Minister Flanagan today commences new law criminalising offences committed abroad by Irish citizens or residents

·         Act dealing with serious offences committed abroad comes into effect today ·         Rape, murder and manslaughter amongst offences included The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has announced that a new law criminalising serious offences committed abroad by Irish citizens or residents – the Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Act 2019 – has come into…

Ukraine faces uncertainty despite landslide election mandate

Ukraine faces uncertainty despite landslide election mandate

By Oksana Shadrina-O’Hurley and Miceál O’Hurley-Pitts   Ukrainian election affirms Ukrainian democratic values Even before the Russian-led invasion of Crimea in 2014, a pervasive narrative was promulgated that Ukraine was a fascist-leaning, right-wing, ethnic-minority demeaning nation. To a greater or lesser extent this erroneous theme, disseminated by the St. Petersburg based, benignly named Internet Research…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns attacks in Sri Lanka

The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., condemns in the strongest possible terms the attacks this morning on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The Tánaiste stated: “I am shocked at the appalling attacks on innocent civilians this morning in Sri Lanka.  No political or other cause can justify or excuse…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister of State Helen McEntee welcome National Statement on the European Union

The Government has today (Wednesday, 17 April 2019) published a new National Statement on the European Union. The National Statement is the Government’s response to the citizens’ dialogues on the future of Europe conducted across Ireland in 2018 and it will inform Ireland’s contribution to the Union’s next five-year Strategic Agenda. Preparation of the National Statement has…

Tánaiste and Minister Cannon announce €1.2 million in Development Education funding

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today announced the allocation of €1.2 million in funding to 27 development education organisations working throughout Ireland. Announcing the funding, the Tánaiste stated: “I am announcing an allocation of…