Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has a formal meeting with new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, on his first day in office

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, this afternoon welcomed the new Garda Commissioner to the Department of Justice and Equality as Drew Harris took up his new role. Following their discussions, Minister Flanagan said: “I was pleased to welcome Commissioner Harris to my office today to discuss the Government’s policing priorities with him…

Minister Charlie Flanagan signs the Commencement Order for Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018

Act will allow craft breweries and distilleries to sell intoxicating liquor manufactured on the premises to tourists and visitors who have participated in a guided tour of the premises. The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, this afternoon signed the Commencement Order for the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018. The principal purpose…

Steady increase in overseas visitor numbers

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross TD, and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, today welcomed the latest official data on overseas travel from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which showed an increase of 7.8% in overseas visits to Ireland for the first seven months of 2018,…

Statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, on the death of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan

“It is with much sadness that I heard this morning of the death of Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and champion for peace and human rights. Kofi Annan was an exceptional international statesman, who worked tirelessly for a more peaceful and equal world, both during his long and illustrious career in…

New Global Irish Festival Series to celebrate diaspora

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, today announced the launch of the new Global Irish Festival Series, a joint initiative between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Fáilte Ireland, which aims to encourage our diaspora to return home to visit Ireland. Minister Cannon, said: “I am delighted to announce…