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# Simon Harris

This month
February 2024
Minister's message to Irish construction workers abroad: 'Ireland needs you to help us build homes'
Simon Harris announces 150 third level places for students with intellectual disabilities
Last month
January 2024
Donohoe 'confident' gardaí will bring cases forward over recent arson attacks around the country
Terms of reference for judge-led tribunal into military abuse approved by Cabinet
Teachers' Union to ballot academic staff at technological universities on industrial action
Education programmes for nursing and science to be rolled out from September
Justice Minister to consult with AG on removal of judge following conviction for sexual assault
Covid Inquiry will 'absolutely' reveal lessons to be learned, former health minister says
Around 60,000 students to benefit from changes to third level funding from today
Last year
2023
Funding of €17 million announced to expand apprenticeships across higher education sector
New changes will make it easier for students in the North to attend Irish universities
The recommendations on A-Level exams taken by students in the North have been accepted by Minister Simon Harris.
Under-pressure Justice Minister announces review of the use of force for gardaí
Simon Harris says 'ability to spread disinformation' on social media is 'very serious issue'
Students to be reimbursed €1,000 as the reduction in college fees comes into effect
'Don't let the populists in': Warnings of left-wing Govt tax hikes at FG conference
Simon Harris says Israel is now 'blinded by rage' and engaging in a 'war on children' in Gaza
New dedicated national centre for electric vehicle skills to be developed in Mullingar
Taoiseach and three ministers are off to South Korea to promote Irish beef and trade
‘Significant’ increases to student grants expected in tomorrow’s Budget
'I was very angry at the time': Leo Varadkar responds to claims in Tony Holohan's book
Minister pushes for expansion of rent tax credit and tweak of eligibility criteria for students
Students urged to seek €500 fee subsidy, as only one in four have applied
Eamon Ryan not concerned about constituency redraws and says Greens in 'good health' ahead of next election
‘When does the increase stop?’: Simon Harris says TD numbers shouldn’t increase 'ad nauseam'
'They got away with it for too long': Harris won't thank bankers for upping saving interest rates
Dogfight for Wicklow TDs in next general election as constituency becomes 4-seater
Students canvass Dubliners to join the rent-a-room scheme in an attempt to increase bed supply
Leaving Cert grade inflation needs to be unwound in coming years, Minister says
Landlord letting room by college campus asks students for 20 hours' childminding in lieu of rent
Simon Harris says Leaving Cert isn't 'cruel' but there is 'an obsession with the points race'
Reduction in college fees and increase in students grants under consideration for Budget
Students told to pay year's rent of over €8,000 in two cash installments or risk losing tenancy
Harris criticises ‘guff’ over bank delays in passing interest increases on to savers
Paramedics and GSOC investigators among planned doubling of public sector apprenticeships
Opposition parties call on Govt to help households that are 'victims of profiteering banks'
Irish government to fund Erasmus places for students in Northern Ireland
Simon Harris: ‘Tusla saying today that it is in crisis should stop the Government in its tracks’
'Historic change' allows students to earn university degree outside the points system
Harris announces €40 million for third level institutions to improve college campuses
Government moves to ramp up healthcare and vet college places amid staffing crisis