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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 Rabbitte confirms alternative service possible on Gort-Galway bus route 

 14th June 2021  Minister for Disabilities and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has received confirmation from the National Transport Authority (NTA) that private bus companies can operate on the Gort - Galway bus route. Following Bus Éireann’s decision...

Funding Approved for Youth Climate Justice Projects

Saturday 5th June 2021 The Youth Climate Justice Fund supports youth-led action on climate justice at community, regional and national level Minister Roderic O’Gorman awards funding to 14 projects proposed by 23 youth organisations Minister for Children, Equality,...

Minister Rabbitte welcomes further measures to support participants of CE and Tús Schemes 

Friday 11th June, 2021 Extension of contracts until end October 2021 to benefit over 11,000 participants  Participants will be facilitated in exiting schemes on phased basis  Minister for Disabilities and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has today...

Details of Statutory Sick Pay Scheme Announced – All workers to get 10 days paid sick leave phased in between now and 2025

09 June 2021  All workers to get 10 days paid sick leave phased in between now and 2025 The Government’s statutory sick pay scheme will be phased in over a four-year period, starting with three days per year in 2022, rising to five days payable in 2023 and seven days...

FAQ for Leaving Certificate 2021

3 June 2021 What date will the CAO Round 1 offers be delivered? On results day, which is expected to be Friday 3 September, in any subject where a candidate sits the examination and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be credited with the better of the two...

Cambus Medical/Freudenberg Medical Europe to create 40 highly skilled jobs in a €2m expansion in the Galway Gaeltacht

2nd June 2021  Údarás na Gaeltachta welcomes the announcement by Cambus Medical/Freudenberg Medical that 40+ new highly skilled jobs are to be created as part of a €1.9m expansion work at its facility in An Spidéal in the Conamara Gaeltacht. This significant expansion...

Major education programme totalling €66.5 million in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021

1 June, 2021Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has welcomed the inclusion of a major investment programme for the Department of Education in the Government’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) for approval of the European Council.The NextGeneration EU...

Music and Entertainment Business Assistance Scheme (MEBAS)

27 May 2021 The Music and Entertainment Business Assistance Scheme (MEBAS) which will open for applications at 1pm on 9 June 2021. A fund of €14 million is available for the new scheme which will make a contribution to costs in businesses in the live entertainment...

Leaving Certificate results to issue on 3 September 2021

2 June, 2021 Minister for Education Norma Foley TD announced that Leaving Certificate results for 2021 are expected to issue directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal on Friday 3 September. In any subject where a candidate sits the examination...

Ongoing Disruption to Hospital Services at Galway University Hospitals

28 May 2021  Hospital services across the West and North West will face ongoing service disruptions into next week as a result of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems. Work is ongoing to get priority systems back including radiology, diagnostic and patient...

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