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Supporting mental health services, alcohol and drug use in Ireland

Here, we find out how Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD is helping to support mental health services, as well as alcohol and drug use issues in Ireland.
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Irish bogs could be transformed into medical cannabis farms

The Minister for Health continues to tackle the issue of access to medical cannabis, unemployment and sustainable energy via the idea of peat bogs as medical cannabis farms.
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Ireland: A world leader in research and innovation

John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development charts the research and innovation landscape in Ireland today.
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Time scale for saving Dublin based property deposit revealed

It will currently take over two decades for Dublin based home buyers to put a property deposit down, according to brand new research.
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The priorities for education and training in the Irish state

Open Access Government explores the priorities for education and training in the Irish state, following the appointment of Joe McHugh TD as the Minister for Education and Skills, replacing Richard Bruton TD in the role during October 2018
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The key challenges around asthma in Ireland

In this interview, Sarah O’Connor, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland charts today’s key challenges around asthma in Ireland and beyond
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The UK has 48 hours to agree to a potential Brexit deal so talks...

Michel Barnier has told EU member states that the UK has 48 hours to agree to a potential Brexit deal in order for negotiations to continue
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Theresa May holds in-cabinet talks on looming Brexit ‘divorce’ bill

Theresa May is due to hold in-cabinet talks on the state of Brexit negotiations with the EU as the 'divorce bill' halts progress

Climate research gains €8.2m EPA funding

The Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland has made available some €8.2m available for climate research
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Judges rule long-term partner can claim public sector pension

A Northern Ireland woman has won a Supreme Court legal battle that is likely to improve the rights of unmarried couples over their public sector pension Denise Brewster was refused payments from her long-term partner’s occupational pension when he died suddenly in 2009. Arguing that the case constituted ‘serious discrimination’,...
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UCD and Origin unveil €17.6m crop science research partnership

A new €17.6m precision agriculture and crop science research partnership has been established between UCD and Origin, supported by Science Foundation Ireland The agri-services group Origin Enterprises and University College Dublin (UCD) have unveiled a dedicated digital, precision agriculture and crop science research partnership. A €17.6m investment co-funded by Origin and...
Northern Ireland Executive passes 2015-16 budget

Northern Ireland Executive passes 2015-16 budget

The Northern Ireland Executive has passed its 2015-16 budget, which includes an extra £150m funding. Due to increased funding set out in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, around £60m of the extra funding will be plugged into frontline education services. The news came following the announcement that the Northern Ireland Executive has...

Investing in sustainable transport in Ireland

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport in the Republic of Ireland, Paschal Donohoe explains how investment in transport is essential to the economy. A well-functioning transport system is essential to a well-functioning economy. If we fail to invest in, and facilitate, efficient transport, we impose a range of costs...

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