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…

Irish art in New York – Helena Christensen and Louise Kennedy attend Irish art viewing

The very beautiful Helena Christensen is captured viewing Daniel O’Neill’s painting, ‘Isobel’ at the Morgan O’Driscoll (Cork based) Fine Art Auction Viewing. The Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auction Viewing was held at O’Sullivan Antiques (Chantal O’Sullivan) in New York and the great and good came to see beautiful Irish art from Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, Louis le Brocquy, John Shinnors and…