Minister McEntee announces €2 million in grants to reinvest proceeds of crime in community safety

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has today announced the allocation of grants totalling €2 million to successful applicants to the Community Safety Innovation Fund. It is the first round of grants given out since Minister McEntee and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath established the Community Safety Innovation Fund – which reinvests the proceeds of…

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Minister Coveney announces the 2022 Presidential Distinguished Service Award Recipients

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced the recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for 2022. The Presidential Distinguished Service Award was established by the Government following the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum as a means to recognise the contribution of members…

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Minister Colm Brophy invites applications to the Civil Society Fund

Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., today invited applications to Irish Aid’s 2023 Civil Society Fund competition. The Fund supports NGOs to implement projects in countries which are eligible for overseas development assistance. Inviting applications, Minster Brophy said: “The Civil Society Fund helps NGOs to support people in 40 countries.…

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New Ambassadors from Egypt, Latvia and Denmark present Credentials

His Excellency, Mr. Mohamed Sarwat Selim, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency, Mr. Juris Štālmeistars, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia and His Excellency, Mr. Lars Thuesen, Ambassador of Denmark presented their Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today. His Excellency, Mr. Mohamed Sarwat Selim, Ambassador of the Arab…

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Barbados Removes All COVID-19 Protocols

Effective September 23rd, no more travel entry protocols; masks optional On Thursday, September 22nd, the Government of Barbados announced its changes to the travel entry protocols. Effective midnight, Thursday September 22nd, 2022, Barbados have discontinued all COVID-19 related travel protocols. Therefore, there will be no testing requirements for entering Barbados whether you are vaccinated or…

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Minister Coveney meets with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, welcomed his Luxembourgish counterpart, Jean Asselborn to Iveagh House today, during Minister Asselborn’s visit to Ireland to mark the opening of the new Embassy of Luxembourg in Dublin. Speaking following his meeting with Minister Asselborn, Minister Coveney said: “I am delighted to welcome Foreign Minister Asselborn to…

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Fáilte Ireland’s new Employer Excellence initiative will champion best employers in tourism industry

Pictured at Fota Island Resort in Co. Cork, who have already signed up to the initiative, are: Fáilte Ireland Director of Sector Development, Jenny De Saulles (Centre), with Fota Island Resort Staff, Una O’Donovan, Spa Therapist; Rafael Resenite, Section Head Chef; Shane Meyler, Concierge. and Finola Twomey, Group Director of Revenue, Sales and Marketing.  Picture:…

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Minister Coveney on Ireland’s third party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in Ukraine v Russian Federation

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, has today announced the Government’s decision to seek leave to intervene as a third party in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights (‘‘the Court’’) entitled Ukraine v Russian Federation (X). If the Court grants leave, this will mark the first occasion that Ireland has intervened…

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