Women on state boards at highest number ever

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has today announced the latest figures for female appointments to State boards. According to data for July 2018, women constitute 40.6% of all appointees to State boards. Women also account for 27.1% of all chairs of State boards. The percentages have increased by 0.7% since December…

Creed announces €1.5m of Grants to support €4m in investment by 20 Seafood Companies

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced the award of €1,532,230 in grants to 20 seafood enterprises in 10 different counties under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector. The grant awards will support total investment of €4,018,852 in the fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing sectors.  The…

Survey of the Irish Diaspora in Asia

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon T.D., recently published the results of a survey conducted of the Irish Diaspora in Asia. The survey was undertaken by the Irish Abroad Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in conjunction with Ireland’s Embassies and Consulates in the region. A total…

25 years of relations with South Africa celebrated with Mandela exhibition in Kilmainham Gaol

Trevor Manuel, Economic Envoy of the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in Dublin on Thursday, July 12 to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and South Africa.  In addition to high level meetings, Manuel attended the opening of an exhibition in Kilmainham Gaol marking both the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and the Irish…