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# Cabinet

Last week
25th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024
Changes to school transport scheme to be phased in with 'nearest school' rule to be abolished
Last month
February 2024
Prisoners convicted of minor crimes to undergo training programmes ahead of release
Garda reserve rules to be updated ahead of campaign launch to recruit 1,000 new hires
Taoiseach expects Oireachtas committee on drug use to be up and running no later than April
Plans to extend child benefit to over-18s still in education brought forward to May
'Campaign of arson' on properties linked to asylum seekers is 'unprecedented', says Tánaiste
Donnelly to tell Cabinet probability of introduction and spread of measles in Ireland is high
There have been increasing numbers of measles cases notified in Europe since the beginning of 2023.
MMR vaccine uptake in Ireland is currently below the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended target uptake.
The HSE is exploring developing a proposal for an MMR catch-up programme in Leaving Cert pupils.
It may also expand to college students.
January
January 2024
Business as usual for overseas St Patrick's Day trips as 11 govt politicians to head to US
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to meet US President Joe Biden to mark St Patrick’s Day.
Algeria and Botswana to be added to 'safe countries' list from today
New law to halt the decline of ATMS in towns and villages around the country
New flood forecasting centre now providing daily updates to local authorities
Terms of reference for judge-led tribunal into military abuse approved by Cabinet
Cabinet told 500 refugees arriving from Ukraine per week, as social welfare rates set to reduce
Last year
2023
Bank holiday penalty points hike not included in Road Traffic Bill going to Cabinet today
Leitrim businesses affected by tornado to be offered low-cost loans
Social welfare rates reduced for new Ukrainian arrivals as new reception centres to be rolled out
A subsistence payment of €38.80 per week will be provided to those in state accommodation for 90 days.
The reduced subsistence payment will be made for the 90-day period, with an additional payment of €29.80 per child per week.
Minister Roderic O'Gorman says he doesn't envisage that homelessness will rise as a result of the new changes.
New reception centres are to come online next year.
Cabinet to approve legislation that will approve and recognise surrogacy arrangements
Social welfare cuts and 90-day state accommodation limit for new Ukrainian arrivals agreed by coalition leaders
Cabinet to decide this week on social welfare and accommodation changes for Ukrainian refugees
Two rail lines proposed in All-Island Rail Review could be in line for European funding boost
Recruitment age for gardaí to rise from 35 to 50 from next month after Cabinet sign off
Cabinet to hear of plans to seek approval to open extradition negotiations with the UAE
Tánaiste says McEntee will have full backing of all Fianna Fáil TDs if no confidence vote called
'Real possibility' of asylum seeker accommodation shortfall in coming days, Cabinet told
Approval to be sought at Cabinet for continuation of two overseas peackeeping missions
Under-pressure Justice Minister announces review of the use of force for gardaí
Sliding scale of jobseekers payment approved with PRSI hikes on the cards
Raft of ambitious timelines in Irish Defence Forces change plan published by Government today
Housing Minister to seek Cabinet approval to extend Local Authority loans to derelict properties
Details of a fodder support scheme for farmers impacted by flooding to be signed off today
Time-limits on accommodation for Ukrainians will only apply to new arrivals, Tánaiste indicates
Concern that tented accommodation options for Ukrainian refugees are running out ahead of winter
Government revisits idea of cutting social welfare supports for Ukrainian refugees
Govt examining evidence that Ukrainians arriving in Ireland are coming from other EU states, says Martin
Landlords selling up will have to give tenant option to buy as delayed legislation goes to Cabinet
New legislation will allow credit unions to take part in loan syndications
Pharmacists to be allowed dispense some medicines, including the pill, without GP prescription
Shock road safety adverts of the past weren't liked — but they were effective, says Taoiseach
Eamon Ryan says he doesn't back Green TD's claim reinstating eviction ban 'akin to communism'
RTÉ seeks €34.5m in additional funding with €21m licence fee shortfall also expected, confirms minister