Introductory statement by Minister Zappone at an event with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (EYCS), Tibor Navracsics TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus. Citizens’ Dialogue: Young people – the future of Ireland and Europe

Tuesday, 29th January 2019 It is fantastic to look out at so many of you interested in the future of our communities, our country and our continent. The power of the Citizens’ Dialogue cannot be underestimated as it gives people a real chance to participate in decision-making and to be heard on the issues that…

Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, in Dublin to to speak at the Irish Universities Association and hold a Citizens’ Dialogue

Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, will be in Dublin on the 29th of January. He will deliver a speech at a breakfast event organised by the Irish Universities Association, “Ireland’s place in a new European University System” alongside Irish Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Senior representatives of Irish universities, government officials in the…

Tánaiste welcomes final step in the ratification of the Prespes Agreement

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, has welcomed the historic parliamentary vote in Athens on 24 January marking the final step in the ratification of the Prespes Agreement. “I want to extend our warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Tsipras and Prime Minister Zaev following ratification of the Prespes Agreement in the Parliaments…

Tánaiste and Government Ministers welcome confirmation by US authorities that Aughinish Alumina is no longer directly impacted by US sanctions

The Tánaiste and Government Ministers have welcomed today’s confirmation by US authorities that Aughinish Alumina (AA), the Limerick-based alumina processing firm, will no longer be directly impacted by American sanctions that were imposed on EN+ and Rusal – AA’s parent companies – in April 2018. This follows the conclusion of a de-listing process by the…

Brexit preparedness: European Commission adopts two contingency proposals to help mitigate impact of “no-deal” Brexit on EU fisheries

Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Commission has today adopted two legislative proposals to help mitigate the significant impact that a “no-deal” Brexit would have on EU fisheries. This is part of the Commission’s ongoing preparedness and contingency work and will help ensure a coordinated EU-wide…

Minister Josepha Madigan Launches Inaugural CULTURE IRELAND GLOBAL IRELAND 2025 CONFERENCE

Over 250 delegates to discuss how best to advance our cultural visibility globally Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D., will today (24 January) open the inaugural Culture Ireland Global Ireland 2025 Conference in Dublin Castle. The day-long conference – a key part of the Government’s Global Ireland 2025 initiative – brings together more…

Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) publishes Quarter 4 Statistical Report for 2018 Strong Growth in Mortgage Solutions

  Continued strong growth in Personal Insolvency Arrangements   ·         Up 30% compared to last quarter (Q3 2018) ·         Up 41% compared to equivalent quarter in the previous year (Q4 2017) ·         Up 31% on an annual basis (2018 compared to 2017)     Personal Insolvency Arrangements are designed to return debtors to solvency while keeping them in their…

Tánaiste announces 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Programmes

  Ministers will underline Ireland’s commitment to the European Union with a visit to every EU capital Taoiseach to visit Washington DC, Tánaiste to visit Paris, Berlin, the Hague and Brussels, Minister Donohoe to visit London Ministers will visit new diplomatic missions established under the Global Ireland initiative Ministers will emphasise key economic messages, underline…