The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the Minister of State with responsibility for Sport, Brendan Griffin, TD, today announced the establishment of an Expert Group.

The Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have confirmed that the Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing (CVRT) network will reopen from 18 May 2020 for vehicles with a test due date prior to 28 March 2020 (before the 3-month extension to commercial vehicle certificates of roadworthiness came into effect).

Minister Madigan confirms Ireland Performs scheme extended with additional €20,000 to run daily events until Sunday 24th May to reach a total of 120 events

In the lead in to the first phase (May 18th) of the Government ‘Roadmap for reopening society and business’ the Coast Guard has thanked the public for their cooperation in observing the travel and social distancing guidelines as they impact on maritime and coastal activities.

This afternoon (Friday), the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, met with other euro area Finance Ministers, via videoconference, in their capacity as Members of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Board of Governors.

Update from the National Public Health Emergency Team

Today the CSO published its latest Goods Exports and Imports release which shows that in March 2020 the highest ever level of monthly goods exports from Ireland was recorded.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., announced today the commencement of balancing payments under Year 3 of the Sheep Welfare Scheme.

Update from the National Public Health Emergency Team

Increase in stock through build, acquisition, lease programmes