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Ladies and Gentlemen. A dhaoine uaisle. Today is a very significant day for everyone on the island of Ireland, for our neighbouring island, and for all of our fellow members of the...

An Taoiseach launches Creative Youth - A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with President of the European Council, Donald Tusk at Government buildings today.

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has today announced the appointment of the Tánaiste and two members of Government.

This morning, Frances Fitzgerald came to me to offer her resignation as Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. She is doing so to avoid an unnecessary and early General Election that could have left the country without a functioning government and Oireachtas for several months at a crucial time for Ireland.

The Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.2 million social welfare recipients this week (commencing Monday 27th November), with payments totalling €219 million being made to pensioners, people with disabilities, carers, lone parents, long-term unemployed people and many other recipients.

Health Minister, Simon Harris and Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne, have today welcomed the publication of the 2016 Annual Report on the Tobacco Free IrelandAction Plan. Tobacco Free Ireland was launched under the Healthy Ireland framework in 2013 and sets a target for Ireland to be tobacco free (that is, with a smoking prevalence rate of less than 5%) by the year 2025.

"As Minister I am committed to honouring the commitments of then Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the Magdalen women in 2013 and the scheme introduced for women who were admitted to and worked in the 12 named institutions."

The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, has announced the provision of a humanitarian flooding scheme to provide emergency assistance for small businesses (up to 20 employees), sports clubs and community organisations unable to secure flood insurance, which have been affected by flooding over the last twenty four hours.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will take part in the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies which take place today in Enniskillen...

 

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