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…

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Minister for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney, T.D, statement regarding offer to Representative Associations ahead of upcoming pay negotiations.

Both Defence Representative Associations have sought associate membership with Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) solely for the purpose of  being involved in forthcoming pay negotiations. In the context of recent litigation, Minister Coveney is pleased to offer his conditional temporary consent to PDFORRA in this regard. The Ministers officials are engaging in discussion with…

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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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