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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.

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Public Consultation on the Autism Innovation Strategy

Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, has launched a public consultation to inform the design and development of the Autism Innovation Strategy. The Autism Innovation Strategy will identify key areas where individuals with autism...

Heres how you can help Ukraine in a practical way.

Editor's note: The situation in Ukraine is actively evolving, as are the needs of citizens in the country and neighbouring regions. We will be keeping this list up to date with the evolving ways you can help in the coming days and weeks. The world was brought to a...

State Examinations Commission – Press Release – Leaving Certificate Examination Results Date – 2022

The State Examinations Commission (SEC), intends to issue the 2022 Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied examination results to candidates on Friday 2 September.   Details of the arrangements for the 2022 certificate examinations were announced on 1...

€56 million Fodder Support Scheme

Following on from the package of measures announced in recent months to provide support to Irish farmers, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D., today launched a €56 million Fodder Support Scheme. Launching the measure, Minister...

Government Announces New Funding to Help Businesses Move Away from Fossil Fuel

€55m to help businesses plan for sustainable future - Up to €1m available to manufacturing businesses   The government have announced a new €55m ‘Green Transition’ fund to help businesses move away from fossil fuels and towards more sustainable, cheaper...

€300,000 funding for Agri-Food Tourism projects

The government has announced close on €300,000 in funding to 19 local agri-food tourism projects. The funding is made available under the 2022 Rural Innovation and Development Fund through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Minister McConalogue at the...

MD World Competitiveness Rankings 2022

This year’s IMD report ranks Ireland as the 3rd most competitive country in the Euro area and the 11th most competitive economy in the world (out of 63 economies), an improvement from 13th position last year. The IMD Competitiveness Yearbook assesses and ranks 63...

Minister O’Gorman and Tusla launch the second year of the Education and Training Bursary Scheme for Care Experienced Young People (2022- 2023) Wednesday 15 June

Minister Roderic O’Gorman, and Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, have today launched the second year of a bursary scheme, which provides funding for the educational and career development of young people who were previously in the care of Tusla. The bursary scheme,...

Ireland’s EU Child Guarantee National Action Plan

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today published Ireland’s National Action Plan for the EU Child Guarantee. In 2019, the European Commission announced the creation of a European Child Guarantee with a view to...

Minister of State with Responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte has launched an open call for Expressions of Interest to join the Autism Innovation Strategy Oversight and Advisory Group.

Group will oversee the implementation of the Autism Innovation Strategy This announcement follows the launch of an initial public consultation on the Autism Innovation Strategy, which took place from 29 April 2022 to 30 May 2022. The Oversight and Advisory Group’s...

Age & Opportunity announces grants of €514,120 to promote physical activity in older people

Age & Opportunity announces grants of €514,120 to promote physical activity in older people • Grants awarded to clubs nationwide in the promotion of physical activity in older people • Almost €7 million awarded to date by the National Grant Scheme • 995 grants...

Minister Rabbitte welcomes new policies to support autistic students and students with an intellectual disability access third level – €12 million ring-fenced until 202

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today announced new initiatives to support autistic students and those with an intellectual disability access third level education. The proposals, which will form part of...

A Fearless Voice for East Galway

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