Minister Joe O’Brien announces 35 projects to be funded under the International Decade for People of African Descent Funding Call

The Minister of State for Community Development, Integration and Charities, Joe O’Brien, today announced the 35 projects set to receive funding under the International Decade for People of African Descent Funding Call. Through this Fund, a total of €169,740 will be made available to support organisations hosting events to mark the International Decade for People…

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Migrant rights group hands over public petition, with more than 14,500 signatures, to the Minister for Justice calling on her to reduce extortionate Irish Residence Permit card fees  

Migrant rights group hands over public petition, with more than 14,500 signatures, to the Minister for Justice calling on her to reduce extortionate Irish Residence Permit card fees  Today (Wednesday 27th September), the Fair Fees Campaign Group of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) gathered on the steps of the Department of Justice to demonstrate the groundswell of support for a reduction in…

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New Ambassadors present Credentials

  His Excellency Mr. Miguel Camilo Ruiz Blanco, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia, Her Excellency, Ms. Vanya Chavdarova Andreeva-Malakova, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria and Her Excellency Ms. Dana Erlich, Ambassador of Israel, presented their Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today. His Excellency Mr. Miguel Camilo Ruiz Blanco, Ambassador…

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Tánaiste signs landmark UN oceans agreement

The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, has signed a landmark international agreement on global ocean conservation at the United Nations in New York. The Agreement on Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ), marks a significant milestone in international cooperation as the first dedicated global treaty on the conservation…

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Statement by President Michael D. Higgins on the death of Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí

“It is with great sadness that I’ve learned of the death of broadcaster Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí from Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal Gaeltacht, aged 53 years. Rónán was particularly popular and highly respected amongst the Gaeltacht and Irish-speaking communities throughout the length and breadth of Ireland. Although primarily associated with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta…

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Tánaiste announces €23m in additional support for Ukraine and Moldova

The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin T.D., has announced a further €23 million in humanitarian and institutional support for Ukraine and Moldova.   Today’s announcement brings to over €210 million Ireland’s support for the Ukrainian people since Russia launched its full-scale invasion in February 2022. The Tánaiste said: “Ireland…

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Tánaiste pledges €284 million to food, agriculture and nutrition programmes

Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin T.D., has pledged that Ireland will provide at least €284 million this year in support for food, agriculture and nutrition programmes around the world.    This funding includes a number of new pledges announced by the Tánaiste today while speaking at a major food systems event…

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Tánaiste welcomes rollout of Private Secondary Medical Care to the Enlisted Personnel of the Permanent Defence Force

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin T.D. today welcomed the rollout of private secondary medical care to the enlisted personnel of the Permanent Defence Force. The Tánaiste had previously announced that the initiative had been agreed in principle at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference on Tuesday 9th May 2023. Previously, private medical care…

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