Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €115million for 23 Landmark Rural Regeneration Projects nationwide

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced funding of €115 million for 23 landmark rural regeneration projects across the country. The projects are being funded as part of Our Rural Future, the Government’s ambitious 5 Year Policy for Rural Development. The Minister made the announcement in Cappoquin, Co Waterford where funding of…

Minister Brophy launches a call to new applicants for 2022 ‘Back for Business’ programme

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Mr Colm Brophy T.D. today launched a call for applicants for the ‘Back for Business’ programme, which helps returning emigrants develop new businesses in Ireland.   Launching the call for applicants, Minster Brophy said: “The Government is committed to supporting our citizens who come back to Ireland. Returning…

Minister Helen McEntee TD and Naomi Long MLA participate in Shared Island Dialogue to discuss Tackling Gender Based Violence and Abuse on the island of Ireland

Minister Helen McEntee TD and former Minister for Justice Naomi Long MLA will be participating in a Shared Island Dialogue to discuss Tackling Gender Based Violence and Abuse on the island of Ireland in Eureka House, Kells, Co. Meath tomorrow morning. Award-winning author and columnist Louise O’Neill will deliver a guest address. Two panel discussions…

New Ambassadors from Spain, Azerbaijan and Côte d’Ivoire present Credentials

    His Excellency, Mr. Ion de la Riva, Ambassador of Spain, His Excellency, Mr. Elin Emin oglu Suleymanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Her Excellency, Mrs. Sara Affoué Amani, Ambassador of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire presented their Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today. His Excellency, Mr. Ion de la…

Reform of Licensing Laws and additional support will help create a more vibrant, diverse and open Night-Time Economy

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D, today welcomed the publication of the General Scheme of the Sale of Alcohol Bill which will reform and streamline licensing laws to support and stimulate the night-time economy. Minister Martin has announced a support package for the night-time economy to include 9 new towns…

Minister McEntee announces €2 million in grants to reinvest proceeds of crime in community safety

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has today announced the allocation of grants totalling €2 million to successful applicants to the Community Safety Innovation Fund. It is the first round of grants given out since Minister McEntee and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath established the Community Safety Innovation Fund – which reinvests the proceeds of…

Minister Coveney announces the 2022 Presidential Distinguished Service Award Recipients

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced the recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for 2022. The Presidential Distinguished Service Award was established by the Government following the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum as a means to recognise the contribution of members…

New Ambassadors from Egypt, Latvia and Denmark present Credentials

His Excellency, Mr. Mohamed Sarwat Selim, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency, Mr. Juris Štālmeistars, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia and His Excellency, Mr. Lars Thuesen, Ambassador of Denmark presented their Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today. His Excellency, Mr. Mohamed Sarwat Selim, Ambassador of the Arab…