed developments at the Oldstreet Power Station in the Coolpowra area of Gortanumera, Portumna. An initial application related to this site was lodged in July...

The government have announced €696m in 2025 Local Property Tax (LPT) allocations to Local Authorities

The government have announced €696m in 2025 Local Property Tax (LPT) allocations to Local Authorities to carry out the integral role they play in the delivery of services to our citizens, and the increasing demands being placed on them. Every local authority receives...

Minister Rabbitte walks the talk – Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge 2024

The Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge returned on Sunday, 26 May 2024 to Geneva, Switzerland to provide a healthy kickstart to the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly. WHO joined with the UN family, Member States, athletes, local sports clubs health partners...

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