The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Thursday) confirmed that a change to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) will be made to accommodate the salaries of those who have returned to work after a period of maternity or adoptive leave and who may not have been on the payroll of their employer on the 29th February, or been paid in either January or February 2020; requirements for qualification for the scheme...

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, today announced a number of developments to assist childcare providers and parents plan for the reopening of services on June 29.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar joined world leaders, including Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, to discuss financial steps to support developing countries through the Covid-19 crisis and into recovery, ensuring the pandemic does not de-rail efforts to secure the world’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Update from the National Public Health Emergency Team

From Thursday 28 May, passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas will be required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form...

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has welcomed the broad thrust of the publication today by the European Commission of the €1.85 trillion Covid19 recovery package, the ‘Next Generation EU’...

All Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students should register now on

Following the publication of the Guidance for Schools on the Calculated Grades model for Leaving Certificate 2020, the Department of Education and Skills has engaged with both the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) and the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) regarding clarifications sought by their members.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar spoke by phone this afternoon with European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen.

Good evening. I want to talk to you again about the Coronavirus. I can confirm that it is safe to proceed with Phase 1 of our plan to ease the COVID-19 restrictions on Monday.