# Simon Harris

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Harris says next election result is not inevitable as poll shows SF 15 points clear of FF, FG
Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence
Campaign to raise awareness around spiking to be launched, says minister
There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes
Uncertain future of Dublin's Science Gallery to be discussed next week
New technological university announced for the north west
New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence
Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses
Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy
Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour
TD Matt Carthy claims a junior Fine Gael minister operated a 'sting operation' to uncover the leaker
Minister Simon Harris says Carthy's claims are untrue
Harris says he will 'consider very strongly" reporting the Carthy to the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges
Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester
Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses
Simon Harris says the pandemic has been particularly hard for college students - but next year will be different
Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters
Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien brought a memo to Cabinet today that will restrict upfront payment demands made by landlords, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
The new rules, which will be in place before the next academic year, will ensure that students only have to pay one months' rent at a time.
Cabinet has also extended the current Covid-19 protections for renters until January 2022.
Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university
Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices
Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister
Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister
Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply
CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak
Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen
Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees
Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west
Simon Harris warns universities over sexual harassment cases as he speaks of increased funding
Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine
Bullying and harassment survey to be carried out at higher education institutions
Simon Harris awarded by Trinity College Law Society for role in response to Covid-19
Government to take 'decisive action' tomorrow, says Harris
Harris says tradespeople such as plumbers and electricians can work in your home despite new restrictions
Scheme offering employers €3,000 to take on apprentices extended into next year