Closing speech by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, at Dakar 2 Summit

International Conference on Agriculture “Feed Africa: Food Sovereignty and Resilience”   Dakar, Senegal   “Going Forward with Best Approaches”   Closing Speech by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins   Your Excellencies, Prime Ministers, Distinguished Guests, May I congratulate President Macky Sall, President of Senegal, President Adesina of the African Development Bank, Moussa Faki, Chairperson…

IE-US Working Holiday programme to be extended

Minister of State for European Affairs and Defence, Peter Burke TD, today signed a Statement of Intent with and US Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Claire Cronin, committing to extend the US-Ireland Working Holiday/Intern Work & Travel programme for a further five years. A formal exchange of diplomatic notes officially extending the programme will take place…

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…