Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD and Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Forestry, Senator Pippa Hackett, have welcomed the European Commission’s announcement that it has granted State Aid approval to the afforestation measures under Ireland’s new Forestry Programme 2023-2027.
The European Commission (EC) issued a proposal for a Council Directive for tax procedures providing for the ‘Faster and Safer Relief of Excess Withholding Taxes (FASTER)’ initiative. The aim of the proposal is to make withholding tax (WHT) procedures in the EU more efficient and secure for investors, financial intermediaries, and local tax
The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, and the Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy, have welcomed the announcement by the European Commission that CeADAR based in UCD, Dublin and the FactoryxChange consortium in the Midlands are one step closer to being fully approved as […]
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, has welcomed the submission of the new €1.1bn PEACE PLUS programme to the European Commission, ahead of its launch later this year. On foot of approval by Government, by the Northern Ireland Executive and by the North South Ministerial Council in late 2021, the draft programme has […]
Letterkenny has retained its Europe Direct office after seven new generation Europe Direct centres were announced by the European Commission as part of a revamping of its network of information and communication points around Europe. The facility at Central Library in Letterkenny has been there for over a decade, providing invaluable information to citizens on the
As remote working looks set to continue, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says it’s vitally important that ‘an appropriate work-life balance is struck’. Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, has welcomed a public consultation on a new code of practice that will give employees in Ireland the right to disconnect. “It’s really […]
The European Commission’s Small Business Act Fact Sheet for 2017 found Ireland is the top performer in skills and innovation in the EU. Another measure where Ireland scores particularly well is the percentage of public contracts being secured abroad by SMEs. This is at 17.2% many multiples of the EU average of 2.6%. In eight of […]