Ireland Ratifies EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement

On 3 December 2019, following the approval of Dáil Éireann, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., confirmed Ireland’s ratification of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia.   Welcoming Ireland’s ratification the Tánaiste said, “I am delighted to confirm Ireland’s ratification…

Minister of State Cannon announces new fellowships under Ireland’s Fellowship Programme for Small Island Developing States

The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, T.D., has announced a scholarship programme to assist future leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to study in Ireland. The programme is one of a number of commitments set out in the Government’s Strategy for Partnership with Small Island Developing States, launched…

Future growth slows on capacity constraints – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today published its new Quarterly Economic Outlook Q4 2019, which forecasts GDP growth of 3.1% in 2020. The Outlook says that while the Irish economy has experienced several years of strong growth, significant capacity constraints right across the economy are now impacting companies’ enlargement plans and limiting the potential for economic expansion. As a result, we are likely to…

Government approves key design features of first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction 30% Increase in Renewables Expected in Round One

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, T.D. today (Monday the 2nd of December) announced details of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction which has received Government approval. The Climate Action Plan, published in June of this year, is the Government’s plan to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. The…

94% of professionals believe salaries in their business will increase in 2020 – Recruiters.ie

Recruiters.ie surveyed more than 1,000 professionals across various industries in Ireland as part of its 2020 Salary Predictions Guide. Visit: recruiters.ie/salary-guide-2020/ for more information.   According to the Recruiters.ie 2020 Business Outlook Survey, only 6% of respondents believe there will be no salary increases in their business in 2020. At a department level, 89% of…

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia and the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.   H.E. Mr. Michael Mubea Kamau, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya was accompanied by his spouse, Mrs.…