European Commission adopts July 2019 Infringements Package

A summary of the infringement decisions relating to Ireland: Digital Single Market – Commission launches infringement procedures over 112 emergency phone number, unjustified geo-blocking and EU-wide cybersecurity rules The European Commission today decided to pursue infringement procedures against a number of Member States following their failure to meet their obligations related to the Digital Single Market.…

Tánaiste statement on demolitions in Sur Bahir area of the Jerusalem governorate

Mr Coveney has strongly condemned this morning’s activity. In the early hours of July 22, Israeli authorities demolished 10 buildings, including over 70 apartments, in the Sur Bahir area of the Jerusalem Governorate of the West Bank. Over 350 Palestinians are impacted by the demolition, incurring significant property loss. Nine of the 10 buildings are…

Minister Ring publishes first ever Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland

Policy will enable social enterprises to increase their impact on society. Mr Michael Ring, TD, The Minister for Rural and Community Development, today published a new National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland. Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact. Like other businesses, social enterprises trade in…

The 2019 International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine to take place in Phoenix, Arizona

Josepha Madigan T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, has announced that the 2019 International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine will take place in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, 3rd November. Confirming the arrangements for this year’s international Commemoration Minister Madigan commented: “As Chair of the…

Delivery Board established to drive forward Climate Action Plan

Minister Bruton today announced the establishment of the Climate Action Delivery Board to drive the implementation of the Government’s Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan led by Minister Bruton sets out over 180 actions, together with hundreds of sub-actions, to ensure Ireland is responding to the climate challenge, securing a more resilient and sustainable future…

Tánaiste welcomes the visit of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and announces €9 million in funding to the UNHCR

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to Dublin 10-11 July. Speaking ahead of the visit of High Commissioner Grandi, the Tánaiste said: “Ireland remains a strong supporter of UNHCR. I am delighted to announce €9 million in core funding to the organisation in 2019. This will bring Ireland’s total…

Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787-9 dreamliner on Dublin route and increases frequency during summer peak

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has increased frequency on its Dublin to Abu Dhabi route during the busy summer season. The airline will fly to Abu Dhabi up to twice daily, with four additional services, operated by the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The additional flights will depart Dublin in…