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Programme For Government

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

Making Gender Equality and Diversity a Strategic Value: Practical Steps for Organisations

Diversity and equality seems to be on everyone's lips these days. Despite the clear research and the pervasive headlines, however, the pace of progress around the world continues to be discouraging. With such clear rewards for gender diversity, why has the needle been...

National Tree Week 2023 – 19th March   – 26th March 2023

National Tree Week 2023 will take place this year from 19th March   - 26th March 2023. The Tree Council of Ireland and Coillte are partnering for National Tree Week and this year’s theme is? Biodiversity begins with Trees In conjunction with the Tree Council of...

Government launches updated Where Your Money Goes Website

The Minister for Public Expenditure NDP Delivery and Reform, today, Tuesday 28th February launched the updated Where Your Money Goes website. The website is aimed at promoting a greater awareness and better understanding of how and where Government spends public...

Record Employment Levels in Companies Supported by EI, IDA & Údarás na Gaeltachta

 Over 529,144 jobs in client companies of Government agencies in 2022, 7.3% increase on 2021  Growth recorded in every region, 51% of jobs outside of Dublin The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney T.D. has published two surveys on the Irish...

Significant increase in judicial resources to improve access to justice announced by Minister Harris

                                                                                                   -          Minister for Justice secures government approval for 24 additional judges to be appointed in 2023 -          Report recommends a second phase of 20 judges in...

Government welcomes agreement to establish National Science Advice Forum and to appoint a Government Science Advisor

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has welcomed Government approval to appoint a Government Science Advisor and to establish a National Science Advice Forum. The Government Science Advisor will chair the...

Government announce funding to support over 130 community and voluntary groups with their energy bills 

 Scheme to remain open until March 24th and to be expanded to include HSE-funded Section 39 organisations Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State, Joe O’Brien TD, have today (24th February 2023) announced funding to...

New Measures to tackle pollution, biodiversity loss and climate impacts on Ireland’s Seas 

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD and the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD, have today announced a programme of measures designed to target the pressures on Ireland’s marine environment....

Seachtain na Gaeilge Message from President Michael D. Higgins

1 March 2023  May I take the opportunity to wish all the organisers of Seachtain na Gaeilge the very best as we begin this wonderful and important annual celebration of our native language and culture.   Since it was first established in 1902, the festival has grown...

Our Rural Future: Government announces €2.4 million to develop 70 new walking trails

  Major expansion of ‘Walks Scheme’ to boost outdoor recreation and rural tourism Number of trails to increase from 80 to 150 over next two years Department to work with over 2,500 farmers to open up the countrywide to walkers, hikers, cyclists and tourists Minister...

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