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    Government Makes It Easier for Small Businesses to Tender for Public Sector Contracts

Government Makes It Easier for Small Businesses to Tender for Public Sector Contracts

New public procurement guidelines that make it easier for small businesses to bid for work across the entire public sector were announced today by Brian Hayes, T.D., […]

April 17th, 2014|Press Releases

END-MARCH 2014 EXCHEQUER STATEMENT

END-MARCH 2014 EXCHEQUER STATEMENT

Tax Revenue up €415m (4.7%) on Q1 2013
Net Voted expenditure down €670m (6.1%) on Q1 2013
Overall, solid start to 2014

The Exchequer Statement for the first […]

April 2nd, 2014|Press Releases
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    Howlin meets European Parliament to discuss EU funding for Ireland: Structural Funds to support jobs and growth agenda

Howlin meets European Parliament to discuss EU funding for Ireland: Structural Funds to support jobs and growth agenda

Brendan Howlin TD today (26 March 2014) met a delegation from the European Parliament’s committee on Regional Development to discuss the next round of Structural Funds spending in Ireland.  […]

March 26th, 2014|Press Releases
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    Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, ‘Greens’ the Great Wall of China’

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, ‘Greens’ the Great Wall of China’

Brendan Howlin TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, led the Count Down to the Greening of the  Great Wall of China for the first time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Minister […]

March 16th, 2014|Press Releases

New OGP Framework Agreement secures 30% lower prices

The public sector can now purchase notebook and tablet computers at very competitive rates, thanks to a new Office of Government Procurement Framework Agreement announced today by Brian Hayes, […]

March 13th, 2014|Press Releases
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    Award of €11 million ICT public service contract creates 15 new jobs – Hayes

Award of €11 million ICT public service contract creates 15 new jobs – Hayes

Brian Hayes, T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for Public Service Reform and the Office of Public Works, today (13-March-2014) announced the award, following an EU tendering process, […]

March 13th, 2014|Press Releases
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    Mr. Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, travels to China as part of the Government’s St. Patrick’s Day, Promote Ireland, Programme

Mr. Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, travels to China as part of the Government’s St. Patrick’s Day, Promote Ireland, Programme

Minister Brendan Howlin, TD is travelling to China as part of the Government’s St. Patrick’s Day, Promote Ireland Programme. Since taking office, the Government has concentrated on fostering economic […]

March 11th, 2014|Press Releases
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    Mr. Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform meets Regional Policy Commissioner to discuss EU funding

Mr. Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform meets Regional Policy Commissioner to discuss EU funding

Ireland set to benefit from increase in Structural Funds
Ireland will benefit from €1 billion of Structural Funds investment from the European Union over the next seven years, according to […]

March 5th, 2014|Press Releases
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    Minister Howlin grants National Lottery Licence to Premier Lotteries Ireland – bringing New Children’s Hospital closer

Minister Howlin grants National Lottery Licence to Premier Lotteries Ireland – bringing New Children’s Hospital closer

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin TD, announced today that he has granted the next licence to operate the National Lottery to Premier Lotteries Ireland, […]

February 27th, 2014|Press Releases
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    Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform welcomes the Launch of Action Plan for Jobs 2014

Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform welcomes the Launch of Action Plan for Jobs 2014

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform today (27 February 2014) welcomed the publication of the 2014 Action Plan for Jobs (APJ). It aims to build on the significant […]

February 27th, 2014|Press Releases