Minister Coveney Launches Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of Europe at Turin Ministerial

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney T.D. will launch Ireland’s six-month Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in Turin on Friday 20 May. The Minister will present Ireland’s Presidency priorities at a meeting of the Council of Europe’s 46 member states, where the continent’s Foreign Ministers will agree new steps to support…

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10 artists receive Markievicz Award to create work that reflects on the role of women in Irish history

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, today announced the 10 new recipients of the Decade of Centenaries Markievicz Award for artists.   The Markievicz Award is intended to support artists to develop their craft and ultimately produce great art that recognises and commemorates the role of women in the historical…

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Statement by Minister O’Gorman following Apology to People affected by Illegal Birth Registration at the Second Stage Debate of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022 in Seanad Éireann

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today offered a formal apology on behalf of the Government for the deep hurt and anguish experienced by people whose births were illegally registered. The Minister placed the apology on the record of the Houses of the Oireachtas at the commencement of the Birth Information…

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Minister Joe O’Brien announces pilot projects to support Local Authority engagement with marginalised communities

Minister of State for Charities and Community Development, Joe O Brien TD, today announced four pilot projects to support engagement with marginalised communities in planning and decision making processes.   Four Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) have been selected to develop and test engagement strategies to support inclusive participation.   The project aims to develop…

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