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)…

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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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