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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

National Suicide Reduction Strategy extended to 2024

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD and the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD have announced the extension of Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide, Connecting for Life, to 2024.  Since 2015, Connecting for Life has...

Government Announces Payments of €46 million under the new Beef Finisher Payment

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D., today confirmed that payments of €46.6 million to 27,200 farmers under the 2020 Beef Finisher Payment (BFP) have commenced. The Minister commented: This support provides a valuable income...

Click Green, Buy Nearby Campaign

November 25th, 2020 Online shoppers urged to ‘Click Green, Buy Nearby’ this festive season to support businesses in Ireland.  With €4.65 billion expected to be spent by Irish shoppers during the festive period, buying nearby will make a huge impact locally Digital...

€4.7 million to support domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV) services across the country in 2021.

 Press Release | 20th November 2020 The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., is delighted to announce that Tusla will allocate additional funding of €4.7 million to support domestic, sexual, and gender-based...

Government reconvenes advisory group to assist in planning for 2021 state examinations

Press Release  | 25 November, 2020 Government reconvenes advisory group to assist in planning for 2021 state examinations An advisory group of key stakeholders, which advised the Minister for Education on altered arrangements for the 2020 state examinations, was today...

Minister €700,000 LGBTI+ Community Services Fund 2020

Press Release | Tuesday 24th November 2020 The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, today announced the 29 projects around the country that will receive funding under the 2020 LGBTI+ Communities Integration Fund. A...

Galway County Council needs to clarify Athenry Lidl Planning Decision

Minister of State and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has called for Galway County Council to clarify the decision to refuse planning for permission for a new Lidl store in Athenry.  The comments come following an announcement on Thursday that Galway...

New Diaspora Strategy for the Period 2020 – 2025

The Government has approved a new Diaspora Strategy for the period 2020-2025.  The Strategy sets out what the Government will do over the next five years to support and engage with our diaspora communities around the world. It takes a broad and inclusive definition of...

50 million once off Covid payment for Third Level Students

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins TD have today (Thursday, November 19th) announced a €50 million once-off Covid payment scheme for third...

Government announces €8.24m Funding for Enterprise Centres  

Up to €150,000 awarded to local business hubs - Friday the 20th of November 2020 The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, today announced €8.24m in grants for 95 Enterprise Centres around the country under Enterprise Ireland’s...

A Fearless Voice for East Galway

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