Tánaiste announces Ireland House Chicago

The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, today announced that the Government will open a new ‘Ireland House’ in Chicago later this year.   Ireland House will house the Consulate General of Ireland together with representatives of Ireland’s economic and trade promotion agencies. The announcement comes as the Tánaiste…

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Government announces comprehensive St. Patrick’s Day Programme, promoting “Ireland’s Future in the World”

The Government today announced the St Patrick’s Day programme for 2024, which will see the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, and representatives of the State engage in an extensive international programme to promote Ireland and Irish interests and values around the world. St Patrick’s Day is an unparalleled opportunity to promote Ireland as a great place to visit, work,…

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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee invites expressions of interest for the new Board of An Garda Síochána

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD has today encouraged suitably qualified candidates to submit expressions of interest for membership of the new Garda Board. A State Boards process to appoint a chairperson and ordinary members to the new Board has opened today.  It will close at 15.00 on Thursday 15 February 2024 and further details about…

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New Ambassadors present Credentials

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Pavel Vošalík, the Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Ms. Anna-Carolina (Lina) Holmström van der Weyde and the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Ms. Tabu Irina presented their Letters of Credence to President Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.   His Excellency Mr. Pavel Vošalík, Ambassador of the…

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Tánaiste welcomes announcement of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award Recipients

The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, has welcomed the awarding by President Michael D. Higgins of the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for 2023 to thirteen members of Ireland’s diaspora. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday, 16 January 2024. This year, the…

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Tánaiste Visits Mexico and Colombia

The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, today begins a five-day visit to Mexico and Colombia. While in Mexico, the Tánaiste is meeting Foreign Minister Alicia Bárcena to discuss relations between our two countries and a number of global issues, as well as meeting other political figures.  He will…

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Minister McEntee publishes Private Security Authority Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2022

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD has today published the Annual Report of the Private Security Authority along with the Financial Statements for 2022. The Private Security Authority (PSA) is the statutory body with responsibility for licensing and regulating the private security industry in Ireland. The PSA was established following the passing of the Private Security…

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Tánaiste launches Global Ireland: Delivering in the Asia Pacific Region to 2025

Tánaiste and Ambassador Sarah McGrath launch Ireland’s updated Asia Pacific strategy   Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin, TD has launched Ireland’s updated strategy “Global Ireland: Delivering in the Asia Pacific Region to 2025”. In his keynote address at the Global Ireland Summit, the Tánaiste said: “This region includes important…

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