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…

First agri-food trade mission to Indonesia and Malaysia concludes with high-level meetings in Kuala Lumpur

Minister Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today concluded the first agri-food trade mission to Indonesia and Malaysia with a series of high level meetings in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. “I am pleased to confirm that, after a very productive meeting with my counterpart, the Malaysian Minister for Agriculture…

The Embassy of Georgia in Ireland to host a panel discussion – Georgia’s European Way

The Georgia’s European Way event is organised under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and hosted by the European Commission Representation in Ireland and the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland, in partnership with the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA). Welcome Notes Gerry Kiely, Head of the European Commission…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney’s statement on vote in the Yugoslav Republic on the implementation of the Prespa Agreement

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, has welcomed the vote in Parliament in Skopje on October 19 launching the process of constitutional amendments provided for in the agreement signed by the Hellenic Republic (Greece) and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Prespa in June, 2018. “I wish to…

Minister of State Ciarán Cannon announces over £5.2 million in ESP funding to the Irish Community in Britain

Ireland’s Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD, has announced details of over £5.2 million in funding for the Irish community in Britain during a visit to London today.  In 2018, grants have been made to 108 organisations in Britain in support of a range of projects through the Government’s Emigrant…

€156,000 in funding under LGBTI+ Youth Strategy

Further to the launch of the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy 2018-2020 in June 2018, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, is delighted to announce that 39 organisations were successful in their applications and will receive funding under the grant scheme for LGBTI+ Capacity Building initiatives for professional service providers who deal with…