Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces over €1.6 million for community first responders

Funding to purchase vehicles that will provide essential transport services for cancer patients and people with mobility issues Support for community groups that transport blood samples and medication Mountain Rescue Teams, Air Ambulances and Sub-Aqua Groups also to receive funding   Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Wednesday, June 22nd)…

Irish Embassies Present Global Bloomsday Celebration

To mark Bloomsday 2022 (June 16) and the centenary year of Joyce’s Ulysses, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Ireland’s global network of Embassies and Consulates have collaborated with dozens of partners worldwide to present their largest global Bloomsday celebration to date. DFA and Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) have collaborated with 35 Irish Embassies…

Portugal – The destination for summer

Portugal is one of Irish tourists’ top holiday destinations, and it’s easy to see why! From North to South, Portugal has something to offer all types of holidaymakers, whether you fancy a weekend city break or a sunny beach getaway.  This edition of the Portugal newsletter focuses on all that’s happening in the beautiful city…

Monkeypox: What We Know So Far – TMB

The Monkeypox Virus comes from the same family of viruses as Smallpox and was initially recognised in 1958 in research monkeys. While some of the signs and symptoms of Monkeypox are similar to that of Smallpox, Monkeypox has a significantly lower death rate than Smallpox: 3-5% vs. 30% respectively. So far, symptoms of Monkeypox in humans…

Ireland raising safety of journalists and the vital work of media in conflict zones

Recognising that media freedom and the safety of journalists remain under threat around the world and acknowledging the critical role of journalists and media professionals in ensuring transparency and accountability from those in power, Minister Coveney addressed the Dáil today, Tuesday 23 May. The Minister said: “While the television cameras and the eyes of the world…