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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

TidyTowns funding closing date extended [€1 million funding]

Tuesday, 02 March 2021  The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., has announced an extension to the closing date for applications under the €1 million top-up fund for TidyTowns groups. The closing date has been extended until Friday,...

Minister Rabbitte welcomes allocation of €200,000 to The Walks in Loughrea

Press Release: 4th March 2021  Minister of State and Fianna Fáil TD, Anne Rabbitte, has welcomed the announcement that €200,000 has been allocated for upgrade works along The Walks in Loughrea. The project is one of 38 projects being funded under Measure 2 of the...

Galway Healthcare Worker vaccination programme now up and running at the Racecourse in Ballybrit

March 2nd 2021 Healthcare staff across Galway are now being vaccinated in the newly established Vaccination Centre in the racecourse in Ballybrit. Healthcare staff from Galway University Hospitals, Community Healthcare West and staff from agencies funded by the HSE...

Minister O’Gorman welcomes re-appointment of Dr Niall Muldoon as Ombudsman for Children

Wednesday 17th February 2021  Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, today welcomed the re-appointment by the President of Dr Niall Muldoon as Ombudsman for Children for a second six year term with effect from 17...

Marts ICT Infrastructure Scheme 2021

Press Release 1 March 2021  The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced funding to livestock marts for ICT infrastructure.  Livestock marts can apply to the Department for a grant of a maximum of €5,000 to cover 50% of...

2021 Basic Payment Scheme Opens for Applications

Press Release 18 February 2021  The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today advised farmers that the application process for the 2021 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Scheme has now opened. Over the coming days, farmers will be receiving a BPS...

8 week campaign to help educate students and staff to deal with disclosures of sexual harassment and violence

1 March 2021 Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today (Monday) launched an eight week social media campaign aimed at helping education students and staff in higher education institutions manage disclosures...

€300,000 in funding for Travellers in Higher Education

1 March 2021  Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today (Monday) announced the roll-out of €300,000 in funding to support students from the Traveller community. The funding is aimed at Traveller progression...

COVID-19 Impact Support

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) is pleased to announce that the application process for COVID-19 Impact Support will begin on Monday 1 March 2021 This funding will be available throughout 2021 for eligible ELC and SAC...

Organic Farming Scheme reopens for new applications to farmers

Press Release 1 March 2021 The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett today announced the reopening of the Organic Farming Scheme for new applications from farmers. The reopening, is expected to result in an...

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