Minister Madigan announces appointments to the Board of the Crawford Art Gallery

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has announced that she will appoint the following persons as members of the Board of the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, for a term of five years: Dr Louise Crowley and Mr Sean Clarke. The appointments follow a public call for applications on www.stateboards.ie and an assessment process. Commenting…

Minister Flanagan announces Deputy Garda Commissioner competition to take place

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has today announced that a selection competition is to take place for the post of Deputy Garda Commissioner. The announcement follows Government approval for the Policing Authority to request the Public Appointments Service to undertake a selection competition for the post. The international competition will be open…

The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., recently met with visiting Lebanese Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil

Minister Bassil was on a two day official visit to Ireland. The Lebanese Foreign Minister was warmly welcomed by Minister Kehoe. Following a visit to Leinster House, Minister Bassil laid a wreath at the National Memorial in Merrion Square in honour of those members of the Defence Forces who have given their lives in the…

Minister McEntee attends the EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss the EU Global Strategy, CFSP Effectiveness and Sudan

Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee T.D., is in Luxembourg today to attend a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers. At the Foreign Affairs Council, Ministers will discuss the EU Global Strategy, CFSP Effectiveness and Sudan. They will also have a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Jordan. Speaking in advance of the meeting,…

Minister Katherine Zappone T.D. launches The Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care settings

Today the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone launches the Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care (ELC) settings. These guidelines are an important step in making all ELC services accessible to all children.  This publication will offer guidance on the refurbishment, renovation and the building of centres for Early Learning…

Coveney and Creed reject Scottish Government’s unilateral threat of ‘enforcement action’ against Irish fishing vessels

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney TD and the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. have received a formal letter of notice from the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP stating that it will deploy vessels in the Rockall area to take “enforcement…

Tánaiste launches new strategy for Ireland’s partnership with Small Island Developing States

Speaking today in Cork the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney T.D. launched a new strategy for Ireland’s partnership with Small Island Developing States. Speaking in advance of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork, an international gathering of representatives of island nations from around the globe, the Tánaiste said:…