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# Simon Harris

Free school books to be extended to Leaving Cert, as Harris says budget to target education costs
Teenager involved in Dáil protest over autism services to meet with Taoiseach Simon Harris later
'Toxicity' of Ryanair targeting Eamon Ryan needs to be called out, Taoiseach says
Children due to go on holidays being used as 'pawns' in Aer Lingus dispute, Taoiseach claims
19th June 2024
Taoiseach marks completion of €20 million cross-border Ulster Canal restoration project
This week
16th June 2024 - 20th June 2024
Informal EU leaders' summit ends without agreement on top jobs
Harris and Biden discuss need for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza in first phone call
Israel to ‘strengthen’ settlements in West Bank due to countries like Ireland recognising Palestine
Taoiseach Simon Harris to visit Brussels as EU leaders meet informally to discuss top jobs
Summit calls for the 'territorial integrity' of Ukraine to be the basis of any peace agreement
Taoiseach calls on leaders to 'shout' about war crimes against Ukrainian children abducted into Russia
Last week
9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
Taoiseach Simon Harris among world leaders attending Swiss resort for Ukraine peace summit
Criticism over controversial guillotine on planning bill, as Harris wants to 'get the job done'
'You can't erect a tent wherever you want' - Taoiseach responds to 'cruelty' accusations
Taoiseach says local elections an 'unmitigated disaster' for Sinn Féin and rules out early election
This month
June 2024
Varadkar says Mayo incident with Harris 'unpleasant' but believes security for politicians 'about right'
Gardaí investigating protests that targeted Simon Harris while canvassing in Co Mayo
EU sanctions for Israel? A 'non-starter' for now says one expert
Taoiseach among European leaders urging all parties to consider Gaza ceasefire plan
Last month
May 2024
Taoiseach keeping 'an open mind' about outsourcing asylum processing to non-EU countries
Gardaí are set to begin using body cams from today - here's how the system will work
Justice Minister Helen McEntee called it a ‘significant day’ for the force.
'Europe could be doing a hell of a lot more' on Gaza, says Taoiseach
Govt to expedite legal change to stop student accommodation providers mandating 51-week leases
Emergency medicine doctors to crew helicopter response service alongside paramedics in new trial
Taoiseach to meet Irish flying doctors who have raised concerns over ambulance service
Taoiseach indicates asylum seeker tents to be cleared from Dublin's Grand Canal this week
Simon Harris calls claim by Dana Erlich about investment in the Irish IT sector 'a distraction'
Harris wants taxation and planning related to the bulk buying of homes to be reviewed
Taoiseach: ‘Parading ambassadors in front of TV cameras in Israel was unacceptable’
Simon Harris TD
Harris 'will not tolerate' misrepresentation of Irish people after Israeli 'Hamas thanks you' comment
Harris was asked to respond to the comments by CNN host Christiane Amanpour this evening.
Harris confirms he has received 'recent' legal advice on Occupied Territories Bill
Palestinian flag to be flown at Leinster House next Tuesday
Major housing report criticises government for 'ineffective decision-making and risk aversion'
Israeli ambassador at Irish famine event sparks criticism as govt pledges to maintain 'pressure'
Dublin and Monaghan bombings: Answers sought from UK over 'unacceptable' justice failure
Taoiseach Simon Harris says he won’t 'allow' attacks on politicians to change his behaviour
Government to review research on impact of sick pay before making decision on future increases
Welfare cuts impacting Ukrainian mothers and elderly done under Govt's guise of 'equality'
Rent Pressure Zone caps extended until December 2025
Taoiseach says plans to cut social welfare rates of some Ukrainian refugees is 'sensible'
It will not apply to Ukrainians living in pledged accommodation.
12-week lead-in time for streamlining of Ukrainian social welfare payments.
Review of benefits for international protection applicants to be completed within six weeks.