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Department drive to make Ireland’s nightlife inclusive for people with disabilities

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, today announced the launch of a new Night-Time Economy accessibility survey. This is in support of Action 7 in the Report of the Night-Time Economy Taskforce which highlighted...

Italian Atalanta win the Europa League Final 2024 in Dublin

Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Thomas Byrne TD, Minister of State for Sport, Physical Education and the Gaeltacht, have taken the opportunity to welcome the teams and supporters of Bayer 04 Leverkusen of...

Government announce €145,220.00 for 99 projects in County Galway under Local Enhancement Programme

Ministers announce successful projects under Local Enhancement Programme 2024 Small grants to benefit community groups across Galway Supporting community groups a key focus of ‘Our Rural Future’ Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and...

Minister Rabbitte secures Government funding of €6.89 million to accelerate an Assessment of Need (AON) waiting list initiative

Minister of State for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte, has today welcomed a Government decision to finance an Assessment of Need (AON) waiting list initiative, commencing in the coming days, through the procurement of private assessments for long waiting families. The...

Government agrees measures to support SMEs

The government has agreed a range of measures with the aim of reducing costs for small and medium sized businesses, brought forward by Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Peter Burke.   Key measures include: reopening the Increased Cost of Business...

Office of Public Works & Other Voices Announces Livestreaming of Music Series “Anam” from prestigious Portumna Castle

The second of four livestreaming events of the music series “Anam” from OPW Heritage sites has taken place. This event was livestreamed from the historic Portumna Castle and features talented artists such as Moncrieff, Oisín Leech & EFÉ. Across four episodes,...

Additional €1.5 million to re-open Organic processing Investment Grant Scheme

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett, today announced the reopening of the Organic Processing Investment Grant Scheme (OPIG). This tranche of the scheme has a budget of €1.5 million to support investments in...

New funding for the Seeking Safety Ireland programme

Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler has announced new funding for Seeking Safety Ireland. This programme previously received pilot funding through the Women’s Health Fund, and the announcement of permanent funding today ensures that this programme...

Ireland, Belgium and the UK increase their cooperation on interconnection and renewables

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, along with his Belgian and UK counterparts, Minister Tinne van der Straeten and Andrew Bowie, have signed a Joint Statement in Bruges, Belgium, which paves the way for greater cooperation on...

New regulations for e-scooters and e-bikes came into force on 20th May 2024

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D. and Minister of State Jack Chambers T.D. welcome the commencement of new regulations under the Road Traffic and Roads Act 2023 for e-scooters and e-bikes/e-mopeds into Irish legislation. From 20th May, regulations that set out...

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