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,…

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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…

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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.  …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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