Minister Harris welcomes the publication of the Private Security Authority Strategic Plan for the next three years

The Minister for Justice Simon Harris, TD has today published the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan of the Private Security Authority. The Private Security Authority (PSA) is an important body tasked with regulating the activities of those involved in the private security industry to ensure that the interests of consumers are fully protected through the establishment, promotion,…

Minister Martin announces forthcoming appointment of Executive Chairperson and Commissioners in Coimisiún na Meán

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, has today announced her intention to appoint the following to be members of Coimisiún na Meán:   Jeremy Godfrey as Executive Chairperson; Niamh Hodnett as Online Safety Commissioner; Rónán Ó Domhnaill as Media Development Commissioner; and Celene Craig as Broadcasting Commissioner.   The…

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys officially opens major sports complex and remote working facility in Cork

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Saturday, 14 January) officially opened a major multi-sports complex and remote working facility in County Cork. The Banteer Sports Field Project includes a flood-lit astro-turf facility, spectator area, sports pavilion and event space and will serve the Duhallow area in the North West of the…

New Ambassadors present Credentials

      Her Excellency, Ms. Carolina Zaragoza Flores, Ambassador of Mexico, His Excellency, Mr. Fahad Bin Mohammed A. Al-Attiyah, Ambassador of the State of Qatar and His Excellency, Mr. Manar Dabbas, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan presented their Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today. Her…

Statement by President Michael D. Higgins on the 100th anniversary of the coming into effect of the Constitution of the Irish Free State

Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography    “One hundred years ago today, exactly a year after the signing of the Treaty, the Constitution of the Irish Free State came into effect following its endorsement by both Dáil Éireann and the British parliament in Westminster. While it has perhaps not been considered in sufficient detail,…

Tourism, Creative Ireland and Gaeltacht projects to be supported under the Government’s Shared Island Initiative

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and Minister of State, Jack Chamber, today welcomed the announcement of the latest round of projects to be supported by the Government’s Shared Island initiative. The projects being developed include three from across the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media with…

New Ambassadors present Credentials

      Her Excellency, Mrs. Magdalini Nicolaou, Ambassador of Greece, His Excellency, Mr. Mohammed Hmoud Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and Her Excellency, Ms. Aisha Farooqui, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan presented their Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today.  …