Minister Creed welcomes EU Commission co-funding decision for a Bord Bia pork and beef promotion campaign in the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD has welcomed the awarding by the EU Commission of co-funding of €3.16 million towards a €3.9 million Bord Bia information and promotional campaign promoting European pork and beef over three years in the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam. The campaign, European Pork and Beef –…

Minister Madigan TD welcomes the arrival of ‘The Hauntings Soldier’ sculpture to St Stephen’s Green Park, in Dublin, to commemorate the centenary of the ending of World War I

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD attended a special ceremony in St Stephen’s Green Park, to welcome the arrival of The Hauntings Soldier to Ireland. This beautiful and thought-provoking sculpture was created by Martin Galbravy and constructed by Chris Hannam at Dorset Forge and Fabrication. Its ghostly figure – careworn and weary…

National Library adds Slovakia’s ‘The Bloody Sonnets’ to its collection

On November 5, 2018, the Embassy of Slovakia in cooperation with Dublin together with the National Library of Ireland and the Embassy of Slovakia in London presented to the Irish literary public a new translation of The Bloody Sonnets by Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovakia’s greatest poet. The Irish National Library kindly accepted the sonnets into its collection. The event marked…

Former inmate of Robben Island to visit Ireland as part of a series of events to commemorate the centenary of Mandela’s birth and to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and South Africa

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade welcomed Thulani Mabaso to Dublin as part of the celebrations of the twenty-fifth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ireland and South Africa and the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Mr Mabaso is a former inmate of Robben Island, the infamous prison where members of the anti-apartheid movement in South…