Trade supports over 36 million jobs across the EU

Two new studies published today by the European Commission highlight the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and beyond. EU exports to the world are more important than ever, supporting 36 million jobs across Europe, two-thirds more than in 2000. Fourteen million of these jobs are held by women. In addition,…

Polish Ambassador makes first official visit to Northern Ireland

Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki greets the Queen’s representative, Lord Lieutenant of Belfast, Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle CBE DL, Consul General Pawel Majewski and Honorary Consul Jerome Mullen. The Polish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Arkady Rzegocki, made a very successful three-day visit to Belfast last week, during which he met the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly Robin Newton…

Minster Stanton hosts Conference for Local Authorities on Integration of Migrants into Local Communities

Today, Minister of State for Equality and Integration, David Stanton TD, hosts representatives from local authorities across Ireland in Athlone. This specially organised conference, Supporting Integrated Communities: Linking National and Local Action on Migrant Integration, will discuss Ireland’s strategy to improve the integration of migrants into local communities. The conference is being organised by the…

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciarán Cannon TD welcomes the launch of ‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women’ at EPIC Museum

The Blazing a Trail exhibition celebrates the lives and legacies of 21 pioneering Irish diaspora women of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, who blazed a trail in a wide range of fields. The exhibition is part of a collaborative project with EPIC, Herstory and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of its diaspora…

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, chairs meeting of Export Trade Council

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, will chair the sixteenth meeting of the Export Trade Council this afternoon in Iveagh House. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD will also attend, along with key export promotion stakeholders from state enterprise agencies and the private sector.…

Minister with Responsibility for Defence launches a new initiative to enhance EU Member States support to UN Missions

The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, together with his Defence Ministerial colleagues from Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium, at the EU Council Meeting today, launched a new initiative designed to enhance the contribution of EU Member States to UN Blue Hat Operations across the globe. The initiative is designed to support EU Member States,…