Tánaiste’s speech at MEDEF Summer School: “Futures of Europe: Different Perspectives”

MEDEF Summer School 28 August 2019 Theme – “Futures of Europe: Different Perspectives”   Speech by Tánaiste Simon Coveney Mesdames et Messieurs, chers collègues, chers amis, c’est un honneur d’etre ici avec vous. Merci pour votre invitation aujourd’hui. President Zurabisvhili, Ministers, Ambassadors, Distinguished guests,   It is a pleasure to speak to you all today.…

Global Ireland – Ireland’s Strategy for France 2019-2025, “Together in Spirit and Action”

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., has today launched a new strategy for Ireland’s relationship with France. Speaking in Paris, where he held bilateral discussions with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, the Tánaiste noted: “Ireland and France are linked through culture, history, trade, shared values, and our shared engagement in Europe. The relationship is one…

Announcement of Markievicz Awards 2019

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD, announced the first recipients of the Markievicz Award, a new bursary scheme for artists, so-called to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the appointment of the first female cabinet minister, Constance de Markievicz. The Award Scheme is an initiative of Minister Madigan under the Decade of Centenaries…

Minister Bruton Launches New Scheme for On- Street Charge Points for Electric Vehicles

1,000 Extra Charge Points to be Supported over the Next 5 Years Government takes measures to combat ‘range-anxiety’ The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. today (Monday 26th August) announced funding to support the rollout by local authorities of up to 1,000 on-street public charge points for electric vehicles over the next…

Minister Madigan announces support for development and expansion of Youth Theatre in Ireland

Support from Creative Ireland Programme will see new partnerships and local Youth Theatre groups being established. Josepha Madigan, TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today announced a pilot initiative by Youth Theatre Ireland to support the roll-out of a new nationwide structure for the development, training and start-up of youth theatre groups. The…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Kehoe welcome signing of Mozambique Peace Agreement

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., and Minister with Special Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., have welcomed the signing of a historic peace and reconciliation agreement in Maputo on Tuesday 6 August between the Government of Mozambique and opposition party RENAMO (Resistência Nacional Moçambicana). Recognising the significance of…

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Appeals to Agri-food businesses: “Make this the week to prepare for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit”

The UK says it will “leave the EU in 90 days” – make sure that you are ready The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has today appealed to agri-food businesses, traders and hauliers of agricultural commodities to act immediately to ensure that they have taken the necessary steps to prepare…