Tánaiste Simon Coveney’s statement on vote in the Yugoslav Republic on the implementation of the Prespa Agreement

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, has welcomed the vote in Parliament in Skopje on October 19 launching the process of constitutional amendments provided for in the agreement signed by the Hellenic Republic (Greece) and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Prespa in June, 2018. “I wish to…

Minister of State Ciarán Cannon announces over £5.2 million in ESP funding to the Irish Community in Britain

Ireland’s Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD, has announced details of over £5.2 million in funding for the Irish community in Britain during a visit to London today.  In 2018, grants have been made to 108 organisations in Britain in support of a range of projects through the Government’s Emigrant…

€156,000 in funding under LGBTI+ Youth Strategy

Further to the launch of the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy 2018-2020 in June 2018, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, is delighted to announce that 39 organisations were successful in their applications and will receive funding under the grant scheme for LGBTI+ Capacity Building initiatives for professional service providers who deal with…

Ireland granted Observer Status at the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

Ireland has been granted Observer Status at the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). The organisation’s 58 members and 26 observers share a commitment to the French language and francophone culture and work together on the promotion of peace, human rights and sustainable development. Earlier today, the Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee…

Tánaiste to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg to discuss Libya, external aspects of Migration, Central African Republic and Venezuela

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, is in Luxembourg today to attend a meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers. Ministers will discuss Libya, external aspects of migration, the Central African Republic and Venezuela. Speaking in advance of the meeting, the Tánaiste said: “Ministers will have an exchange of views on…