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Brief for An Taoiseach
The substance that Ireland has built up over the last quarter of a century means that if Government puts in place the right conditions, Ireland and its businesses will be well-poised for the challenges ahead.
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Brief for Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
The uncertainty arising from the Brexit process and the weakening of sterling have presented Irish food and drink companies with a massive challenge to retain their positions within the UK food supply chain. Retaining and growing market share for Irish food and drink must be a key Ministerial priority. 
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Brief for Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Completing an effective EU Digital Single Market framework and full adoption of digital technologies could be leveraged to add €27 billion to our GDP, and have a positive net effect of up to 140,000 jobs by 2020.
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Brief for Minister for Community & Rural Affairs
The Irish economy is in recovery mode, but not all parts of the country are benefitting equally. The National Planning Framework has the capacity to address this imbalance and must be underpinned by increased State investment in transport, broadband, water services, health and education infrastructure across all regions. 
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Brief for Minister for Education and Skills
Ireland has fallen behind in the EU league table for education spending, yet has the EU’s fastest-growing population. It is imperative that we prepare young people for life beyond the classroom while ensuring that a sustainable funding model is in place to underpin a world class further and higher education system.
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Brief for Minister for Employment and Social Protection
Effective labour market policy, a reformed private pension system, and withdrawal of the private pension provisions of the Social Welfare Bill will help create a fairer environment for business and its workers.
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Brief for Minister for Enterprise and Innovation

Ireland’s ambition to be a global leader in innovation can be delivered through research excellence and talent development.

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Brief for Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform
Implementing a competitve tax regime that enhances innovation and R&D while better supporting entrepreneurship and SMEs is crucial if we are to overcome the challenges posed by a changing global enviornment.
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Brief for Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
Brexit will fundamentally impact Irish trade, tourism and investment patterns resulting in opportunities as well as threats to the Irish business model. The Minister can help Ireland prepare for Brexit through supporting market diversification and continuing to improve access to key priority markets.
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Brief for Minister for Health
Making Ireland’s healthcare infrastructure world class; promoting a culture of innovation leadership within the healthcare system; and the reformulation of food and drink to reduce fat are among the business priorities for the Minister. 
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Brief for Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government
The business priorities for the new Minister include overhauling the commercial rates system; improving the effectiveness of national and regional planning; and tackling the bureaucratic barriers that are hindering the development of vital infrastructure.
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Brief for Minister for Justice and Equality
The completion of the EU Digital Single Market framework, an anti-digital piracy campaign, and the reform of the valuations system underlying the commercial rates-setting process are among the business priorities for the new Minister.
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Brief for Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport
Reduced congestion, improved transport links, and mitigating the effects of Brexit on the movement of people and goods are key to ensuring Ireland's transport system evolves to serve our changing economy and society.
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