Minister Madigan congratulates Element Pictures on BAFTA wins

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, extends her heartfelt congratulations to Element Pictures on receiving several awards, including outstanding British film, at the 2019 British Academy Film Awards. Congratulating the filmmakers Minister Madigan said: The recognition received by Element Pictures for their co-production The Favourite, both at home and abroad,…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Stef Blok to Ireland

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., and Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, T.D., will today meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Stef Blok, who is visiting Ireland. The Tánaiste will host a bilateral dinner for Minister Blok at…

EU-Japan trade agreement enters into force

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “Europe and Japan are sending a message to the world about…

Visit to Border by Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands H.E. Stef Blok

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee T.D. and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Mr Stef Bok will visit the Ravendale border crossing, alongside Peter Sheridan, Chief Executive, Cooperation Ireland, on Monday 4 February 2019. Minister McEntee and Minister Bok will be available for a brief doorstep…

Tánaiste to attend informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Bucharest

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., will attend an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers, hosted by the Romanian Presidency in Bucharest on 31 January – 1 February. Ministers will discuss Eastern Partnership, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, as well as the political, economic and humanitarian situation in Venezuela,…